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Shade Net Structures: Sheltering The Future Of A Hungry World

Sheltering The Future Of A Hungry World

To fight back and increase crop production, yield and income - shade net was found to be a suitable champion for the job. Farmers are erecting large shade net structures and reaping the benefits from it, by being able to create an ideal and manageable environment for their crops to flourish in.

In hot climates around the world, various crops are grown under shade cloth to reduce heat and light intensity. With the help of science, innovative light manipulation and UV management, results show that photo-selective colour nets create an environment that can be managed and turned into an optimal growing condition that allows the farmer to produce crops, sometimes even during off-season, with better growth, development, higher yields and improved quality.

In the short run, shade net structures will boost farmers’ profits, by cutting costs and increasing quality of yields, and should also benefit the consumer’s pocket. In the longer run though, it may add to the solution to an increasingly urgent concern - Between now and 2050 the planet’s population is likely to rise to 9.7 billion, from 7.3 billion now. Those people will not only need to eat, they will want to eat better than people do now.

Knittex is a proudly South African company and industry leader when it comes to manufacturing high quality knitted fabrics that is durable and 100% recyclable. Clients trust our SpectraNet range to not only give them the highest results but also the best return on investment. With years of research and development our team can boast with a product that delivers a 10-year guaranteed lifespan on UV degradation. Some of our nets are celebrating more than 25 years out in the field. Speak to one of our team members for the best advise for your shade netting needs:

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