CAN-SHINE - Insect Repellent Mulches Metallized, UV-reflective films for conventional and organic fruit and vegetable production for additional insect and disease control
The unique ability of aluminum foil  mulches to reduce insect populations on plants
and to spur plant growth and yield in horticultural production by reflection of sunlight
was first reported in the late 50's.

CAN-SHINE metallic aluimum layer reflects sunlight effectively in the same way as
aluminium foil, means from ultraviolet (UV), over photosynthetic active (PAR) to
infrared raditaion (IR), at the same level and consequently with the same results

  - UV-reflection impairs the ability of sucking insects to locate and feed-on plants,
     which delays/prevent disease transmission by the insects
 -  PAR reflection stimulates plant growth as well as fruit development,
    yield and crop quality.
 -  IR refllection moderates soil temperature, which reduces root stress of plants
    grown in hotter climates. For cooler climates Can‐Shine Heat Trap 
    mulches  with 1 or 2 black strips down the center are avaible to warm the soil

What differentiates CAN-SHINE from black, white, or silver pigmented mulches
is its ability to reflect UV radiation combined with the higher level of reflectivity of all
radiation by the hair thin mirror like aluminum layer
bonded to the surface of the
plastic mulch.

Our metallized, high-reflective films have been proven in numerous trials and commercial productions
 - to reduce viral diseases transmitted by thrips, aphids, whiteflies and other diurnal insects 
-  to be more effective than chemical insecticides and to be more safer for honey bees  




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