Outputs and Resources
We expect to produce a number of outputs from the project. In addition to academic publications, datasets and reports, a key output will be a decision support tool to assist farmers to decide on the best plastic management approach for their particular circumstances. This will be based on an understanding of the conditions under which a plastic mulch is likely to have significantly positive effects on crop production, information on the effect of plastics on soil and crop health under field conditions, and consideration of the availability of plastics, motivation for their use and available options for retrieval and disposal options. Policy briefs will summarise guidance to policy makers and industry bodies on the threats posed by agricultural plastics and how these can be reduced by effective management.