A single unit system that protects the orchard from Asian bugs, Carpocapsa and Eulia. "In this video by Valente Solutions, we discuss the protection of an apple orchard carried out at Società Agricola Vanzani in Belfiore, in the Italian province of Verona, by our customer Giuseppe Vanzani."
"It all started in 2018, when the idea of creating a new orchard came to fruition. Additional land was purchased, which was 11.6 hectares, entirely dedicated to apple cultivation."
There were many problems to be solved. First of all, it was necessary to face and overcome the problem of the Asian bug, which was devastating the farmer's orchards.
"Therefore, we decided to build this system, also known as a cube, with a closed net system, to create a barrier separating the indoor environment from the outdoor environment. In this way, attacks by the insect can be prevented and other pests such as the Carpocapsa and the Eulia moths can also be controlled."
"Our technicians, in coordination with Vanzani, developed an innovative project that combines the requirements of a cover with anti-hail nets with the cover of the orchard to prevent the intrusion of these new pests and insects."
As a result, a single unit system was created, a completely closed structure, obviously not hermetically sealed, but it is sufficiently protective against insect infestation.
"The solution was also very much appreciated by the customer, because it is a great help in the management of the orchard. From a technical point of view, it does not create any barrier, because once the sliding net that closes the entrance is open, it is possible to enter the orchard with the tractor or with other vehicles."
Alessandro Valente and Giuseppe Vanzani
"This was a huge advantage for the client, as it allowed them to establish a modern planting system while preserving all the advantages of an open-air orchard, as it existed in the past," they concluded.