Grekkon Limited’s shade nets prices in Kenya to crop, fish, and livestock farmers are according to the shade net type. The types of shade nets for plants is defined by the light filtration rate, which is given as a percentage of the shade received from the net, also known as the filtration density. For instance a net allowing in 45% light will be described as a 55% shade net. Our shade net rolls are 50M long, and 4M wide for all types of nets, and colors. These shade nets for sale in Kenya can also be cut from the roll during purchase, if the grower wants to procure only a portion of it. Our shade net installation cost in Kenya depends on:
- The size of the shade house structure
- Types of shade nets being installed
- Frame type of the shade house; is it wooden or metallic?
- The design of the shade house; is a flat or curved roof?
As the shade nets supplier in Kenya, our shade nets are woven or knitted , and they are available in different shadings and colors. We train farmers on how to choose a shade net in Kenya based on several considerations. Shade nets for agriculture are placed as a cover on a metallic or wooden structure to create a shade house. Our shade net installation cost is determined by the size of the net to be installed
A shade house, like a greenhouse will be utilised commercially for the production of;
- seedlings. for vegetable crops, tubers such as potato, fruits, and forestry
- cuttings. for flowers and other ornamentals
- ornamentals. flowers and other decorative plants
- herbs and spices such as rosemary, geraniums, lemon grass, mint and others
- vegetables such as cabbage, sweet peppers, carrot, coriander and others
- fruit seedlings, cuttings and graftings
- forestry seedlings, cuttings and graftings
Shade net fencing is another use of shade nets when they are placed along the plant edges as wind breaks, and to prevent livestock from accessing the crops. Our shade nets for sale are provided at the bottom of this article, prices included.
Which shade net is best?
Our agricultural shade nets to select from by a grower are determined by the shading required. For instance, a grower doing vegetable crop nurseries will need more shading than one with a mature crop under shade. A farmer in a hot lowland climatic zone will use a net with higher shading than one in a cool highland climatic location for the same crop, at the same stage of growth. During the hardening stage of a crop, a farmer will use a lighter net than the one used in the earlier stage of the crop.
How to do agro shade net farming in Kenya
i. Select the right shade net material for your crop
ii. Build an appropriate shade net house or support the net 2M high to cover only the top
Learn more in the video below
Shade Nets Prices In Kenya
1. What is a shade net?
It is a woven or knitted plastic material that allows only a certain amount of sunlight to pass through to the crop
2. What is agro shade net farming?
It is the growing of crops under the protection from direct sunlight using a net that blocks out a certain amount of sunlight
3. What are the types of agricultural shade nets in Kenya?
i. According to the filtration density Grekkon Limited has; 30%, 55%, 75%, and 90% shading. A greenhouse shade net is similar to an open field net.
ii. According to color preference, we supply black and green nets.
The color of the net has no effect on its shading ability,
4. Why are shade nets green?
5. What are shade net prices in Kenya?
Cost of shade nets in Kenya by Grekkon Limited
||Grams per meter Square (GSM)||Price per meter square in KES
Volume discounts apply
6. Why are shade nets important?
Because they provide protection to a crop from excessive radiation and heat. They help the crop to retain moisture and grow vigorously, without any water loss stress.
7. Where can I buy shade nets in Kenya?
As a shade nets distributor in Kenya, they are available from any Grekkon Limited store in; Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu
8. What is the cost of a shade net per acre?
The tabulation below give our shade nets prices in Kenya per acre acre. An acre is taken as 4,048 square meters
|% Shade||Cost per Acre In Kes|
9. How long does a shade net last?
Our shade nets are UV treated to last for 7 years under outdoor use
10. Does a shade net prevent rain?
No. Shade nets will reduce the amount of rain falling on the ground beneath but they do not prevent it from coming through. This is allows it’s use on crops that are under rain fed cultivation
11. Is shade net water proof?
No it is not water proof
Shade Nets Farming Selection Criteria
How do I choose a shade net?
Deeper shade nets in hot locations and lighter ones in cool locations
2. Age of the crop
Deeper nets for the tender stage in the nursery and the lighter ones during the hardening stage or when the crop is more mature
3. Crop type
Some crops thrive best when shaded and others will prefer to be fully exposed to sunlight
4. By growing method; greenhouse or open field
A greenhouse shade net will reduce the heat in the greenhouse structure
Shade Nets Farming in Kenya; summary
Grekkon Limited is the place to buy shade nets in Nairobi because our agronomy team expertly advises on the right net to use.
These three factors must be considered when choosing the right shade net on the farm. 90% nets are ideal for vegetable crop nurseries as the crop is very tender and vulnerable to heat stress. 75% nets are used in fruit tree or forestry nurseries because the plants are more heat tolerant than their vegetable counterparts. The choice of using 30% or 55% shade during the hardening stage depends on the state of the seedlings, and the prevailing climatic conditions.