The Benefits of Using Shade Nets
Shade Nets basically control how sunlight, air, moisture/precipitation passes through to the covered area. Let’s take a look at the benefits of using shade nets, particularly with respect to agricultural use:
Protection Against Weather
Shade Nets can regulate how much sunlight, wind, moisture is passed through to the covered region based on the net’s fabric density or shade percentage. Shade Nets keep out harmful UV rays, protect from harsh sunlight, high-speed winds, heavy rainfall & snow – which could cause dried plants, soil erosion or damage to plants growing underneath the Shade Nets structure.
The use of Shade Nets to simulate ideal growing conditions for crops enables farmers to grow crops which would otherwise not be suited to the climate of the region. Shades Nets can be used for many other purposes too – covering cattle/poultry shelters, as wind breakers, covering of exposed equipment etc. Shade Nets are also commonly used at construction sites, golf parks & sports stadiums.
Protection from Pests/Insects
– It is quite common that pests like birds, wild animals & insects can ruin crops; Shade Nets can protect growing plants from such pests & insects, it can also protect plants from diseases like citrus canker or blight.
Erection of Shade Nets can provide good amount of filtration of air as it can stop particles of dust & other contaminants from entering the covered area. Shade Nets also keep out unwanted debris blown by wind.
Cooling & Temperature Control
Shade Nets protect from harsh sunlight & weather conditions but can also provide cooling through transpiration. Temperatures & humidity can be kept in the ideal range using Shade Nets. Carbon-Dioxide & Heat can also be controlled using Shade Nets to simulate ideal growth conditions for plants.
Durability & Cost-Effectiveness
Installation of Shade Nets is an easy process, it requires minimum effort and few tools. Shade Nets are durable, resistant to weathering, and last long under different conditions, they do not need to be changed every year/season which makes it a cost-effective method to improve quality of agricultural produce.