The Essential Balance of O2 and CO2 in your Greenhouse

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By Vegtech Netafim on 20 March, 2024

Welcome to another instalment of our Green Thumb Guide, where we dive deep into the nuances of greenhouse farming. Today, we're focusing on a topic that often takes the backseat in discussions about plant health and yield: the importance of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2); and how their careful balance is crucial for optimal plant growth.

Our Commitment to Engineering Excellence

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By Vegtech Netafim on 20 March, 2024

As a company, we’ve always strived for the highest standards in greenhouse design. We are committed to using precision engineering techniques and processes cultivated over decades of experience to help farmers thrive through our innovative and sustainable undercover growing solutions.  

Is Coir the Perfect Growing Medium?

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By Vegtech Netafim on 20 March, 2024

You may know it as coco peat, but we call it coir. It avoids confusing coco peat as a kind of peat - which it most certainly isn’t. It’s actually far superior to peat, more versatile and eco-friendly.  

Food Security in Africa

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By Vegtech Netafim on 20 March, 2024

Food security is one of our time’s most pressing issues, not only in Africa but around the world, too. While the global or Western stance toward food security is more pre emptive, in Africa and some Eastern countries, it is very real today.  

How climate impacts your greenhouse’s costs and production

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By Vegtech Netafim on 16 January, 2024

It’s a common misconception that greenhouses are “magic boxes” that produce a perfect internal environment no matter the external climate conditions.  

Planting the future

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By Vegtech Netafim on 11 January, 2024

At Vegtech Netafim, we believe in using our expertise in precision farming and agricultural engineering to aid global projects working towards a greener future. We recently partnered with BCC, a Swedish company known for its innovative propagation systems, on a project in Gabon.  

Vegtech Netafim’s Integrated Solar Solution

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By Vegtech Netafim on 27 November, 2023

In Africa, and notably in South Africa, that last question isn't just a minor detail — it's a make-or-break deal. Power outages and load shedding are increasingly common, impacting crop cycles and yields, and sometimes putting a stop to a project before it even starts.

The Science of Fertigation

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By Vegtech Netafim on 10 October, 2023

The winning combination of water-soluble fertilisers and drip irrigation.

It’s official. July 2023 was the hottest month ever recorded. In the face of increasing agricultural demands and environmental concerns, precision farming solutions have never been more crucial, with fertigation as key to the agricultural innovation we need. It offers a remarkable fusion of efficiency and environmental sustainability, and is a big part of our commitment to sustainable agriculture.

Africa’s First Net-Zero Village

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By Vegtech Netafim on 04 August, 2023

As we face escalating global challenges, including food insecurity, climate change, and diminishing resources, we firmly believe the solution to greater sustainability lies in greenhouses, precision farming, renewable technology and constant innovation.

Today we’d like to highlight a project that showcases sustainability in action – the Daures Green Hydrogen Village in Namibia.

Vegtech Netafim + Orbia: Advancing Life Around the World

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By Vegtech Netafim on 05 July, 2023

We've officially added a new name to our logo – our parent company, Orbia. This addition is a big deal to us because it proudly tells the world that Vegtech Netafim and this global giant share the same values and drive for creating a better world. 

Now, we want to tell you about Orbia: their vision, purpose, benefit to our clients, and how we at Vegtech Netafim contribute to their vision of solving global challenges and advancing life around the world.

The Power of Priva in your Greenhouse

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By Vegtech Netafim on 16 June, 2023

It's official – the 'worst kept secret' in our industry is out, and we're absolutely thrilled about it.

Vegtech Netafim is proudly a certified Priva partner - fully licensed and upskilled for sales, management and servicing of everything Priva.

By bringing together our Team’s seasoned expertise and Priva's innovative technology, we’re helping crops thrive like never before.

Want to 10x your yield?

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By Vegtech Netafim on 16 May, 2023

It’s pretty obvious for a complex engineering job, right? Most of us would pay more for quality, durability, great design, superior workmanship and safety. The consequences of not doing that range from unseen future expenses, a sub-par product, severe delays and, well, catastrophe…

When it comes to growing produce, you don’t need a bridge. But you do need an expertly crafted, well-thought-out greenhouse to ensure increased production. That’s why partnering with the right team to design and construct your greenhouse is crucial to your success.

Fascinating facts about the global blueberry industry

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By Vegtech Netafim on 28 February, 2023

Blueberries are an incredibly popular crop, prized for their delicious flavour and high nutritional value. So it might surprise you to know that this berry hasn’t been grown in South Africa for all that long. According to Berries ZA, an organisation representing the local berry industry, blueberries were first introduced to the country in the 1970s, with planting becoming more widespread in the 90s. Since then, however, the local industry has flourished – and so has the international one.

A pioneering specialist nursery project in Wellington

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By Vegtech Netafim on 06 December, 2022

When Lodi Muller of Eurafruit Nurseries surveyed the business’s blueberry nursery two years ago, he wondered whether he’d do anything differently given the chance to build it again. “Be careful what you wish for,” he says, “because within a couple of months we found out we had to relocate.” The move proved to be a good one, however, as it gave Eurafruit (and affiliated company Multicrop) the opportunity to establish two high-tech nurseries for blueberries and avocados at their new premises in Wellington.

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