Crop Net is Necessary Equipment in Agriculture
Long-term Investment that Pays Off
Birds are persistent animals that can act like predators or pests especially when it comes to agricultural assets. However, crops can be spared if the protection is applied properly and on time. Among dozens of methods, agricultural netting stands for the only one providing the complete protection. Some important rules have to be considered before the implementation of the bird pest control. It has to be environment and birds friendly in accordance with the regulations. Crop net fulfills these requirements, and it offers some further advantages, such as protection against insects or hail. They both can cause significant damage if not put under control. Hail protection net is always cost-effective since the damage the hail can cause sometimes overcomes the worst nightmare. The lost of the complete season’s fruits has been recorded as the aftermath of the hailstorm. Damage or loss of the crop can be minimized or excluded with the crop net protection. The investment pays off, and you can count on the increased crop yield while fruits, barriers or other kinds of plants grow to the full ripeness uninterrupted. After the first season, you might have the amortization costs recovered.
Polyethylene over Other Materials
The lifespan of the crop net can extend up to a decade if it is handled and installed with care and patience. This longevity is a result of the high-quality material that is used in the industry. Polyethylene netting is UV protected which is important for the application in agriculture. UV inhibitors are chemically bonded during the manufacturing process, and they directly affect the endurance of the netting. Some other kinds of netting (mostly made of nylon or polyester) are coated in the postproduction which causes a limited longevity and the quick break down. A lot of other materials have been used but Polyethylene has the advantage over others. It is lightweight, doesn’t rot, and it is water resistant. Shrinkage and expansion are not an issue. The application overhead crop creates the complete enclosure which is mostly applied for the protection of berries and vineyards. This kind of protection resembles the canopy. The meshes can spread or retrieve. If not in use, they can be stored on the end wires.
Installation that Is Adjustable to the Type of Crop
The crop is exposed to birds all the time, from planting to harvesting. It is important to think about the crop net installation on time. It depends on the sort of the plant you want to grow, and what suits one sort might not be the best choice for the other. Following some recommended steps in organizing crop protection, you will avoid common mistakes. Birds are unwanted guests on many properties, and to deter them seems sometimes as an easy DIY job. However, crop net is effective only if installed properly, and some basic knowledge can help you to find the best solution for your problem. Nets are available in the wide range of materials, weights, and sizes. After you have defined the specific needs of your property, stick always to high-quality materials since it is the only way to have a long-lasting bird repellent. Gardening and crop protection differ a lot from the implementation of bird net in urban areas where it is in charge of protecting numerous structures. It would be the best if you are familiar with the species that endanger your asset. Mesh sizes vary according to the size of the birds.
Full Enclosures for the Highest Protection
Nets are thin and long, and while working with them should you be aware of the potential knotting or tangling. If you want to install the net simple and easy, choose a calm day since wind can make a lot of trouble. Maintain the net on the regular basis! The proper maintenance will prevent deteriorating. Holes or gaps that determined pest birds can make over time need to be repaired immediately. By the installation of the overhead crop net determine first the side that is up, and then stretch out the net. Such installation is convenient for the protection of fruits and vegetables. By the time of the harvest, you will need the entrance to the fruits. Small access hole would do for that purpose. Hail net is the necessary equipment in orchards, especially in the areas that are known for often hail storms. It is also multipurpose since it may serve in bird pest control and as a shade cloth. Full enclosure netting is the best guarantee for the full protection of your asset. The crop is not exposed to predators, it grows until ripe which leads to the higher productivity.
Vineyards and High Fruit Trees
Overhead netting has side panels allowing the access at the time of harvest. In vineyards, farmers can manage vines under the netting without exposing them to birds. The netting is removable after each season with less labor, and no special equipment has been required for spreading and removing the net. In the high fruit tree industry, bird protection is also required to preserve the crop and secure the harvest. High-quality Polyethylene netting is mostly used for its superior advantages. Three systems of protection have been applied:
– Complete overhead
– Single row netting, and
– Tree bag netting.
The first one is better for the crops with little space between rows while single row netting is a better choice for smaller fruit trees. Tree bag netting provides multilevel protection against hail, insects, and birds. A PVC stand up is a construction providing necessary room between the top of the tree and the netting. The visual impact of the crop net is low and it doesn’t affect the appearance of the asset.