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Sheltering the world from hunger

Between now and 2050 it is estimated that the world’s population is likely to rise from 7.3 to 9.7 billion. In order to feed everyone, agricultural role players will need to solve problems such as poor and seasonal crop production and damage caused by sunburn, hail, insects and drought.

Shade net is an option that can be implemented fairly quickly to not only overcome many of these impediments, but to also increase production, yield and income. Many farmers have already made the choice to erect large-scale shade net structures and are reaping the benefits from it.

In hot climates vegetables and cut flowers are grown under shade cloth to reduce heat and light intensity. With the help of science, innovative light manipulation and UV management, photo-selective colour netting create an environment that can be manipulated into optimal growing conditions for crops to flourish in

Knittex protecting crop
Knittex protecting crop

In the short-term, shade net structures boost farmers’ profits, by cutting costs and increasing their quantity and quality of yields. Over the longer term, it may even contribute to the solution of feeding the world’s growing population.

Knittex is an industry leading manufacturer of high quality knitted fabric that is durable and 100% recyclable. Their SpectraNet range gives producers the highest results and best return on their investment. This is backed by years of research and development to ensure that nets have a guaranteed lifespan of 10 years or more.

Contact Knittex for the best advice for your shade netting needs. Tel: 011 692 1658 or e-mail:

Multiknit (Pty) Ltd

Tel: +27 (0)13 751 2376



Tel: +27 (0)11 692 1658



Tel: +27 (0)13 751 2376


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