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A biodegradable cover manufactured from renewable materials has been developed by MTT Agrifood Research Finland and Stora Enso. The wood-fiber-based cover is treated with birch distillate to increase its durability and improve its performance. The product would serve as a replacement for black horticultural plastics and be suitable for both professional and subsistence farms and in organic horticulture. "This is a major step forward, with positive experiences being reported by production horticulture. However, investments in R&D will still be required. Our goal is to bring the product to the test marketing phase in the next growth season," says Raino Kauppinen, R&D Manager at Stora Enso.



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