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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

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

Floating Row Covers - how effective are they?

Charmaine Rogers - Friday, May 12, 2017

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Vege- net inspiration with Charmaine

Varinia Sowden - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Beef Ex on the Gold coast

Varinia Sowden - Friday, October 07, 2016
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Texas Tech feedlot Installation

Varinia Sowden - Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Our Agriculture sales and Development Manager has just returned from America.

 He was supervising the installation of another feedlot structure.

This one is at Texas Tech, at the Burnett  Centre, Northeast Lubbock County Field Laboratories, 15 miles north of Lubbock and 6 miles east of the town of New Deal.

 

 

 The facility is a significant investment by Texas Tech University and the citizens of Texas into the vitally important feedlot industry, significant educational benefits have been realized  for students to observe and be involved in ongoing research

 

 

Major research areas have included:

 1) factors affecting animal growth and carcass composition;

 2) evaluation of nutrient requirements of beef cattle; and

 3) grain and roughage processing.

 

Future efforts will include continued studies in these three major areas, with additional emphasis placed on feeding management systems to improve efficiency and sustainability (economic and environmental) of cattle production and nutrition/health interactions in lightweight, stressed beef cattle.

Far North Queensland Challenge

Varinia Sowden - Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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NEW PRODUCT Trial

Varinia Sowden - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Nursery and Lifestyle Horticulture

Varinia Sowden - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Aquaculture

Varinia Sowden - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Success Stories

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