Silage wraps are a drying process most often used in wet-moisture bales. The silage film helps the wrapping to stretch and contract with varying temperatures. Warming up the plant before plantation ripening can help preserve moisture for many months afterwards. Warming up the plant before plantation ripening has also been found to result in better crop yields.
While wet-moisturizing bales can be a more effective drying method than NetWrap silage wrap, many growers do not wish to wait for the maturing process. The benefit of utilizing this technique is that it is simple and inexpensive. If you need to dry out a large area quickly, this sheeting option can be a great choice. Warming up the plant in the greenhouse before plantation ripening has been found to help prevent crop damage during wet weather. Baling with higher moisture levels has become more popular because it enables an earlier crop ripening time while not preventing normal rain damage in moist bales.
Warming up the soil around the plants before installing the silage wrap application will prevent weeds from germinating. In addition, it will help to ensure that the soil is ready for plant development when the silage wrap bale is applied. Weed growth can cause considerable damage to your crop, and silage wrap weed control can be a lengthy project. If weeds are present when the bale is applied, the wrap will not have the capability to complete its full life cycle.
Many of the weeds found in open fields are sensitive to UV light, and a UV light source can quickly destroy them. The silage wrap should have a sufficient amount of UV resistance so that these weeds are not affected. The length of time the crops remain viable on a field after being treated with a UV tent depends largely on the amount of exposure the weeds have to the tent. If the treatment is too long, they could die.
The UV protection factor is just one of the many factors that can contribute to the overall quality of the NetWrap silage wrap. The film can also withstand many external conditions and last significantly longer than standard materials used for wrapping. Cottonseed oil and petroleum jelly are commonly used as plant protectors. If you intend to grow a large crop, you must purchase materials designed to withstand high temperatures and heavy rainfall.
Another factor to consider is punctured resistance. Silage films are traditionally manufactured from cotton, which has relatively poor tear resistance. To increase the durability and longevity of your NetWrap silage wrap, you should choose materials that are designed to withstand punctures. Rigid plastic fabrics are not the best options for this purpose. However, several high-quality polyethylenes and polypropylene materials are extremely tear-resistant.