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How to recognize a good trellis net, and how to spot a poor quality one

HORTOMALLAS gives you tips on how to recognize a good trellis net and spot a poor quality one, as a poorly manufactured product will cause enormous damages to your crops as it can collapse and destroy months of work and the possibility to make money! Firstly one must understand that polypropylene is the best type of polymer to produce netting to be used as plant support in commercial agribusinesses.  After extrusion, the net is stretched either in hot water or in a long hot air oven where the molecules are stretched and oriented .  This orienting phase is where the molecules are aligned parallely in a very tight manner as compared to the chaotic simple extrusion stage where molecules are simply placed next to each others but have no real strength to them. An aligned (oriented) polymeric structure acquires physical strength characteristics much greater than an extruded net.   jotomate con marca de agua y logo Once we grasp this basic concept we will be able to distinguish a good product from one that will not perform as needed once installed in the field as the tensile characteristics will not suffice to stand the weight of plants loaded with fruits under wind and rain conditions, and under the constant decay of UV rays from the sun.  To begin with HORTOMALLAS is only manufactured from virgin PP, you may notice this from the high mesh gloss of its white color.  A virgin plastic will always be spotted at it is able to reflect light much more than an opaque recycled polymer (and by the way a recycle polymer will NEVER have the same physical strength characteristics as one using new PP pellets).  A trellis and tutor net made out of a low quality and recycled polymer will have a dull reflection, even if just taken out of the package it will look like it was left out in the dust for days.  These poor quality net will only cause problems and losses, be wise and chose your nets properly. If you think high quality trellis netting means necessarily high prices please check out our low price high quality guarantee!  

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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!

Comments (2)

  • John Maynard


    Hello Hortomallas, what is your price in dollars for the equivalent to this product linked below?

    Tenax Hortonova Net, 48-Inch by 3280-Feet
    by Tenax
    1 customer review
    List Price: $319.24
    Price: $318.26 & FREE Shipping. Details
    You Save: $0.98
    Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
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    White for easy trimming
    UV resistant
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      Thanks for your interest, we do no manufacture the particular size you are looking for. Our closest measurement would be a 60″ net x 4920´ (mesh size 10×10″) that goes for $220US, plus tax and shipping, which in any case seems to be a considerable saving as compared to that net you are looking at.


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