With increased hail activity in recent years more nurseries are using hail netting to protect a range of crops. The protection not only prevents crop lose, it also prevents marking of fruit and in most markets unmarked fruit commands a premium price.
With damage to plants and crops from hail being severe, hail netting is a practical and economical way of minimizing the risk and losses caused by hail.
Wholesale suppliers carry a range of hail netting with different mesh patterns and strengths for a variety of applications and installation methods.
Hail Netting is a tight small mesh netting with mesh sizes usually at 1cm, it should be UV treated, so ask. Non stretch netting in a ‘pitched roof’ design at around 30 degrees is the best solution as it helps prevent a build up of hail and possible breakage of the netting.
Most hail netting will also have a built is shade factor of around 10 – 20%. The knitted hail net is one of the more popular types.
Usually available in white or black in rolls and cut to length, hail netting is designed to minimize the damage caused by hail and to effectively divert hail into areas that have the strength to carry the extra weight and where it will be released.
WHOLESALE HAIL NETTING SUPPLIERS
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