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Differences between black and white ground cover mesh or anti-weed netting.

Differences between black and white ground cover mesh or anti-weed netting.

Soil is a crucial factor in cultivation.

Ground cover mesh: Soil is defined as the solid part for cultivation, providing support to plant roots while containing the necessary macro and micronutrients, microorganisms, and organic matter from various sources, including plant residues (leaves, branches, flowers, fruits) or their roots, which remain in the soil upon decomposition. Each element is find in different quantities in the soil for proper crop development.

It’s crucial to maintain the crop throughout each stage, but during the initial days/months/years, a stricter control of surrounding vegetation is necessary.

As during this stage, the crop starts forming roots, and its ability to compete for water and nutrients is lower.

The first three centimeters of soil depth are crucial; this is where water and nutrient presence is highest, but it’s also where most weed species. Which compete for nutrients and resources with other plants, thrive.

The surface of the substrate is important in the early stages of crop development.
The surface of the substrate is important in the early stages of crop development.

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Weeds, in addition to competing for water and nutrients, can produce acids and cyanogenic compounds that negatively affect crop growth and yield.

Their presence also reduces fertilizer and irrigation water efficiency, and their control demands significant energy, time, and resources. While also attracting pest insects that harm plants in our plot.

Therefore, having an efficient weed control system is considered an essential part of cultivation, such as the MALAHIERBA® GroundCover mesh. Which provides protection to the soil surface surrounding plant areas to prevent the growth of unwanted plants.

Cultivation with "weed" control by means of ground-cover netting or weeds.
Cultivation with “weed” control by means of ground-cover netting or weeds.

Characteristics of weed control mesh:

A weed control mesh, or anti-weed mesh, is a flat polypropylene mesh place on the soil. MALAHIERBA® GroundCover mesh, due to its ease of handling, can be use in greenhouses, nurseries, gardens, or any installation, available in rolls or cut-to-size pieces.

In terms of cultivation, the benefits of using anti-weed meshes include:

  • Preservation of soil nutrients.
  • Reduced use of herbicides.
  • Physical effort savings.
  • Maintenance of moisture and temperature.

Properties of polypropylene meshes:

  • UV resistance, which can also mechanically impede weed growth.
  • Resistance to weather conditions and time, providing a significant advantage.
  • Depending on the mesh weight and grams, it will have greater density and resistance, suitable for different types of terrain to meet farmers’ needs.

Each one is suitable for a specific type of soil, so that the one that best suits the farmer’s needs can be chosen.

When to use white and black ground cover?

White anti-weed mesh is commonly use in gardening or covered with white gravel.

Its functions include extending the growing season, reflecting radiation to prevent water loss due to heat in arid and intensely sunny areas, thus avoiding water stress and preserving crop health.

Crops planted in rows cannot utilize the total incident radiation provided by UV rays. Therefore, to ensure plants receive the maximum radiation possible for their metabolic processes, white ground cover meshes are used. These create a reflective effect, ensuring uniform distribution of UV rays on crop leaves.

When to use black ground cover?

Black ground cover mesh is mainly use to form a barrier between weeds and crops. Its black color more efficiently prevents weed growth by completely blocking light entry, as it doesn’t reflect radiation.

By absorbing large amounts of solar radiation, the mesh generates enough heat, channeling it into the soil to highlight relative humidity conditions in the environment. This is applicable in citrus crops where maintaining relatively high humidity is necessary.

Example of use:

In 2019, a study conducted by Texas A&M University demonstrated through rigorous experiments that using black ground cover mesh systems increased substrate temperature and moisture content, leading to higher tree growth rates and yields compared to uncovered orchard soils. This demonstrates that using this system has positive impacts on tree size and production.

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

Soil is a crucial factor in cultivation.

Ground cover mesh: Soil is defined as the solid part for cultivation, providing support to plant roots while containing the necessary macro and micronutrients, microorganisms, and organic matter from various sources, including plant residues (leaves, branches, flowers, fruits) or their roots, which remain in the soil upon decomposition. Each element is find in different quantities in the soil for proper crop development.

It’s crucial to maintain the crop throughout each stage, but during the initial days/months/years, a stricter control of surrounding vegetation is necessary.

As during this stage, the crop starts forming roots, and its ability to compete for water and nutrients is lower.

The first three centimeters of soil depth are crucial; this is where water and nutrient presence is highest, but it’s also where most weed species. Which compete for nutrients and resources with other plants, thrive.

The surface of the substrate is important in the early stages of crop development.
The surface of the substrate is important in the early stages of crop development.

.

Weeds, in addition to competing for water and nutrients, can produce acids and cyanogenic compounds that negatively affect crop growth and yield.

Their presence also reduces fertilizer and irrigation water efficiency, and their control demands significant energy, time, and resources. While also attracting pest insects that harm plants in our plot.

Therefore, having an efficient weed control system is considered an essential part of cultivation, such as the MALAHIERBA® GroundCover mesh. Which provides protection to the soil surface surrounding plant areas to prevent the growth of unwanted plants.

Cultivation with "weed" control by means of ground-cover netting or weeds.
Cultivation with “weed” control by means of ground-cover netting or weeds.

Characteristics of weed control mesh:

A weed control mesh, or anti-weed mesh, is a flat polypropylene mesh place on the soil. MALAHIERBA® GroundCover mesh, due to its ease of handling, can be use in greenhouses, nurseries, gardens, or any installation, available in rolls or cut-to-size pieces.

In terms of cultivation, the benefits of using anti-weed meshes include:

  • Preservation of soil nutrients.
  • Reduced use of herbicides.
  • Physical effort savings.
  • Maintenance of moisture and temperature.

Properties of polypropylene meshes:

  • UV resistance, which can also mechanically impede weed growth.
  • Resistance to weather conditions and time, providing a significant advantage.
  • Depending on the mesh weight and grams, it will have greater density and resistance, suitable for different types of terrain to meet farmers’ needs.

Each one is suitable for a specific type of soil, so that the one that best suits the farmer’s needs can be chosen.

When to use white and black ground cover?

White anti-weed mesh is commonly use in gardening or covered with white gravel.

Its functions include extending the growing season, reflecting radiation to prevent water loss due to heat in arid and intensely sunny areas, thus avoiding water stress and preserving crop health.

Crops planted in rows cannot utilize the total incident radiation provided by UV rays. Therefore, to ensure plants receive the maximum radiation possible for their metabolic processes, white ground cover meshes are used. These create a reflective effect, ensuring uniform distribution of UV rays on crop leaves.

When to use black ground cover?

Black ground cover mesh is mainly use to form a barrier between weeds and crops. Its black color more efficiently prevents weed growth by completely blocking light entry, as it doesn’t reflect radiation.

By absorbing large amounts of solar radiation, the mesh generates enough heat, channeling it into the soil to highlight relative humidity conditions in the environment. This is applicable in citrus crops where maintaining relatively high humidity is necessary.

Example of use:

In 2019, a study conducted by Texas A&M University demonstrated through rigorous experiments that using black ground cover mesh systems increased substrate temperature and moisture content, leading to higher tree growth rates and yields compared to uncovered orchard soils. This demonstrates that using this system has positive impacts on tree size and production.

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

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