Rain cover & netting
Double sheet raincover for cherries or other rain sensitive varieties. This non-greenhousing material will protect the crop from rain without exacerbating the harmful impact of excessive heat and humidity that can be caused by clear plastic covers. Suitable for cherries to minimise cracking caused by rain damage. Our raincover is suitable for retro fitting on existing structures, can be installed in existing plantings with our steel structure or can be installed as a tree trellis rain cover structure in one system.
Our netting was developed by our R&D team in the Goulburn Valley and was designed to withstand the harsh Australian conditions. Netting protects sensitive fruit from hail, heat, direct sun and wind. Our netting is suitable for retro-fitting on existing structures, can be installed in existing plantings with our steel structure or can be installed as a tree trellis netting structure in one system.
Following our team taking measurements of your orchards, our netting is made-to-measure by our experienced manufacturers. We provide detailed installation instructions and a draughtsman's designs of your specific orchard netting systems layout. Growers can choose to self-install or engage an installer.
Benefits of Netting
Research from Washington State University (Associate Professor Dr Lee Kalcsits) shared by Apple & Pear Australia LTD (APAL) cites netting can:
Reduce water use by 20%
Reduces wind speed by 40%.
Scatter light to create better light penetration.
Produce similar results to evaporative cooling.
Can increase fruit size.
Make sure you take advantage of the Queensland Government's Netting Grant by getting a quote from our team.