Benefits of Netting

Pest Protection

Protect your investment from pests causing damage and affecting your bottom line. Whether that’s birds, bats, kangaroos or bees that are eating your fruit, nesting in your shed, pollinating your citrus, we have a solution.

What type of net you need depends on what you’re trying to exclude. This net type can be applied as a G2 Flat Top canopy or as a  G2 Vee Trellis for trees requiring a trellis.

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Evaporation Protection

Water is the source of life for all living things on our planet. Minimising your evaporation through wind and heat will increase your productivity. Whether that be from minimising these factors around your trees or ensuring your dam maintains it’s water levels.

Wind Protection

Wind can affect many important factors, resulting in reduced quantity and quality of your fruit. Wind increases evaporation, erosion and blemishes fruit and can damage flowers during crop-set. This can all be managed by the installation of a G2 Windbreak or fully enclosed structure.

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Hail Protection

Our specially designed hail protection structure combines a trellis system with a Trellis Release Netting System for severe hail events. Don’t need trellis? We also do Flat Top Hail Protection.

Sun Protection

Sunburn is an increasing problem across any crop. Our netting covers will protect from at the level ideal for your situation. From  10% to just take off the extreme burn right up to 95% cover for a very tropical environment. Which type of Net you require depends on the shading your crop needs

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Netting Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it worth the investment?

For high value fruit crops the answer is simple: Yes. It usually only takes one hailstorm to make the investment worthwhile.  Even without storms the added environmental control increases quality and yield and most examples give a return on investment in 3 to 5 years. The best way to figure out the maths is to talk to contact G2

What is the Netting Infrastructure Grant?

The Netting Infrastructure Grant provides up to 50% funding for eligible projects up to a maximum of $300 000.

For more details : https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/365555/Horticultural_Netting_Infrastructure_Program_Fund_Guidelines_September_2020.pdf  

Should I build before or after planting?

Installing before planning helps plants achieve higher yields faster. Improved growing conditions means higher growth rates in the first years. For many tree crops the time to achieve a good yield is reduced by at least a year. 

What Type of Net do I need?

Different Nets suit different purposes. Tighter weave nets will exclude small pests and provide more shade.  Black net will also provide more shade than white net but reflects less usable light for the crop. 

To exclude birds : Generally 20mm quad net for the roof and bird netting for the walls.  A white roof with black walls provides good performance whilst reducing visual impact from the sides. 

For Hail : 20mm Quad is sufficient to exclude large hail. Some crops are prone to damage from even small hail, and therefore 10 – 16mm quad may be better. The desire to exclude small hail must also be balanced with the shade requirement of the crop. 

For Insects: 20mm quad roof net combined with finer 8mm quad wall nets will exclude the vast majority of bees and larger insects. Fine walls are important as bees generally travel horizontal to the ground at low heights. Although it is possible for bees to pass through a 20mm quad roof net this rarely happens in practice. Finer roof nets are of course more resistant to ingress but in our experience there is not a huge difference in practice.

Do you build Small structures or sell materials for small DIY structures?

No, Elite Netting focuses on installing large commercial structures and unfortunately no longer sells small scale netting supplies or builds non-commercial structures. We can recommend the following companies to help you get your small structure built:

For high quality netting supplies visit JAG (https://jag.net.au/) 

For help with your small construction project in the Adelaide Hills we recommend Rueben (details to come)