Horticultural production management in a protected environment is the only way to defend crops from more frequently changing weather conditions of recent years.
Every tool can make a big difference in a positive or negative way, and growing practice can be simplified by using the right solutions.
Lumigrey 30 on tomatoes (Az. Agr.Carpenzano Carmelo)
From a shading point of view, Lumigrey reflective screen has been an experienced solution to promote the right microclimate, useful to horticultural development with many benefits, such as:
- Uniform harvest thanks to light diffused by screen flat fibrillated weaving
- Less thermal stress with considerable drop in temperature
- Better conditions for workers during hottest hours
Lumigrey 30 detail
“It’s been already six years since we propose this solution", they underline from Agrintech. "Actually you really can feel a different environment underneath greenhouses. Direct feedback is given by growers increasing covered areas, year by year”.
Lumigrey screens advantages become obvious by comparison with the old shading paints solution as with other white or black shading nets that, without the aluminized color, can only decrease light being in trouble about decrease thermal stress and irregular shaded areas inside the greenhouse, above all during hottest months like July and August.
Considerable data have been taken in the Sicily area about tomatoes growing with the result of a remarkable decrease of the temperature by comparison with other solutions.
Temperature evaluation in a farm – Scicli (RG -Sicily)
The highest temperature during the hottest hours in two farms by comparison with a different net
It is important to point out how Lumigrey screens are tailored according to tunnels sizes, which screens themselves will be installed on, and made with a strong perimetral bracing able to extend screen life and quicken its installation.
Users can recover investment right in the very first years of application, with cost-effectiveness shown by the satisfaction of those companies that use it for 6 years with outstanding results such as:
- High quality crops with less waste.
- Extended plastic film life saved and not damaged by shading paints use
- Less irrigation, thanks to decrease of vaporisation and relative water conservation.
Lumigrey on multitunnel
"It is also important to save growers from Lumigrey copies spreading more and more in the market but unable to guarantee a useful thermal control and diffused light effect." Not all grey shading nets are the same and the manufacturer suggests to its customers to be sure about the quality of products proposed to avoid later problems about productions.