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Merits of macro tunnel

Why using macro tunnel is the best option

Growing crops in unfavorable weather conditions like cold have been easier with structures like the macro tunnel. Now, growers do not need to relax because of weather condition and can grow crops in all seasons. The protective structure is made of arches and is attached to the ground without any post or gutter that can collect rainwater. The closings of this protective structure are made of mesh, plastic or shadow cloth.

The macro tunnel is well ventilated. It has rolling side windows or jigsaw front walls which allow proper ventilation.

Selecting crops to plant under Macro tunnel

The selection of the type of crops to be grown under the tunnel is a very important decision every grower must make. This decision should be made carefully and the crops selected should be those that are best suited for tunnel cultivation. Growers should also consider the yield on a per acre basis too. However, experience and field trials have shown that quite a number of crops can be cultivated under these tunnels. They include:

  • Cucumbers
  • Chili peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Green beans
  • Cherry
  • Melons
  • Zucchini squash

Growers can try other crops to see if they can cultivate them with a tunnel. Some other crops though not listed here will perform well when grown under a tunnel.

Factors that determines Selection of tunnels

There different types of plastic tunnels that can be used to cultivate crops. However, the type growers will choose to cultivate crops will depend on factors like the type of crop to be grown, as well as the capital to purchase the equipment needed to erect the macro tunnel in the field.

Benefits of Macro tunnel

Macro tunnels offer lots of benefits and advantages. They are used in mild or cold weather condition where ordinarily, plants may not be able to survive on their own. They are used where the temperatures are not too high.

Another benefit of using tunnels is the prevention of insects especially in hot weather conditions when it is closed with mesh or shadow cloth. Organic gardeners can benefit greatly from the use of tunnels. Instead of using chemicals to control pests, the tunnel can prevent the tiniest pests from passing through and having contact with the crops.

It is amazing to see your crops doing well under the macro tunnel. In fact, nothing can be more amazing than that. You can grow crops even in unfavorable weather condition. And the good news is that the crop will flourish like it was grown without any covering.

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HORTOMALLAS manufactures and markets crop support nettings (trellising and tutoring as alternatives to the raffia twine labor intensive traditional system) that increase crop quality. Our Mission is to: INCREASE VEGETABLE CROP YIELD AND PROFITABILITY TO ALL THOSE VEGETABLES THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING NETTING INSTEAD OF RAFFIA. Since 1994 we help professional growers and farmers improve their cucumber, tomatoes, melon, zucchini, bean, chile, peppers crops where trellises and supports are needed. HORTOMALLAS is the ideal system for cucurbitacea and solonacea to improve their phytosanitary conditions, while increasing the solar exposure and the brix degrees. Besides the obvious labor costs savings, the use of HORTOMALLAS increases the life span of the plant, allowing longer periods of harvests and of a greater quality. Call us, our crop specialists will help you with specialized attention in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula!

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