The nets to cover the cherry trees arrived on Monday. April 9, 2012. The nets were designed by Marilyn Roberts of Kootenay Covers and manufactured in India. They are a specially designed fine-mesh plastic product that keeps predators and bugs from spoiling the cherry crop. Using the netting to guard the crop will mean we will not have to spray any pesticides. Five huge bales were delivered by FedEx as follows ...
- Bail 1 - 2 nets @ 22' x 155' each - Weight = 65.300 kg
- Bail 2 - 2 nets @ 22' x 155' each - Weight = 65.300 kg
- Bail 3 - 1 net @ 22' x 135' and 1 net @ 22 x 155 - Weight = 71.500 kg
- Bail 4 - 2 nets @ 22' x 125' each - Weight = 69.300 kg
- Bail 5 - 1 net @ 22' x 125' - Weight = 28.900 kg
- Total netting - 9 nets @ - 22' x 1160' - Total weight = 300.3 kg
It took two people to unload the heavy packages and then Fedex used a trolley to move them to our garage. We will be storing the packages until the weather is nice enough to spread them out on the grass and the cherry fruit is starting to form. Watch for our next post about how we unpack the nets!
|5 heavy bales with a happy greeting|
|Clearly marked packages delivered by Fedex|
|Fine mesh plastic nets|