Anti-Bird Nets

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Grekkon Limited’s green or white colour woven anti-bird nets for sale in Kenya are in rolls of 100M x 6M or 50M x 4M. Their role is to protect crop and fish from bird pests, without killing the birds. Our anti-bird net prices in Kenya per roll are similar by unit area in all our branches. In Kenya, strawberry farming is the largest consumers of bird nets. This is because birds love the fruit, and farmers protect it for it is a high value product to be sold without blemish. Anti-bird nets are set up on all sides; roof and sides because birds will enter from any of them. In strawberry greenhouse farming in Kenya, they are installed on the side to keep away bird pests, but allow insects. Insects are key in strawberry production for the reason that pollination is needed for the fruit to develop  

 

 

Anti-bird net roll by Grekkon Limited

A woven anti-bird net roll by Grekkon Limited

 

How To Bird Net Apple Trees

In the open field crop production, anti bird nets for strawberry, apples, grapes, and other high value crops destroyed by bird pests during fruiting are important 

1. Method 1

  • measure your apple tree size using this formula; [height + width]x2 x [height + width]x2
  • pick our UV stabilised, high integrity net from Grekkon Limited
  • lay it on the ground next to that apple tree
  • ready your self with a broom, or other broad base equipment with a long handle
  • get a helper- a tall one
  • stand one on either side of the tree and hook your broom under one edge of the net to lift it over
  • when you’ve gone as far as possible, take the broom out and get it under the net again a bit lower down and lift another section up onto the tree

 

How to measure your apple tree anti-bird net size

 

  • go to the other side of the tree and hook the edge of the net with the broom and pull it towards you
  • leave a little edge laying on the ground because most birds get in at ground level
  • weigh the net down with planks or stones or by gathering the net around the trunk and securing it
  • check for any holes or gaps

 

An anti- bird net on an apple tree

 

This method is the most cost effective as you only have your net covering where it’s needed. However, it is cumbersome, and as the trees outgrow the anti-bird net, the net will have to be changed

Method 2

Another way is to use timber poles or steel frames support systems. The net is laid as a roof, and also covers the sides

  • measure out and mark spots to dig out 1M deep.holes 3M apart by row and 3M apart from each other
  • set your 4M tall timber poles or metallic frames in these hole
  • firm them in position with soil or concrete
  • add strong wires or timber runners on the roof 1.5M or 2M apart to support the net
  • lay the bird net
 

A bird net raised 3M above the ground in an apple orchard

 

This method is quite expensive and the cost implication over large acreages will outweigh the benefits. However, it is not cumbersome and the net will not be changed as a result of crop growth

Method 3

For short crops like strawberry, a bird net support structure will be built above the crop on the planting beds upon which the net rests. This strawberry anti-bird net will cover the top and all sides to the bottom

 

A strawberry anti-bird net

 

How to use your anti-bird nets

1. In the greenhouse

 Anti bird nets are agricultural nets placed as side netting in greenhouse structures to prevent bird pest entry. Bird nets are in these specific greenhouses where the crop requires insect pollination to fruit, such as strawberries

2. Shade house

As a side netting for shade net houses, just as in a greenhouse. To keep away flying and none flight bird pests

3. Fish pond cover

To protect fish from kingfisher birds in aquaculture. It is the largest use of bird nets in the country so far

4. Fence

As a fence and top netting in free-range chicken raring. You will have a bird net as a fence and top netting on a small kitchen garden to keep off chicken and bird pests

 

Anti-bird net in an apple farm

Protecting an orchard from bird pests with an anti-bird net

 

Grekkon Limited’s anti bird nets price in Kenya is Kes 65 per meter square. A full roll is 50M by 4M which is 200 meters square or 1M x 600M which is 600 meters square

 

Choosing anti-bird nets by color

The use of these nets is relatively new in Kenya. However, with intense agriculture systems growing in the country, their demand increases every year. We supply green or white nets as preferred by the user. White nets reflect back excess heat to prevent the accumulation of high temperatures in a structure or fish pond. Use in warm low land locations. Green nets reflect less heat and are good in cool highland locations

 

Netting is one of the most common and utilized bird control methods. It physically blocks pest birds from the desired areas. Installation must not trap birds inside. Only block them from getting in. We train farmers on the proper installation of these nets to avoid damage and tearing. This also reduces the net’s overall lifespan. Grekkon Limited encourages the use of profiles and wiggle wires during installation on a high net structure. Do not nail directly on the bird net, and avoid excess weight 

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Established in 2017, Grekkon Limited is a Kenyan agribusiness company. It specialises in the provision of; - Irrigation systems - Greenhouse construction - Dam liners installation - Water pumps - Solar dryers construction - Agriculture nets - Borehole drilling The company has operations offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

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  • Dear Sir/Madam. I intend to grow Avocado seedlings on an acre piece of land in the highlands of Rift Valley. What is the recommended shade net and Why? as indicated below:
    a. 55 or 75%?
    b. Green or Black?
    c. Woven or Knitting?
    Regards

    Letuno
    Reply
    • Dear Letuno,

      Thank you for your enquiry. In the early stages of your seedlings, start with 75% because your seedlings are tender at this point. When they’re more grown, move them to 55%, and eventually harden harden them completely in the open. The color doesn’t matter- it’s purely for aesthetic reasons. Our nets are knitted mono-filaments.

      For an acre measuring approximately 4,200M sq, you’ll require 21 rolls.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi Admin,
    I’m venturing in horticulture, the major challenge I’m faced with is bird pests. Area to be covered is approximately 7 acres. Kindly advise on the shade size and cost

    Peter
    Reply
    • Dear Peter,

      If your only challenge is birds, then you’ll only need an anti bird net. It will measure 169M x 169M= 28,561M sq to cover 7 acres @ Kes 72/M sq, so Kes 2,056,392.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Iam in need of it how can I get it am located at ongata rongai kajiado county. Can you deliver

    Mwathi pere
    Reply
    • Dear Mwathi,

      This is available in our Utawala branch. Yes we’ll deliver to you in Rongai. Please share your number or call us on 0777 157 132

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • When give the cost per meter, does it include the installation cost or it’s the price of the material ONLY.

    Stephen Kyalo
    Reply
    • Good morning David,

      This is the anti-bird net cost in Kenya for material only. The cost of installation depends on the project size.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • My fish dam measures 43ft by 58.6ft.
    Kindly advice if I can get a customized size that will just cover fully .
    It’s very urgent. 0706561695

    Moses kabugute
    Reply
    • Good evening Moses,

      Your 304M sq bird net price in Kenya is Kes 19,760. Anne in our Nairobi office will reach you

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply

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