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How to prevent wind damage and crop mechanical stress.

Mechanical stress affects crops due to wind action Wind damages may be prevented if we tutor crops like cucurbits and solanaceous giving the proper trellis support to plants decreasing mechanical stress. But what is wind?  Wind is  an air stream produced in the atmosphere by natural causes” which can be catastrophic as hurricanes, gales, cyclones […]


Tutoring using HORTOMALLAS trellis netting as part of the desinfection process growing vegetables.

Desinfection of vegetable crops is easier with trellis netting. Microorganism that may contaminate vegetable production are due to inadequate processes of desinfection on growing fields and deficient methods of cultivation, among them the lack of a good tutoring and support system. The possible inadequate sanitation processes in the growing fields are using contaminated residual water, […]


Tutoring your crops with net trellis: Why it is so important?

Tutoring your vegetables with net trellis Tutoring your crops with a net trellis system both in open field and greenhouses has become a fundamental practice nowadays. Crops like cucumber, zucchini, chayote, eggplant, beans and melon are crops that without tutoring tend to crawl to the ground, whereby flowers and fruits will be exposed to steppage […]


Chili pepper diseases and their visual identification

Chili pepper diseases and their symptoms It is the constant search for a more efficient and profitable method of elevating the productivity of our fields which drives advancements in agriculture. One method that has rapidly started to overtake the older raffia support system is the newer trellis netting system. The use of trellis netting to support […]


The effects of a tropical storm or hurricane damage on crops

How tutoring plants helps against the hardships caused by cyclone and hurricane damage on crops. Horticulture will often suffer the after effects of hurricane damage on crops even after the storm have left, usually in the form of wounds and high concentrations of humidity. Hurricanes are storm systems the will form in warm, low pressure, […]


Mechanical stress reduces plant yield and increases deseases

Mechanical stress reduces plant yield, physical disturbance of plants or plant parts results in a response from the plant will increase the incidence of diseases. Mechanical stress applied naturally or under controlled conditions inhibits growth in mass and dimensions of major plant parts. Wind and precipitation are important natural sources of mechanical stress. Under field […]