The Shade Net is a knitted cloth used to cover crops in order to protect them from pests, provide moisture control and allow air circulation in greenhouses or nurseries. It has tapes with UV resistant additives that give it durability and longevity. The net is also recyclable and resistant to agro-chemicals.
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 13: Climate Action
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Household, Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Amiran Ltd Subsidiaries, Balton CP group of companies, Agro-Dealers and Agro-shops
The Amiran Shade Nets are mass producedInterview with representative
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain the Shade Nets from local agro-dealers and agro-shops.
Distributions to Date Status
Material of construction
Flexible polythene material with UV protection
Irrigation system included?
Cost per square meter
0.85 – 1.75 USD
Shade Net contains tapes with UV resistant additives that increase its durability and longevity
Provided by manufacturer
3-5 years depending on the percentage of shade. Interview with a representative
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The Shade Net is designed to protect against wind and hail
Vetted Performance Status
There are no known safety hazards linked with the use of this product
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Kotilainen, T., Robson, T. M., & Hernández, R., 2018, Light quality characterization under climate screens and shade nets for controlled-environment agriculture. PloS one, 13(6), pp e0199628.
Ili?, Z. S., Milenkovi?, L., Stanojevi?, L., Cvetkovi?, D., and Fallik, E., 2012, Effects of the modification of light intensity by color shade nets on yield and quality of tomato fruits. Scientia Horticulturae, 139, pp 90-95.
Compliance with regulations
Agro-dealers and agro-shops Testing of the shade nets is done by the suppliers of the nets who are mostly based in Israel. Interview with representative.