Mechanically harvesting Ice Wine has many advantages over hand picking but not all hail nets are the same nor do they provide all the other benefits of GintecPRO Guard Netting. The biggest benefit being that you could pay for your netting in the first year based solely on what you would normally lose.
|Sample Calculation, Vital in Niagara||Loss|
8-12+ tons/acre (assume 8 ton/acre)
|Average loss vs. large hole netting 20-50% (assume 15%)||8 tons /acre x 15%= 1.2 tons loss per acre|
|Average yield per ton of Grapes 200-350 L/ton (assume 150 L/ton)||1.2 ton x 150 L/ton= 180 L loss|
|Price per L $15-20 (assume $15/L)||180 L x $15.00 = $2700/acre loss|
Based on the sample calculations, $2700.00 per acre will more than pay for the netting in the first year alone!
This does not even take into consideration the speed at which our netting can be harvested and the labour savings from going over vineyard hand picking behind the harvester.
The ease of installation and removal (if required), storage, longevity of the netting and the versatility makes GintecPRO Guard Netting a great investment.
If you pressed 250 L/ton and was paid $17.00 per L, you would get an extra $5,100.00 per acre! Estimated numbers are conservative and individual results can be and have been much better.