DIO-Betalon is the replacement for the old Tufbell brand, renowned among organic farmers and gardeners for its ability to extend the growing season. Tufbell is no longer in production, but DIO-Betalon is produced with the same polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) resin, using the same machinery and technology that was used to produce Tufbell.
PVA is very hygroscopic; that is, it attracts moisture. Therefore it absorbs dew and frost, protecting plants from freezing by retaining warmth at night.
Because DIO-Betalon is made of natural, transparent PVA, the row cover transmits sufficient light to foster plant growth. Its permeability allows for plants to be watered through the cover. It is also very lightweight, which allows for easy handling and direct covering of crops. Tufbell Clips are recommended to anchor the material.
DIO-Betalon can be reused for multiple growing seasons, as it is tough and durable. If it is damaged, by wildlife for example, it can be sewn with nylon thread to make repairs. PVA is highly resistant to ultraviolet degradation and has a high heat resistance, so it can be used for an extended period of time.
This is a finish size product.
DT-550 Natural PVA Floating Row Cover
- Breathable: 45% Porosity
- Transparent: 91% Light Transmittance
- Double-Thick Material
- Reinforced with Nylon Threads
- Highly Resistant to Ultraviolet Degradation
- High Heat Resistance
- 2m x 6.1m and 3m x 6.1m sizes ship with 8 free Tufbell clips!