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Advantages of Introducing The Shade Nets

Advantages of Introducing The Shade Nets

Advantages of Introducing The Shade Nets for Solar Radiation Protection in Berry Cultivation

Shade Nets

Shade nets in berry cultivation protect plants from excessive harmful radiation. Sunlight is the primary energy source for plants during photosynthesis. Through photosynthesis, the plant converts carbon dioxide and water into sugars. Which are then use to create stems, leaves, roots, and fruits.

cultivation of berries protected with shade mesh
Learn about the incredible advantages that shading netting brings to your crops.

There are various forms of solar rays: X-rays, ultraviolet rays that can damage tissues, infrared rays that cause heat, and visible light that plants use. When sunlight enters the atmosphere as short-wave radiation, it is absorb by any object it contacts—clouds, buildings, soil, plants. Some of this radiation is re-emitted as long-wave infrared radiation.

This type of energy concentration increases the temperature in plants. Consequently, if berry plants are excessively expose to ultraviolet radiation or accumulate too much solar radiation, their cells and tissues can be damage. Burns and cell necrosis cause the loss of the plant and its fruits. Sun damage to berry crops can be avoid with the protection provided by shade nets.

shade cloth structure
Protect the excess from harmful radiation with shade netting.

Temperature Control with Shade Nets in Berry Cultivation

For instance, when strawberries are expose to direct sunlight, they become softer and their surface color changes. Strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries can suffer burns at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. The parts of the fruits exposed to the sun turn white and eventually wither because they are more vulnerable to fungal and bacterial attacks. In general, sunburns reduce the market value of the fruits. Protect your crops by applying shade nets in berry cultivation.

The most efficient physical method to prevent losses due to high temperatures is the application of shade nets over berry crops. Shade nets are extend over the crops during all development stages to reduce the amount of radiation (both short and long waves) that can affect the fruits. Shade nets influence the air temperature in the environment and the surface of the fruits.

One of the main results achieved with shade nets is the reduction of air temperature during the day and a slight increase in temperature at night. This phenomenon is due to the shade net reflecting part of the long-wave radiation back to the ground. In fact, the decrease in the fruit’s surface temperature is the most important indicator to prevent burns. The variation is substantial when a shade net is apply.

berry cultivation field
The shading mesh cares for and helps to create a pleasant temperature environment.

Shade Meshes on Crops

Shade nets in berry cultivation not only reduce fruit loss due to the risk of sunburn but also contribute to higher yields when the correct shade percentage is apply. Additionally, there is an improvement in fruit quality because the fruit surface is more uniform and there is a lower incidence of blossom-end rot and cracking. Another advantage of plastic shade protection is that plants grow taller. Their leaf surface is larger, and they have more nodes.

Relative humidity increases and strong winds are halted. Consequently, soil evaporation decreases, reducing the need for irrigation. This provides a dual benefit: water savings and reduced incidence of fungi and bacteria. Depending on the type of crop, it is advisable to establish the development phase during which it is most convenient to install the shade net.

Characteristics of Shade Meshes in Berry Cultivation

Berries should be protect as soon as they start forming. Shade nets can be remove after harvest or when weather conditions no longer require them. Nets with shade percentages ranging from 10 to 90% are available. The color of the net is a factor that manipulates the radiation spectrum reaching the plant and is diffused through the net. Diffuse light increases photosynthesis, crop yield, and flowering.

crops protected with shade net
It is important to consider how many meters of netting you need for your crops.

Shade nets are typically place horizontally over the crop. Installation should consider maneuvering space for maintenance operations. It is also recommend to consider the height and orientation of the installation when crops are grow on the ground. In this case, trellis nets are useful for optimizing growth. Lateral vertical protection filters the sun’s rays in the morning and afternoon when they are oblique. High-quality nets are more durable and can be reuse in different cultivation cycles. They also guarantee more resistance to strong winds and hail.

shade mesh for crops
The netting will help your crops achieve ideal growth and development.

The investment in installing protective nets is recovered through increase production and harvest quality. It is very important to create solid structures that are well anchored to the ground and with properly tensioned nets.

Fill out the form below to let us know your questions or comments:

Advantages of Introducing The Shade Nets for Solar Radiation Protection in Berry Cultivation

Shade Nets

Shade nets in berry cultivation protect plants from excessive harmful radiation. Sunlight is the primary energy source for plants during photosynthesis. Through photosynthesis, the plant converts carbon dioxide and water into sugars. Which are then use to create stems, leaves, roots, and fruits.

cultivation of berries protected with shade mesh
Learn about the incredible advantages that shading netting brings to your crops.

There are various forms of solar rays: X-rays, ultraviolet rays that can damage tissues, infrared rays that cause heat, and visible light that plants use. When sunlight enters the atmosphere as short-wave radiation, it is absorb by any object it contacts—clouds, buildings, soil, plants. Some of this radiation is re-emitted as long-wave infrared radiation.

This type of energy concentration increases the temperature in plants. Consequently, if berry plants are excessively expose to ultraviolet radiation or accumulate too much solar radiation, their cells and tissues can be damage. Burns and cell necrosis cause the loss of the plant and its fruits. Sun damage to berry crops can be avoid with the protection provided by shade nets.

shade cloth structure
Protect the excess from harmful radiation with shade netting.

Temperature Control with Shade Nets in Berry Cultivation

For instance, when strawberries are expose to direct sunlight, they become softer and their surface color changes. Strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries can suffer burns at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. The parts of the fruits exposed to the sun turn white and eventually wither because they are more vulnerable to fungal and bacterial attacks. In general, sunburns reduce the market value of the fruits. Protect your crops by applying shade nets in berry cultivation.

The most efficient physical method to prevent losses due to high temperatures is the application of shade nets over berry crops. Shade nets are extend over the crops during all development stages to reduce the amount of radiation (both short and long waves) that can affect the fruits. Shade nets influence the air temperature in the environment and the surface of the fruits.

One of the main results achieved with shade nets is the reduction of air temperature during the day and a slight increase in temperature at night. This phenomenon is due to the shade net reflecting part of the long-wave radiation back to the ground. In fact, the decrease in the fruit’s surface temperature is the most important indicator to prevent burns. The variation is substantial when a shade net is apply.

berry cultivation field
The shading mesh cares for and helps to create a pleasant temperature environment.

Shade Meshes on Crops

Shade nets in berry cultivation not only reduce fruit loss due to the risk of sunburn but also contribute to higher yields when the correct shade percentage is apply. Additionally, there is an improvement in fruit quality because the fruit surface is more uniform and there is a lower incidence of blossom-end rot and cracking. Another advantage of plastic shade protection is that plants grow taller. Their leaf surface is larger, and they have more nodes.

Relative humidity increases and strong winds are halted. Consequently, soil evaporation decreases, reducing the need for irrigation. This provides a dual benefit: water savings and reduced incidence of fungi and bacteria. Depending on the type of crop, it is advisable to establish the development phase during which it is most convenient to install the shade net.

Characteristics of Shade Meshes in Berry Cultivation

Berries should be protect as soon as they start forming. Shade nets can be remove after harvest or when weather conditions no longer require them. Nets with shade percentages ranging from 10 to 90% are available. The color of the net is a factor that manipulates the radiation spectrum reaching the plant and is diffused through the net. Diffuse light increases photosynthesis, crop yield, and flowering.

crops protected with shade net
It is important to consider how many meters of netting you need for your crops.

Shade nets are typically place horizontally over the crop. Installation should consider maneuvering space for maintenance operations. It is also recommend to consider the height and orientation of the installation when crops are grow on the ground. In this case, trellis nets are useful for optimizing growth. Lateral vertical protection filters the sun’s rays in the morning and afternoon when they are oblique. High-quality nets are more durable and can be reuse in different cultivation cycles. They also guarantee more resistance to strong winds and hail.

shade mesh for crops
The netting will help your crops achieve ideal growth and development.

The investment in installing protective nets is recovered through increase production and harvest quality. It is very important to create solid structures that are well anchored to the ground and with properly tensioned nets.

Fill out the form below to let us know your questions or comments:

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