One of citrus growers’ biggest fears is that a swarm of pests or another outside factor will move into the area and destroy their young crop. For years, tree growers relied on pesticides, underperforming fabrics and pure luck to ensure that their crop had a chance to reach adulthood. Thanks to Southern Cities Nurseries, LLC of Dundee, Florida and its new Tree Defender product, young trees now have a chance to mature into profit producers.
The Tree Defender is a clear, flexible and lightweight polyvinyl material that is woven around a young tree to protect from insects, deer, frost, severe weather and many other threats. The relative ease of deployment makes it the perfect product for home growers and commercial producers alike. Plus, its ability to control pests helps reduce the cost of pest control by up to 50% during the first two years after planting.
If you’d like more information about helping your customers protect citrus trees or other vegetation from damaging pests and severe weather, reach out to your Acadian Industrial Textiles representative. We’ll help you determine the right fabric combinations for your climate and harvest as well as offer installation and ordering advice that will help you make the most of your product line.