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Bat Friendly Netting

Varinia Sowden - Monday, October 30, 2017

Its Bat season again. Mangos, longans,  lychees, and even the apple and stone fruit growers are being visited by our fruit bats or the critters also known as flying foxes . Read more

Products for the Market Garden_1

Charmaine Rogers - Friday, September 08, 2017
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Shade

Shade cloth from 30% to 80% to protect leafy greens and sensitive seedlings & plants
- 2m and 4m widths, and a range of colours (black, white, green, and some beige or red)
** we also have some Black 6.3m wide 30% to clear

** Hail-guard rolls on clearance - ideal cloth for light shade (17-21%)
Description:  Black dense shade-cloth edges with eyelets, black shade-cloth band down middle
- Widths available:  (White body:  3.55m, 3.8m, 4.4m; White/black body: 4.4m, 4.8m, 6.4m)
  Email Charmaine for more information & photos.
 
 

Insect exclusion


Vegenet Rolls:  1.8m x 500m - Sold out - more arriving late Sept
                          3.5m x 250m - in stock now
                          6.0m x 300m - in stock now
Smaller pre-cut sizes are also available:  3m x 5m, 6m x 10m, 6m x 20m, 12mx 10m
(Go to our insect blog for market gardeners; or click here for special prices available to ABN holders buying full rolls).

Quarantine insect screen (woven):  3.5m x 100m

Fruit-fly exclusion net (suitable for hoop-houses etc)

Horticultural Fleece for insect& pollen exclusion, frost protection, micro-climate control

 
 

Plastic


2m wide tough translucent greenhouse plastic
2m wide black-out poly-fabric (for soil prep) - Heavy green/silver or white/silver, or Medium white/black or green/black (pictured)
Click here for special prices available to ABN holders buying full rolls (for medium grade block-out, please enquire here).

Accessories include:

- clip-lock
- small tunnel kits
- Windbreak materials (widths 1m green, 2.5m black, and some 3m black)
- Crate covers
- Mini Sand-bags for weights

Covers to Exclude Fruit-fly

Charmaine Rogers - Friday, July 28, 2017
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  In this short video by AHR (Applied Horticultural Research), netting is shown to be effective in preventing damage by fruit-fly.
Click on this link or on the picture to view on you-tube.

We stock Vege-net, which can be used on vegetable rows, and even over trees.  It is a light-weight net, with small holes which still allow water to pass through, and allow sufficient air-flow.
It has an approximate shading factor of 16%.

We also stock horticultural fleece (aka 'frost-cloth') which can also be used to exclude pests while creating a nurturing environment for plants.  It is ideal for extending vegetable or row-crop harvests, and also for getting seedlings started early.  We have a number of weights (gsm) and widths available.

Contact Us for more information.

   Some other resources available include:

 - AHR's video on the life-cycle of fruit-flies

 - Raf discussing different types of covers suitable for a market garden

 - Our previous blog on reports published on the efficacy of row covers

 - The Prevent Fruit-fly website gives life-cycle information and many different options for all types and scale of production.

 - Organic control methods for Fruit-fly by Green Harvest

Windbreak protection for home gardens, orchards

Charmaine Rogers - Monday, June 12, 2017

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A First - Feedlot Shade in Western Australia

Charmaine Rogers - Friday, May 19, 2017
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Keep Produce Fresh! - Bin and Crate Covers

Charmaine Rogers - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bim Goodrich and his field-workers, of the Good Rich Fruit Company, took full advantage of the benefits of NetPro's unique bin-covers during picking season this year. Read more

Floating Row Covers - how effective are they?

Charmaine Rogers - Friday, May 12, 2017

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Mini-Tunnel Garden Kits

Charmaine Rogers - Friday, May 12, 2017
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 Small Garden Kits now available.  Mini-tunnels 60cm wide, 60cm high, length adjustable up to 3 or 4m long.

The tunnels are large enough for brassicas (cabbage family) and the standard Vegenet cover will exclude fruit-fly and white moths (which lay the green caterpillars).  Snails also cannot mow down the seedlings, and birds are unable to steal strawberries.


  The kit contains 4 metal hoops coated in green plastic.  The metal gives strength and the plastic protects from rust.  Each hoop has stake-like ends easy to push into the soil. There are 12 mini-clips to fasten the cover onto the hoops, allowing easy access when harvesting, watering or weeding. Two end-clips hold the cover ends down onto the soil.

The hoops and clips can be purchased for only $12.50 a set.  The standard Vege-net cover comes at $5.50 each, or $18.00 for the whole kit.  Other covers are easily obtainable - eg plastic, shade-cloth, horticultural fleece (frost-cloth).
 

Garden Tunnels - Our New Line

Charmaine Rogers - Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Difference between Vegenet and FF net

Charmaine Rogers - Friday, March 17, 2017

Which is Best for your Project?  Vege-net or Fruit-fly net? Read more

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As major investors in the Australian horticulture industry, Rewards Group Ltd needs to ensure maximized returns on all funds invested, particularly in orchard infrastructure. Accordingly, our choice of contractors is critical to the final success of any project.

Bill Hatton - Rewards Group Ltd.

We currently have 250 acres of net – about 80% of our orchard area. Without the protective canopy, we wouldn’t be able to supply our market requirements. Quality is important to us and we wouldn’t be able to meet the specifications of our customers without net.

Dino Rizzato - I&L Rizzato & Sons t/a Moonlight Orchards

We particularly liked the product offered by NetPro – high quality was our main criteria. The option of wooden posts was also an important feature because of the highly-corrosive conditions in the feedlot environment. We were able to work through the construction plan and the materials options during the quoting process.

Kevin Roberts - Sandalwood Feedlot Pty Ltd

We chose NetPro to construct our protective canopies, as we know NetPro have been around for some time, we know their work and there are plenty of examples of their work around – we like the consistency of standard. In addition, NetPro are recognized by the Finance bodies, and it is much easier to get finance for a structure.

Mark Chapman

I think it has made all the difference to the quality of our product – it has saved us from bird attack and from hail damage." Since 2001, Robert Channon Wines have won 23 trophies, 17 gold medals, 26 silver and 55 bronze medals.

Mr Robert Channon - Robert Channon Wines

We live in North Queensland and have a nine metre pool. We needed to replace the pool cover but most local businesses we contacted wanted to replace it with a shade sail and the one quote we received to fabricate a new cover to our design seemed exceedingly high.

Owen & Diane Cheetham - Townsville

In 2003, Golden Valley Orchards were offered the opportunity to work with the NCEA (National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture) and NetPro Pty Ltd on a research project evaluating the effectiveness of (amongst others) NetPro's dam-covers.

Renato Andreatta - Granite Belt

"I think it has made all the difference to the quality of our product – it has saved us from bird attack and from hail damage." To date, Robert Channon Wines have won 23 trophies, 17 gold medals, 26 silver and 55 bronze medals since 2001."

ROBERT CHANNON, OWNER ROBERT CHANNON WINES

Initially the idea of the net canopy over the landfill was discussed with Netpro as they are a local company and at the time Netpro was considering advancing into this area (protection of landfills). Netpro assisted Council with a very reasonable price which allowed the project to proceed.

Scott Cobon - Manager, Built Environment