Bare Hand - Vineyard Netting and Crop Netting
From Bird Netting Systems
Why use Vineyard Netting? Bird-pecked grapes and berries can harbor bacterial and fungal pathogens that alter the flavor of wine or juice. To help growers save their crops from hungry birds, we offer the Bare Hand Vineyard & Crop Bird Netting. Bird exclusion netting is the most effective method of protection from birds for row crop farming.
Bird pecked grapes and berries can harbor bacterial and fungal pathogens that changes the taste of the wine or juice. To help growers save their crops from hungry birds, we offer the Bare Hand Vineyard & Crop Bird Netting. Bird exclusion netting has proven to be the most effective method of bird control for vineyard and row crop farmers.
- High Density Polyethylene knitted yarn is soft on hands and berries
- CIBA Specialty Chemicals are used for UV stabilization
- Rip-Stop construction prevents tears and holes from getting bigger
- 2 types of BareHand are available: FLEX and EASY-FIT Netting
- 2 grades of Bare Hand are available: PREMIUM and SUPER PREMIUM
- Premium grade (230 denier) can last 3 seasons or more
- Super Premium (550 denier) can last 6 seasons or more
- Soft yarn nets are easy on grapes, berries, plants, etc
- Applied from bags with simple equipment , no spools or rolls
Economical 3/4' diamond mesh netting that can be stretched in length and width as needed. Has exclusive Spacing Stripes in the netting for fast and accurate installation. Available in Premium (230 denier) and Super Premium (550 denier) weights. Apply when the crops are at their most vulnerable to birds.
Combines 3/4' square mesh in a supple knitted yarn netting to provide consistent no-stretch net sizes. Easy on both the plants and installers hands. Available in Premium (230 denier) and Super Premium (550 denier) weights. Apply when the crops are at their most vulnerable to birds.
- High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) knitted yarns
- CIBA Specialty Chemicals used for UV stabilization
- Rip-stop construction makes for strong netting
- Natural green color blends in with vines and other plants
- Two types; FLEX Netting and EASY-FIT Netting
- Each type is available in Premium and Super Premium grades
- Premium netting can last 3 or more growing seasons
- Super Premium nets can last 6 or more growing seasons
- Non-abrasive knitted mesh is easy on grapes, berries, etc
- More flexible and easier to handle than extruded plastic nets
- Applied from bags - no rolls, spools or cores
When to install:
Install Bare-Hand netting as close to harvest time as possible. Installing too early increases UV exposure that can shorten the life span of your netting. It also allows the vine to grow through the netting, making removal more difficult and time consuming.
Before you begin:
Do all mowing and trellis maintenance before application. Hedge (trim) the row canopy to make it more uniform (square up the row profile). This keeps netting coverage consistent. Cover the top of all exposed posts as they can tear the netting while it is being installed/removed.
Getting Ready To Install:
Carefully cut or untie the ropes that bind both the bag and the netting. Find the knotted end of the netting. Do not untie the knot. Thread this end through the rings of the Applicator Platform (if you will be using one). Tie the knotted end of the netting to the first end-post of the row.
Installing is generally a 3* person job; 1 to drive the tractor/truck/wagon and 2 walking behind on each side of the row, pulling the edges of the net out and down, letting it drop into position along the ground. When you get to the end of a row, do not cut the netting. Keep it in the ‘bundled rope’ form and let it drop to the ground between rows. Continue the next row with the same piece. If you cut it to length you will have to use this piece for the same row every time. To join nets end-to-end, overlap the nets 2 feet. If needed, use clips to hold the nets together.
*As delivered, the netting is tightly packed. A 4th person may be needed to guide the netting out of the bag to reduce tension during the first application.