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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.

The Queen Garnet purple plums, and the Good Rich Fruit Company have been featured on Landline (twice!) and through a number of other media.



 The Fruit-Bin, or Crate covers are manufactured in a light grey shade-cloth to reduce heat absorption, and to prevent heat being transferred to the Bin contents.

The covers have an adjustable Velcro strap, so they can be secured firmly onto most standard bins - plastic or wooden.

The material is a dense shade-cloth (90%) to maximise protection from sun on harvested fruit and vegetables.

These covers protect the contents of pallet-bins from both heat and sun.


Covers are light-weight and easily transported in the field.

They are easily re-used - simply remove as bins are placed in the cool-store or under shade, and transport back to the picking-sites in the empty bins.


More photos and information can be found on our Product Information sheet. 

More information on the story of bringing the plums to Inglewood's trap-rock country can be found here in a Qld Country Life article.

For scientific information on the plums, here is a link to the IHS paper on their health benefits.

Of course - health benefits and freshness of most fruit and vegetable products can be better preserved through use of the NetPro Bin Covers!

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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."


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