[Market-farming] bird netting & Hortonova

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



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




Woodland Produce- Fairton, New Jersey

Hydroponically producing sustainable salad greens in the Northeast.



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 Sutherland

Roots Farm

Organic Produce

Fruits, Roots, Vegetables & Herbs

Cockrane, Dominica


rootsfarm at marpin.dm

rootsfarm at protoscape.com




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