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The Shade net on strawberries

The Shade net on strawberries

The Shade net of various colors used in strawberry cultivation primarily serve to protect the crops from atmospheric factors. However, the color variation—red, yellow, white, or pearl—also impacts the quality of the harvest, its size, shelf life, and the duration of the ripening process.

white shade netting installed on trees
Colored shade nets alter crop development to achieve higher quality fruit.

Colored Shade Nets

The shade nets of different colors in strawberry cultivation alter the wavelength of solar radiation, the type of lighting, the way it is distributed, and its intensity. Since different types of radiation can even affect the vitamin content of fruits, a purple net, for example, increases levels of vitamins such as vitamin D. The red shade net can delay the ripening dates of grapes and other fruits, while white and pearl accelerate this process. Many fruits, such as apples, peaches, pears, persimmons, and grapes, significantly increase in size due to a combination of colors. In some cases, plants and trees consume less water, and the fruit’s color becomes more appealing.

Yellow shades improve infertility and low fruit numbers.

Additionally, this color attracts pests. Insects attracted by the yellow net stay on it, keeping them away from the plants.

red shade netting placed over trees
The screens filter the light waves to provide a greater benefit to the trees.

Insect Reduction Net

Finally, the yellow net reduces the number of insects that come into contact with the crops, helping to reduce the amount of chemical pesticides used.

There are several types of colored shade net. The most common colors are black and green. However, white or aluminized nets can offer additional cooling. Other colors, like red, can benefit specific crops by filtering different wavelengths of light.

Sufficient shading is need to reduce heat without lowering light levels to a point that significantly impacts photosynthesis. Therefore, the net is available in various shading percentages.

Protected horticulture is increasing worldwide.

Shade Net of Different Colors in Strawberry Cultivation

Partial shading from nets reduces light and heat stress (especially sunburn), provides effective protection against hail and strong winds, and can serve as a physical barrier against pests (e.g., insects, birds, and bats). Unique features of photo-selective nets (compared to black shade net) include modifying the light spectrum that passes through them and the amount of light dispersion. The modification of the light spectrum promotes various physiological responses in the plant. Light dispersion enhances the penetration of the spectrally modified light into the plant’s inner canopy. These improvements in crop performance are related to: leaf photosynthesis and vegetative development, fruit set, fruit size, fruit maturity timing (advancement or delay of harvest).

The shade net installed in crops
An incredible option for crops to develop and have the desired quality.

Market Trends in Berry Production

There is a variety of strawberries available in the global market: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries. A new research report by Persistence Market Research indicates that the global berry market is currently witnessing strong growth in demand. “Berries Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027.”

Strawberries are use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products, dietary supplements, and food and beverages. Particularly in the cosmetics industry, manufacturers are introducing new product lines, such as anti-aging products, containing berry extracts. The global berry market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period of 10 years.

With the growing preference for organic products, an increase in demand for organic berries can be expected in the coming years.

For example, strawberries are part of the diets of millions of people. Studies have shown that strawberries are a rich source of phenolic compounds with antioxidant and anticancer activities. Strawberries are widely considered a high-value crop due to their high demand. Additionally, the fruits are rich in vitamin C, iron, potassium, and fiber. Finally, strawberry preserves and jellies are widely use worldwide.

Flowering and Fruiting Control Systems in Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Blueberries to Optimize Commercialization

Many berry crops undergo control by altering growth and environment. From a commercial perspective, managing the timing of flowering and the fruiting season is interesting. A series of trials have evaluated the effect of photoperiod and temperature on the initiation and development of strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry crops. The cultivation system with shade net in berry crops tends to maximize the development of flower buds to control the fruit harvest date and better take advantage of market windows.

cultivation with green OBAMALLA
Fruits that are subject to the use of shade netting improve and maximize the quality and development of the harvest.

It is important to understand the factors that control the quantity and rate of initiation, differentiation, and development of flower buds to better manipulate the fruiting season in protected structures or open fields while achieving higher yields and better quality.

protected cultivation with OBAMALLA
Maximizing plant yield is very important, and shade netting is a great aid to improve crop yields.

Berry Cultivation

In many berry crops, floral induction/initiation and bud differentiation are clearly affected by photoperiod and temperature. Manipulating the photoperiod and temperature has been successfully use to modify the fruiting season.

Strawberries

Warmer temperatures reduced strawberry crop yields by reducing canopy size. A higher number of achenes per fruit, positively correlated with fruit size, was found when temperatures were between 16 and 11°C. Conversely, excessive cooling reduces yields and delays strawberry harvest.

On the contrary, excessive chilling reduces yield and delays harvest in strawberries.

Bibliography:

Flowering and Fruiting on Command in Berry Crops B.C. Strik Department of Horticulture Oregon State University 4017 ALS, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA 

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

The Shade net of various colors used in strawberry cultivation primarily serve to protect the crops from atmospheric factors. However, the color variation—red, yellow, white, or pearl—also impacts the quality of the harvest, its size, shelf life, and the duration of the ripening process.

white shade netting installed on trees
Colored shade nets alter crop development to achieve higher quality fruit.

Colored Shade Nets

The shade nets of different colors in strawberry cultivation alter the wavelength of solar radiation, the type of lighting, the way it is distributed, and its intensity. Since different types of radiation can even affect the vitamin content of fruits, a purple net, for example, increases levels of vitamins such as vitamin D. The red shade net can delay the ripening dates of grapes and other fruits, while white and pearl accelerate this process. Many fruits, such as apples, peaches, pears, persimmons, and grapes, significantly increase in size due to a combination of colors. In some cases, plants and trees consume less water, and the fruit’s color becomes more appealing.

Yellow shades improve infertility and low fruit numbers.

Additionally, this color attracts pests. Insects attracted by the yellow net stay on it, keeping them away from the plants.

red shade netting placed over trees
The screens filter the light waves to provide a greater benefit to the trees.

Insect Reduction Net

Finally, the yellow net reduces the number of insects that come into contact with the crops, helping to reduce the amount of chemical pesticides used.

There are several types of colored shade net. The most common colors are black and green. However, white or aluminized nets can offer additional cooling. Other colors, like red, can benefit specific crops by filtering different wavelengths of light.

Sufficient shading is need to reduce heat without lowering light levels to a point that significantly impacts photosynthesis. Therefore, the net is available in various shading percentages.

Protected horticulture is increasing worldwide.

Shade Net of Different Colors in Strawberry Cultivation

Partial shading from nets reduces light and heat stress (especially sunburn), provides effective protection against hail and strong winds, and can serve as a physical barrier against pests (e.g., insects, birds, and bats). Unique features of photo-selective nets (compared to black shade net) include modifying the light spectrum that passes through them and the amount of light dispersion. The modification of the light spectrum promotes various physiological responses in the plant. Light dispersion enhances the penetration of the spectrally modified light into the plant’s inner canopy. These improvements in crop performance are related to: leaf photosynthesis and vegetative development, fruit set, fruit size, fruit maturity timing (advancement or delay of harvest).

The shade net installed in crops
An incredible option for crops to develop and have the desired quality.

Market Trends in Berry Production

There is a variety of strawberries available in the global market: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries. A new research report by Persistence Market Research indicates that the global berry market is currently witnessing strong growth in demand. “Berries Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027.”

Strawberries are use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products, dietary supplements, and food and beverages. Particularly in the cosmetics industry, manufacturers are introducing new product lines, such as anti-aging products, containing berry extracts. The global berry market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period of 10 years.

With the growing preference for organic products, an increase in demand for organic berries can be expected in the coming years.

For example, strawberries are part of the diets of millions of people. Studies have shown that strawberries are a rich source of phenolic compounds with antioxidant and anticancer activities. Strawberries are widely considered a high-value crop due to their high demand. Additionally, the fruits are rich in vitamin C, iron, potassium, and fiber. Finally, strawberry preserves and jellies are widely use worldwide.

Flowering and Fruiting Control Systems in Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Blueberries to Optimize Commercialization

Many berry crops undergo control by altering growth and environment. From a commercial perspective, managing the timing of flowering and the fruiting season is interesting. A series of trials have evaluated the effect of photoperiod and temperature on the initiation and development of strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry crops. The cultivation system with shade net in berry crops tends to maximize the development of flower buds to control the fruit harvest date and better take advantage of market windows.

cultivation with green OBAMALLA
Fruits that are subject to the use of shade netting improve and maximize the quality and development of the harvest.

It is important to understand the factors that control the quantity and rate of initiation, differentiation, and development of flower buds to better manipulate the fruiting season in protected structures or open fields while achieving higher yields and better quality.

protected cultivation with OBAMALLA
Maximizing plant yield is very important, and shade netting is a great aid to improve crop yields.

Berry Cultivation

In many berry crops, floral induction/initiation and bud differentiation are clearly affected by photoperiod and temperature. Manipulating the photoperiod and temperature has been successfully use to modify the fruiting season.

Strawberries

Warmer temperatures reduced strawberry crop yields by reducing canopy size. A higher number of achenes per fruit, positively correlated with fruit size, was found when temperatures were between 16 and 11°C. Conversely, excessive cooling reduces yields and delays strawberry harvest.

On the contrary, excessive chilling reduces yield and delays harvest in strawberries.

Bibliography:

Flowering and Fruiting on Command in Berry Crops B.C. Strik Department of Horticulture Oregon State University 4017 ALS, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA 

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

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