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3 Types of Hail Netting – All You Need to Know

3 types hail netting
In this blog post, we'll break down the three main types of hail netting so that you can choose the best option for your needs.
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Introduction

As a farmer or grower, you know that hail can wreak havoc on your crops. That’s why you need to have a plan in place to protect your plants from this destructive force of nature.
One option is to use hail netting. Anti Hail Nets can protect your crops from hail, wind, and snow to keep them safe and sound.
But did you know that there are different types of hail protection netting?

In this post, we’ll take a look at three of the most common types so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.

What is hail netting?

Hail netting is a type of netting that is typically used to protect crops from hail damage.
Hail netting is usually made from a sturdy, hail-resistant material, such as high-density polyethylene.

Anti hail nets can also be used to protect cars, homes, and other buildings from hail damage. Not only does hail netting help to reduce the amount of hail damage by up to 98%, but it also provides UV protection for crops.
Hail protection netting is available in a variety of sizes and colors, and can be custom-made to fit any desired area.
The hail protection system is an effective way to minimize hail damage to crops, homes, and other structures.

hail proof netting
hail proof netting
  • For agriculture, hail is the most adverse weather condition. It can damage the entire farm within a few minutes.
  • For plant protection, hail netting is an efficient system. It ensures the continuous production of the plant.

Besides hail protection, this netting also prevents birds from damaging the fruit allowing enough sunlight.

Hail Netting Basic Function

Hail netting from Eyouagro has been designed with unique features that will all but eliminate the chance of passing over your product as it flies across the landscape.

Hail netting also increases yields by up to 10%.

Hail screens are a cost-effective measure that can protect your crops from hail, wind, and snow to keep them safe and sound.  EyouAgro offers Hail Nets with various mesh sizes, so you can choose the best option for protecting all your plants.

It has been designed with unique features that will all but eliminate the chance of passing over your orchard as it flies across the landscape Hail Netters have been specially developed. Hence, they are easy to install and remove, so you don’t have to worry about doing these tasks yourself.

Hail protection netting is a significant investment for fruit orchard protection that you will be glad to have taken.

Related Link: 5 hail netting benefits

Hail Netting Material

Hail proof netting is polyethylene monofilament, healthy, and UV protected. Hail netting material ensures plants’ protection from hail and birds till their harvest.

Installation of hail proof netting is in rows, drape down over the plant, shady canopies, pyramid shape, and flat as a shade.
Most commonly, hail netting is fitted in rows for crops and drapes down the plant.

For fruit trees, the drape-down position is best as trees need protection from tip to toe before the fruit becomes fully ripe. 

Hail Netting Specification

Following are the specifications of the net usually used in hail net.

  • Material: High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • The diameter of yarn: 0.25mm-0.35mm
  • Size of hole: 8mm to 10mm
  • Width: 1-8m
  • Weight: 40 to 180 GSM
  • Colour: Black, Grey, White, Green and Transparent

3 Types of Hail Netting: All You Need to Know

Majorly, two hail net types manufacture from two different machines with different patterns. They are raschel hail netting and leno woven hail netting. Raschel hail netting has two different mesh patterns named crossover and triangular, made from the raschel machine.

So, there are three types of hail netting, explained below. Farmers can choose from the one that best suits their crops.

Raschel Drape Hail Netting

This netting is a combination of tape and microfilament polythene.
It is UV-resistant and highly durable.
It has a triangular pattern, making it a supreme quality small mesh net that protects the crops at a large scale.
Inbuilt eyelets help with easy insertion of cable or cord for installation.
Easy to handle and lightweight net, which also has anti-rip properties.
Triangular hail netting pattern has more usage in the cooperate sector for shading and saving their parking lots from hailstones.

Features

  • Inbuilt eyelets for easy installation using a cord or cable.
  • Closer holes prevent smaller size hail from entering.
  • Allow sunlight to pass (10% shade factor)
  • Anti-Rip and UV resistance.
  • Reinforced edges enhance the elastic strength of the net.
  • This net can be used as a shade as well.
  • It has recyclable material that does not harm the climate and plants.

Specifications

  • Material: UV resistant high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
  • Mesh size: 2mm × 11mm.
  • Colour: Black, white, green, yellow, red.
  • Width: Maximum 8 m.

Applications

Raschel drape hail net can be draped over big trees to save the fruit from hail.
In greenhouses, this net can be used as shade cloth and can also cover the garden to protect the flowers and fruits damaged by sunlight.

Drape Hail Netting
Drape Hail Netting

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Protect your trees with a drape hail net, economical in price and easy to install.

Leno Woven Hail Netting

Leno woven hail netting is the strongest among all other patterns.
Its material is tough monofilament high-density polyethylene. Its selvages are also durable making its application suitable in long rows.
It is mostly available in transparent color, helping the corps get high sunlight implying a low shade level.
It is installed in high-temperature areas to prevent the plants from direct sun heat.
Some plants are sensitive to heat and get burned quickly.
Leno woven hail netting is best to protect the plants from intense daylight.

Leno Woven Hail Netting
Leno Anti Hail Netting

Specifications

  • Material: UV stabilized high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
  • Mesh size: Available in almost all sizes from minimum 2mm to maximum 8mm.
  • Colour: Black, white, grey, red.
  • Width: Maximum 5 m.

Features

  • Firm edges help to stand in heavy hail.
  • Antioxidant, anti-rip, and UV resistance.
  • It prevents hail damage and ensures yield productivity.
  • Polyethylene is a recyclable material that certifies environmental safety.

Applications

Leno woven hail net protects different varieties of fruits and vegetables from damage. Besides protecting from hail, it also saves the plant from birds as it fully covers the fruit, which does not allow the birds to damage the fruit.

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Leno Hail Netting

EYOUAGRO offers a leno woven hail net with 5~8 years of warranty.

Get the netting system as per your requirement as they have different sizes that protect your plants from damage.

Raschel Quad Crossover Knitted Hail Netting

A hail netting pattern knitted and made up of high-density UV stabilized polythene yarn.
It is shaped into a Raschel diamond design.
It is light in weight, highly durable, anti-rip, and easy to handle.
Mostly this net is available in black, green, and white colors.
Knitted cross-stitched hail netting is utilized mainly by farmers who want to cover their fields to protect against bad weather conditions and birds.

Raschel Quad Crossover Hail Netting
Raschel Quad Crossover Hail Netting

Features

  • Prevent hail damage and increase crop productivity.
  • Its material cannot be ripped and is UV protected.
  • Easy to install and lightweight.
  • More than five years of life span  
  • It allows a sound transmission of sunlight.
  • Highly durable. A double layer of mesh net enhances the strength of hail netting.
  • UV resistance gives this net a long life to fight against hail.

Specifications

  • Material: high-density polyethylene monofilament.
  • Weaving method: raschel warped knitted
  • Colour: black, white, grey, red, and other colors.
  • Hole size: 8mm, 12mm, 16mm.
  • Sizes: 6m, 7.6m, 8m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 16m, 20m. Other sizes are available.

Applications

The Raschel knitted crossover hail netting can be in areas with fewer hailstorms. Places, where flat canopies for hail are required, are best for this net.

Quad crossover hail netting
Quad Crossover Hail Netting Canopy

You can get the top-quality raschel knitted quad crossover hail net from EYOUAGRO that ensures your crops’ protection with ten years of warranty.

Related Link: How to Choose the Right Hail Netting

What Color of Hail Net Suits You Best?

Hail nets are used as a means of protection against hail due to the specific climatic conditions and the damage hail can cause to leaves, trunks, and fruit.
However, the use of hail cloth can reduce photosynthesis and can also affect the fruit during the growing season.

Three colors of hail nets are currently popular on the market,

  • Transparent Hail Net
  • White Hail Net
  • Black Hail Net

Black hail nets provide the best shade and in some hot areas with strong UV rays, black provides the best protection against sunburn on the fruit.

But for most light-loving fruits, which need more sunlight to color, black is not always suitable

For example apple growers,
the coloring of apples has a direct impact on the quality of their appearance and marketing.

So which color of hail netting has the least impact on apples?

The transparent anti hail netting is the best for the color of apples.
See the following control group test:

Treatments L* H*
Transparent hail net 44.1 38.8
White hail net 44.8 41
Black hail net 48.4 53
Fruit color values for different colored hail nets
L* represents brightness; H* represents hue angle,
Lower values represent more red coloration, High values mean more yellow coloration

The test results show that

Three different colours of treated hail nets were applied, including black and white hail nets under fruit and transparent coloured hail nets for controls. The colour of the fruit was measured after harvesting.
The results showed that the colour of the fruit was better under the transparent hail nets

If you are interested in how Apple can be more colorful you can see our reflective ground screen.

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reflective ground screen.jpg
  • Reflective Ground Mulch

    Reflective Ground Mulch or Reflective Ground Cover is a shiny bright white/silver plastic cover for improving canopy light relation, which are made to improve fruit quality including fruit coloration and sugar content, thus improving fruit yield and quality. It is developed to cover the entire orchard floor and not just the area immediately below the trees, which maximizes the amount of light that can be reflected back into the trees.

    • Improved blush color, fruit sizes, and fruit sets
    • Increased Brix levels can lead to better-tasting fruits
    • Offers control over flying pests and reduces weed growth
    • Accelerates fruit maturity approaching harvest

    Read More


Useful Hail Netting Accessories

Hail Net Fastener and Connector

This indicates a reduction in sunlight exposure and final fruit color due to the use of black or white hail nets on the trees

Plastic Net Fasteners and Connectors from EyouAgro are ideal for poly, energy curtains, nets, screens, and shade cloth. They can be easily installed and are designed for a wide range of applications.

They are made from top-quality nylon plastic with UV stabilization, do not dry out but retain their physical strength over time.

In addition to being reusable for several seasons, each connector is specifically designed to be used with a particular kind of netting and according to the way in which it covers a specific structure.

Here is EyouAgro offers the netting fasteners and connectors

No. Clips Ideal for
1 Clips for connector Netting Connector
2 Clips for top wire Hanging & Clip with wire
3 Clips for net fixing Netting Fixed
4 Wire Clips Netting Fixed with wire
5 Net Clips Split Net Clamps
6 Net Winterfix Winter Collection

Hooks for Hail Nets

Hooks for hail netting are easy to use accessories to attach faster to a cable, net, or rope. It’s a perfect reusable solution for mounting an anti-hail net to any line.

There are five kinds of hooks EyouAgro produced:

No. Clips Ideal for
1 O Hooks Hail netting and rain cover
2 S Hooks Hail netting and shade netting
3 Adjustable Hooks Adjustable length for bungee cords
4 bungee ball Hang hail netting
5 Shark bite clamps Fasten netting without puncturing

These are made of durable and lightweight plastic. Their Physical strength helps them quickly link several nets together and attach them to the steel wire.

Caps for Poles

Hail netting pole caps are accessories designed to strengthen the wires in the system. Produced from high-quality polyethylene, resistant to rays of the sun, weather, and mechanical influence.

Usually, these poles are mounted at the top of concrete poles and are used to grasp cables and wires that run longitudinally and transversely.

A complete set consists of housing, washers, caps, and galvanized fasteners.

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Caps for hail netting eyouagro

Bungee Cords

Bungee cord or Elastic Wire is the necessary accessory for the hail netting system.

It is a tension net that can act effectively to extend the service life of the hail net when the cloud of hail attacks. Since the cloud of hail is very elastic, it can absorb and dissolve pretty well.

bungee cord and hail netting
bungee cord and hail netting

Anti Hail Net Applications

Hail netting is an effective way to protect your property from hail damage. Whether you are looking for a hail net for your garden, orchard, vineyard, or auto dealership, we have you covered.

We have several different applications of hail netting available:

Hail Netting For Gardens

If you have a garden, then we have the perfect solution for you. Our garden hail nets are lightweight and easy to install. They are also made from high-quality materials that will last for years. The best thing about our garden hail nets is that they come with a lifetime warranty so you can rest assured that your investment will stay protected for many years to come!

Hail Netting For Orchards

Orchards are one of the most popular places where people use our hail nets because they can easily get damaged by hailstorms, especially when there are no trees or plants yet and the ground is bare!
If you own an apple tree orchard and want to protect it from hailstorms, then our orchard hail nets will definitely be able to do that for you! They are very effective at protecting orchards from hailstorms and other forms of weather damage as well!

apple hail netting
apple hail netting

Hail netting for vineyards

Vineyards need protection too and this is where hail nets come in handy. Hail nets are used to protect vines from hail damage during bad weather conditions like heavy rain or snowfall but they also provide excellent wind protection during winter months. This means that vineyard owners can save money by using fewer irrigation systems and other expensive equipment to protect their vines from frost damage due to cold weather conditions.

vineyards hail netting
vineyards hail netting

Hail Protection netting for Greenhouse

This is the most common use of hail netting in the world. It is designed to protect crops and vegetables from hail damage. Hail nets are usually made of HDPE materials. The main features are light weight, high strength and good flexibility. Greenhouse shelters have a variety of shapes and sizes according to different needs, such as circular, square, rectangular and triangle.

hail netting for greenhouse
hail netting for greenhouse

Hail nets for cars

When hailstones hit cars and other vehicles, they can cause serious damage if not protected by hail netting. A good quality hail net will be strong enough to withstand strong winds and heavy rain so that it does not rip apart during application. The most common material used in this application is Polyethylene (PE) which is fire resistant, UV stabilized, and durable enough to last long in all weather conditions.

cars hail netting 2
cars hail netting 2

Hail net for auto dealers

Auto dealerships need a lot of protection from damaging elements such as hail stones hitting their inventory. You can use different kinds of nets depending on what type of vehicle you’re protecting; cars, trucks or boats may require different types

hail protection for auto dealer
hail protection for auto dealer

Hail netting for Photovoltaic solar panels

Hail netting for photovoltaic farms is a relatively new product in the market, but it has quickly become one of the best ways to protect your solar panels from hail damage. The hail netting is made out of a strong polyester material that will resist impacts from small hail and prevent it from piercing through the glass on your solar panels.

This means that your panels are protected from getting damaged by hail, which can save you thousands of dollars in repairs or replacements.

hail netting for Solar panels ,hail netting for Photovoltaic farm
hail netting for Photovoltaic farm

Hail Netting Installation Process

If Hail Netting is installed correctly, it can save crops and other plants from damage during a hailstorm. The hail Netting installation Process takes time but is worth the effort.

hail netting system installation

To learn how to install Hail Netting properly, follow the 3 steps:

Step 01:
Install Hail Netting on posts that are spaced 12 feet apart around the perimeter of your property. The height should be about 4- 8 feet above ground level for best results.
It needs to install on the exterior of a farm or building, and it should be placed several inches above any openings to allow for the passage of air while still protecting from hail damage.

Step 02:
Tie off one end of the net to a post or stake with loops at either end; then stretch out the length of the net between two posts and tie it off.
Repeat this process until all posts have been used if you don’t want to use stakes, place lawn staples in each corner of the Hail Netting to secure it in place.

Step 03:
Hail netting is most effective when installed during the early stages of growth for plants, so make sure you do this before crops or other materials are at risk (for example, after tilling).
Also, be aware that hail netting does not protect against all types of hail damage. Hail netting is most effective against small, soft hail and only moderately effective against large hailstones.

Eyouagro Anti hail nets are easy to install because they have grommets every four feet along the edge of each side that allow for fastening with rope or twine.
This makes it simple to attach them anywhere you need protection from damage due to hailstorms!

Hail Netting Installation Process takes time, but it can save you a lot of money in the long run!

If you want to know the complete Hail Netting installation process,

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installation of agriculture netting

When to install the Anti-hail Netting to get the timing right?

The right time for installing is when you have done the seeding on the farm or before the monsoon comes.
The most common issue of cultivators is a ruinous breeze that farmers are always waiting for the coming monsoon, and then one day, the hailstorm comes and destroys everything on the field.

If a hail storm hits, then it could end up causing lots of damage to the leaves on your plants which would result in less yield at harvest time.

Installing Anti Hail netting is a very effective way to protect your crops from the damaging effects of hailstorms and other extreme weather events.

5 Tips on Ultimate Buying Guide for Anti Hail Nets

Hail can be a major problem for farmers, business owners, and homeowners. Not only does hail cause damage to property, it can also lead to serious injuries.
While there are many products on the market that promise to protect you from hail, not all of them are effective. In order to make sure you are getting the best protection possible, it is important to do your research before buying a hail net.

In this guide, We’ve put together this ultimate anti hail netting buying guide to help you find the right product for your needs.

We’ll tell you what you need to consider when choosing a hail net, as well as give you some tips on how to make sure you’re getting the best possible deal on your purchase.

So, let’s get started!

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apple hail netting

1. How to choose the right size and shape of netting

When choosing a hail net, it is important to first consider the size and shape of the area you want to protect. The netting should be large enough to cover the entire area, and it should be the right shape to fit the space.

If you are protecting a large area, such as a farm or an entire yard, you will need a large netting that covers the entire space. If you are protecting a smaller area, such as a car or a porch, you can choose a smaller netting.

It is also important to consider the shape of the netting. Some nets are square or rectangle-shaped, while others are circular or oval. Choose the shape that best fits the space you are trying to protect.

2. What is the cost of the anti hail net?

It is important to find a hail net that fits your budget. Hail nets can vary in price, so it is important to find one that fits your needs. Make sure to consider the size of the net and the type of material it is made of before making your purchase.

The price of anti hail net can vary depending on the size, material, and feature. Their price also depends on the type of hail netting you choose.

  • If you use our Raschel Drape Hail netting, it is about $1500~2500 per acre.
  • If you choose Leno Woven Hail Netting, it is about $1800~2800 per acre.
  • If you choose Raschel Quad Crossover Hail Netting, it will cost about $2000~ 3500 per acre.

If you grow apples, A bushel of apples weighs about 40 pounds. At this density, an acre of trees will produce from 16,000 to 20,000 pounds on a good site with favorable climatic conditions and excellent management.

In 2022, the approximate wholesale price range for US Apples is between US$ 0.53 and US$ 0.5 per pound, this means that one acre could bring in between $8,000 and $10,600 a year once the apples reach maturity.

This means that if you plant an acre of apples, and choose Leno Woven Hail Netting ( that can last for 5 years ), which will only cost you about $560 per year for each acre.
It can also increase your apple production by 10%.

3. How to Calculate the size of the hail netting?

If you’re looking to buy hail guard netting, you might be wondering how to calculate the area that you will need.
This can get quite confusing and difficult, especially if it is a large surface that you need to cover.

What happens if you choose the wrong size of hail netting?
You end up buying extra hooks and ropes, once hailstones start falling on your facility.

That has a significant impact on cost.

So how do you calculate the correct size of hail netting?

The answer is simple, Here is our EyouAgro Hail Netting Calculator

Hail Netting Calculator.jpg

You can use it to calculate the size and quantity required and the number of accessories to match, etc.

4. Where to Buy Anti Hail Net?

Hail nets are a vital tool for anyone who wants to protect their property from hail damage. Eyouagro Anti hail nets come in many different sizes, colors, and price ranges. This can make it challenging to know which one is the best option for your needs.

You can buy hail cloth from the EyouAgro. EyouAgro is exceptionally experienced in hail netting, and we can help you with your need for hail protection.
We have worked worldwide, helping people protect their crops from damage caused by hailstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme weather events that cause a lot of crop damage.

Our goal in every hail netting project is to protect your crops from hail damage through the use of our solid and durable hail nets.

5. How to buy hail netting from China?

If you’re looking for a quality commercial hail netting product, it’s important to import from a reputable supplier. When importing hail netting from China, there are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Make sure the supplier is reputable and has a good reputation in the industry.
2. Check to see if they have any certifications or awards that demonstrate their quality standards.
3. Ask for samples of their products so you can test them yourself.
4. Compare prices between different suppliers to find the best deal.

When importing commercial hail netting from China, it’s important to find a supplier you can trust. Do your research and ask around to find the best supplier for your needs.

import from china
import from china

Read more: Import Agriculture Netting From China

5 Common FAQs of Anti Hail Netting

1. Can plants recover from hail damage?

Plants can recover from hail damage, but it depends on the severity of the damage and how long you wait to get them back into your garden.

  • If the hail has just knocked off a few leaves, you can try to salvage them by placing the plant in a sunny area and watering it regularly.
  • If the damaged leaves have browned and dried out, you may want to pull them off so that they don’t spread disease or mold to other parts of the plant.
  • If the hail has caused extensive damage to your plant’s root system or stem
    • for example, if it’s split in half—you may not be able to save it.
      You should remove any broken branches immediately so that they don’t infect other parts of your garden.

Related Link : How to manage cherry orchard after hail

2. What can you do for hail damage on plants?

If you’ve been looking at your trees, flowers and plants and noticed that they’re damaged by hail, you might be wondering what to do next.

Here are our top tips for treating plant damage from hail:

  • If the leaves are damaged, cut off the damaged area and dispose of it.
  • If the stem is damaged or broken, prune out the damaged section of the plant.
  • If there’s a lot of damage to your garden, consider replacing all of your plants with new ones. This will help you get back on track faster!
hail damage
hail damage

3. Does bird netting protect from hail?

There is a common question that Will bird netting protect from hail? Or Will shade cloth protect from hail?

The answer is No!

Bird netting could not protect from hail, it only could reduce the damage of a hailstorm. But could not entirely from damaging your plants. They would be torn by the hit of hail. Every product has a specialty to serve in a specific purpose.

if you’re looking for a full-on shield against hail, this isn’t the right product for you. You should really think about investing in a hail fence instead—one that’s designed specifically to protect plants from hailstorms.

Therefore, It would be best if you utilized Eyouagro premium hail netting to face the challenge of the hailstorm.

4. Can you cut hail netting?

If you are looking to install hail netting but want to know if it can be trimmed or cut, the answer is yes! It would help if you had a sturdy pair of scissors and some heavy-duty shears.

If you are taking down hail netting, make sure to use scissors or shears instead of something like a knife that could damage the material. You should not cut hail netting with anything else but durable tools because it is challenging and does not break easily.

For best results, measure the hail netting before cutting it so that you don’t end up with any leftover pieces afterward.

5. How to find the best hail netting?

Each Hail netting product is unique. To help you find the best Hail netting, here are some essential factors to consider:

–          Hail nets with smaller holes will protect your plants better.
–          Make sure the Hail netting is easy to install and move around.
–          You can choose between different materials for Hail nets (metal, plastic, etc.).
–          Hail nets can be used for plants in pots as well as those outside.
–          Hail nets have different shapes and sizes, so you should choose the right one to fit your garden needs.

Conclusion

Hail netting is an important investment for orchard owners.  It can protect your plants from the damage caused by hail, keeping them healthy and productive.

If you’re looking for a quality hail netting product that will last through the toughest storms, contact EyouAgro today.

We offer a variety of hail netting products that are sure to meet your needs and budget.

Let us help you keep your orchard safe and protected with our top-of-the-line hail netting products!

EYOUAGRO seeks to ease the life of farmers, landscapers, agriculture, and gardener by offering an economic hail netting system to prevent their loss due to hailstorms. Do not waste your time visiting https://eyouagro.com/ and get the perfect hail net with just on few clicks.

Hey, I’m Kevin Lyu, the founder of eyouagro.com , Family-run business
An expert of agriculture protection textile specialist .
In the past 26 years, we have helped 55 countries and 150+ Clients like farms, orchards , vineyards to protect their plants. The purpose of this article is to share with the knowledge related to agriculture growing protection for making the plant healthier and stronger.
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