What you get out of your greenhouse depends on what you let in 


When it comes to fighting crop pests and the diseases they can carry, the trend facing growers is one of increasing cost and complexity. Regulations are stricter. Chemical and biological interventions have risen in price.

Fortunately, the most effective and natural way of managing pests is to exclude them from your greenhouse in the first place.

And that is getting easier thanks to the growing Xsect range of insect meshes from Svensson. Our customer, Gomalor, saw thrips halved and applications down by a third in year-on-year trials*.

But using insect nets can have drawbacks. Meshes can limit the free movement of air, making the climate hotter and more humid and leading to crop damage.  

Xsect is genuinely different. Our net is precision-engineered to securely block even the smallest pest, while maintaining the maximum airflow for a cooler, less humid climate.  

The result is a climate that is more productive for plants – and the people who tend them. 

* link to the trial below

Let the air in, not the pests

A solution that adds so much value 

There are so many ways in which keeping pests out while improving airflow means better business. Consider what the following can mean for your bottom line. 

Extended growing
season as the climate is improved 

Improved crop quality thanks to reduced disease 

Reduced pesticide use as pest ingress falls 

More productive working conditions thanks to better ventilation 

Higher yields per crop cycle as plant health improves 

Stronger protection against the viruses pests bring 

Reduced flower abortion and fruit burn as airflow improves 

Proven exclusion of pests affecting open fields nearby 


How can a better insect barrier also maintain airflow?

Before Svensson was a world leader in greenhouse climate technology and know-how, we made cloth. Our mill rose to lead in its field thanks to an unbending commitment to the consistent high quality of our weaving.

After 130 years of refining our work, we faced a new challenge – excluding tiny thrips and other virus-bearing pests from precious greenhouse crops. It would mean innovating new materials, and an ultra-fine weave.

Having spent hundreds of hours at the R&D bench, we were able to develop a breakthrough because of a combination of that traditional craftsmanship, and impenetrable precision.

Xsect’s unique design brings together exquisitely thin proprietary yarns with a consistent hole size across the entire screen. Pests simply don’t get through*.  

But air does. The small diameter size of the filaments means air can flow comfortably through, leading to a better, more productive climate for the crop and improved yields.

*No screen excludes all pests

Expertise you can rely on

Many of our climate consultants have experience as growers. They've faced the eye-watering costs of a treatment plan once pests are detected. They can guide you through the options. Better still, they’ll help you design a tailored solution so the pests present in your region are prevented from gaining access to your greenhouse in the first place. 

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Mesh selection guide – Learn more about insects and mesh 

Before choosing a mesh, determine the specific pests you want to exclude. Pests vary depending on the location and type of crop being grown. Some common pests include aphids, thrips, mites, whiteflies and moths. Knowing the target pests will help you select a mesh with the correct mesh size. 



Use this guide to help you identify common pests and the most appropriate mesh to control them effectively 

In order to find a solution to the thrips control problem, Gomalor, a greenhouse dedicated to the production of peppers, decided to conduct trials with Svensson's insect control nets


Installation guide 

A mesh acts as a physical barrier that prevents the entry of insects and other harmful organisms, thereby reducing the need for pesticides and promoting a healthier environment for plants.  

In this guide, we will provide you with the key steps for the correct installation of insect nets in your greenhouse. 

Remember, Svensson's team of Climate Consultants spends each day talking to growers about greenhouse challenges and success strategies. You don't have to wait until you've purchased a Svensson solution to benefit from a relationship of support and expert guidance. So do get in touch!

Follow these steps to enjoy the benefits of a Xsect-protected greenhouse.

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Calculate your ROI with Xsect Payback 


Our Xsect Payback Calculator tool has been developed by drawing on years of experience. It provides an estimate of the increase in greenhouse revenue, as well as the costs and time you will recover, when you invest in an Xsect mesh. 
The tool takes care of the math and you’ll get the results with the guidance of one of our Climate Consultants. 

When you’re ready, Svensson’s team is standing by to help you create a better climate in your greenhouse for people and plants.


Oleoflor managed to keep rose pests out of the greenhouse without sacrificing ventilation to produce the most beautiful flowers 


CristalPlant reduces pesticide use by nearly 90%, resulting in cleaner horticultural and ornamental plants for customers

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Rong Rong Farms, a greenhouse dedicated to tomato production, reduced thrips entry by 70-80% in the trial cycle with Xsect Xtra

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Inveragro, a pepper greenhouse, achieved an impressive 50% reduction in thrips entry with
Xsect Xtra

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With Xsect Xtreme, Saliplant's seedling greenhouse is better ventilated than before, making plant production less of a chore

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Dümmen Orange achieved an 80% reduction in thrips and plant damage while maintaining good ventilation for chrysanthemums

Are you ready to talk with the experts about how to protect your greenhouse from insects & pests?

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greenhouse - The Magic of Light


The power of our climate screens 

When nature gives you long, hot growing seasons, it can sometimes feel like all you need is water and fertilizer to make the most of your crop.

But one of the most important factors in growing healthy crops is getting light balance right.

Many growers in hot climate regions, such as Mexico, Spain and the Southern United States, have traditionally used whitewash to manage the light intensity and radiation entering greenhouses or hoophouses. But with climate screens, growers can find the right balance of light and provide diffused light to their crops to gain production and quality benefits.

Download our guide The magic of getting light balance just right and learn how movable screens benefit traditional greenhouses by providing the right light and shading when it's needed most.