Insect-proof mesh

Transparent mesh is an effective way of excluding some plant eating Invertebratefrom vulnerable plants. It is often used without supporting hoops.

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Insect-proof mesh over brassicas

Quick facts

  • Insect-proof mesh is a non-chemical solution for many crops
  • It gives some shelter from the weather
  • It can last up to ten years
  • Rips and holes can be mended with epoxy resin glue and patches
  • Smaller invertebrates need finer mesh to exclude them

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