Growing & casing nets
Optimum growing results, of course, depend in the first place on the knowledge and skill of the grower. However, TenCate wants to share the responsibility for optimum and maximum results. You see that reflected in our growing nets. The requirements you set for a reliable growing net depend on the length of the bed. In the past few years, TenCate has proven it can develop at market pace. Every TenCate Nicolon® growing net has been produced carefully with consideration for the enormous forces these nets have to handle.
The combination of strength, limited narrowing effect and limited lengthening assure that Nicolon growing nets will perform as planned for a long time. The open structure and monofil yarns make sure the net can be cleaned properly which improves hygiene and prevents contamination. In order to be able to provide this quality and service, we are constantly working on research and development. By using the latest technology, Nicolon is capable of limiting the stretch and shrink to the ultimate minimum without causing the nets to become stiff and unmanageable.
Casing and supplement nets
Adding casing soil or supplement to the mushroom compost can be done using a net similar to a growing net. The difference in this case is that these nets are fabricated exactly to the width between the sideboards and that they are used as a conveyor belt. The nets are therefor always twice as long as the length of the shelve. A winch pulls a little wagon over the bed to the end and by the rolling effect of the net the casing soil or supplement is added as a layer to the compost. The filling machine manages the thickness of the layer.