How to identify sub-standard or fake plastic mulch in Nigeria - Veggie Grow

How to identify sub-standard or fake plastic mulch in Nigeria

Whether we accept it or not, the average Nigerian is very price sensitive. He wants to buy very cheap product without minding the quality, usefulness and longevity. There are a lot of fake or sub-standard plastic mulch in Nigeria. The trick the sellers use is to sell these fake plastic mulch at rock bottom prices in order to attract unsuspecting buyers.

If you really want to make good money from farming or agribusiness, you should be extra careful when you see products or agro-inputs that are too cheap. At the end of the day, it may be a case of pennywise and pound foolish.

how to identify fake plastic mulch

How to spot sub-standard or fake plastic mulch


If the price of any plastic mulch you see is too cheap, please investigate further to be sure of its quality. Ultra low pricing method has always be a strategy used by vendors of fake products to lure unsuspecting buyers.

The quality of the product

Even if you are not skilled, you can easily know if plastic mulch is of top quality or not. The texture, weight and thickness can make you guess if the product is good or not.

The credibility of the vendor

If you are one who likes to go to an open market to buy agro-inputs, you need to be careful. Most fake or sub-standard agro-inputs are sold in the open market. You need to patronize credible agro-inputs vendors who have created a brand name for themselves in the market. Though, some big brands also sell sub-standard products.

The date of manufacture

Though unused plastic mulches can last for a long time, however, plastic mulches can get bad after years of storage in a warehouse or store.

UV Resistance

Some plastic mulch especially the sub-standard ones have no resistance to the ultra violet rays emitted by the sun. These rays can damage plastic products. Any plastic mulch with no ultra violet rays resistance can get damaged easily.

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