Shade Nets for Agriculture protect crops from natural weather disturbances such as wind, rain, hail, frost, snow, insects, and birds. Kenyan farmers may purchase and have shade nets installed from Aqua Hub Limited. Our shade nets guarantee the development of wholesome, top-notch food that is advantageous to plants, farmers, and customers. Under specific circumstances, our nets are used in green rooms for ornamental horticulture, coffee seedling nurturing, and vegetable production. Their shade coverage ranges from 30% to 90%. They can also be utilized in the building industry to protect against debris.

Shade Nets for Agriculture

What are shade nets?

Shade nets are made of lightweight knitted polyethylene fabric and are used to protect people and plants from the sun. To fulfill the specialized needs of various plants, flowers, and commodities, shade cloth fabric is available in densities ranging from 50% to 90%. It may also be used in greenhouses, hoop buildings, and the field. Other applications include fences, windscreens, and privacy barriers.

The shade material is rot and mildew-resistant, does not become brittle, and is water permeable. It also enhances ventilation and keeps greenhouses cooler by promoting light dispersion. As a result, shade cloth can help to reduce energy costs by lowering the frequency with which fans operate during the summer. During the off-season, both setting up and removing the shade net is quick and easy.

What is the cost of shade nets in Eldoret?

The price of a shade net varies depending on the extent of filtration. The Shade Net Price and Cost in Kenya for one with 30% filtration and one with 90% filtration are diametrically opposed. Prices rise in direct proportion to the rate of shade net filtration. Our shade net is 4M x 50M in size. Prices range from Ksh 13,000 to Ksh 30,000 for a whole net with a shade net size of 4M*50M. However, you may trim the shade to any size you choose. The following rates are per square meter: Ksh 70 for 35% shading, Ksh 85 for 55% shading, Ksh 105 for 75% shading, and Ksh 160 for 90% shading.

Shade Rate (Filtration in %)ColourMeasurementsPrice per sqm in Ksh.
35 %Black & Green4 m x 50 m70/-
55%Black & Green4 m x 50 m 85/-
75%Black & Green4 m x 50 m105/-
90%Black & Green4 m x 50 m160/-
Shade Nets for Agriculture

When to use shade Nets for Agriculture

Light radiation is decreased by utilizing agricultural shade nets. Crops that thrive in low solar radiation areas are protected from radiation harm when grown in high solar radiation areas (or during high solar radiation seasons). The output of these vegetables may frequently be boosted by using nets with percentages ranging from 30% to 50%. Vegetables include lettuce, kale, and cabbage. Indeterminate tomato varieties, certain plants and flowers, and so on can grow under a shadow net. In particular, the weather. Tomatoes and capsicum, which are heat tolerant, may also be grown in the shade or benefit from temporary shade protection during periods of high solar radiation.

Dark-colored nets, such as black and green, absorb more sunlight, keeping the microclimate cool. As a result, they are more suited to growing crops in the shade, such as green leafy vegetables.
Because of the impact of shadow, these crops will have larger leaves, grow higher, have more nodes, and will be able to flourish all year, even in areas with direct sunlight. Lighter-colored nets that reflect rather than absorb light are more suitable for flowering plants.

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