Agrotextiles a part of Agro Products are known as technical textile products used in agriculture, horticulture (incl. floriculture), fisheries and forestry. The essential properties required in Agrotextiles are strength, elongation, resistance to sunlight, breathability and resistance to toxic environment . Bio-degradation . All these properties help in crop growth and reduction in wastage of crops and other foodstuffs.
As new materials have been practice globally as well as in India, Agrotextiles has become part of Protected Cultivation.
Nirmal Fibres has developed PP spun bond based Agrotextiles & made ups there of by choice of Polymer / additives and modifying process variables in it's Plant.
Nirmal Fibres has acquired prominent position in Indian Horticulture sector as farmer partner through supply of Agrotextiles for Protective Farming. Deep understanding of horticulture practices has built a competitive and efficient supply chain that delivers products of immense value .
These are for protection and enhanced growth of ornamentals, fruits and vegetable plants, pest and weed control, hail protection, shade and bird netting. The novelty of application is that such Agroproducts allow sunlight, water, air to pass through owing to its porous structure, yet offer protection against birds, insects, heavy rain, hail, frost.
The Agroproducts help in conservation of soil heat for winter crops protecting against early cold weather. This helps in fast germination of seed as well as protection from plant disease. The same fabric cover continues to be used facilitating Photosynthesis by preserving Carbon dioxide, allowing sunlight & moisture .
It can be deployed from plantation to fruition stages. Its good strength helps in reuse of fabrics.
Owing to its good strength, it also protects against birdbite, insects, heavy rain, hail, frost. Nirmal Agrotextiles are equal in task as its fabrics are as fine as 12 gsm to 80 gsm have been accepted for such applications. Novelty of application has helped in the following.
# Import substitution (of similar / Type fabrics for Protective farming)
# Reducing Farming wastage,
# Helping in Organic farming for pest & weed control eliminating synthetic chemicals.
• Wide width ( 1.64m) UV stable fabrics in 15gsm to 80 gsm .
• Wide width ( 1.64m) UV stable Laminated fabrics in 30 to 45 gsm
• .UV Stable Tubes 0.8m & 7.5" width
• Seed Bags
• Rice bags
• Flower Pots
Banana Bunch Covers made from PP UV Stabilised fabric, 17 gsm is well accepted for its protection. These are used primarily to improve banana's quality, appearance and protect from birds and pests.
BENEFITS of Banana bunch cover :
--Allow faster & more trustworthy harvest
--Allow adequate ripening of the banana
--Improve quality & appearance of the fruit
--Protect from external natural conditions (wind, rain, sun damage, etc.)
--Prevent mechanical injuries (marks & scratches)
--Prevent birds, insects & fruit flies from damaging the fruit & causing spots
The covers are made in tubular form cover length 1/1.2/1.5 meter with top & bottom tie cords.
|Type (in gsm)||PP Spun bond 17 gsm UV Stable Fabric in the form|
|Tube Length (in mtr)||25||30||200|
|Tube Width (in inches)||31.5"||31.5"||31.5"|
|Tube Weight (in Kg)||0.68||0.816||5.44|
|Approx. How many numbers of Bananas Bunch can cover in one tube||18||22||150|
|Type (in gsm)||PP Spun bond 17 gsm UV Stable Fabric in tube form||PP Spun bond 25 gsm UV Stable Fabric in tube form|
|Tube Length (in mtr)||200||200|
|Tube Width (in inches)||7.5"||7.5"|
|Tube Weight (in Kg)||0.523||0.888|
|Type (in gsm)||PP Spun bond 25 gsm UV Stable Fabric in roll form||PP Spun bond 40 gsm UV Stable Fabric in roll form|
|Tube Length (in mtr)||1000||1000|
|Tube Width (in inches)||63"||63"|
|Tube Weight (in Kg)||40||32|
Objective of Row covers is to protect soil heat, enhance carbon dioxide level and thus enhance plant growth. Weight of commonly used PP Spunbond covers are 17gsm to 40gsm.Field Agro fabrics are UV Stabilised.
ROW COVERS are floating or Hoop supported type. Floating covers lie over the crop. Most of all vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, chilli, tomato as well as Strawberries, raspberries, cut flowers have been grown with Hoop supported tunnel covers. In the autumn there is larger reservoir of Soil heat than in spring. The covers perform very well in protecting winter & late season crops.
India is primarily an agricultural country wherein wide varieties of crops are cultivated across various diversified climatic regions. In north India during winter, many areas suffer severe frost resulting in wide spread crop damages. In order to protect crops against frost Nirmal Agritextiles are offered in 25 to 40 gsm UV Stable fabrics. These are mounted with hoops support.
Besides protection against frost, it provides additional benefits viz.
---Growth of late season crops.
---Protection from insects attack.
---Reduction of pesticides / insecticides use.
Objective of Low Tunnels is to improve saplings growth in small beds by protecting soil heat, enhance carbon dioxide level.
The low tunnels are set up inside Plastic houses as well as in open for nursery plantations, where the covers also serve as a barrier to wind, insects and varmints .
LOW TUNNEL Covers inside HIGH TUNNELS are of low mass like 17 gsm & 25gsm. These are not UV stable as High tunnel fabric is already UV Stable. LOW Tunnel covers in open Fields have 40 gsm. fabric and are UV Stable
Objective of Mulch is to have weed control as well as to improve plant growth by entraping soil heat, minimize water consumption. PP spunbond laminated fabrics of 25gsm act as nonbreathable moisture and air barrier fabrics. These are available in different colours, generally in BLACK/WHITE and BLACK/GREY colours.
Most of vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, potato as well as Strawberries, raspberries, cut flowers are grown along with micro irrigation techniques.
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