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Micro Tunnels

Micro tunnels manufactured with Agryl are commonly used in the growth of Tomatos and Peppers, where creating localised micro-climates with sufficient vertical space for plant growth is required.

Root and bulb vegetables

Root and bulb vegetables ►

Crops such as Radish, Carrot and Crops from the Allium family. All these vegetables are mainly sown. Their growth and yield can be enhanced by a structure that maintains the hygrometry necessary to improve the germination rate. Fleece with good homogeneity can prevent damage and compaction in the soil structure. Combined with rain this can cause the formation of a "crust" that is hard for seedlings to pierce. Crop cover creates a good thermal effect which improves seedling growth.

Root and bulb vegetablesRadish, Rutabaga, Turnip, Carrots, Onion, Fennel, Celeriac, Beetroot

Leaf and stem vegetables

Leaf and stem vegetables ►

These vegetables can be either sown or planted. Planted crops are generally sensitive to shocks caused by temperature and humidity variation. Using a floating row cover can significantly reduce the risk of these shocks. Sown crops require a fleece to reduce crusting and maintain the humidity and thermal effect necessary to have a uniform germination. They generally have an important vegetative development.

Leaf and stem vegetablesFrench Endive/Witloof, Asparagus, Leek, Lettuce, Spinach, Parsley, Lamb's lettuce, Endive

Agryl P17 (17gsm)

Agryl P17 (17gsm) ►

Agryl 17 uniquely combines the open structure and breathability required for strong growth with light weight strength for a wide range of agricultural crops and farming environments. Proven over 30 years Agryl is routinely used year round in over 40 countries.

Length Single Width Welded Width
250m 2.2m (S) 4.1m (S)
250m - 6.5m (S)
250m - 8.5m (S)
250m - 10.5m (R)
250m - 12.75m (R)
250m - 16m (R)
(S) Standard Edge (R) Reinforced Edge
All our fleece are Z folded, which makes the laying easy.

Application Info

Micro tunnels are created by installing fleece over metal or plastic hoops with fixed edges held by pegs or earth. Agryl supplied in widths 1.2 - 2.2 m wide create the required size for crop growth. The high permeability open structure enables water transmission, reducing the pooling that can distort tunnels.This combines with relatively high tensile strength weight for weight that give a robust structure with low abrasion failure. Tunnels are usually used for 4 to 6 week cycles, robustness once installed is critical to prevent insect ingress. Reinforced edges improve the durability of installations and the re-usibility of the covers from crop to crop.