Research into Plastics use on allotments

H&DAA have been approached by a researcher at the University of Bristol who is looking into the use of plastics in horticulture. She is interested in understanding the impacts (positive and negative) of using plastic mulch and polytunnels on the soil system.

She plans, for example, to compare and contrast the impact of plastic vs no plastic on plots especially those which have used plastic for a number of years.

If you are a plotholder who is using either a polytunnel or plastic sheeting to cover the ground, and would be willing to be involved the research, please contact the researcher directly via email at: