Pridham Viticulture has for many years provided bird netting application and retrieval services in McLaren Vale, Adelaide hills and the Fleurieu region.
We also supply for sale High quality bird netting (that will last up to 18 years) at competitive prices. Our machine of choice is the Net-Master system which has superior net handling systems so nets can go on and come off quickly keeping costs to a minimum.
Bird Netting cost estimates for vineyard
Updated: 3rd January 2019
Based on an acre or hectare of vines using 18m x 300m rolls of diamond netting or 18m x 300m rolls of hexagonal netting and allowing 20% for drops and turns and canopy variation.
3m rows requires approximately 1000m per Ha or 400m per acre of 4 row netting.
New 4 row hex 3m rows
Cost per roll
$1,630 + GST
Cost per Ha
$5,382 + GST
Based on 3.3 nets/Ha
Installation & retrieval costs per hour – Drape netting
Area covered per hour depends on row lengths, block shape, headlands, obstacles, canopy, row widths, topography, etc. Installation is more expensive than retrieval as more labourers are required.
(good $230 / Medium $260 / difficult $300 per roll to rollout)
All prices do not include 10% GST.
General rule of thumb
Cost to put on a roll of net (250 to 300 mtrs) – $260.
Cost to retrieve on a roll of net (250 to 300 mtrs) – $250.