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Reflective Mat

increase class 1 yield with better light & colour

  • Reflective mat - cut to order 

  • Light is reflected deep into the canopy

  • Boost your class 1 yield 

  • Achieve vibrant colour, firm fruit and improved flower clusters

  • 100% virgin white PP woven material - 110gms or higher with 5% UV stabiliser

  • 2-5m widths available

  • We supply hold-down weights and rollup bars

Research shows reflective mat rolled out five weeks prior to harvest in an apple orchard improves light utilisation three-fold. This results in better colour, sugar and more class I fruit for high economic gross returns.

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  • Why is Valente considered a leader in crop protection?
    Since 1967, the Valente family have refined their production and design technique to provide innovative solutions that will save you time and money. Starting out in Italy, the company is now reputable across the globe for robust crop protection systems that are tested and proven under harsh conditions. Unlike other companies, Valente Pali produce pre-stressed concrete and galvanized steel posts, anti-hail, windproof and sun-proof solutions so you can obtain all components in one place. Their vision is to support growers build a successful business. They understand complex needs when it comes to designing an efficient, safe, durable and effective structure.
  • What is the best rain and hail protection in Australia?
    When deciding to install crop protection, it is imperative that growers choose a robust and tested system that will stand-up to the harshest conditions. It must be safe, durable and affordable. Experience, design expertise and top quality materials are also essential for a good result. Valente Pali certainly ticks all of these boxes and is arguably the leading crop protection product in Australia. Valente Pali receive endorsement from fifth generation growers Chris and Alex Turnbull who have experienced devastating losses during storms and consequently explored many corners of the globe in search of a product to mitigate weather damage.
  • Do I need to protect my crops?
    Crop protection is the smartest way to cultivate valuable produce. By choosing to invest in a crop protection system, you are choosing to invest in your business and reduce the risks that are out of your control. Most growers who have faced crop loss due to storms prior to harvest go on to cover their crops for future years. Research is also showing that sunburn will become a major factor during the next 10-20 years and that growing class 1 fruit will depend on anti-sun netting.
  • What does it cost to cover my orchard and what is the return on investment?
    The answer to this is not straight forward because there are so many factors to consider. Please do get in touch to have a conversation about your unique needs so that we can give you a more accurate indication of a cost structure that would deliver an efficient solution.
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