During the 21st century, the nurserymen were faced directly with climate change. Increasingly, their business is overcoming extreme weather conditions, mainly heavy rain or severe hailstorms. This brings the continuity of the company at risk, being invaded at the same time by a sense of uncertainty. After all, if an area of trees or ornamental shrubs is damaged by hail for instance, the grower cannot meet delivery commitments, and that will impact customers in the short and long term.
For many years in other European countries, the nurserymen fellows, have used the Fruit Security canopies to protect their crops. Now, Dutch growers like more and more to be safe than sorry and opt for professional hail net or foil coverings.