Category Archives: Irrigation

Drippers and the Cup of Joe – a Love Story

By Ami Charitan, Prennial Crops – Chief Agronomist at Netafim Agriculture Department Once roasted, all coffee beans look pretty much the same. But did you know that there are literally dozens of varieties of coffee beans? When it comes to your daily cup of coffee however there are only 2 varieties, Arabica and Robusta. They are the two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking. What’s the difference between the two? The two varieties differ in price, growing conditions and … Full article click here >>

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Grey, Black, Desalinated, Brackish, Canal, River, Well – It’s all water to me!!

By Sebastian Schifris – Corporate Water Quality Manager Israel purifies and reuses almost 75% of its waste water each year for agriculture and vastly outranks even the second most efficient recycled water user – Spain – which only recycles 12% of its waste water for agriculture. As such, we at Netafim have accepted the role of ‘responsible adult’ in an effort to share our expertise with a world thirsty for knowledge and guidance. In my position as Chemical Engineer with … Full article click here >>

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How Computer Controlled Fertigation Overcomes Fertilization Challenges

By: Lior Doron - Crop Management Technology Director Fertilization is in widespread use by farmers, in order to provide crops the nutrients essential for their growth – both in quality and quantity. Chicken manure and compost are commonly used as fertilizers, as well as readymade products. The amount of fertilizer that the crop gets determines the quality and quantity of the crop produced. The following figure demonstrates the relationship between the amount of fertilizer to the plant growth and yield. Too … Full article click here >>

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Decision Support CMT System – The Move from Data to Knowledge

By: Lior Doron - Crop Management Technology Director Growers from around the world use control systems to automatically perform all operations required in their fields, such as irrigation, fertilization, cooling, and temperature and humidity control in the greenhouse. Unfortunately, the adoption of advanced control and monitoring technologies by farmers around the world has been very slow. Studies showed that the one of the main reasons for such low use is that these systems are offering data and not information. So there … Full article click here >>

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Introducing Nano-Irrigation – Netafim’s Ultra Low Flow Irrigation Technology

This is the first of several blog posts, in which I will be hosting Netafim’s agronomic experts, product managers, and regional experts, who will discuss how our sustainability approach is translated into technologies, products, and best practices. In this post Natan Barak, Netafim’s Marketing Director, will discuss nano-irrigation, Netafim’s latest technological breakthrough. I hope you enjoy it. Yours truly, Naty Barak Introducing Nano-Irrigation – Netafim’s Ultra Low Flow Irrigation Technology By: Natan Barak, Netafim’s Marketing Director Drip irrigation has come a … Full article click here >>

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The shift towards irrigation of staple food crops with drip irrigation – Part 2

In this second part I will examine how several contributing factors and new solutions have matured to form the basis for this worldwide revolution that can help feed the world’s growing population for years to come. Read the first part of this article New solutions to these challenges Lately, we have been seeing a dramatic change, which has created the basis for solving the challenges mentioned in my previous post: Water shortages and droughts Water shortages and droughts are not … Full article click here >>

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The shift towards irrigation of staple food crops with drip irrigation – Part 1

Since our establishment, Netafim’s main philosophy has been to provide solutions for sustainable agriculture, by providing technology that allows growers to produce better and more yields using less resources. Our vision has always been to bring modern technology in order to cope with the world’s growing population, in a reality of limited water and land resources. As I will explain in this post, today several contributing factors have matured to form the basis for this worldwide revolution that can help … Full article click here >>

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Watec 2013 Conference

Netafim was one of close to 200 Israeli and foreign participants at the Water Technology and Environment Control (Watec) exhibition and conference, which took place in Tel Aviv from October 22 to 24, 2013. It was an opportunity for me to mingle and exchange ideas and experiences with government officials, agriculture workers, and water company managers from Israel and around the world. Session On Water Technologies For Emerging Markets I was invited to participate in a session on water technologies … Full article click here >>

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“The road ahead is long” – the SIWA award recognized our achievements while encouraging us to continue our journey towards sustainability

I have just returned from the Stockholm Industry Water Award ceremony in Stockholm and my heart is filled with pride. Yes, Stockholm has definitely smiled at us with a warm welcome and great weather. In addition to receiving the water industry’s most prestigious award, the SIWA award, my feeling of accomplishment was also attributed to the fact that drip irrigation was “in everyone’s mouths”. After so many years of hard work in countless forums, I can definitely say that today … Full article click here >>

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Prestigious Water Industry Award Will Drive Us Even Harder

We’re very excited about the fact that the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) recently named Netafim the recipient of the 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award (SIWA). This prestigious award recognizes the business sector’s contribution to sustainable water management, and is granted each year to one company that has demonstrated devoted water stewardship. Receiving SIWA, one of the most important awards in the water industry, represents a significant milestone for Netafim. Upon our establishment in 1965, we helped small-scale growers in … Full article click here >>

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