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Protecting crops with agricultural fleece

At HORTOMALLAS we provide agricultural fleece for all types of outdoor and greenhouse applications.  Our horticultural fabrics come with the guarantee of being fabricated from high-quality, UV-treated polyethylene. We offer different designs and weaves to meet all market demands.   There are fabrics for controlling elements of nature:  shade cloth, windbreaks, bird control, frost blankets, […]

Horticultural Shade Cloth

Application of horticultural shade cloth in agriculture:  innovative and sustainable technology Especially in semiarid climates, where water is scarce and temperatures can be very high, some crops can show developmental problems.  With the objective of reducing the consumption of water and maintaining appropriate temperatures, horticultural shade cloth technology has been developed. Drought Stress Drought stress […]

High Tech Production of Cucumbers using Espalier Net and Fertigation in the Rocky Soils of the Yucatan

Cases of success in difficult soil using espalier net for cucurbitaceae We present a study conducted by INIFAP (the research division of the Mexican Department of Agriculture) which shows the benefits of espalier net (commonly called cucumber netting when used for cucumbers) such as what is available from HORTOMALLAS.  In this case it is used […]

Grazing Chickens (Mob Grazing)

  The art of grass farming is quickly gaining global respect.  A ‘grass roots’ movement in the purest form, intensive pasture management tantalizes us with its broader possibilities.  From carbon sequestration and increased rainfall retention, to accelerated nutrient capture, grass farming is increasingly upheld as a shining light of sustainable agriculture.  At long last, we’re […]

Greenhouse Plant Covers

A great variety of supplies are available for adapting greenhouses to particular needs.  There are a number of different options in regards to the category of plant covers for greenhouses.  Generally speaking, this category can be divided into plant blankets, insect barriers, and shade net.   Plant blankets are probably the most useful tool available […]


Benefits of colored shade net for agriculture Colored shade net is a great secret ally for growing produce.  Higher plants respond to the amount, quality, direction, and frequency of light.  There are a number of photoreceptors in plants.  Among them can be found chlorophyll, phytochrome, cryptochrome, phototropins, and photoreceptors that react to green light.1 Light, […]