Agricultural shade netting has been used for years to reduce the amount of water a crop needs in the mid-summer sun.
Colored shade cloths have been proven to increase the yields per acre on tomatoes by up to 40% as compared to open field grown crops. The same logic applies to cannabis and hemp crops although there needs to be more research conducted to prove the actual percentage improvements. Our personal tests with Redshade increased the yields up to 25% when compared to outdoor full sun plants.
Greenhouse magazine wrote a very interesting piece on the use of shade netting to reduce water consumption. Testing showed that water use efficiency went up between 47-63% which is very substantial when you start to analyze the cost and scarcity of water.
If you want to save water and yield more, reach out to one of our consultants to learn how you can maximize your yield and reduce your water consumption.