Setting up a hail protection system on a cherry orchard

Setting up an anti-hail system over a newly planted orchard of cherry trees, in order to mitigate the impact of climate change over agricultural production. 

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Project summary: 

In response to this challenge, two farmers used RDP support to set up an anti-hail system covering 1 ha over a newly planted orchard of cherry trees.

Project results: 

The anti-hail system protects the fruit production from extreme weather events. 
This investment made it possible to prevent damage to the fruit as well as any fungal and bacterial pathologies that might affect them pre-harvest. 
The plantation started being commercially productive in mid 2018. The anti-hail system already protects the first harvests of the cherry orchard thus securing the farm’s output and helping it to remain competitive in the market.