The shade net which you are going to use must be UV stabilized. As every crop needs varied amount of sun light for its growth. Shade net of suitable shade factor gives better results.
Usually we get shade net in 15%, 35%, 40%, 50%, 75% and 90% percent of light penetration. If we say shade net has 35% ratio, that means it will reduce 35% percent of sun light and provide 65% of light to plants. This way you can select shade net as per your requirement.
Selection Of Land
- The land should get adequate sun light.
- The land should have ample water supply.
- Moist and watery land should be avoided and importantly the land needs to be leveled.
- There should be regular water and electric supply.
Direction for shade net
South – North direction is advisable while building dome shaped shade net. But for flat shade net any direction is preferable.
The important technical aspects of shade net
- Foundation of shade net
- Framing of shade net
- Nut bolts and clamps for structure building
- Shade Net
- Installation of shade net
Suitable crops for shade net
Various crops can be grown in shade net. Vegetables like colored pepper, tomato, cucumber, broccoli, lettuce, green peas, flower, cabbage, brinjal, green chilli, okra and many more. Even shade net is best option for floriculture. Shade net plays important role in building vegetable crop nursery, all fruit crop nursery as well as all vegetable & fruit crop seedlings.
Use of U. V. film at ground level in shade net
Usually the carbon dioxide level in atmosphere is 300 PPM. In case of shade net the level increases up to 1000/1200 PPM. This boosts photo synthesis process by 3 to 4 times. If skirting is not done in shade net then the crops doesn’t get the required benefit. This is why U.V film skirting is very important & advisable in shade net.