Using insect netting in the greenhouse: why and how does it work?

Control what stays inside and outside

Increasingly, we are seeing insect netting in vents in greenhouse horticulture. Where crop protection products were previously used, growers are now opting for insect netting. A friendly solution, without harmful substances, to combat pests and protect your crop. Stricter laws and regulations regarding the use of crop protection products also encourage the use of insect netting.

Is every greenhouse suitable for insect netting?

Yes, any greenhouse is suitable for insect netting. From a new to an existing greenhouse, a Venlo greenhouse, or a wide-span greenhouse. We work with the well-known slat system. The mesh in this system folds easily and retains its shape even when the vents are open. For a Venlo greenhouse, you can choose from two mesh systems: an integrated mesh system, or the cassette mesh system.

Integrated mesh system

In the integrated system, the greenhouse builder installs aluminium profiles in the vents. The mesh is then fitted into these profiles on site. This system has the lowest light interception. In other words, your crop receives optimal light with this system.

Cassette mesh system

The cassette system is retrofitted to the air vent. We produce these so-called mesh cassettes prefabricated in our own factory. The aluminium cassettes are made to measure and also equipped with insect netting. The cassette system is therefore mounted in its entirety directly on the vent. This system is particularly suitable for existing Venlo greenhouses, but it also works well for wide-span greenhouses. We have developed a special cassette system for Venlo greenhouses with frameless vents, for both new and existing situations.

Benefits of insect netting

The primary function of insect netting is, of course, to keep friendly critters in and harmful intruders out. But insect netting also has other benefits. For instance, the netting creates diffused light from the direct light entering through the opened vents. And that has a beneficial effect on the crop. The mesh also protects the crop from wind and dirt from outside. Finally, applying insect netting reduces the use of crop protection products. So you not only comply with strict laws and regulations, but also improve the quality of your crop.

At Peter Dekker Installaties, we have years of experience in supplying and installing various types of mesh systems. We have broad knowledge of the different types and options. Need advice? Do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help!