Project Title Compost Turfing Mat
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Compost Turfing Mat is a turfing surface material made of compost sown with grass seeds, one high-strength net and biodegradable plastic bag backing, for landscaping. The turf mat is stored in dry condition to maintain seed dormancy before use. Planting of grass is carried out to add to the aesthetic value of the environment or prevent soil erosion. Turfing with full coverage of grass over open space is very expensive. Most work is done by sodding, however, the grass takes time to fully cover the ground and erosion would have taken place. The Mat prevents immediate minimal erosion as the compost provides first generation covering protection. When used, the compost regulates moisture and temperature for maximum seed germination, rapid seedling emergence and plant development without requirement of fertilizers for its establishment. Turf Mat has great potential commercialization in the landscape and also road construction industry as it is cost effective.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2015-08-27


Staff Status
Margaret Chan, Prof. Madya Dr. Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Young Invention, Innovation & Design 2012 2012-02-25 Campus Participation Dewan Jubli, UiTM Sarawak