Why double walled Trellis Net Systems (or V Shaped Crop Support Netting)
Reduce Mechanical Stress and Disease TransmissionOne could ask how to save labor in the task to tie and secure plants to HORTOMALLAS vegetable support trellis net and this double line netting installation for a vegetable support system could just be the most efficient solution for crop support. There are plants like cucurbitaceae (cucumber, melons, zucchinis) that look for themselves of a way to reach height by attaching their vines to a trellising support such that will allow their leaves to have a better solar exposure, others like the solonaceae (tomatoes, chilies, peppers or eggplants) on the contrary need to be tutored and tied to a vertical support system to avoid branches to touch the ground and the fruits to become stained or rot. In the case of growing plants that need to expand upwards but will need a support system (usually metal or wood posts woven with raffia twine) it is advisable to use a double netting wall, one on each side of the furrow and the row of plants, so that these may lean on the meshes of the horticultural crop netting and therefore save on the labor needed to fasten to the tutor (this double wall vegetable crop net is very common in Europe inside greenhouses). Alternatively one can use a V shape crop support system, where the same roll of netting is folded in half and installed in a V shape whereby the plant grows at the bottom of the apex and expands inside the V (which is supported by posts) and the branches gently lean on the horizontal strands of meshes (preferably a 25 x 25 cm opening, 10″x10″). This type of netting installation is mostly used in the open field, where labor is a high percentage of the cost of growing and where one wants to reduce incidental damages from the worker for an excessive handling of plants or fruits. for further info you may follow this link
HORTOMALLAS manufactures and markets crop support nettings (trellising and tutoring as alternatives to the raffia twine labor intensive traditional system) that increase crop quality. Our Mission is to: INCREASE VEGETABLE CROP YIELD AND PROFITABILITY TO ALL THOSE VEGETABLES THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING NETTING INSTEAD OF RAFFIA. Since 1994 we help professional growers and farmers improve their cucumber, tomatoes, melon, zucchini, bean, chile, peppers crops where trellises and supports are needed. HORTOMALLAS is the ideal system for cucurbitacea and solonacea to improve their phytosanitary conditions, while increasing the solar exposure and the brix degrees. Besides the obvious labor costs savings, the use of HORTOMALLAS increases the life span of the plant, allowing longer periods of harvests and of a greater quality. Call us, our crop specialists will help you with specialized attention in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula!