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Protect your investment by giving bird protection to your crops.

We should not underestimate birds by leaving crops without bird protection, since loss production because of them can reach high volumes.

Birds can become a serious threat to farmers who don´t have bird protection in their crops. Farmers worry about taking care of their cultivation, making agricultural activities in a timely manner and ensuring that the crop is kept as healthy as possible. Also, when the time arrives to collect production, the farmer provides protection to the harvest of possible causes that can put it at risk, such as diseases or pests that can attack the production (so is the case of birds).

Bird protection in sunflower and corn crops.

Finding agricultural areas without bird protection can represent a great potential area to live for birds, since one of the main factors of survival is highly available, food. This circumstance leads birds to search for areas near the crops where they can nest. If the situation persists during several crop cycles, the production loss will continue to increase with the bird population, feeding more and more from the crop, until they become a pest and directly affect farmers.It is very important that from the very first sign of the presence of birds threatening the crops, measures are taken immediately.

When birds find a place with water and food, they tend to live near these areas and begin to reproduce, stablishing new generations, therefore the bird population continues to grow until it becomes a pest.

Damages caused by birds to the crops can be devastating for farmers.

Bird protection methods.  Several bird protection methods are used to protect the grains or fruits of the harvest, such as deterrent and scaring, technological and obstruction methods.As an example of the obstruction methods we can find the bird protection mesh. This type of mesh turns out to be a good protection system as it fulfils its goal to protect the crop by keeping the birds away in addition of not threating the bird as it doesn´t harm them. Methods that aren´t aggressive to birds are more desirable.

Production losses in crops without bird protection are quite substantial.

Bird protection meshes have the characteristic of being easy to manipulate, allowing their easy installation among the different crops that they intend to protect. They can be installed to protect either small crops or big fruit trees, and on the contrary of installing scarecrow where birds get used to their presence and end up coming back without fear, the mesh provides a total mechanic protection against frugivorous birds.

Woodpecker feeding on a fruit tree without bird protection.

It is recommended to install the bird protection mesh at the sight of any bird representing a risk for the harvest preventing any loss.

A single grape bitten by a bird can spoil the commercial value of the whole cluster because it can become infected and rot all.


HORTOMALLAS produces and promotes agricultural meshes (trellises, trellising and mesh barrier holder) that improve the quality of crops. Our mission: INCREASE PROFITABILITY OF CROPS THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING MESHES INSTEAD OF RAFFIA MANUALLY INSTALLED. Since 1994 we help farmers improve their crops of cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, pumpkins, beans, chilies, peppers and more vegetables that require trellises. HORTOMALLAS is a perfect system for cucurbits and solonaceas to have better phytosanitary conditions, increasing sun exposure and brix system. Apart from the obvious decrease in the cost of labor and agrochemicals, by using HORTOMALLAS you can extend the useful life of a plant, and there for allowing to reap more and better quality product. Contact us, our agronomists will provide expert advice and attention throughout Iberia and America.

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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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