Shade Nets

Grekkon Limited is a shade nets for agriculture supplier in east Africa to crop, fish, and livestock farmers. Farmers in Kenya buy plant shade nets that are woven or knitted which are available in different shadings and colours. We train farmers on how to choose a shade net in Kenya based on several considerations. Our shade nets for sale are provided at the bottom of this article, prices included.

In shade net farming the types of 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 For Agriculture; FAQs

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 amount of shade required, 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?

To blend well with the crops in the farm. Common vegetables and fruits trees under shade nets in nurseries are; onion, garlic, tomato, strawberry, avocado and passion fruit

5. What are shade net prices in Kenya?

% shade
  Price per meter square in KES
30%   KES 70
55%   KES 80
75%   KES 110
90%   KES 170

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?

From any Grekkon Limited store in; Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

Shade Nets Farming Selection Criteria

How do I choose a shade net?

1. Climate

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.

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Comments (31)

  • Do you sell shade netting by the meter for domestic use?

    I require a piece 6 meters x 5 meters. 90% if possible, beige or white.

    Many thanks

    Kind regards

    David Waters

    David Waters
    Reply
    • Dear David,

      Good afternoon and thank you for your enquiry. Our nets are 4M wide, so yours would be 4M x 8M to meet your size. 90% is available as black only. Will this work for you sir?

      Best regards,

      Customer service

      Reply
  • I need 4m*6m
    Mutunga
    0725064659

    Mutunga
    Reply
    • Dear Mutunga,

      Which % shade net do you prefer?

      Best Regards,

      Customer Service.

      Reply
  • I would like green shade net to fence my plot 50*100. Please advice on price.

    Catherine
    Reply
    • Dear Catherine,

      Thank you for your enquiry. What % shade net do you need for this fencing?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
      • Please am in tanariver county,,new farmer,so I need your advise n guidance what to use(shade nets) n what to grow plus I need irrigation kit,,hope you respond because in WhatsApp you never respond

        Leah mburu
        Reply
    • Am in Mombasa need 4*3 green shadenet for my vegetables garden. Kindly advise on recommended percentage and transport and payment arrangements

      Colman Wambari
      Reply
  • Your contacts? Physical/phone

    Robert
    Reply
    • Dear Robert,

      Good morning. Our phone contact is 0777 157 132, and our location in Nairobi is at Amrash Business Park in Utawala. We look forward to your patronage.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • What’s the best shade net for growing leafy vegetables such as managu?

    Elisha
    Reply
    • Dear Elisha,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Work with 55% for managu. What size do you need in meters square?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Which shade net would you recommend for growing indoor plants in Ongata Rongai? Thank you.

    Esther
    Reply
    • Dear Esther,

      Work with 55% shade net. What size do you need?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I am looking for netting to be used for an outdoor street soccer pitch. This netting will be used for ball control at the goal ends of the pitch. Do you sell bulk netting and how much is this? Thanks.

    Shannon Lewis
    Reply
    • Dear Shannon,

      Our bird nets are perfect for this. What size do you need and where are you located?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I am about to built a hydroponic fodder shade structure on my farm in Malindi. I have been advised on a 55% Shade Net. My structure is 3m by 4m and height of 2m. What’s the best size and how can I get it to Malindi?
    Thanks

    Yvonne K Mafunga
    Reply
    • Dear Yvonne,

      Your complete top and sides 55% shade netting is 40M sq. We will courier it to Malindi via your preferred courier service. When do you need this? Please share your contact or reach us in Nairobi on 0777 157 132.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I need a shade net for ruscus plants of about 100 sqm. Pls advise which type of net as I’m residing in kajiado and the price. Thanking you in advance

    Mohamed shariff
    Reply
    • Dear Mohamed,

      Use the 55% shade net at Kes 85/M sq, so Kes 8,500. Your net dimensions are 25M x 4M. When do you intend t procure this?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hello,
    Do you have shade nets that can keep out fine dust but still allow air in for ventilation.
    I’m working in a hot sandy environment, where the wind blows sand into the (food processing) facility. I’m thinking of placing the net over the ventilators.
    Thank you,
    Veronicah

    Veronicah
    Reply
    • Dear Veronicah,

      Good afternoon. The 90% shade net will keep off the dust from your ventilators. What size do you need?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Great work. Very informative

    Reply
  • Hello, which %is best for shade net on capsicum in open field and how many square d for only 400 plants where. the spacing of planting is 2FEET by 1.5 feet

    Munene Miriti
    Reply
  • I need a green 55% shade which is 5×2meters…

    Reply
  • Hello
    Am in Karunga, in Gilgil constituency. I intend to plant pepino melons. Which net would you advice me to use to help prevent the invasion from birds that have wiped out my test crop and also help retain moisture

    Pius kimani
    Reply
    • Dear Pius.

      Thank you for your inquiry. Use our 55% shade net to keep them away, and at the same time retain your moisture.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi. Need a tomato nursery shade net for 4X6

    Stanley
    Reply
    • Dear Stanley,

      Good evening. This is noted. What % shade do you need?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I would wish to do vegetables – managu and spinach in ruiru on a plot size 50m by 100. The problem is birds. Please advise the net to buy and the size. Thanks in advance

    Charles
    Reply

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