Film Types

/Film Types

Film Types

Shine’s Agri only supply Samco recommended films as they have always in the past given consistent results and are problem free.

Effects and benefits of film on Maize Crops.

The film allows Irish Maize growers to mature Hybrids in areas not previously achievable. Along with protecting the seedling from late frost the film creates a greenhouse effect heating up the soil and
encouraging rapid root development and growth. The film allows growers to sow 3 weeks earlier hence creating a longer growing season.

Pin Hole Pattern Functions.

At the time of laying down the film the pinholes allow trapped air under the film to escape keeping the film tight to the soil.
During the first 6 weeks of plant growth the pin holes allows high temperature out on warm days and keeps the plants in an ambient environment for maximum growth.

In later sown crops the pin holes weaken the film allowing the plant easy access through the film while maintaining soil temperature. The Samco mulch film will vary in degradability; this will depend on the time of sowing and soil type. Sowing earlier degradability will be faster, sowing later degradability will be slower. Degradability will be faster on dark colour soils and slower on light colour soils. Samco mulch film is formulated with the latest ingredients in Polymer Degradation. We can guarantee that no visual trace if film can be found in the soil after 2 years. 90% of the film will degrade in the first season and the film buried in the soil will take longer.

Samco Mulch Film Specification (All Samco film is colour coded for identification purposes)

Film Type Roll Length Roll Width Coverage Roll Weight Pin Hole
Samco Grey 3100M 1370mm 1/2 Hectare 33kg 20
Samco Green 3100M 1370mm 1/2 Hectare 33kg 28
Samco White 3100M 1370mm 1/2 Hectare 33kg 20
Samco Yellow 3100M 1370mm 1/2 Hectare 33kg 20
Samco Yellow 1500M 2200mm 0.3 Hectare 35kg 4 lines

Samco mulch film is a 7 micron Pre-Pin-Holed degradable film. The 7 micron is specially developed
by Samco for the Samco System. The rolls are 1.4m wide and cover 1¼ acres (1/2 hectare). The
weight is 33kg per roll.

(All Samco Films are fitted with the Samco Green Patented insert which connects the role of film to the Samco machine)