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Agricultural twine for staking. Modernize your crop with the plastic support net

Agricultural twine for staking. Modernize your crop with the plastic support net

If you still use agricultural twine for staking (raffia), you should know there’s a more cost-effective and efficient method: HORTOMALLAS®, plastic mesh for supporting your crops.

The Importance of Supporting Plants

Vegetables also flowers need extra support. For example, tomatoes grow vertically and their branches also develop horizontally. As climbing plants, they need a structure to lean on to grow properly. There are various methods to create staking systems, but only one stands out for all the benefits it offers: HORTOMALLAS®, the plastic trellis mesh that is simple and quick to install.

Climbing plants need support to grow not only because of their growth pattern but also because the fruits and flowers require good air circulation and uniform sunlight penetration. These conditions are not met if the plant grows in contact with the ground. Creating a support structure for any variety of climbing plants requires certain skills. There are different methods to achieve this depending on the specific needs of the plant and the cultivation space.

support provided by HORTOMALLAS® trellis netting to improve your production trellising
Increase your production with the support provided by HORTOMALLAS® trellis netting.

Methods for Staking Plants

Cages for Staking

The “cage” system uses prefabricated steel mesh structures installed around the plant. This method requires laminated steel mesh, metal wire. And some stakes to keep the structure upright and anchored to the ground. The downside is that this system is suitable for small-scale cultivation and involves a significant investment.

Stake and Agricultural Twine

Staking branches to poles using agricultural twine is another very simple option. The stake is place near each plant, and the branches are tie to it. This way, the stake helps support the plant’s weight and keeps it vertical. The problem with this solution is that the plant must be continuously tied as it grows. This requires constant attention from the farmer and can be delicate. It’s common to tie the stem too tightly with agricultural twine for staking, which can affect nutrient flow and damage the plant.

Three Stakes and Raffia

Another system involves three light stakes, such as wood or bamboo. These are joined and tied at the top with raffia. However, bamboo rots easily, can break, and cannot be reuse year after year.

agricultural twine for staking
Not only does plastic netting save on labor and reduce operating times, it also reduces the risk of fungal, bacterial and viral infections. It also reduces the risk of fungal, bacterial and viral infections.

Steel Bars and Wires

A widely use system consists of steel bars to which twine is tie at various points and heights, forming a support for the plants growing between them. The strings pass through the plants to hold them up. This option requires frequent monitoring of the plant’s position and manual adjustment to ensure proper growth. It also demands a lot of labor.

Hanging Strings

Another vertical system commonly used, especially in greenhouses, involves hanging strings made of raffia or steel from the roof structure or a pole installed between two posts. As the plants grow, they are tied to the strings. This method requires constant labor. Moreover, raffia strings can harbor many microorganisms, potentially leading to infections. As an alternative to any metal mesh structure, which is very expensive, the HORTOMALLAS® trellis mesh allows for more natural and organized plant growth without the need for constant tying. The mesh supports the plant’s growth vertically, allowing air to circulate and light to penetrate through the branches.

Staking Plants

In gardening, fruit growing, and horticulture, staking plants is crucial for promoting production. It ensures that the stem grows erect and increases the vigor of the plants and fruits. Plants can be threatened by wind and weather or risk falling under their own weight. This is common in vegetable crops where large, heavy fruits grow on small stems. Falling to the ground leads to production losses and lower harvest quality.

HORTOMALLAS® as an Alternative to Agricultural Twine for Staking

The quality plastic meshes from HORTOMALLAS® are economical and practical, long-lasting, and flexible enough to adapt to any field or greenhouse area. They can be cut to size, are lightweight, robust, and recyclable. The trellis meshes are resistant to weather conditions. Thanks to HORTOMALLAS® plastic meshes, with their classic grid design that simulates the traditional pattern created by agricultural twine for staking, you can completely do away with raffia also continuous manual intervention.

In fact, tying plants with raffia or plastic twine involves constant maintenance. It’s necessary to check that the ties hold and do not choke the plants, and eventually replace the twine as it wears out. Achieving a grid pattern like HORTOMALLAS® with raffia is much more expensive and time-consuming. Trellis mesh rolls can be install over a hectare with just two people.

trellising meshes are resistant to atmospheric agents trellising
The trellis nets are resistant to atmospheric agents.

Using Trellis Mesh Reduces the Risk of Disease Transmission

Not only does the plastic mesh save labor and reduce operation time, but it also lowers the risk of infections by fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Unlike raffia, plastic twine is a single, washable piece. Conversely, raffia is a fiber weave that can harbor microorganisms. Additionally, HORTOMALLAS® makes it easier to apply fertilizers and insect treatments. Lastly, it minimizes the need to handle the plants, reducing mechanical stress and the risk of virus transmission.

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

If you still use agricultural twine for staking (raffia), you should know there’s a more cost-effective and efficient method: HORTOMALLAS®, plastic mesh for supporting your crops.

The Importance of Supporting Plants

Vegetables also flowers need extra support. For example, tomatoes grow vertically and their branches also develop horizontally. As climbing plants, they need a structure to lean on to grow properly. There are various methods to create staking systems, but only one stands out for all the benefits it offers: HORTOMALLAS®, the plastic trellis mesh that is simple and quick to install.

Climbing plants need support to grow not only because of their growth pattern but also because the fruits and flowers require good air circulation and uniform sunlight penetration. These conditions are not met if the plant grows in contact with the ground. Creating a support structure for any variety of climbing plants requires certain skills. There are different methods to achieve this depending on the specific needs of the plant and the cultivation space.

support provided by HORTOMALLAS® trellis netting to improve your production trellising
Increase your production with the support provided by HORTOMALLAS® trellis netting.

Methods for Staking Plants

Cages for Staking

The “cage” system uses prefabricated steel mesh structures installed around the plant. This method requires laminated steel mesh, metal wire. And some stakes to keep the structure upright and anchored to the ground. The downside is that this system is suitable for small-scale cultivation and involves a significant investment.

Stake and Agricultural Twine

Staking branches to poles using agricultural twine is another very simple option. The stake is place near each plant, and the branches are tie to it. This way, the stake helps support the plant’s weight and keeps it vertical. The problem with this solution is that the plant must be continuously tied as it grows. This requires constant attention from the farmer and can be delicate. It’s common to tie the stem too tightly with agricultural twine for staking, which can affect nutrient flow and damage the plant.

Three Stakes and Raffia

Another system involves three light stakes, such as wood or bamboo. These are joined and tied at the top with raffia. However, bamboo rots easily, can break, and cannot be reuse year after year.

agricultural twine for staking
Not only does plastic netting save on labor and reduce operating times, it also reduces the risk of fungal, bacterial and viral infections. It also reduces the risk of fungal, bacterial and viral infections.

Steel Bars and Wires

A widely use system consists of steel bars to which twine is tie at various points and heights, forming a support for the plants growing between them. The strings pass through the plants to hold them up. This option requires frequent monitoring of the plant’s position and manual adjustment to ensure proper growth. It also demands a lot of labor.

Hanging Strings

Another vertical system commonly used, especially in greenhouses, involves hanging strings made of raffia or steel from the roof structure or a pole installed between two posts. As the plants grow, they are tied to the strings. This method requires constant labor. Moreover, raffia strings can harbor many microorganisms, potentially leading to infections. As an alternative to any metal mesh structure, which is very expensive, the HORTOMALLAS® trellis mesh allows for more natural and organized plant growth without the need for constant tying. The mesh supports the plant’s growth vertically, allowing air to circulate and light to penetrate through the branches.

Staking Plants

In gardening, fruit growing, and horticulture, staking plants is crucial for promoting production. It ensures that the stem grows erect and increases the vigor of the plants and fruits. Plants can be threatened by wind and weather or risk falling under their own weight. This is common in vegetable crops where large, heavy fruits grow on small stems. Falling to the ground leads to production losses and lower harvest quality.

HORTOMALLAS® as an Alternative to Agricultural Twine for Staking

The quality plastic meshes from HORTOMALLAS® are economical and practical, long-lasting, and flexible enough to adapt to any field or greenhouse area. They can be cut to size, are lightweight, robust, and recyclable. The trellis meshes are resistant to weather conditions. Thanks to HORTOMALLAS® plastic meshes, with their classic grid design that simulates the traditional pattern created by agricultural twine for staking, you can completely do away with raffia also continuous manual intervention.

In fact, tying plants with raffia or plastic twine involves constant maintenance. It’s necessary to check that the ties hold and do not choke the plants, and eventually replace the twine as it wears out. Achieving a grid pattern like HORTOMALLAS® with raffia is much more expensive and time-consuming. Trellis mesh rolls can be install over a hectare with just two people.

trellising meshes are resistant to atmospheric agents trellising
The trellis nets are resistant to atmospheric agents.

Using Trellis Mesh Reduces the Risk of Disease Transmission

Not only does the plastic mesh save labor and reduce operation time, but it also lowers the risk of infections by fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Unlike raffia, plastic twine is a single, washable piece. Conversely, raffia is a fiber weave that can harbor microorganisms. Additionally, HORTOMALLAS® makes it easier to apply fertilizers and insect treatments. Lastly, it minimizes the need to handle the plants, reducing mechanical stress and the risk of virus transmission.

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

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