Shade net[Net house construction ] insect net For sale in Kenya


The commonly used nets are categorized in terms of percentages. The available percentages commonly used are 90%, 75%, 60%, 55% and 50%.

It is used for net house construction, green house and seed nurseries

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Shade net and net house farming

Shade nets are the upcoming synthetic fibers materials that are nowadays preferred in the construction of net houses, greenhouses and preparing seed nurseries. They are mostly used in a broad variety of crops like blackberries, chives, and tomatoes,onions, garlic, mints, passion fruit and strawberries.

Happy client in his shade net house.

Shade net percentages and their uses  

Shade nets vary with light emission intensity. Light emission intensity is the amount of shade which the shade net provides to the crops under it.

The commonly used nets are categorized in terms of percentages. The available percentages commonly used are 90%, 75%, 60%, 55% and 50%.

75 percent shade net

For instance, 90% light emission shows that the net provides 90% shade thus cutting out 10% of the light from reaching the plants.

Nets also come in different colors ranging from white, black and green colors.

Nets provide protection from birds; provide uniform shadow to plants and to control air movement in greenhouses, net houses, and nurseries. The nets are UV treated with resistant additives giving the net its good strength and durability.

A shade percentage of 30%-50% is ideal for vegetables and flowers.


Cost or prices of shade nets

 shade percentage(%)
Price per meter square in KES(Price/m2)
30% KES 70
55% KES 80
75% KES 85
90% KES 120

Light and heat emission of shade nets (percentages, %,) dictates the price of each shade net

Chives in shade net house. The shade net with higher percentages cost relatively high as compared to shade nets of lower percentages.

The cost of the shade net is not dictated by the color. The colors listed above mostly dictate the type of plant to be grown.

The commonly used cost method in the market is calculated by determining the square unit of the net. Thus the cost is multiplied by the square unit found.

Shade net sizes

shade net of 75%

Shade nets are available in sizes depending on widths and lengths. The commonly available widths in the market are three meters (3 m), four meters (4 m) and eight meters (8 m). Lengths available in the market are 50 meters and 100 meters respectively.

Importance of shade nets

  • It is easy to wash
  • Do not get Decay
  • Nets are easy to carry and easy to install
  • Easy to relocate
  • They are ideal for gardens, plant nurseries, home terrace gardening.
  • Minimizes plant wind pressures to avoid damage to plants and enhances photosynthesis to stimulate plant growth.
  • Conserves water
  • Protects plants from pests and diseases.

uses of shade nets

  • used in protecting insect invasion to the farm
  • controlling evapo-transpiration in plants


shading of fish ponds

shade net as a covering top for fish pond
shade net as a  fish  pond cover material

Additional information

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insect net, shade black net 55%, shade black net 75%, shade black net 90%