[Market-farming] bird netting & Hortonova

Karen Sutherland & Roots Farm rootsfarm at marpin.dm
Tue Jul 17 16:31:44 EDT 2007

Can anyone recommend a good source for bird netting?  I need no bigger 
than 1/2-3/4" openings as we have some teeny bird pests and hopefully, a 
net that is wider than 12-14' and long.  I've tried various plastic 
nettings but they don't hold up under our sun, whereas an old nylon 
fruit tree net that I used to cover plum and blueberries 10+ years in 
Mass. is still going strong after 5+ years use in tropical conditions 
(except for the places where I had to cut the net to free trapped (and 
very hostile) boas).  I believe I had purchased that net from 
Mellinger's which seems to be out of the INet business.  Without netting 
here it is impossible to bring in a crop of most any fruit, including 
tomatoes, peppers, papaya, oranges, etc. 

I have used Hortonova here for trellising, but again it doesn't last 
much more than a season, whereas the nylon trellis nettings just keep on 
going and are strong enough to support massive bean vines, cukes, 
tomatoes, etc.  

Thanks and Best wishes to all,


Karen Sutherland

Roots Farm

Organic Produce

Fruits, Roots, Vegetables & Herbs

Cockrane, Dominica


rootsfarm at marpin.dm <mailto:rootsfarm at marpin.dm>

rootsfarm at protoscape.com <mailto:rootsfarm at protoscape.com>




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