Tomato Net, the Solution to many Pathogens and Mechanical Stress
The most popular vegetable crop in the world are tomatoes, so it is no surprise that tomato net has become a key element of any grower of tomatoes produced for the fresh market.
HORTOMALLAS help the tomato plant because this need some sort of support or tutoring.
Tomato plants need some sort of support or tutoring, therefore a net that will hold its branches in place while growing and holding fruits is essential. HORTOMALLAS netting allows the tomato branches to grow through the meshes and as the branch is weighted down by the fruit load being grown, the net intervenes as a support and prevents the plant from leaning to the ground and losing the fruit to rot and humidity.
Tomato Trellis HORTOMALLAS reduces pathogens and plant stress
The best trellising or tutoring system for tomatoes (instead of the high labor and high disease transmission prone raffia) is a double wall net whereby the tomato plant is sandwiched between two walls of netting, one on each side of the furrow. This technique will avoid most of the labor contact needed otherwise to guide the plant with raffia twine: the tomato branches grow thru the netting, and as they become loaded with fruits they will start leaning on the meshes of HORTOMALLAS and be supported, unlike with the use of raffia on the high-wire croppting method where the peduncle will bend under the weight of the fruits and basically choke the fruits from receiving the needed nutrients. Reducing mechanical stress by not touching the plant as much will also increase fruit production as the plant will not have to divert its resources to realign the leaves to the sun!
Installing trellis netting in tomatoes. Solonaceae have been one of the most successful crops for HORTOMALLAS training systems.
See the advantage of training vegetable plants.How the foot of the tomato plant should be tutored
HORTOMALLAS tomato netting increases crop productivity by reducins plant stress and improving phytosanitary conditions