Diseases and pests of agricultural crops is a real scourge for producers. Huge funds are spent on plant protection. However, they usually struggle not with cause, but with consequences. Both in medicine and plant protection, there are two approaches: prevention and treatment.
Prevention is certainly more effective and cheaper.
One of the methods of prevention is the use of phytoprotective nets.
Many plant diseases are carried by insects and animals that feed on plants or their sap. How to protect yourself from plant damage by insects - pests and protect plants from being infected by viruses, fungi and bacteria that insects carry?
The way is simple. Close the area on which plants are grown with a special plant protection net through which insects - pests cannot penetrate. This method is simple and very effective.
It should be noted that as a result of the sharp decline in the volume of pesticides used to combat pests and diseases, or the complete abandonment of their use, we get an additional positive effect - environmentally friendly products, which are extremely important now in the consumer market.
More and more farmers use the new efficient technology, called NETHOUSE, that is, in free translation - House from the grid. The use of phytoprotective nets for this purpose is the main component of organic farming.
Currently, significant areas of crops are sheltered by plant protection nets. Often, inexpensive and easy to install and operate NetHouse cultivations are used for this purpose.
Why use nets to protect against pests?
In recent years, worldwide, more and more attention is paid to issues
related to the negative effects of pesticides on people and the
environment. Consumers are increasingly abandoning agricultural products treated with pesticides. This trend to reduce the use of toxic substances will develop and intensify in the coming years as a result of public concern about their own health and the adoption of new, more stringent laws on environmental protection.
Insect pests cause irreparable damage to agriculture: they bite plants, damage fruits, suck plant juices, spread dirt and disease, thus damaging plants, spoiling the presentation and reducing yield.
It is also known that agricultural pests become accustomed to chemicals with their repeated use, which significantly reduces the effectiveness of chemical control methods.
Therefore, it is simpler and much more efficient, and as a result, it is more economical to use plant shelters with a phytoprotective net.
Recently, in the cultivation of many crops around the world,
nets are increasingly being used to protect against pests, as one of the main means of combating them. These devices are designed to
block the path of pests in the cultivation room in which the
plants are located, and thus significantly reduce the use of pesticides.
Most often, protective nets are used in growing vegetables,
herbs, flowers, as well as on fruit and berry plantations.
Rooms that use such grids:
Nethouse (house of the grid) - light structures, usually consisting
of a light frame, or pillars and cables, on which the network is stretched.
Greenhouses - in greenhouses, the network is stretched onto the ventilation holes,
or the frame is completely covered with a network.
Arched greenhouses - these facilities are fully covered with a network, or a combined network and polyethylene coating is used.
Nets for protection from harmful insects block pests from entering the plants.
We bring to your attention several types of grids of various density. The number of network holes per inch is measured in units of mesh.
The choice of a grid of a particular density depends on the type of insect with which you have to fight.
It should be noted that it gives an additional positive effect: light scattering, light shading and reduction of fluctuations in day and night temperatures inside the structure.
17 mesh network
It is designed to protect against fruit flies (Mediterranean fruit fly, fig footer), grasses wormworms and Deudorix livia on plantations and vineyards, and also protects from adverse weather conditions (hail, wind gusts, excessive solar radiation).
25 mesh network
Designed to protect exported peppers from the Mediterranean fruit fly.
40 mesh network
It is intended for partial protection against whitefly in cases when ventilation conditions do not allow the use of a 50-mesh network.
50 mesh network
Designed to protect against whitefly, aphids and mining flies.
The OptiNet Mesh is an advanced new-generation insect protection network with a combined mechanical and optical barrier.
The new network significantly reduces the penetration of agricultural pests, mainly it’s about thrips, but the nets also protect against whiteflies and mining flies.
In the grid there are non-toxic optical additives that blind and repel insects before they even get closer to the protected structure.
The results of the study, which was conducted at the experimental station “Lsor”, together with the research center at the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture, for four years, showed that when using OptiNetThe 40 and 50 mesh thrips population decreased by a factor of 8 compared with the conventional 50 mesh network.
This is the only network in the world that allows you to successfully deal with thrips, without disrupting ventilation, and sometimes even improving it through the use of OptiNe t 40 mesh networks .
The grid does not lose its optical properties and retains them throughout the entire period of use.
Another problem with crop protection is protection against birds. Birds are quite damaging, and in some cases can almost completely destroy crops such as cherry, cherry, strawberry, raspberry and other crops.
For this purpose, a special protective mesh has been created that effectively protects the crop, primarily fruits and berries, from being damaged by birds.
Pecks and eats fruit, rips walnuts and pecans, pecks greenhouse film and damages irrigation systems and structures on plantations.
litters leaf surface and fruit with droppings, eats seeds and sprouts, sweet cherry and strawberry fruits.
Damages strawberry fruit.
Pecks fruits on plantations, damages sprouts and stalks of plants.
Pecks seeds from the soil, pecks vegetables.
Throated Thrush Pecks vegetables and flowers.
Eats nuts, pecks pipe irrigation systems.
pecks shoots and fruit.
The grid is produced from 2.1 meters to 10 meters wide and is delivered to customers in rolls, the length of which is determined in the order.
If you need additional information, please contact our sales department.
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