Netting will help protect ripening fruit from birds

A lot of fruit is ripening now. The birds already wiped out my cherry crop, my Red Haven peaches are starting to color, and I’ve been picking blackberries and blueberries for a couple of weeks. So I thought it would be timely to write about keeping birds at bay. Ann was putting out stuff to attract birds so, since they … Read More

Aussie crabbers haul in large saltwater crocodile

Aussie crabbers have been forced to send a prize catch back to the waters after hauling in a large saltwater crocodile off the coast of Queensland. The sizeable creature was reeled in last week after becoming entangled in the netting of a crabbing pot. “Look what the boys caught this morning and it wasn’t crabs. New crocodile pot,” Sunshine Coast … Read More

Four-Year-Old is a Cast Netting Phenom

Any saltwater angler will tell you that throwing a cast net to collect live bait for the day’s fishing is a task that requires both great skill and physical endurance. Moor Fishing Charters operates out of Holmes Beach, Florida, and from this recent clip posted on the outfit’s Facebook page, 4-year-old Kellan is on his way to becoming a world-class … Read More

Photoselective Netting

With the Fruit Grower Report, My brother returned from ISREAL this year astounded by the wealth of agriculture and technology advances in the industry he saw. One area they are global leaders in is called Photoselective Netting. Dr. Yosepha Shahak, an Israeli researcher and world authority on anti-hail shade nets visited Wenatchee to speak about how they protect orchards. Shahak: … Read More

Southland farmers take out national fencing competition

Two Southland lads have proven their fencing agility at the New Zealand Young Farmer Fencing Competition. James Goodwin and Lyndon Wallace, who are both members of the Waitane Young Farmers Club, took the top prize at the competition in Timaru last weekend. The pair were asked to build a 25 metre eight wire netting fence with a plain top wire and … Read More

Jail Adds Suicide Netting to Budget

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will discuss tomorrow whether to add a provision for suicide netting to the Humboldt County jail’s budget. The item comes after a rash of suicide attempts — 12 in 2015 — in the facility, one of which proved fatal. Two of the 12 attempts involved inmates jumping from the top of a stairwell onto … Read More

Pupils raise alarm over trapped fox

Staff raised the alarm after a fox cub was found entangled in a goal net on a school’s football pitch. The animal was caught around its throat and was hanging by the neck when it was found. RSPCA inspector Amy McIntosh works to free the fox cub Now an RSPCA inspector has appealed to schools, sports clubs and homeowners to … Read More

Golden Gate Bridge officials commit to buy netting despite cost

San Francisco – Public officials in charge of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge plan to press ahead with installation of steel netting beneath the roadway to stymie the dozens of people who attempt suicide by jumping from the structure each year. Fabrication and installation of the specially designed netting, which has been discussed for decades but never implemented, was finally … Read More

Tekken netting can be used to combat rhino beetle

He’s your go-to guy when you find a suspicious bug or insect in your yard or in incoming cargo. Local entomologist Dr. Aubrey Moore gives us the dirt on the latest findings involving the coconut rhinoceros beetle. Gardeners and landscapers, you could be getting more than you paid for in your bags of store bought soil. “We had lots of … Read More