The purpose of using solarization film is disinfestation
of soil by using solar energy to heat up the soil under
the film. Because of high heat accumulated under
the film, soil is cleaned up of weed and soilborne
pathogens, such as nematode.
Solarization films are 20 and 30 microns in thickness,
transparent and weight per 1000m2 is between
19-30kg, acording to the thickness required.
The purpose of solarization is to heat up the soil till
the depth of 40cm. Recommendations about
solarization film application are as below:
• Solarization should be done during high
temperature season when the solar energy is
• The are that solarization will be applied, should be
empty, clean and smooth
• The soil should be saturated with water and kept
moist during solarization in order to achieve high
temperatures in depth.
• Solarization period is between 4-6 weeks.