Artificial wind break barriers
In order to overcome these problems, there is
now the tendency to build “ready made” artificial wind
breaks with plastic or less thick netting, above all to protect
the most cherished crops.
They are highly regarded for their characteristic of being easy
and quick to erect and have a very low cost with respect to their
efficiency and protection offered.
A properly installed wind break blocks and diverts the wind flows,
protecting the plants from the harmful effects caused by this atmospheric
event which may dehydrate shoots, break young branches, uproot flowers,
lacerate or break off leaves.
Used as a cover for greenhouses, they raise the temperature beneath
it, allowing a significant saving on energy consumption.
Moreover, by reducing the wind speeds, a really effective wind break
any soil erosion problems, limiting the water loss due to evaporation
by up to 40%.