Italy: Halys Protecta net by Arrigoni

The 2016 season highlighted the need to protect crops from Halyomorpha halys, aka the brown marmorated stink bug.

The main characteristics that make this insect particularly dangerous are:
• considerable damage to crops,
• quick transfers,
• habitat on both forestry and agricultural species,
• lack of effective chemical products,
• poor biological control results.

"Field tests show that using nets as a physical barrier is currently the only viable option to obtain a reduction of the population up to 80-90%, in some cases even 99%," explains CEO Paolo Arrigoni. 

Choosing the right net is essential to obtain these results. All net characteristics must be taken into consideration i.e. warp-knitting, thread quality and the quantity of sunlight and air let through. These characteristics contribute to the degree of protection of the crop. 

To meet producer needs, the Arrigoni team has developed a special net - HALYS PROTECTA. 

Left: a representation of the raschel weaving.
Right: the fabric.

The warp-knitting means the net will not break during handling. The virgin HDPE single-thread is made using European raw materials and is UV additivated, so it can withstand years of UV rays and chemical treatments. The hole dimension (7.1x1.7 cm) is effective against stink bugs and codling moths while at the same time guaranteeing air and humidity exchanges.

Net installed over some orchards in the Modena province.

The Arrigoni expert team will attend Fruit Logistica in Berlin (Hall 6.1/Stand B-07) to discuss the best solutions for your orchards.

Arrigoni SpA

Via Monte Prato 3
22029 Uggiate Trevano (CO)
Tel.: (+39) 031803200
Fax: (+39) 031803206

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