In Tarragona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, a territory famous for the quality of its agricultural production, LIBECCIO 50 screen was chosen to raise windbreak barriers for a total of more than 7 km. This installation protects adjacent citrus crops from the wind.
Moderate winds are more than welcome in agriculture if we consider that they help the pollination process, eliminate cold and humid air, reduce the risk of fungal diseases, etc. But if the region is exposed to strong winds, cold or hot, this can cause one of the biggest problems for producers, whether they grow in tunnels or in open fields.
As the wind speed increases, the growth of the plant slows down and is limited. The stress of the wind dries the flowers, interferes with the work of pollinating insects and interrupts the process of fertilization of the plants. This leads to a reduction in fruiting and yield. More visible injuries like abrasions and cracks lead to increased plant stress, loss of water and low commercial value crops.
Wind can cause many adverse effects in the production of protected crops. Furthermore, strong winds (over 60 km / h) can determine the deformation of the support structures of any tunnels.
Investing in modern and efficient windbreaks in agriculture can provide long-term benefits by ensuring better quality and more abundant crops.
In addition to protecting structures from wind, windbreaks will benefit crops and fruit trees located downstream of the dominant wind direction.