Advantages of a large mesh size trellis netting and why 25 x 25cm is better for vegetable support.
HORTOMALLAS´ large mesh size facilitates pruning and harvesting.With the introduction of a large mesh size, HORTOMALLAS is the leader when it comes to vegetable plant support, our team of agronomists studied various cases of traditional plant support needs and determined that the best mesh design has a larger 25x25cm square mesh opening as this dimensions avoid plant and fruit abrasion and speed up handling A large mesh size allows the field workers to walk alternate furrows as they may now work two furrows by walking just one, since they can place their hands across the espalier and reach the other side for pruning, harvesting or tyeing plants to the trellis. This is quite common when working on cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and even beans and peas. The fruit is not damaged as it is picked and brought to the carrying pens or baskets, there is no abrasion to the fruit nor to the plant. By the workers avoid damaging the plant there will be fewer open wounds where pathogens can enter the plant and damage it, therefore not only will the plant last and yield longer periods but it will reduce opportunities for disease transmission. Also by avoiding friction and abrasion between the workers and their tools with the net, the life span of HORTOMALLAS increases, therefore allowing farmers to re-utilize the trellis net many times, amortizing its cost over a great number of crops.
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HORTOMALLAS manufactures and markets crop support nettings (trellising and tutoring as alternatives to the raffia twine labor intensive traditional system) that increase crop quality. Our Mission is to: INCREASE VEGETABLE CROP YIELD AND PROFITABILITY TO ALL THOSE VEGETABLES THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING NETTING INSTEAD OF RAFFIA. Since 1994 we help professional growers and farmers improve their cucumber, tomatoes, melon, zucchini, bean, chile, peppers crops where trellises and supports are needed. HORTOMALLAS is the ideal system for cucurbitacea and solonacea to improve their phytosanitary conditions, while increasing the solar exposure and the brix degrees. Besides the obvious labor costs savings, the use of HORTOMALLAS increases the life span of the plant, allowing longer periods of harvests and of a greater quality. Call us, our crop specialists will help you with specialized attention in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula!