The problem: Flies, butterflies and moths are often attracted to fruit and vegetable plants to lay eggs which hatch into devastating pests. If adults are kept away from plants, they cannot lay eggs. Using a fine net prevents egg laying and therefore the need to control feeding pests.
The product: Finally, you can effectively net your fruit and vegetables without plastic! Biodegradable, this netting is revolutionary. It looks and feels just like a plastic net, but is made from plants.
The fine structure (0.85 mm mesh) protects against a range of pests, including cabbage root fly, carrot fly, onion fly, cabbage white butterfly, pea moth, leek moth, cutworm, thrips, whitefly, leaf miners and many species of aphid (greenfly and blackfly).
- Plastic-free - made from plants
- Fine mesh protects against many pests
- High light penetration (88%) ensures growth is unaffected
It lasts for at least 3 years and biodegrades after use.
How to use: After sowing or planting, lay the net over the plants to be protected. Allow for some excess material (approximately 15 cm width) running down the centre of the net. This will be needed for the net to move as the plants grow. Fasten down all four sides of the net with soil, stones or pegs (not included). For plants which require pollination, InsectoNet should be removed during this period to allow pollinators (e.g. bees) access. At the end of the season, dry net and store away from light.