This spunbonded fabric is soft and pliable, UV-stabilized, offers about 4° of frost protection, and transmits up to 90% of sunlight. Used with Wire Hoops, it protects crops from flea beetles, swede midge, cabbage worms, potato beetles, leafhoppers, even woodchucks. Also provides a gently warmed, protected environment to get sensitive crops like melons and peppers established in the field (must be removed at blossoming on most fruiting crops to ensure pollination).
Can last 2–3 seasons if you take care of it: remove it from the field as soon as possible, dry it out, and store it suspended so that rodents can’t nest in it over the winter. Weighs 0.55 oz/sq yd.
8876 Covertan PRO 19 Floating Row Cover
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ProtekNet versus Covertan for crop protection
ProtekNet versus Covertan for crop protection Heat-loving crops like eggplant and sweet potatoes like the extra warmth that spunbonded Covertan confers, and Covertan helps with frost protection. But for protection from pests, we vastly prefer ProtekNet.
ProtekNet blows the spunbonded stuff out of the water on many levels:
Significantly better airflow, which boosts crop growth and reduces incidence of disease
Rain easily penetrates the netting; spunbonded fabrics block lighter rains from reaching the crop
Easy visibility through the netting so you can better monitor plants
More light transmission through netting, thus more vigorous growth
Netting is stretchy, which helps you get a neater, tighter fit than with spunbonded fabrics
We hope to offer more insect netting options in the future; please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have special requests or experience to share.