THE FUTURE OF HORTICULTURE

NetPro green house films and nets are designed with the future of agriculture in mind.

With massive increase in water-energy efficiency

Improvements from 8 to 62-fold for certain vegetables. NetPro green house films and nets are designed with the future of agriculture in mind.

A net house with a misting system uses less water than a greenhouse with a cooling system according to Researchers at the International Centre for Bio saline Agriculture (ICBA) developed a highly efficient low-cost net house technology that can help to make horticulture significantly more feasible and make profitable agri-business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while saving water and energy.

The ICBA team completed a long-term evaluation of growing cucumber, tomato, sweet pepper, and other vegetables in a widely-used high-tech greenhouse and a traditional net house designed to cope with UAE conditions. They compared a model of greenhouse with a fan-pad cooling system and a net house model equipped with a misting system and a shade net.

Researchers discovered that greenhouse cooling is the most water-intensive process as it consumed 1.6 times more water than the amount required to irrigate cucumbers. In contrast, the misting system in the net house required about 20% of the water used to irrigate cucumbers. Data also showed that the greenhouse consumed 62 times more energy than the net house.

“Our research demonstrates that the net house can be a low-cost alternative to the common greenhouse. More importantly, this technology can help to considerably reduce energy and water consumption for vegetable production.

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Gary and Ursula, Lychees

I'm writing to thank you for your excellent product. We covered our ten year old lychee patch with the Fruit Fly net using steel post/poly pipe tunnels. The result has been extraordinary - the first time we have ever been able to harvest clean, mature fruit from these trees! The feeling under the nets is one of complete peace - protected from all predatory insects and birds. Until now we ate lychees as half-green, tart fruit in order to rescue read more

Gary and Ursula Salisbury OGA Certified Producer 872A February 6, 2012