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How will my Caterpillar Tunnel order arrive?

Freight shipments like the Caterpillar Tunnel, are ship via various carriers from our facility. Typically it will be a tractor trailer or box truck that delivers. The shipment will arrive on a plastic wrapped and banded pallet that is 4’x8’ (1.2m x 2.4m), ranging in various heights. The video below should help...

What material is your frost protection made of?

Our Gro-Guard frost protection is made by the same manufacturers year after year from UV stabilized 100% spun-bond polypropylene. All Gro-Guard products have the highest level of UV protection in the industry. This allows for reuse to prevent repeat purchase of replacements year after year. Consistent production, inc…

What weight row cover should I use for insect protection?

If you have certain crops that need extra insect protection, our 0.6oz Floating Row Cover will do the trick. Our lightest weight row covers allow air, water, and up to 80% of ambient light to pass through. Please see the attached chart for types of insects and which ones row cover could be effective against.

How long will your GG20 and GG34 insect and frost protection covers last?

There is no perfect answer to this question. The 1.0 oz GG34 is certainly more durable than the 0.6 oz GG20. This durability increases lifespan but the initial investment is more. Many customers get 2-3 years out of covers but there is no guarantee on lifespan. This [article][1] offers a comparison between Gro-Guard …

What kind of temperature increase can be expected as a result of using the frost protection?

The .6 oz offers 2-4 degrees F of protection and transmits 80% light. The 1 oz offers 4-7 degrees F of protection and transmits 70% light. All of this is a single layer and does not calculate additional layers. Rows covers are a sun run system. Therefore, when the temps are above plant tolerances, it is important to …

How does Gro-Guard compare to Agribon?

The fabric that covers your produce and protects from frost and insects goes by many names. You may have heard it called row-cover, frost protection, Gro- Guard, Remay, Typar, or Agribon. While they all serve the same purpose there are differences in quality and effectiveness. The properties which set them apart are m…

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