The agricultural sector across many parts of Kenya and the world has been widely appreciated. In response to the emerging need for sustaining crops in diverse environments, this article explores the significance of shade nets.
What is a shade net?
A shade net is usually a knitted or woven fabric used in the agricultural sector to regulate the amount of temperature and sunlight affecting the crops.
Is there any farmer or client training on its usage?
Yes. In most cases, supplies provide a basic formal or informal education on the net installation process. For advanced situations, installation of the shade net is done by or under the supervision of the supplying terminals.
Are there any considerations before selecting the type of agricultural shade net?
Yes. In most cases, the type of shade net used for agricultural purposes depends on the amount of shade needed by the crops. For instance, more mature seedlings require less shade while young seedlings require more shade to avoid excessive evaporation of their liquid contents.
Therefore, a shade net is selected to suit the reality of the plants under care. For instance, plants that need less shade would require a lighter net and vice versa.
What are the quick steps for the implementation of shed net farming?
- Identify the most suitable shade net you need
- Install it at least two meters high within the piece of land you plan.
- Monitor the progress of crops and determine whether to adjust the size of the shade net or maintain the same.
What is the most common colour of shade nets?
The most common colour of shade nets is green to blend with the crops. However, there exist black coloured nets used in other specific circumstances.
What is the price of a shade net?
The shade net price in Kenya varies depending on the quality and the quantity one needs. In most cases, the shade net costs per metre. Their prices are manageable depending on the size one needs.
Is there any need to ignore the usage of the shade net where they are required?
No. It is always good to acquire a shade net whenever the need arises. Shade nets greatly help maximize the growth rate of crops hence maximizing the output or profit you make.
What are some of the crops that commonly require shade nets?
There is a wide range of crops that require shade nets for maximum production. Some of them include; tomato, garlic, onion and strawberry. There are many more types of crops depending on climate and irrigation systems.
Is a shed net the same as a greenhouse?
Mostly depends on what someone wants and how one wishes to use it. A shade net can be part of a greenhouse but can be used separately on its own. In cases used as a greenhouse, it completely encompasses the land area under specific temperatures and sunlight.
Shade nets are highly recommended to ensure maximum production of your commercial crops. The more people embrace it the more they appreciate its significance. Don’t hesitate!