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Archive for December, 2014

Melon in a Greenhouse, 80 to 110 Tons per Hectare with Trellising Net

Five varieties of melon in a greenhouse with pruning and trellising net. ARTMELONES-PDH-1.  This article on growing melon in a greenhouse using trellising net was published in Productores de Hortalizas en Sept. 2002, no digital version available. Read here the study file by Prof. Felipe Ayala of the UAS (Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa). We scanned […]


The difference between an extruded bi-oriented net and a romboidal woven in vegetable support.

Sometimes we see some woven and knotted fishing nets being used as trellis netting instead of the more popular extruded bi-oriented net.  These knotted nets are made out of a twisted multi-filament twine that is more commonly used for fishing and fisheries underwater with low UV direct exposure.  On the contrary, a trellis netting is […]


Using trellis netting you reduce the number of posts and stakes as compared to raffia

Raffia requires cutting down too many posts and stakes, using HORTOMALLAS one may reduce the number of posts needed for trellising crops It has been proven over years of empirical experience that farmers are able to reduce the number of posts and stakes they need in order to support their vegetable crops when using HORTOMALLAS […]


White trellis netting for vegetable and flower support? Why is HORTOMALLAS white?

In this article we explain why we chose to manufacture HORTOMALLAS in white, and why a white trellis netting is your best choice! Which is the best color for a trellis net or flower tutor net?  White Trellis Netting? How to decide!? BLACK is the color that contains the best UV stabilizer for polymers against […]


Is having two strands edge (instead of one) at the extremities of your trellis netting a good thing?

Contrary to what we might think at simple sight and logic, having a two strands edge almost near each others at the extremities of the trellis net is not an advantage or a sign of quality, on the contrary it proves this product was manufactured with 1960s technology, if some day you run into this […]


How to recognize a good trellis net, and how to spot a poor quality one

HORTOMALLAS gives you tips on how to recognize a good trellis net and spot a poor quality one, as a poorly manufactured product will cause enormous damages to your crops as it can collapse and destroy months of work and the possibility to make money! Firstly one must understand that polypropylene is the best type […]