Mesh Trellis for Increasing Crop Profitability

Trellising with Mesh Trellis allows for savings in labor, materials, and agrochemicals

Cultivating vegetables or flowers with the aid of HORTOMALLAS® trellis mesh brings significant benefits to both vegetable and flower growers. Their crops receive better support compared to using twine or string, resulting in cost savings due to reduced labor needed for hand-tying trellises, whether horizontal or vertical. This saved time can now be invested in more effective operations directly related to the crop’s success, such as weed control or pruning.

Note how the operator can insert their hands between the HORTOMALLAS® trellis mesh
Note how the operator can insert their hands between the HORTOMALLAS® trellis mesh during pruning and harvesting operations without damaging the plant or causing abrasions.

In the case of vegetables.

to make the most of investments in a greenhouse, it is better to use trellis mesh as the foliage system expands more uniformly with HORTOMALLAS®, unlike twine where the plant is concentrated on a single string.

Here you can see how HORTOMALLAS
Here you can see how HORTOMALLAS® allows the plant to fully develop and fill the fruits, while twine barely lets the plant lean.

By opening up more to the sun and air thanks to the support of the trellis mesh HORTOMALLAS®,

flowering and pollination are increased. Additionally, mechanical stress from cultivation and guiding manipulations is eliminated, thereby increasing the number of days the plant can provide nutrients to its fruits instead of repairing the foliage system.

HORTOMALLAS® trellis net allows for the intensification of crops.
HORTOMALLAS® trellis net allows for the intensification of crops.

Especially in the case of vegetables, particularly in solanaceous crops like tomatoes, peppers.

and eggplants, where various tasks of tying and binding plants with twine are commonly performed, it is advisable to use a double-trellis system as support. This helps to avoid or reduce direct contact with the hands of workers, as they can act as vectors for the transmission of many pathogens such as viruses and fungal diseases.

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In greenhouse tomatoes, the use of trellis netting is recommended to increase the harvest and reduce phytosanitary issues.

If this trellis netting is used to support flowers.

it is advisable to layer multiple nets on top of each other horizontally (spacing each layer about 20 cm apart), aligning the squares so that the flower stems grow straight and are supported by the netting. A flower with a straight stem holds higher commercial value. In the case of hemp, the SCROG and SOG techniques are used to separate the plants and ensure each receives an equal amount of light, promoting uniform flower development. HORTOMALLAS® can be reused for many cultivation cycles. It is easy to recover, wash, and reuse, unlike agricultural twine, which, due to its open fiber composition, can harbor phytopathogens and insects.

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