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Vegetable production manual under shade netting

Vegetable production manual under shade netting

Vegetable production manual under shade netting

Benefits of Shade for our Vegetables

Light is essential for plant growth, providing energy for photosynthesis. The primary physiological process that occurs in plants for their growth.

For this reason, it is of great importance for productivity in crops. However, when plants receive excessive amounts of light, they can be affected.

When plants receive excessive amounts of light they can be affected.

The main damages can be dehydration, development of extra growth points, and white spots due to chlorophyll destruction.

Currently, to control the microclimate inside greenhouses. The use of plastic mesh for shading or as thermo-reflective screens has been implemented, aiming to reduce the intensity of radiation.

This helps to avoid high temperatures during warm periods and long photoperiods. As it is possible to manipulate radiation intensity levels through the shading percentages inherent to each type of mesh.

Types of Shade Nets and Their Uses

Shade nets are manufacture with different materials, the most commonly use being polyethylene also polypropylene, as they are resistant to high or low temperatures.

Lightweight, flexible, these nets are resistant to contact with chemical agents and withstand stretching effectively; therefore, nets made with these materials have a lifespan of between 4 to 10 years depending on usage and handling.

The use of shade nets lies in their specific chromatic properties, protection against excessive radiation.

Environmental damage protection, pests (birds also insects), and the reduction of water and thermal stress in crops.

Raschel knitted nets are manufacture with high-density polyethylene (HDPE), lightweight, easy to spread, and resistant to UV radiation; they come in different shade densities.

  • .35% Shade Net Raschel: Shade house or greenhouse, for peppers and chili in the development phase in temperate to hot climates and medium solar incidence such as the Mediterranean.
  • . 50% Shade Net: This type of net is use in shade houses, providing protection to ornamental plants, leafy vegetables, and forest species. These structures allow such crops to be possible in areas with high solar incidence like the tropics.
  • .. 88% Shade Net: Also used in shade houses for ornamental nurseries, for privacy in schools, sports fields, etc.
  • .92% Shade Net: Rest areas at home, work, schools, covering machinery and automobiles from sunlight.

Micro-Tunnels

Micro-tunnels are small structures (1.5 to 2m wide and less than 3m tall), easy to install, and economically accessible.

Bamboo, PVC, or wood are commonly use, although it is recommend to use plastic materials to ensure a better lifespan for the shade net placed over these materials. If protection against high temperatures is desire, shade nets at 35% or 50% polyethylene are regularly use.

The advantages of micro-tunnels are numerous, including:

  • Protection of crops from rain, wind, hail, frost, insects, birds, chickens, among others.
  • Reduction in the use of agrochemicals, resulting in lower production costs.
  • Increased yields and crop quality.
  • Maintains air and soil temperatures, allowing better plant development.
  • Crops can be obtain almost any time of the year, and in some cases, in less time, achieving better prices in the market.

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Vegetable production manual under shade netting

Benefits of Shade for our Vegetables

Light is essential for plant growth, providing energy for photosynthesis. The primary physiological process that occurs in plants for their growth.

For this reason, it is of great importance for productivity in crops. However, when plants receive excessive amounts of light, they can be affected.

When plants receive excessive amounts of light they can be affected.

The main damages can be dehydration, development of extra growth points, and white spots due to chlorophyll destruction.

Currently, to control the microclimate inside greenhouses. The use of plastic mesh for shading or as thermo-reflective screens has been implemented, aiming to reduce the intensity of radiation.

This helps to avoid high temperatures during warm periods and long photoperiods. As it is possible to manipulate radiation intensity levels through the shading percentages inherent to each type of mesh.

Types of Shade Nets and Their Uses

Shade nets are manufacture with different materials, the most commonly use being polyethylene also polypropylene, as they are resistant to high or low temperatures.

Lightweight, flexible, these nets are resistant to contact with chemical agents and withstand stretching effectively; therefore, nets made with these materials have a lifespan of between 4 to 10 years depending on usage and handling.

The use of shade nets lies in their specific chromatic properties, protection against excessive radiation.

Environmental damage protection, pests (birds also insects), and the reduction of water and thermal stress in crops.

Raschel knitted nets are manufacture with high-density polyethylene (HDPE), lightweight, easy to spread, and resistant to UV radiation; they come in different shade densities.

  • .35% Shade Net Raschel: Shade house or greenhouse, for peppers and chili in the development phase in temperate to hot climates and medium solar incidence such as the Mediterranean.
  • . 50% Shade Net: This type of net is use in shade houses, providing protection to ornamental plants, leafy vegetables, and forest species. These structures allow such crops to be possible in areas with high solar incidence like the tropics.
  • .. 88% Shade Net: Also used in shade houses for ornamental nurseries, for privacy in schools, sports fields, etc.
  • .92% Shade Net: Rest areas at home, work, schools, covering machinery and automobiles from sunlight.

Micro-Tunnels

Micro-tunnels are small structures (1.5 to 2m wide and less than 3m tall), easy to install, and economically accessible.

Bamboo, PVC, or wood are commonly use, although it is recommend to use plastic materials to ensure a better lifespan for the shade net placed over these materials. If protection against high temperatures is desire, shade nets at 35% or 50% polyethylene are regularly use.

The advantages of micro-tunnels are numerous, including:

  • Protection of crops from rain, wind, hail, frost, insects, birds, chickens, among others.
  • Reduction in the use of agrochemicals, resulting in lower production costs.
  • Increased yields and crop quality.
  • Maintains air and soil temperatures, allowing better plant development.
  • Crops can be obtain almost any time of the year, and in some cases, in less time, achieving better prices in the market.

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

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