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Support / FAQs2019-10-18T15:27:06+10:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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You have assessed the benefits of canopy netting, and you reckon you want to trial some; or you have seen canopies in action, and have decided to go the whole hog and cover the entire orchard.

Now a whole heap of new questions arise: What type of structure is best? What type of canopy? And who are you going to get to install it? Where can you get materials, and where can you go for advice? Read our FAQ’s and contact us for more information….

What if I purchase net in panels, how will I attach it to a frame?2018-01-08T22:41:44+10:00

NetPro have designed a clip lock product, made of light aluminium with a wiggly wire that fits snuggly together holding the net in place under tension. The Netting doesn’t get caught or torn so it isn’t compromised in any way, it can be re tensioned at any time. Sold in three metre lengths it has revolutionised greenhouse construction. Prices are included in our retail catalogue.

How do I cover an individual tree?2018-01-08T22:40:14+10:00

We have many home gardeners that have shown their ingenuity by creating an arching canopy from Star pickets and poly pipe. This framework allows easy application of net over the tree without tearing it. Keeping the net taught by tying around the base of the tree or by using weights, will enable a smooth surface for a possum to run over or a bat to glance off. The net being on a framework away from the ripening fruit, will provide a barrier to determined beaks, and not provide a surface to get purchase on

I have purchased a farm that has a structure in place, can I just purchase netting2018-01-08T22:38:52+10:00

Yes. We provide a supply only service and provide installation advice.

How do I choose the right net?2018-01-08T22:35:39+10:00

Location: All locations have differing climatic conditions eg. Hail, sun, wind etc. These generally dictate what size net should be used, which in turn dictates structure size.

Crop: Choosing the right net type and colour for your crop is essential. Colour is the biggest decision to make when deciding on a protective canopy.

Variety: With apples in particular different varieties require different shade levels. For example, we would generally advise not to place white net over Granny smith apples as they can still receive sunburn in some areas and red apples can have trouble colouring under some black nets.

How much does the average canopy cost?2018-01-08T22:32:33+10:00

There is no average canopy, every orchard is different, every canopy is bespoke. Call us we have a range of solutions to keep costs reasonable.

How good are Dam covers?2018-01-08T22:31:13+10:00

For shading water holding and storage have been proven to reduce evaporation and therefore translates to economic viability saving 69-71% of evaporation.

Are the Prices for your products available somewhere, or do I have to ring up?2018-01-08T22:28:50+10:00