Efficient protection towards whitefly, thrip, and aphids and dependable safety towards extreme humidity to fight fungal ailments, with 0 influence: all that is on provide from Arrigoni, the Italian Group that has designed and produced agrotextiles to be used in farming for over 60 years. The options will shortly be offered on stand 220 on the 2023 version of GreenTech Americas, the present devoted to inexperienced applied sciences for agriculture, to be held from 21 to 23 March on the Exhibition Centre in Querétaro, Mexico.
The protecting screens have already confirmed their value within the subject, as we had been informed by Antonio Segura, operations supervisor of the Santa Rita property, which grows tomatoes and greens on an space of 40 hectares within the city of the identical identify.
“The Rio Verde valley space, the place the Santa Rita manufacturing middle is positioned,” Mr. Segura defined, “is a semi-arid zone with a local weather that’s usually scorching with low humidity, besides through the winter.
So in our zone, we’ve issues with quite a lot of insect pests, essentially the most dangerous of that are whitefly, thrip, and aphids. We’ve discovered using the Arrigoni thrip internet to be elementary in combating them.” “Beforehand,” Mr. Segura continued, “we used different protecting methods, however they’d holes and flaws, and the outcomes had been unsatisfactory. In distinction, Arrigoni’s Biorete® 50 Air Plus, really helpful to us by our companions Asesores en Invernaderos, has a really skinny however very uniform monofilament, important for excellent passive safety. And, what’s extra, in addition to offering a barrier towards insect pests, additionally it is an efficient manner of combating the extreme humidity we expertise in winter, which causes issues above all post-harvest, with the expansion of penicillium fungus. In reality, Biorete Air Plus improves air flow contained in the greenhouse. For this reason we’ve determined to undertake Arrigoni’s options on our property; we view it as not a price however slightly an funding, which can be recouped by means of a discount in therapies and an enchancment within the query of each crop.”
In Mexico, fruit and greens are grown in virtually tropical climates. Growers should sort out quite a lot of issues, particularly in passive greenhouses. In scorching climate, poor air flow causes a rise in temperature and humidity, a drop in CO2 ranges, water stress, increased charges of parasites and ailments, better crop losses on account of viruses, a excessive stage of pesticide therapies (a number of instances every week), and inefficient pollination.
All these issues result in low yields and poor crop high quality. “In rising areas like these in Mexico,” confirms Arrigoni agronomist Dr. Milena Poledica, “Biorete Air Plus can show extraordinarily efficacious and cost-effective. With its notably tight mesh, this display screen controls insect entry and thus reduces virus ranges, brings the temperature down as little as 28-29°, balances humidity, and permits improved air flow. This creates higher local weather circumstances for vegetation’ progress.”
In addition to Biorete Air Plus already referred to, Arrigoni will even be presenting different high-tech options at GreenTech. These embody Prisma® and Robuxta®, a spread of protecting screens that present optimized mild diffusion mixed with temperature management, and Arricover®, the revolutionary display screen that improves the microclimate. What’s extra, since Italian chief Lirsa joined the Group, Arrigoni is now additionally capable of provide options particularly developed for Mexico and tropical climates within the sector of agro-films with exceptionally excessive mild diffusion and excessive whole transmittance.