The traditional agricultural cycle involves a single growing season culminating in a single bountiful harvest each year. However, with the growing popularity of greenhouses and other artificial growing conditions, a technique known as light deprivation (light dep) has also come into fashion. In this technique, plants are tricked into thinking it is autumn by blacking out the light for a period of each day, thus forcing the plants into early flowering and maintaining that state over an extended period of time.
There are a number of techniques for blocking natural sunlight, but most involve the use of some sort of light deprivation tarp. Whether that tarp is manually pulled over supporting structures in an open field arrangement or automatically deployed in a sophisticated greenhouse system, the best tarps are woven, lightweight, breathable fabrics that allow for air circulation and temperature regulation. A high level of UV stabilization is also necessary.
BTL Liners offers light dep tarps made from our lightest weight reinforced polyethylene fabric. They can be fabricated in any size and finished in a variety of ways according to the preference of the customer. Our turnaround time is typically 24-48 hours—among the fastest in the industry! As always, all our tarps are 100% American-made from North American materials and are fully guaranteed. Call us today at (800) 280-0712 to place your order!