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HORTOCLIPS tutoring rings together with HORTOMALLAS support netting provide the complete tutoring solution for vegetable crops.

The tutoring rings can be used together with support netting and clips to tutor plants.

Tutoring rings

Tutoring rings allow the plant’s new branching stems to be fastened onto the tutoring system already in place.

 The importance of having a good tutoring system for vegetable crops based around HORTOMALLAS support netting and HORTOCLIPS tutoring rings is clear: an upright plant separated from soil moisture grows free from the amount of plant pathogens that affect untutored crops or those that are in direct contact with the soil. Training tomatoes  using raffia or netting is becoming more common. Horticultural support netting offers some advantages when compared with using raffia or sisal twine, as it only requires two workers to stretch out the netting along the furrows and they can cover one hectare in a day, compared with the six workers normally required to cover such an area.
Cucumber clips

Cucumber clips reduce the direct contact between the farm worker and the plant.

Whether a vegetable training net or raffia is being used as a support system for crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, chilies and bell peppers or even melons or eggplants (aubergine) some farmers like to use tutoring rings to fasten the plant’s new branching stems onto the support system, instead of weaving them between the strands of the netting.
Tomato clips

Tomato clips allow the new branching stems to be guided as they grow.

Tutoring rings (also known as tomato clips) streamline the work of guiding plants. Being made from very hard-wearing sun resistant polymers, they are re-usable and not affected by the use of agro-chemicals. The tutoring rings can be easily opened and closed with one hand also when used for SCROG or SOG plant training techniques. The plant and the thread or netting are fastened together inside the tutoring ring and in this way the plant is held in place together with the weight of its fruits and vegetation. One the crop cycle has come to an end, the rings are removed by simply squeezing their clasps, allowing you to arrange the plants as desired and to remove and store the netting, or throw away the raffia thread. The rings should be thoroughly disinfected before being used again to prevent pathogens that might have come into contact with them from contaminating the next crop cycle. Tutoring rings can be used both in open fields and in greenhouses or shade houses. In greenhouses they can be used with clips for raffia, suspended from the crosspieces of the structure, which is a commonly used method with a wide variety of crops.
tomato ring

The tomato plant is fastened onto the netting using tomato clips without having to weave it through.

HORTOMALLAS

HORTOMALLAS produce y promueve mallas agrícolas (espaldera, entutorado y soporte de hortalizas) que mejoran la calidad de los cultivos. Nuestra Misión es: AUMENTAR LA RENTABILIDAD DE LOS CULTIVOS DE HORTALIZAS QUE NECESITEN TUTOREO Y SOPORTE USANDO MALLAS EN LUGAR DE RAFIA TENDIDA MANUALMENTE Desde 1994 ayudamos agricultores a mejorar sus cultivos de pepinos, tomates, melones, calabazas, frijoles, chiles, pimientos y mas hortalizas que necesiten espalderas. HORTOMALLAS es un sistema perfecto para que las cucurbitaceas y solonaceas tengan mejores condiciones fitosanitarias, incrementando exposición solar y grados brix. A parte el obvio decremento del costo de la mano de obra y de agroquímicos, usando HORTOMALLAS se logra extender la vida util de la planta, así permitiendo cosechar mas producto y de mejor calidad! Hablenos, nuestros agronomos les brindarán atención especializada en toda Iberia y las Américas!

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