Apple growing research results from all over the world were shared at a recent conference in Santa
Catarina, Brazil. The leading agricultural portal, IsraelAgi, published an article summary discussing the
Research results demonstrate that spreading shading nets over orchards protects the trees from both frost and hail as well as extreme heat. Thus net shading is helping farmers overcome global warming
damages, allowing for increased yields.
An experiment run by Ginegar Plastics shows the importance of matching the type of net to the type
and even variety of crop. The company has been working on photo-selective shading nets since 2000,
and by now has refined methods that enable fitting the shading net type to the crop type for best
In the experiments presented at the conference, shade nets have been demonstrated to help reduce
sun and wind intensity, maintain ground moisture, increase water consumption efficiency, save spray
against diseases and reduce fruit temperature for diverse crops in varied locations. Results also show
farmers achieve full ROI on the installation of shading nets within 1-2 years.
For more information, read the published article on IsraelAgri.