Nebraska part of multi-state ag effort to unwrap bioplastic benefits

Tomato and pepper plants that include bioplastic film grow on East Campus test plots. The film was developed by 15 researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Kansas State University and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Read the full story from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are part of a new $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop bioplastics for use in agriculture over the next four years…

The project aims to reduce the use of plastics, herbicides, fertilizers and associated environmental impacts in agricultural production by creating an all-in-one bioplastic system that can better manage weeds, add nutrients to soils, improve soil and plant health, and save water.

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