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Agryl P17 (17gsm)

This benchmark product offers high moisture transmission to support growth. This is matched to air permeability for temperature stability and heat retention to increase root temperatures which drive early maturation of crops. Thicker fibers make the product robust enough to protect from occasional weather extremes and custom widths help ensure the optimum coverage of crops.

Tuber

Tuber ►

Typically planted over winter and protected until the end of April. Early Potatoes are the most common example of these crops.

Tubers are generally grown on mound beds and have an important vegetative development.

TuberEarly Potatoes

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

Fruit vegetables, cucurbits and soft fruits

Fruit vegetables, cucurbits and soft fruits ►

Typical crops include strawberry, melon, zucchini, & cucumber. These plants have rough leaves and stems which can abrade and penetrate floating row covers. These vegetables, usually planted, need temperature and humidity to take properly. They generally have an important vegetative development

Fruit vegetables, cucurbits and soft fruitsStrawberries, Gherkins, Marrow / Zucchini / Squash, Melon, Peppers, Tomatoes

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

Brassica Crops

Brassica Crops ►

Cabbage, Cauliflower & Kale are all examples of this category. Planted in March - April these are typically covered to ensure the root development. This typically requires covering for about 4 to 6 weeks depending on the species. At the beginning of spring, the soil temperature limits rapid root growth and cold wind can inhibit the vegetative development of the plants. The combined wind-break and greenhouse effect of crop covers allow a rapid growth and effective protection of the foliage.

Brassica CropsCabbage / White Heart, Broccoli, Kohl Rabi, Cauliflower

Ornamentals

Ornamentals ►

Ornamentals includes lawn, young trees and ornamentals in nurseries. Fleece is used for overwintering of the plants in container and ensures an optimal winter protection against:

  • breaking of the exposed parts of the plants (frost, snow, wind)
  • dehydration of twigs, buds and leaves (conifers and evergreen plants)
  • bursting of branches
  • asphyxiation of the roots
  • freezing of the plant
  • sudden variations of temperature

It also protects the lawns in the case of global sowing or in case of overseeding.

OrnamentalsTrees, Shrubs and Perennials, Lawn

Bananas

Bananas ►

Virus transmission is a key issue for Banana growers. Mid weight Agryl, in unique roll formats, is used to create an economically effective protection mechanism avoiding the complexity of covering the entire bunch.

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Young Plants

Young Plants ►

Young plants include both vegetables and ornamentals that are grown under cover in nurseries before planting.
To maintain the optimum temperature and soil humidity, planted seeds are covered with Agryl. The plant growth is then early and uniform.
The duration of covering depends on the sensitivity of the species to high temperature.

Young PlantsYoung Plants

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 Technology

Agryl P17 is the lightest of a range of floating row crop covers used to improve crop yields and shorten harvest times.

Suited for a wide range of environmental conditions the physical strength of P17 protects planted crops from the physical impact of climatic changes including hail, frost and snow. It also acts as a physical barrier to reduce damage due to wildlife such as rabbits and birds.

Agryl creates a growth enhancing micro-climate due to carefully selected materials and open structure which give a low thermicity value, with high air flow. This result in a more uniform temperature (across the field), less variations due to day/night and retention of the radiant heat stored by soil during the day.

Farmers have the scope to water and fertilize crops to further optimise the yield without removing the crop cover, due to the porous structure of the fleece. Agryl‘s exceptionally highly porous structure and exceptionally low hydrostatic head allows rapid water pass-through. This enables the product to remain light weight for longer - resulting in less risk of wind damage.

The outcome is a more homogeneous crop, consistently sized and maturing earlier in the season for example:
8-18 days for Lettuce
8-14 days for Strawberries

To optimise the use of crop cover, Agryl is available in a wide range of custom and standard sized rolls up to 28m wide. This reduces installation time through minimum roll changes, fewer traverses of the field and less product waste. Installation is also simplified with the option of reinforced edges that reduce the risks during roll-out and staking to ensure the integrity of the fleece is maintained.

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Open Fields

Open Fields ►

Open Field applications require a robust fleece design with the ability for farmers to specify the exact performance requirements for their needs. Strength, moisture and light management and durablity are all critical.

Green Houses & Plastic Tunnel

Green Houses & Plastic Tunnel ►

In glass house application, insect barrier, light transmission and shade are key to ensuring higher yields, less spoiling and closer control of the growth process.

Macro Tunnels

Macro Tunnels ►

Macro tunnels are used to cover many beds in a single cover with space for farm workers to access the plants. These create the same climate conditions as micro tunnels.

Micro Tunnels

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.

Bags

Bags ►

The excellent weldability of Agryl products enables a unique protection solution for certain stem crops, encapsulating fruit during growth, whilst leaving the majority of the plant uncovered.

Garden Nursery

Garden Nursery ►

During Nursery growth, young plants are susceptible at lower levels of exposure than on maturation. Additional protective measures are often required to protect against damage.