We have had enquiries for the most suitable netting cover for structures containing vanilla beans. When working out what product is best the investigation begins with the insect we are excluding. The two spotted banana bug is causing extensive damage to many fruits.
This native species occurs throughout coastal and sub-coastal areas. The Bug has a large range of wild hosts that grow alongside crops cultivated along the coastal strip and on the fringing ranges and tablelands from Brisbane to Cape York.
At 15mm long, this pest damages avocados, bananas, cashews, custard apples, macadamia nuts, papaws, guavas, lychees, passionfruit, pecans, citrus, Vanilla bean and the exotic tropical tree crops, making the produce unmarketable.
The bugs are more prevalent in coastal orchards, particularly those close to rainforest or scrub. Orchards that are more openly situated have a lower incidence of bugs.
There are sprays of course, however exclusion netting is the safest and more profitable option for the producer who understands the vagaries of the market which has directed itself to the discerning organic certification and pesticide free aware consumer.
We have a full range of nets and can keep out the smallest of bugs. Insect netting, fruit fly netting and Bee net.
The openings in the Beenet are large enough to allow air flow and small enough to prevent the insects’ entry