Anti-jellysh netting to be installed in the Mar Menor on 20th May

The COEC local business association in Cartagena has announced that work to put in place the anti-jellysh netting which is installed every summer in the Mar Menor will begin this year on 20 May, protecting bathers from stinging tentacles at beaches throughout the lagoon. Last summer 1,100 nets were installed, affording protection to a total area of over 4.6 million … Read More

APAL leads calls for national netting program

Record temperatures, devastating storms and drought-related pest infestations have prompted the apple and pear industry to call for a government-subsidised National Netting Program. Led by APAL, state members, federal members, and candidates are being lobbied to: Establish a national netting grant program; Introduce accelerated depreciation for netting; Improved ease and accessibility of low-interest loans; and to Ensure the Future Drought … Read More

The Truth About Pond Netting

A garden is made even more beautiful with a well-maintained pond. Many homeowners have indulged in a garden pond because it instantly enhances the ambiance of outdoor spaces. Well-tended yards and gardens also bring more value to your home. Maintaining a water garden requires the use of several items, including a pond netting, that will help retain its charm. What … Read More

Call 11 for Action: Toledo residents worried errant golf balls will strike children

Residents in west Toledo are growing concerned over some errant golf balls smashing their property. Neighbors said they are constantly whipping their heads when they hear someone teeing off on hole one at Maple Grove Golf Course in Bedford Township, which literally lays on the Ohio-Michigan line. The neighbors live in Toledo and their backyards are right in the line … Read More

Camo netting, an age-old tool, is being re-engineered for the modern battlefield

Top Army brass are looking to what seems like a simple item, camouflage netting, to solve a very modern technological problem — electronic signals that give away soldier and unit positions. A variety of camouflage being developed now is aimed at hiding electronic signatures and concealing soldiers and their equipment, masking them to the eye and hiding them from sensors in modern communications and targeting equipment. … Read More

Mercer Island council reviews upcoming parks projects

Mercer Island’s new Parks and Recreation Commission, which should be coming together in June, will have its work cut out for it as it starts advising the city on a number of upcoming parks projects. The city is undertaking several planning efforts, including an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) transition plan, the Aubrey Davis Park master plan, set for adoption … Read More

McCormick police chief: No room for turf wars when keeping prison secure

Towering over the razor wire-topped fences of McCormick Correctional Institution, netting stretches about another 60 feet into the air. The netting is the kind designed to stop golf balls on a course or driving range, but in McCormick, it’s stopping contraband from being thrown over the fence, said McCormick Police Chief Bo Willis. The state Department of Corrections paid to … Read More

Why Coast green house farmers are going for shade nets

The ongoing dry spell in several parts of the country has brought untold suffering to farmers at the Coast. Several wells have dried up, leaving crop and livestock farmers with no water for irrigation or to offer their animals. However, it is the greenhouse farmers in the region who are finding the going tough as temperatures in the region average … Read More