Vindex Evercrop

Overhead netting systems in the UK have traditionally been perceived as complex and costly non-essentials. Vindex Evercrop™ is the result of extensive research and consultation with growers from all over the country; a multi-benefit system enabling growers to protect valuable fruit crops with reduced costs.

Protection from Direct Sunlight
With direct sunlight a significant growth inhibitor for UK fruit growers, Vx Tri-Net™ is proven to diffuse this essential resource for a more even fruit colouring. You can now reduce sun-burn and fruit damage while increasing quality fruit yields.

Protection from Wind
Plants subjected to constant wind from any direction is a growth inhibitor and Vx Tri-Net™ provides a significant 25% wind protection to reduce plant and leaf stress during the UK growing season.

Cost Effective Installation
For new plant orchards or other post and wire systems the additional materials required are minimal. In addition to supporting the overhead net, our design provides strengthening to the post/wire system by creating a fixed wire grid on the top that prevents any post instability that can occur with certain products. For existing sound structures we can retrofit to timber or concrete posts using unique post extensions. The expected life span for Vx Tri-Net in the UK is 10 to 12 years.

Protection from Hail
The widely reported increase in frequency that hail damage is now causing in the fruit industry has increased the focus on protection. Light skin damage from highly localised hail storms that are not always noticed results in less quality Grade A fruit available. In addition to this the fruit damage is often too light to make an insurance claim with an increased loss to the grower as insurance premiums still have to be paid year on year.

Reduce Picking Costs
Vindex TN25 Tri-Net™ has a 10% shade value which has been proven to delay apple harvests in the UK by 3-5 days and when considered in the context of savings from a one-pass harvesting /total pick (due to more even colouring of the fruit) compared to picking over for colour 2 or 3 times, the overall harvest duration and associated cost is significantly reduced.

Reduce Overwintering Costs
Overhead netting system maintenance can be labour intensive particularly in the busy Spring months and Vindex 'quick furl/unfurl' can achieve a reduced unfurling time of 6.5 hrs per hectare for a 3 person team (standard width orchards).

Structural Support Layouts

Vindex self-supported Raincover systems are designed to accommodate most orchard crop row spacing within standard post and wire frame layouts saving growers money and providing assurance for the long term with proven products.

S1-24 Single row orchards with row spacing 2.5 to 4.0mtrs
12/18w reinforced Enviro brown concrete posts, 4mtr above ground with Vx 4 way caps, Vx ANCON 400/coded wire anchor system, Xtrawire 4 x 1 and Vx WR5719 cross wires.

S2-57 Two row orchards with 5.0 to 7.5mtr centres
12/18w reinforced Enviro brown concrete posts, 4mtr above ground with Vx 4 way caps, Vx ANCON 400/coded wire anchor system, Xtrawire 4 x 1 + Vx WP4510 x 2 with Vx end T-bars and WR5719 cross wires.

S1-35 Single row orchards with row spacing 3.25 to 3.5mtrs
For use with multi-row sprayers. 12/18w reinforced Enviro brown concrete posts with each 3rd post up to 4.8 mtr above ground (intermediate posts 3mtr above ground), Vx 4 way caps, Vx ANCON 400/coded wire anchor system, Xtrawire 4 x 1 and Vx WR5719 cross wires.

SM-24 Multi-row plantations for soft/bush fruit with row spacing 2.4 to 4.0mtrs
8/18w reinforced Enviro brown concrete posts, 3.5mtr above ground with Vx 4 way caps, Vx ANCON 300/coded wire anchor system, Xtrawire 4 x 1 and Vx WR5719 cross wires.

Overhead Netting Types

Advanced net products developed with internationally recognised manufacturers specifically for Vindex and the UK fruit grower sector for maximum effectiveness and durability at a competitive price.

TN25 Tri-Net™
Full hail protection / 10% shade for even light diffusion / 25% wind protection.

GS99 Green-screen™
Frost protection / screening / shade / dust protection / snow protection / 99% wind protection.

TX50 Tri-Net Xtra™
Full hail protection / 20% shade for even light diffusion / 50% wind protection.

SW80 Vx SWD Insect Net
80% wind protection / maximum SWD protection / unique 0.77 x 0.77mm net at 90gsm.

System Options

Vindex crop protection products can be specified as part of a complete installation or an addition to your existing tunnels. From fixed and roll-up vertical border protection to powered door systems and covered headlands, Vindex specialist solutions are designed with the same professionalism and focus on maximum crop yield and cost effective use of labour.

B06 Vx Border Netting
Angled side netting that requires furling for 6mth overwintering.

RM100T Vx Roll-Up Door System – Manual crank
End door system with manual crank roll-up for Tri-Net only (up to 100mtr sections).

RE050S Vx Roll-Up Door System - Powered
End door system with powered winder and remote key fob activation for all netting types including GS99 Green-screen.

TW3 Trellis Growing Wire / Tree Planting Systems
This will typically involve 3 growing wires at 0.65m/1.65m/2.65m from ground and extra lower coded anchor wire installed.

B12 Vx Permanent Border Netting
Vertical side netting for permanent all year round protection.

RC050S Vx Roll-Up Door System – Chain Winder
End door system with chain winder roll-up for all net types and ‘Green-screen’ (up to 50mtr sections)

CH63 Vx Covered Headlands
End cover system for all netting types with a 5/6mtr clear turning headland space, 3.5mtr clear height and 1 or 2 access doors.

SM-24 Multi-row plantations for soft/bush fruit with row spacing 2.4 to 4.0mtrs
8/18w reinforced Enviro brown concrete posts, 3.5mtr above ground with Vx 4 way caps, Vx ANCON 300/coded wire anchor system, Xtrawire 4 x 1 and Vx WR5719 cross wires.