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GRANITA ® anti-hail netting protects your crop from hail.

GRANITA ® anti-hail netting protects your crop from hail.

What are the benefits of using GRANITA® anti-hail netting?

Hail is an unpredictable and feared element for farmers. This atmospheric phenomenon can destroy in minutes the effort and investment of an entire year, especially for crop field entrepreneurs.

Hail.

Hail occurs when cold temperatures collide with warm ones. The hail formation happens within a storm cloud, typically a cumulonimbus with warm air currents feeding the descending currents that release rain. Hail falls from the cloud when it becomes too heavy for the updrafts to keep it aloft or if they weaken.

GRANITA® anti-hail netting is the solution to hail storms.

Solution to the problem.

The GRANITA® anti-hail netting is the solution to this problem, being the most effective alternative against hailstorms. It’s a passive defense, serving as a method to help preserve the harvest. The GRANITA® netting has very high resistance, approximately 500 kilograms per meter.

It’s made of UV-stabilized polyethylene monofilaments, making it highly resistant and flexible without deforming with use. Implementing anti-hail nets in our crops brings various benefits such as:

  • Protection of crops against hail.
  • UV sun protection.
  • The same anti-hail agricultural nets can act as bird nets in vineyards.
  • Protection against frost and freeze. The anti-hail netting prevents the crop from freezing, allowing water to solidify on the net itself.
  • Shelters your crop from wind and wind-induced damage.
  • Aids in pest control.
GRANITA® hail net can also be use as anti-pollination netting.

Installation of GRANITA® anti-hail netting.

The installation of anti-hail netting consists of perimeter anchoring, posts (either wood or metal) for anchoring, and the GRANITA® anti-hail netting itself. Once the posts are fix, the GRANITA® anti-hail netting can be install on them. For the structure to be resistant, agricultural net anchoring is necessary. This helps the structure to be more resistant and favorable for protecting your crop.

It can be installed either on structures specifically built for this purpose or on roofs, allowing hail to slide towards the edges, away from the crop. Also, on small structures with elastic to unload hail accumulation, as well as caps above tree canopies, installing a mechanism made with elastic to keep it taut but allowing accumulated ice to fall to the ground when it builds up.

The V-shaped structure is the most common, but GRANITA® hail netting can be molded to the farmer’s needs.

In the V-shaped structure in the middle of the rows, the netting remains in tension. This way, the entire hail moves towards the center of the row where, in a kind of funnel, the grains are discharged onto the ground.

Reducing costs with GRANITA® anti-hail netting.

A crop protected by hail netting ensures consistency in supply, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Apart from the possibility of planning work, it produces fruits with more homogeneous characteristics, maintaining costs and prices constant.

The cost of an anti-hail system weighs on production costs, but this expense allows savings in insurance costs and often can result in a benefit.

Moreover, it has the advantage of cost invariability throughout the life of the structure, whereas insurance costs vary from year to year. This operation requires annual work but is indispensable for the protection of the structure and the crop. Black-colored netting is the most commonly use because it has a longer lifespan that can reach up to 15 years.

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

What are the benefits of using GRANITA® anti-hail netting?

Hail is an unpredictable and feared element for farmers. This atmospheric phenomenon can destroy in minutes the effort and investment of an entire year, especially for crop field entrepreneurs.

Hail.

Hail occurs when cold temperatures collide with warm ones. The hail formation happens within a storm cloud, typically a cumulonimbus with warm air currents feeding the descending currents that release rain. Hail falls from the cloud when it becomes too heavy for the updrafts to keep it aloft or if they weaken.

GRANITA® anti-hail netting is the solution to hail storms.

Solution to the problem.

The GRANITA® anti-hail netting is the solution to this problem, being the most effective alternative against hailstorms. It’s a passive defense, serving as a method to help preserve the harvest. The GRANITA® netting has very high resistance, approximately 500 kilograms per meter.

It’s made of UV-stabilized polyethylene monofilaments, making it highly resistant and flexible without deforming with use. Implementing anti-hail nets in our crops brings various benefits such as:

  • Protection of crops against hail.
  • UV sun protection.
  • The same anti-hail agricultural nets can act as bird nets in vineyards.
  • Protection against frost and freeze. The anti-hail netting prevents the crop from freezing, allowing water to solidify on the net itself.
  • Shelters your crop from wind and wind-induced damage.
  • Aids in pest control.
GRANITA® hail net can also be use as anti-pollination netting.

Installation of GRANITA® anti-hail netting.

The installation of anti-hail netting consists of perimeter anchoring, posts (either wood or metal) for anchoring, and the GRANITA® anti-hail netting itself. Once the posts are fix, the GRANITA® anti-hail netting can be install on them. For the structure to be resistant, agricultural net anchoring is necessary. This helps the structure to be more resistant and favorable for protecting your crop.

It can be installed either on structures specifically built for this purpose or on roofs, allowing hail to slide towards the edges, away from the crop. Also, on small structures with elastic to unload hail accumulation, as well as caps above tree canopies, installing a mechanism made with elastic to keep it taut but allowing accumulated ice to fall to the ground when it builds up.

The V-shaped structure is the most common, but GRANITA® hail netting can be molded to the farmer’s needs.

In the V-shaped structure in the middle of the rows, the netting remains in tension. This way, the entire hail moves towards the center of the row where, in a kind of funnel, the grains are discharged onto the ground.

Reducing costs with GRANITA® anti-hail netting.

A crop protected by hail netting ensures consistency in supply, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Apart from the possibility of planning work, it produces fruits with more homogeneous characteristics, maintaining costs and prices constant.

The cost of an anti-hail system weighs on production costs, but this expense allows savings in insurance costs and often can result in a benefit.

Moreover, it has the advantage of cost invariability throughout the life of the structure, whereas insurance costs vary from year to year. This operation requires annual work but is indispensable for the protection of the structure and the crop. Black-colored netting is the most commonly use because it has a longer lifespan that can reach up to 15 years.

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

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