Arrigoni presents new tests on effectiveness of Prisma and Biorete Air Plus

PRISMA Fresh cutArrigoni, a leading international company in the production of technical fabrics for agriculture, has presented new tests on the effectiveness of the Prisma thermo-reflective screens and Biorete Air Plus for this type of crop

A large audience of agronomist technicians met in Battipaglia (SA), in southern Italy. Over the years, this area of the Province of Salerno has become the true European centre of baby leaf vegetables with the emergence of numerous innovative companies. Arrigoni is proposing the most advanced technical solutions for safe and quality production.

Giuseppe Netti, agronomist and member of Arrigoni's R&D Team, explained, “Thanks to the special Light Diffusion additives formulated by the Arrigoni laboratory and added to the yarn in the production phase, the light spreads more evenly around the plant, even in the lower parts.”

“Prisma ensures lowering of the temperature without reducing the passage of light in the PAR spectrum (Photosynthetically Active Radiation). These combined effects greatly reduce sunburn damage and improve the quality and quantity of production. The lower temperature also facilitates the work.”

Biorete Air Plus is the innovative insect screens with monofilament of low denier (thickness) and high resistance, for greater ventilation and safe production. There are several advantages that this solution ensures: better ventilation with the same level of protection, further reduced temperatures inside greenhouses, reduced occurrence of cryptogamic diseases, better plant development, better quality and sensorial properties of production.

The meeting was an opportunity to present the very positive results of the field tests recently conducted at the Vitrosele srl. This company is in the province of Salerno and specialised in the development of horticultural productions.

The search for innovation of this company has promoted the development of a research laboratory for genetic improvement and micro-propagation, of a nursery for the setting and development of seedlings, as well as of various test fields and greenhouses.

The proof comes from Dr Antonietta Boffa, technical manager of production of Vitrosele, responsible for the development and growth phases of the micro-propagated artichoke seedlings in vitro.

“Since we adopted Arrigoni's Prisma thermo-reflective screens, we have noticed not only a drop in temperatures compared to the previously installed solutions but also a significant vegetative improvement of the plant, thanks precisely to the more balanced lighting given by these particular screens. Following this positive experience, we are installing this solution also on three new hectares of the nursery.”

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