Aqua Hub’s Shade nets for farm use and crop production to enhance temperature regulation. We are the best shade net suppliers in Kenya dealing in quality nets. Our costs of shade nets are affordable.
Nets provide a cooling effect during the hot hours and provide warmth during extremely cold hours.
How Aqua Hub Nets regulate temperature
During the day, shade nets can lower the temperature inside the structure or greenhouse to 15 or 20 degrees. At these temperatures plants close the stomata; hence water loss through evaporation is minimized.
Similarly, during cold nights or cold periods, shade nets prevent frost and cold air from affecting plants. This lowers the effect of fungal diseases such as blight.
|Dimension (Square meter)||Color||Sunlight Filtration Percentage||Suitable crops|
|4 x 50 m||Black or Green||35%||Roses, Strawberries, Gooseberries, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Peppers|
|4 x 50 m||Black or Green||55%||Bedding Plants, Gloxinias,
Herbs, Iris, Lilies, Vegetables
|4 x 50 m||Black or Green||75%||Foliage plants, Cut greens,
Orchids, Ginger, Pot plants,
Orchids, and Lettuces
|4 x 50 m||Black or Green||90%||Young seedlings|
Choice of Shade nets for farm use
To choose the best shade net for farm use, growers should consider three factors.
Shade Filtration Rate
The filtration rate for a shade net determines the crops that will be grown under it. There are various filtration rates of shade nets available in the industry. However, we have the common shade net levels which are 35%, 55%, 75% and 90%.
Durability defines how long a shade net will last until it gets old. You obviously want a long-lasting shade net to curb the cost of buying regularly. Our shade nets are UV resistant and normally last for a long period, 3-5 years.
The cost of a fabric will determine whether you can afford it. Cost varies depending on the percentage of sunlight filtration. Certain filtration levels also suit different crops.
Aqua Hub Kenya shade nets meets all those basic factors which should be considered.
Crops Suitable for Shade Nets
Tomatoes – Tomatoes are heat tolerant plants and require sunlight but not too much intensity. The best level is 35 % shade net.
Peppers – Peppers are also suitable for 35% nets.
Succulents – Succulents have thick stems and waterproof surfaces. They require a cooler place to maintain a higher growth rate. A shade net of about 55 or 75 percent is appropriate.
Lettuce – Lettuce is quite a shade loving crop. It grows well and faster in 75 percent shade net level.
Seedlings – Fruits and vegetables seedlings require 90 percent or 75 percent levels depending on the growth period.
Flowers – Flowers require sunlight to grow faster plus a cooling effect. 55 percent of levels are suitable.
Cost of Shade nets in Kenya
|Shade net Percentage(%)||Cost (KES)|
Shade Net Suppliers in Kenya
We have shade net for farm use at all percentages in black and green colours.
You can always reach Aqua Hub Kenya through 0790719020 for orders and Inquiries about shade nets and other products.