Patent Number: 6,308,455

Title: Method and machine for changing agricultural mulch

Abstract: A method and machine for changing or renewing the color and/or light reflection, transmission, and absorption characteristics of an existing layer of synthetic agricultural mulch or prolonging the usefulness of the existing mulch by applying a layer of new mulch to the pre-existing mulch in a cultivated field using heat welding/fusion or adhesive or mechanical fastening for attachment of new mulch to existing mulch and at least one blower for clearing debris from the existing mulch prior to application of new mulch, with the machine being able to be drawn by a tractor, laborer, or draft animal.

Inventors: Clarke; Paul W. W. (Greenwood, VA), Scruby; Timothy M. (Afton, VA)


International Classification: A01G 13/02 (20060101); A01G 001/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018