Due to the fact that many chemical applications are prohibited and that insects have gained resistance to insecticides, Agra Tech has engineered insect screen systems for its roof vents.
The screen system is uses fixed insect screen with nylon brushes to allow the racks to pass through but keep the bugs out.
The screen fabric itself is constructed of UV-stabilized acrylic and polyethylene materials, offering between 4-8 years of protection. Coupling the insect screen with Agra Tech’s smooth running roof vents helps keep insects out of the greenhouse environment.
(The screen is sold separately).
It hasn't been easy along the way for the Caribe Greenhouse Project. The buildings went through two hurricanes (Maria and Irma) during the construction and according to the company's licensed inspectors and engineers, there was little to no damage to the greenhouses. "The structures were half-built when the storms came, but they held up fairly well, which was impressive," Cabiya said. "They are made with sturdy and reliable components, so they only experienced only a few minor issues."
Read article: The Caribe Greenhouse Project
Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico