INNOVATIVE ORCHARD PROTECTION
RotoProtect is a system where each row is for itself, independent of the others. It is made of metal roto carriers, mounted on each pillar, connected by a central steel rope in the middle of the pillars and with two lateral steel ropes fixed to the ends of each pillar. By rotating the first and last carriers in one row, all of the carriers follow their position (due to the side steel ropes to which they are connected).
In a matter of seconds, the net or foil is in one row opened or closed depending on the weather conditions. And so each row for itself. In less than 30 minutes, two workers (one on each side of the row) gather or extend net protection. Eight workers do this in 5 minutes. This avoids the rigidity of the classic orchard protection system, which opens in early spring and collects in the fall. RotoProtect is flexible, reliable, easy to install and use and economical.
The key advantage of RotoProtect is comparison to clasiccal net and foil carriers' system is fast net/foil folding and re-folding (half an hour for 1ha) that allows the following:
- mechanical harvesting;
- better ripening of fruit because of better solitude;
- better pollination by insects (during pollination, nets must be shrunked and rapidly expanded depending on the risk of the storm;
- eliminating the danger of a collapse of a bearing structure from strong winds or late snow;
- possibility of orchard ventilation due to high humidity, etc.
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