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  ORCHARDS, HORTICULTURE, VINEYARDS    
Netting to lift premium pack-out:
Stock Journal, April 2016
Citrus netting, net benefits and costs, life expectancy, pay-back 217KB download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Kiwifruit under cover (NZ):
The Orchardist (NZ), Feb 2016
Kiwifruit netting, wind protection, Derek Barnes, Hawke's Bay 3.6MB download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Frost Protection Trials:
Horticulture Innovation Australia, Sept 2015 (Report)
Frost Cloth, Frost protection; low-cost protection mitigating weather 3MB download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Fruit-fly Exclusion:
Horticulture Innovation Australia, May 2015 (Report)
Fruit-fly exclusion in-field using Vege-net 3MB download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Floating Row Covers:
Horticulture Innovation Australia, 2014-2015 (Summary)
Summary of 3 trials:  effects on yield and quality - vege-net, insect screen, fleece 3MB download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Plastic-wrap your orchard:
NZ Kiwifruit Journal, Jan/Feb 2013, pg23
Kiwifruit, Psa, Plastic Covers 2MB download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
A new approach to fight Psa
NZ Kiwifruit Journal, Nov/Dec 2012, pg27-31
Kiwifruit, Psa 2MB download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Loren Poole, Kiwifruit Grower
ZESPRI on youtube
Kiwifruit, orchard sustainability N/A link   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Bat-net rebates, NSW
NSW Farmers' Association media release 25/06/2011
Government rebate, bat-netting, flying foxes 66 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Taking steps to limit damage
Country News 10/01/2011
Climate change, sunburn, shade, shadenets, water saving 220 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Orchardist nets innovation award
NZ Times Age 22/04/2009
Birds (Starlings); Insects; "super nets"; microclimate 470 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Trying to cover all their bases
- NZ Kiwi orchard nets

NZ Country News, June 2010
Windbreaks, shelter net, kiwifruit, bees 637 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

JR's Orchard wins
Gallagher Innovation Award

Ballance Environmental Awards

Innovation; Apples under Net; Pip-fruit; JR's Orchard 654 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Apple Orchard Under Hail Netting
Tree Fruit / DPI&F, June/July 2007
Orchard Climate & Productivity; Apples under Net 215 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Apple orchard productivity under hail netting
Tree Fruit / DPI&F, June 2004
Pome-fruit; yields and pack-out; canopy benefits 1842 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Netting boosts Citrus returns in Carnarvon, WA
The Land, 30/06/2008
Citrus growth; reducing citrus blemishes, Gascoyne Research
Station
51 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
An Orange that's so appealing
Sunraysia Daily, 15/08/2007
Easy-peel oranges; Belvedere Fruit Growers; citrus, avocados and mangos under net near Mildura 1188 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Navels post net profit
The Weekly Times, 8/8/2007 Farm Business Awards
Citrus; Microclimate; Orchard trial plots near Mildura: lychees, passionfruit, figs, pomegranate, kiwifruit, peaches, plums, nectarines 2032 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Report: Improving the Growth and Quality of Citrus
Amanda Annels, Gascoyne Research Station, Horticulture workshop 2008
Citrus under protective structures 20 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
King of the Castle
Good Fruit & Vegetables, September 2008
Rewards Group; Bundaberg region; large-scale low-chill stonefruit orchard under net 1686 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Turning Kiwifruit into gold in
Hawke's Bay

The Orchardist, HortNews,
Mayb 2009
Kiwfruit; microclimate; Waima Orchards; Ericksen 588 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Overhead netting does the job in Hawke's Bay orchards
NZ Kiwifruit Journal, Jan/Feb 2007
Kiwfruit; wind protection; red net; microclimate 1854 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Growing Vines in a hostile climate:
new twist on wind management
NZ Wine Technology, FebMar 2007
Wind protection, shelter-cloth; Central Otago vineyard; Misha's Vineyard 1554 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
       
  COLOURED NETTING    
Coloured netting under scrutiny
APAL, NSW DPI (date n/a)
Netting benefits; coloured net 1699 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Red Netting (NZ)
Fruit and Vegetables, October 2007
Red net benefits; Environmental
Court
1316 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Growers beat the greenies seeing red (NZ)
Fruit and Vegetables, October 2007 (B&W, text only)
Red netting facts; Tasman District Counciln 549 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
I see Red (NZ)
Horticulture News, September 2007
Red net in Nelson / Motueka
region; crop cover
1507 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
       
  DAM COVERS, EVAPORATION    
NCEA Fact Sheet - Suspended Structures
National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, USQ
Suspended Shadecloth covers
for water storages
539 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Canopy dam good idea
Queensland Country Life, 19/05/2005
Reducing dam evaporation rates; Stanthorpe, Renato Andreatta 1576 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
'Sunnies' for Thulimbah dam
proving their worth
Southern Free Times, December 2004
Cutting evaporation 770 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Report: The benefits of shadecloth covers for potable water storages
CSIRO 05/02/2007
Water Quality; evaporation 1601 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Report: Controlling Evaporation Loss from water storages using NetPro Shade cloth
Abridged, NCEA, October 2007
Reducing water losses from
on-farm storages
9549 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
       
  LIVESTOCK SHADE, FEEDLOTS    
Australian Shade Leaders
Qld Country Life, Dec 2015

Cattle Shade, JBS Swift, USA shade, cost-effective and maintenance-friendly

N/A Link  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
NetPro wins Innovation Award
ALFA Lotfeeding, Nov 2010

BeefEx, Cattle Shade, cost-effective and maintenance-friendly

388 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
The use of shade and betaine to ameliorate heat load
ALFA Lotfeeding, Jan 2010

Heat load, livestock shade; dietary supplements, Brigalow Research Station feedlot

369 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Snackfruit Company Profiles
N/A 2002
Innovative solutions in feedlot
pen shade
3877 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Simplicity key to design
Rural Press (date n/a)
Livestock shade 430 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Innovative shade system
Rural Press, Lot feeding (date n/a)
Lotfeeding, shade system; Maydan feedlot 1012 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Feedlot has $40M at stake
The Courier Mail, 22/05/2008
Profile of Mort & Co feedlot at
Grassdale, Qld; shade system by NetPro
237 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Grassdale resets bar for lot operations
Queensland Country Life, May 2008
Opening of Grassdale feedlot; shade system 2292 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Big inroads in managing summer heat risk
ALFA Feedlotting, May 2005
Use and benefits of shade in
lotfeeding industry
2139 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
       
  GENERAL INTEREST    
Hard work bears fruit at Netpro
Bush Telegraph, March 2014
Profile-Claude; NetPro beginnings - NetPro today 214 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Frost - what is it?
Melbourne Observer, March 2014
Frost Mitigation; Frost Cloth - how does it work? 1916 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Snackfruit Company Profiles
N/A 2002
NetPro 2002 1082 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
SmartShade launched
The Border Post, 03/08/2004
New product, SmartShade;
shade-cloth
298 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Protective Structures - Effect on Water use
Growcom, April 2007
Evapotranspiration; Water demand; microclimate, water savings 30 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Netting and permanent structures
Australian Fruitgrower, Oct 2007
Article by NetPro, industry suppliers; benefits & FAQ 243 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Nets prove effective in fruit fly control
DPI Website
Effective Netting of key crops 57 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Canopy performance under extreme conditions
Tree Fruit / Growcom, December 2006
Pozieres (Stanthorpe) hail storm; Pitch weathers storm with less damage 1094 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
The Vegie House
Southern Free Times, 14/11/2007
"Glenrock", Tenterfield; home-garden vegie enclosure; fruit-fly net 488 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Netting builds opportunities
N/A
Fruit-fly netting; pests & diseases; organic production; Maroochy DPI 2148 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
       
  QUIRKY CORNER    
Covered for Hail
N/A, clipping Nov 2002
Caravan Yard protected from hail; Winmill Caravans 243 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Brisbane House - Architectural
Architecture & Design website, Nov 2014
Architectural Use of Shade Net
           
N/A Link  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Barden - Asian Hydroponics
Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses, July/Aug 2007
Barden Fresh Produce, Australian
Asian vegetables, net by Coast-Guard Netting
1061 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Violent force of nature
Sunraysia Daily, 26/03/2008
Birth of a hail-storm 594 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
       
  WEATHER EVENTS & NETTING    
Hail to the nets
Central and North Burnett Times 03/11/2011
Mundubbera; Grape Exchange; Allan; Hail-storm 172 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Hail storm wipes out whole crops on the north coast
ABC Rural (website) 23/10/2008
NSW north coast; Bangalow;
Hail-storm
228 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Hailstorm wipes out $1.5m
blueberry crop
Finda-story (website), 29/10/2008
"Blueberry Fields", hailstorm 48 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Hail batters district
The Border Post, 2006
Stanthorpe; Stefanon, Whitfort
(Catspaw Farm Winery); hail
1867 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Ice Storm - Hail leaves trail of
destruction
Sunraysia Daily, 26/03/2008
Hail in nets (picture); crop damage Mildura 876 download  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
       

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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

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