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Fabric multi-sheets for agricultural use

Fabric multi-sheets for agricultural use

We have developed the “fabric mulch sheet,” for a people- and eco-friendly “cotton” recycling farming method for organic paddy-field rice growing. The mulch sheets are made by laminating together two sheets of nonwoven fabric made using scrap cotton produced as by-product of our manufacturing processes with rice seeds placed in between them. They were jointly developed by Marusan and Dr. Yukito Tsuno of Tottori University.

What is「Nonwoven Mulch Sheets」?

It is a nonwoven sheet for earth-friendly rice farming method researched and jointly developed with Marusan Industry by Dr. Yukindo Tsuno, emeritus professor of Tottori University. It is made by laminating together two layers of nonwoven fabric sheets made from recycled cotton, in between which rice seeds can be placed.

Cultivation and Character

Cultivation Spread the mulch-sheets over the rice field and pour water under them so that they float (irrigation).
The mulch sheets prevent weeds from growing past it, while allowing rice plants to grow through it. As such, there is no need to be concerned about the negative influence of weeds.
Once the mulch sheets have finished serving its role, it goes back to the nature as it is biodegradable (100% cotton) and breaks down over a period of 50 days. The rice made using this method is highly regarded as being of good quality and tasting delicious.

・No need for rice planting machines or seedlings.
・An environmentally friendly way to grow rice.
・Makes possible to farm organic rice easily, while protecting the environment.
・Well suited for various types of rice fields, even terraced or ill-conditioned ones.

How to use the “mulch-sheets”

Place it in the water of the paddy. (It will not sink in as it repels water.)

A: Rice husks will grow and penetrate through the sheet.
B: Roots will spread below the sheets into the water.
C: Aquatic weeds will also sprout.

 3葉が少し出たら落水。 D:水性雑草の本葉は布マルチシートを突き抜けられずに押しつぶされます3. Confirm that the cultivation is ready and drain irrigation water.
D: Mulch sheets prevents weeds from growing, while allowing the rice plants to grown through it.

1. Cultivate the rice field with organic fertilizers.
2. Level the field, and when it is dry, lay down the mulch sheets.
3. Maintain the above steps 1 and 2 for 20 days.
4. Completely drain the irrigation water and let the rice field dry.
5. After that, irrigate the rice field periodically.

Specification of the “mulch sheet”


Size of a single roll: 110cm (w) x 100m (l)
* Seeds are lined in 4 rows at intervals of 25cm.
* About 10 rolls are needed to cover 10 acres.

We accept orders for customized mulch sheets using seeds provided by the customer (minimum order: 10 rolls).

As substantial amount of time is required for the process of “sandwiching” the seeds in the sheets, please check on the lead time when placing an order.

Non-woven fabric mulch sheets for vegetable fields also available.

※Very effective for cultivating vegetables, trees, and shrubs.