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Tutoring Manual for Solanaceae

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How to tutor solanacae with support netting

The positioning of the posts will depend on the what’s being planted and the ground conditions
You can position stakes at angles to strengthen the posts.
Another option is to position posts at angles between the first and second posts at either end of the furrow.

The “Tutoring Solanacae” Manual: Optimize Your Horticulture, is a tutoring manual aimed at all farmers looking for new tutoring techniques for vegetable farming, especially solanacae. There is a variety of tutoring methods around today reflecting the desire to cut down on the manpower required and to reduce the amount of diseases spread by contact. This tutoring manual looks at topics such as tutoring and the importance of tutoring plants, the types of solancae that are financially important to agriculture, some varieties of these solanacae and some suggested techniques about how to install agricultural support netting. The tutoring manual also contains information regarding some of the diseases that can affect solanacae, their symptoms and recommendations about how to prevent them by using a good tutoring system. There is also a small accompanying section on recommended health measures to follow like: handling fertilizers (chemical or organic), handling residues (empty containers), handling insecticides (chemical or organic). You will also find information about the connection between mechanical stress and the manual transmission of disease, how this affects plants and how the HORTOMALLAS® support netting helps to reduce this when growing solanacae and other vegetables.

The roll of support netting is unrolled along the furrow and fastened to the posts with raffia.

Double-rowed support netting for solanaceas crops of chillies, peppers, eggplant (aubergine) and tomatoes is one of the most used methods today. This way of installing the netting allows the plants to find good support for their stems and their fruits and reduces both the need to handle them and the need for fertilizers, as well as making pruning more efficient. Our aim is to provide farmers with the information they need so that they can decide what they feel is best to improve their harvests and reduce their production costs using a good solancea tutoring method.

HORTOMALLAS®, the leader in horticultural support netting, looks to improve the efficiency of farming activities. To that end we study the best way to tutor solanacae and we manufacture durable polypropylene netting that is treated with a UV coating. They are easy to assemble and can be re-used for multiple harvests, another major advantage over other materials like raffia or jute yarn. Attention should be given to the quality of the netting that you use, making sure that its main material is of the highest quality. For that reason, we would like to draw your attention to two articles on the subject: White or colored support netting? Why is HORTOMALLAS® netting white? and How to recognize good quality support netting. These articles offer a broader perspective about how to identify netting made with the best materials, as well as studies that show how using support netting fosters improvements in the crops as regards durability and increases in productions, such as Melons in Greenhouses, yielding 80 to 110 tonnes per hectare.

Tutoring manual
Tutoring manual

Tutoring nets are perfect for growing cucurbitacae and solanacae.

Increase your yield by 30% with Horticultural Support Netting.

Double-walled support netting for tutoring reduces the mechanical stress on the plants and the speed that plant diseases spread.

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