Tag Archives: Drip Irrigation

Moving and Shaking in Abuja

By: Naty Barak- Netafim Chief Sustainability Officer A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to Abuja, Nigeria to attend the 2014 Grow Africa Investment Forum. This was an exciting opportunity to visit this colorful, diverse nation in the midst a challenging period in its development. However, the focus was on sustainable food production to meet the ever increasing needs of the African continent. Grow Africa, formed in 2011by the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Agency and the World Economic … Full article click here >>

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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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Cheers to The PC

By: Naty Barak- Netafim Chief Sustainability Officer As a much younger man, I had the pleasure of representing Netafim in the United States in the  early 1980’s. One of our flagship products at the time was the Pressure Compensated dripper which helped to establish Netafim in the American market. Our first sales were in 1981 to the vineyards in California. This was the first Pressure Compensated dripper invented and developed by Rafi Mehudar. Introduced into the market in 1978 it … 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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Food for Thought and Thoughts for Food!!

Here’s a thought! Today, as throughout modern history, irrigation is crucial to the global food supply: the 18% of the world’s farmland that’s irrigated yields 40% of the world’s food. Yet less than 5% of the world’s irrigated land is equipped with drip irrigation systems. Added to that, we have the increasingly complex issues of water scarcity, climate change, drought and hunger. All in all, we have a major task on our hands. That’s why we are dedicating 2014 to … Full article click here >>

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Greenhouse Solutions Take Agricultural Sustainability Several Steps Forward

By: Eng. Omry Eiger, Netafim’s Greenhouses Activity Sustainability is at the heart of Netafim’s activities. Throughout over 60 years of activity we have been constantly striving to educate the global market about the advantages of drip irrigation and how it enhances sustainability by producing more yield with less resources. But people are often unaware of the fact that greenhouses complement drip irrigation by taking the sustainability effects, mentioned above, several steps forward, increasing the yields even further with far less … 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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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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