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Benefits of Exclusion Products
How to fence the pests out!
Exclusion is a delightfully simple organic strategy that relies on preventing access by fruit fly, codling moth, possums and birds to the fruit or vegetable you want to protect. In many situations it is much easier than spraying. It can mean covering:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Which fruit bag or sleeve do I choose?
A. The short answer is that they all work and it is worth trying a few to see which suits your situation best. We often end up with several types of bags and sleeves on the one tree! All bags; Mesh Bags, PestGuard Bags, Paper Exclusion Bags and Stone Fruit Bags are an organic solution to protect fruit from fruit fly. Stone Fruit Bags are the easiest to use on fruits with either no stem or a very short stem, such as figs or some stone fruit. Mesh Sleeves are very quick and easy to apply over clumping fruit like plums, lychees or loquats. Nylon Pouches are a good choice to protect against codling moth. PestGuard Bags have been specifically designed around the size of tomato bunches. Mesh Bags and Sleeves also offer protection from birds and possums. Fruit bats will suck the fruit through any bag, so additional protection such as netting may be needed. Check the size of the bag to make sure the mature fruit will fit.
Q. How do I use it?
A. Early in the season, thin any fruit that requires it. Then simply place a bag over each remaining fruit or clusters of fruit. Tie on, taking care to avoid knots that will be hard to undo later.
Q. Which bag lasts the longest?
All bags will last longer than one season if treated with care. Mesh sleeves and bags are the most durable.
Q. Will my fruit ripen when covered?
A. Yes, it may also be larger and sweeter.
Q. When do I put the bag or cover on?
A. As soon as the fruit is pollinated i.e. when the flower petals drop. Some fruits, like tomatoes and capsicums, are self-pollinated and can be covered any time.
Build A Frame
Designed to create cages and frames for your garden to support shade cloth, bird net, formed insect net or exclusion fabric. This clever design uses standard hardwood 25 mm (1") 'tomato stakes' commonly available in 1.8 m, 2.2 m and 2.4 m lengths. The heavy duty 28 x 28 mm powder coated and welded steel square tubes are pre-drilled and can be configured as a 3 way corner or 4 way joiner. Square-off end of stake prior to inserting in tubes. 2 packs plus eighteen 2.2 m long stakes (not supplied) will make a frame of approx. H 2 m x L 6 m x W 2 m. 1 pack plus eight 2.2 m long stakes (not supplied) will make a frame of approx. H 2 m x L 2 m x W 2 m. Pack of 4 joiners and screws.
PE196 Also available as part of a Garden Bed Cover KIt
PE197minimum 3 per order
Connect A Frame
Use to construct plant supports, trellising, fruit cages, hot houses and netting frames.
The world's first and only modular garden frame. Incredibly light-weight, easy to work with, strong and long-lasting. It takes just minutes to set them up, no tools required, no other parts needed. These extendible, modular frames allow you to easily shelter plants, provide trellising and enable versatility for use in any season in any climate.
Green Harvest 3 in 1 Flexi Frame
With this unique frame system, we have created a package where you can take the same components and make any 1 of the 3 possible shapes. Transform quickly from a low seedling greenhouse to a small fresh greens picking bed cover to a taller square frame or to a larger general-purpose structure.
PE241minimum 2 per order
Flexi Tree Frame
For 25 years we have been seeking a way to help Australians harvest their home-grown fruit without the use of chemicals. This frame will enable you to use our well proven exclusion netting over a tree 2.5 tall x 2 m wide.
Green Harvest Ultimate Flexi Frame
So many options here to protect plants from frost, hail, birds, insects, chooks, dogs, possums and brush turkeys.
We have put together this ultimately super flexible kit, just add appropriate net. Our 6 x 6 m vege net, (not supplied) will be suitable.
Flexi Leg Spike
Formed Insect Net
Protect your fruit from all pests!
This round one-piece, dome-shape formed net is designed for covering fruit trees. The sides overlap 600 mm to provide a door which allows for easy access to your crop. Longevity of this fabric is increased by placing the net over a frame (star pickets with poly pipe is most common) which gives the advantage of holding the net off the fruit and foliage which allows the tree to grow without getting tangled up in the net. This also gives greater protection from birds and flying foxes, and less likelihood of snagging or tearing when installing (as soon as fruit is set) or removing (as soon as the crop is fully harvested). Store clean and out of sunlight to extend its usable life. Made from the same material as the Vege Net: white, UV-stabilised, woven HDPE 2 mm netting, 45 gsm, 21% shade factor. Used to protect crops from insect infestation, sunburn, birds, pests, and temperature extremes.
2.4 x 2.8 m
Top panel is 2.4 m diameter with side panels giving you a 2.8 m total height.
2.8 x 2.8 m
For wider trees.
PE237minimum 3 per order
1.2 x 1.2 x 1.8 m
Formed and Fitted.
Garden Bed Cover Kit
Jumbo Peg Clamps
Specialised pegs that will hold your choice of fabric:
This innovative product is made of durable, UV resistant fly screen. It is tied closed with an attached long lasting 'brickies string'. Complete protection from fruit fly is assured when the fruit does not rest against the material. These bags may also provide protection from birds and possums. Fruit bats may manage to suck the fruit through the bag.
This sleeve, open at both ends, is designed to slide along a branch and protect heavy bearing fruit that is hard to cover and tie individually, like plums and apricots. Sleeves can be overlapped and offer a cost effective option to full tree coverage.
Small Mesh Sleeves 600 mm x 300 mm
PE112minimum 10 per order
PE114minimum 21 per order
Large Mesh Sleeves 900 mm x 350 mm
PE156minimum 10 per order
PE157minimum 30 per order
The smaller bag suits any individual or small clustering fruit while the larger size would suit fruit with several pieces closer to the end of a branch (loquat, mango, lychee etc).
Small Mesh Bags 300 mm x 300 mm
PE132minimum 10 per order
PE133minimum 30 per order
Large Mesh Bags 600 mm x 500 mm
PE135minimum 10 per order
PE136minimum 30 per order
Keep apples and pears, mango, avocado, persimmon and many other fruits insect free all season with this proven alternate method to traps and pesticides.
Other codling moth products.
Our area seems to be infested with fruit flies from late September and up to last year it had been impossible to grow unaffected large-fruiting tomatoes, even when I sowed them in July! We put the Exclusion Bags over every raceme of fruit, tying them off with the covered wires around the stem. Being enclosed like that also seemed to cause them to ripen more quickly. How pleased we were to eat unmarred Peach, Pineapple, Red Colossus and Pink Queen tomatoes for the first time from our own bushes. The bags proved waterproof and reusable several times over.
Jude Fanton, Director, The Seed Savers' Foundation
are THE organic tomato solution!
With this unique product, designed by Green Harvest, you will be able to protect your tomato bunches from many of the major pests including fruit fly and tomato grub. PestGuard Bags are made of spun bonded polypropylene that is UV stable, however, it is still considered to have an 'in-use' life of only 1-3 years. Air, water and foliar-based fertilisers will penetrate the white gauze-like fabric, which has a 20% shade factor, much lower than shadecloth. Slip the lightweight 300 x 300 mm bag on and close with the attached tie to protect the entire tomato bunch. Please note these bags are not strong enough to cope with a hungry possum or fruit bat! Product is supplied as a Pack of 10.
PE100 Also available as part of a Exclusion Sampler
PE101minimum 5 per order
PE102minimum 10 per order
PE137minimum 100 per order
Protect 'n' Grow Tunnel
Create a hoop tunnel which is 3 m long, 85 cm tall, 55 cm wide. Suitable for year-round use, just change the cover to suit the season.
PE202minimum 2 per order
Stone Fruit Paper Exclusion Bags
Paper Exclusion Bag that is easier to use for stone fruit including peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots. Often these fruit have a very little stem or no stem at all, which can make other exclusion bags more difficult to use. This horticultural waxed-paper bag is specifically designed to attach around the lateral branch rather than the fruit stem. 200 mm x 150 mm. Pack of 25.
PE150 Also available as part of a Exclusion Sampler
PE151minimum 4 per order
PE152minimum 10 per order
Whether you want to 'take care' of vampires or create a structure to hang netting off to cover a garden bed or small fruit tree, these stakes have you covered.
Protect your veges from fruit fly, fruit piercing moth, other flying insects, birds and extremes of cold and heat. The Vege Net is made of knitted, white HDPE (high density polyethylene) monofilament; UV stabilised (5 year manufacturer warranty) with a 21% shade factor.
This 'throwover' net is not edged and can be cut to size as needed. Most plants will push it up as they grow. Placing directly on woody plants is not recommended. Versatility, longevity and affordable price make this net a must-have for frost, shade or pest protection. Hole size is approximately 2 x 1 mm.
VEGE NET - new smaller sizes
Dimensions: 1.8 x 4 m
PE224 Also available as part of a Exclusion Sampler
Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.8 m
Formed Insect Net, formed and fitted for covering all sides.
Dimensions: 3 x 5 m
PE167minimum 6 per order
VEGE NET - new larger sizes
Dimensions: 6 x 6 m, 6 x 10 m, 6 x 20 m and 10 x 12 m
PE206 Also available as part of a Garden Bed Cover KIt
Full Roll: 2.8 x 100 m
Full Roll: 6.0 x 100 m
Vege Net Fruit Protection Bags
This fine woven Vege Net is threaded with a drawstring, is breathable, re-usable, non-toxic and see-through for ease of determining ripeness. Place over individual fruit or clusters to keep all creatures away.
Small 15 x 25 cm Pack of 10:
PE213 Also available as part of a Exclusion Sampler
PE214minimum 5 per order
PE215minimum 10 per order
Large 30 x 30 cm Pack of 10:
PE217minimum 5 per order
PE218minimum 10 per order
Vege Net Fruit Protection Sleeves
Nearly 1 metre long and open at both ends with drawstring closures, this netting is designed to slide along a branch to quickly protect fruit that are hard to cover individually or trees which are vigorous or cumbersome to get a tree net over. Will protect from all insects, sunburn and birds. It is a lighter weight, more flexible material than our other sleeve style and is a very cost-effective option to full tree netting.
Vege Net Fruit Protection Sleeve 90 x 30 cm Pack of 5:
PE222minimum 6 per order
Uses of Exclusion Fabrics
Photo courtesy Jan D. of Beaudesert
Covering garden beds with Vege Nets or Floating Row Cover will protect crops from birds, possums and fruit fly.
This brochure is from an organisation that wants people to use Wildlife Friendly Netting (2MB).
The exclusion product Nylon Pouches are listed with other Codling Moth products
Information on organic fruit fly control...
Fruit fly traps and wicks...
Organic Certification for Australia
Untreated Seed or Plant
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