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.

Empowering farmers with smart crop monitoring tools

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By Vegtech Netafim on 17 November, 2022

At Vegtech Netafim, we’ve built our business with a passion for farming and a focus on technology. And we’re always looking for innovative ways to help farmers achieve growing success. That’s why we’re excited to partner with agritech company MyCrops to offer our clients a range of smart crop monitoring tools designed to support and enhance their greenhouse operations.

Celebrating 30 years of growth and innovation

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By Vegtech Netafim on 30 August, 2022

What an honour it’s been to have had a place in the agricultural landscape in Africa for three very fruitful decades. We’re immensely grateful – to our people for their passion and dedication, and to our clients for their love of the land and their continued support. To celebrate our 30 year milestone, we’re looking back at our roots and looking forward to an exciting future.

What goes into our end-to-end greenhouse projects?

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By Vegtech Netafim on 30 August, 2022

At Vegtech Netafim, we offer true end-to-end project services. Whatever the requirement, we’re able to manage each aspect of a project from start to finish – and this capability is largely thanks to our wealth of in-house expertise.

The art of growing bulbs in greenhouses

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By Vegtech Netafim on 30 August, 2022

We recently completed a greenhouse project for a big player in the South African flower bulbs and cut flowers market. This new state-of-the-art space is set to optimise the climate to one that best germinates and cultivates bulbs. Before we look at the role a greenhouse plays in creating the perfect bulb, let’s zoom in for a moment on the bulb itself.

Netafim and Vegtech Netafim: Growing in Mali

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By Vegtech Netafim on 23 August, 2022

Mali is a large, vibrant country in West Africa with a thriving private sector and massive agricultural potential. Netafim has operated in Mali for over a decade, and Vegtech Netafim completed our first greenhouse project in the country in 2016. Here’s a look at the agricultural landscape and how greenhouse projects have the potential to make a real difference to farmers, communities, and the economy.

Sun and heat protection for greenhouse crops

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By Vegtech Netafim on 23 August, 2022

One of the biggest benefits of greenhouse growing is that you can control the climate and offer the best environment to your crops at each unique growth stage. How do you protect your plants from soaring temperatures and harsh UV radiation? Here’s a closer look at the tools and systems that form part of a climate-controlled greenhouse solution for hot conditions.

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