Grekkon Limited is a shade nets for agriculture supplier in east Africa to crop, fish, and livestock farmers. Farmers in Kenya buy 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, but rather for blending purposes in the farm.
4. What are shade net prices in Kenya?
1. 30% nets. Kes 70/ M square
2. 55% nets. Kes 80/ M square
3. 75% nets. Kes 110/M square
4. 90% nets. Kes 170/M square
When you buy a shade net, volume discounts apply.
5. 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.
6. 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?
Deeper shade nets in hot locations and lighter ones in cool locations
- 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
- Crop type
Some crops thrive best when shaded and others will prefer to be fully exposed to sunlight
- 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.