[Market-farming] bird netting & Hortonova

maury sheets maurysheets at verizon.net
Tue Jul 17 17:10:08 EDT 2007


Karen,

 

Try Memphis Net (  www.memphisnet.net/ ).  I got my netting there, 7 feet by
100 feet.  I am sure there are other sizes.  Very inexpensive also.  Good
luck.

 

Maury

 

Woodland Produce- Fairton, New Jersey

Hydroponically producing sustainable salad greens in the Northeast.

 

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From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Karen
Sutherland & Roots Farm
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:32 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: [Market-farming] bird netting & Hortonova

 

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

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Karen Sutherland

Roots Farm

Organic Produce

Fruits, Roots, Vegetables & Herbs

Cockrane, Dominica

767-449-3038

rootsfarm at marpin.dm

rootsfarm at protoscape.com

 

 

 

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