Just like human beings control spread of Malaria through usage of nets, the same protection mechanism applies to plants, which, like human beings are not only exposed to diseases transmitted by insects, but also to direct damages as many pests feed on them. Farmers know the seriousness of this which can lead to total losses.
What is Shade Net?
A shade Net is a family of clear netting products developed for use in horticulture (vegetables, fruit and ornamentals). Shade Net was developed to control pests with the aim to significantly reduce quantities of pesticides. Shade Net products provide farmers with affordable alternatives to generally expensive conventional protected cultivation in greenhouses or tunnels.
Shade nets is a framed structure that partially control atmosphere and environments by reducing light intensity and effective heat during day time to crop grown under it. Hence round the year seasonal and off-season cultivation is possible.
Shade net is a crucial equipment for farming out here who want to venture into tin cultivation of flower plants, foliage plants, medicinal and aromatic plant, vegetables and spices as well as raising nurseries of fruits and vegetables. Shade nets also protect against pest attack and natural weather disturbances such as wind, rain, hail, frost, snow, bird and insect.
Shade Nets are a cost-effective and safe way to protect crops from caterpillars and leaf miners in particular as well as birds and heavy rain. Shade Net act as physical barriers that deny pests (Lepidoptera and leaf miners) access to the crop, delay other pest infestation (white flies, aphids) and offer protection against cold, wind, hailstones and heavy rains. Shade Net is not only recommended for cabbage and French beans. Shade Nets are also having a good effect on tomato crops and on the production of vegetable/fruit seedlings in the nursery.
Shade nets help in creating favorable micro environment for production of vermin compost which plays a major role in improving growth and yield of different field crops, vegetables and fruit crops.