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The Shade Mesh

The Shade Mesh

Shade Mesh Applications in Agriculture

Generally, plastic shade mesh finds its primary applications in agriculture as follows:

  • Greenhouses and tunnels
  • Protection of vineyards and orchards
  • Hail protection
  • Bird deterrent
  • Windbreaks
  • Shade
shade netting structure
The use of shade netting in agriculture is becoming more and more widespread due to the various advantages in terms of efficiency and economic savings.

In particular, the main advantages of using shade mesh in agriculture include increased crop yield and savings on other agricultural inputs such as chemicals and fertilizers.

  • Improved quality of final fruits and vegetables compared to those grown in open fields, with optimized timing and yields.
  • More efficient management of water and nutrients in terms of conservation, capture, storage, and distribution of rainwater in crops.
  • Maintenance of thermal conditions over time.
  • Possibility of producing flowers and crops even in desert regions thanks to photoselectivity.
  • Increased protection against insects, birds, and atmospheric conditions.

The growing interest in the use of covers and tunnels for protected crops aims at early maturity of production.

It also serves to protect crops from certain parasites, thus improving overall production yield.

Colored Shade Mesh

A fundamental parameter is color. In fact, black meshes absorb most of the UV-visible and IR radiation. However, depending on the thickness, they disperse most of the heat into the atmosphere through convective movements.

White/silver meshes reflect more radiation, resulting in much lower underlying soil temperatures than black meshes.

Additionally, depending on opacity level, the use of herbicides and fumigants may be more or less necessary.

Different colors have different optical properties and absorb/transmit different portions of electromagnetic radiation.

This influences not only crop efficiency and yield but also insect behavior.

For example, yellow, red, and blue shade meshes particularly increase the population of green peach aphids.

shade cloth structure for shade netting
Colored meshes fall into the category of PHOTOSELECTIVE materials, the intelligent alternative of the future.

A parameter used to select the most suitable protection is PAR, or the percentage of radiation transmitted in photosynthesis in the 400-700 nm range. This is because plants use light in this range of wavelengths for photosynthesis.

UV Stabilized Shade Mesh

To have efficient materials, plastic must be stabilized. We know it’s subject to thermal degradation and photooxidation by electromagnetic radiation.

Atmospheric phenomena also act as erosive agents.

Therefore, UV stabilizers will be required. Not only atmospheric agents but also chemicals used for field fertilization/disinfestation contain elements like sulfur or halogens.

These products can drastically promote polymer degradation and interact with additives, inhibiting them.

structure for shade netting
Pigments are also commonly used to make materials photoselective.

The most commonly used plastic materials are:

  • Low-density polyethylene and linear low-density polyethylene (LDPE and LLDPE, respectively), used for the production of tarps and nets;
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE), used for the production of tarps and meshes;
  • Polystyrene (PS), for the production of containers used in nurseries.

The main variables affecting the efficiency of plastic meshes in agriculture are:

  • Thickness
  • Color and opacity
  • Weight

Indeed, thickness must strike the right balance between physical-mechanical resistance and the ability to transmit light and heat.

Increased Greenhouse Crop Productivity

Large-scale retail drives greenhouse cultivation due to demand for quality products and high standards year-round.

The need for tarps and shade meshes for greenhouses is increasingly a priority. On one hand, they can block both UV radiation, considered a major cause of deterioration, and opacification.

On the other hand, they allow for a better response to greenhouse effect regulation. This is verified through their selectivity that prevents the passage of infrared radiation and promotes the passage of radiation in red and blue frequencies.

Both tarps and shade meshes are used to cover greenhouses.

When choosing the most efficient cover, the following characteristics are taken into account:

-Total transmittance to solar radiation (visible, near-infrared, and UV-A)

-Mechanical resistance, evaluated as tear load, tear resistance, impact resistance

-Lifespan

the shade mesh
The advantages of shade netting in agriculture increase crop yields.

Functions of Shade Mesh Networks:

The different shading meshes available on the market are used for different functions with shading ranging from 20% to 90%.

  • They ensure the protection of various floral and vegetable crops from solar rays.
  • They allow for the improvement of product quality.
  • They guarantee proper plant transpiration (unlike traditional tarps).
  • They ensure homogeneous diffusion of light and air.
  • They protect various crops from temperature changes, hail, frost, and wind.
  • They allow for the anticipation or postponement of seed germination, fruit ripening, and flowering.

Types of Shade Meshes

  • 90% shade for almost total protection, useful for privacy protection, consisting of a narrow mesh network;
  • Medium shade ideal for plant protection: protects from harmful sun rays without obstructing the passage of air and light and without the risk of condensation.
  • UV-stabilized 30% shading, ideal for floral and vegetable crops.

Advantages of Shade Mesh

Unlike tarps, shading meshes are available with different shading percentages ranging from 20% to 90%. Additionally, they are very lightweight and easy to install.

Fill out the form below to let us know your questions or comments:

Shade Mesh Applications in Agriculture

Generally, plastic shade mesh finds its primary applications in agriculture as follows:

  • Greenhouses and tunnels
  • Protection of vineyards and orchards
  • Hail protection
  • Bird deterrent
  • Windbreaks
  • Shade
shade netting structure
The use of shade netting in agriculture is becoming more and more widespread due to the various advantages in terms of efficiency and economic savings.

In particular, the main advantages of using shade mesh in agriculture include increased crop yield and savings on other agricultural inputs such as chemicals and fertilizers.

  • Improved quality of final fruits and vegetables compared to those grown in open fields, with optimized timing and yields.
  • More efficient management of water and nutrients in terms of conservation, capture, storage, and distribution of rainwater in crops.
  • Maintenance of thermal conditions over time.
  • Possibility of producing flowers and crops even in desert regions thanks to photoselectivity.
  • Increased protection against insects, birds, and atmospheric conditions.

The growing interest in the use of covers and tunnels for protected crops aims at early maturity of production.

It also serves to protect crops from certain parasites, thus improving overall production yield.

Colored Shade Mesh

A fundamental parameter is color. In fact, black meshes absorb most of the UV-visible and IR radiation. However, depending on the thickness, they disperse most of the heat into the atmosphere through convective movements.

White/silver meshes reflect more radiation, resulting in much lower underlying soil temperatures than black meshes.

Additionally, depending on opacity level, the use of herbicides and fumigants may be more or less necessary.

Different colors have different optical properties and absorb/transmit different portions of electromagnetic radiation.

This influences not only crop efficiency and yield but also insect behavior.

For example, yellow, red, and blue shade meshes particularly increase the population of green peach aphids.

shade cloth structure for shade netting
Colored meshes fall into the category of PHOTOSELECTIVE materials, the intelligent alternative of the future.

A parameter used to select the most suitable protection is PAR, or the percentage of radiation transmitted in photosynthesis in the 400-700 nm range. This is because plants use light in this range of wavelengths for photosynthesis.

UV Stabilized Shade Mesh

To have efficient materials, plastic must be stabilized. We know it’s subject to thermal degradation and photooxidation by electromagnetic radiation.

Atmospheric phenomena also act as erosive agents.

Therefore, UV stabilizers will be required. Not only atmospheric agents but also chemicals used for field fertilization/disinfestation contain elements like sulfur or halogens.

These products can drastically promote polymer degradation and interact with additives, inhibiting them.

structure for shade netting
Pigments are also commonly used to make materials photoselective.

The most commonly used plastic materials are:

  • Low-density polyethylene and linear low-density polyethylene (LDPE and LLDPE, respectively), used for the production of tarps and nets;
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE), used for the production of tarps and meshes;
  • Polystyrene (PS), for the production of containers used in nurseries.

The main variables affecting the efficiency of plastic meshes in agriculture are:

  • Thickness
  • Color and opacity
  • Weight

Indeed, thickness must strike the right balance between physical-mechanical resistance and the ability to transmit light and heat.

Increased Greenhouse Crop Productivity

Large-scale retail drives greenhouse cultivation due to demand for quality products and high standards year-round.

The need for tarps and shade meshes for greenhouses is increasingly a priority. On one hand, they can block both UV radiation, considered a major cause of deterioration, and opacification.

On the other hand, they allow for a better response to greenhouse effect regulation. This is verified through their selectivity that prevents the passage of infrared radiation and promotes the passage of radiation in red and blue frequencies.

Both tarps and shade meshes are used to cover greenhouses.

When choosing the most efficient cover, the following characteristics are taken into account:

-Total transmittance to solar radiation (visible, near-infrared, and UV-A)

-Mechanical resistance, evaluated as tear load, tear resistance, impact resistance

-Lifespan

the shade mesh
The advantages of shade netting in agriculture increase crop yields.

Functions of Shade Mesh Networks:

The different shading meshes available on the market are used for different functions with shading ranging from 20% to 90%.

  • They ensure the protection of various floral and vegetable crops from solar rays.
  • They allow for the improvement of product quality.
  • They guarantee proper plant transpiration (unlike traditional tarps).
  • They ensure homogeneous diffusion of light and air.
  • They protect various crops from temperature changes, hail, frost, and wind.
  • They allow for the anticipation or postponement of seed germination, fruit ripening, and flowering.

Types of Shade Meshes

  • 90% shade for almost total protection, useful for privacy protection, consisting of a narrow mesh network;
  • Medium shade ideal for plant protection: protects from harmful sun rays without obstructing the passage of air and light and without the risk of condensation.
  • UV-stabilized 30% shading, ideal for floral and vegetable crops.

Advantages of Shade Mesh

Unlike tarps, shading meshes are available with different shading percentages ranging from 20% to 90%. Additionally, they are very lightweight and easy to install.

Fill out the form below to let us know your questions or comments:

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