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Balancing Beauty and Conservation: Why Green Landscapes Are Still Possible

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 05/03/23

Despite popular belief, preserving green landscapes and practicing diligent water conservation are not mutually exclusive in California. Despite easing drought restrictions, it is critical that we maintain a constant focus on long-term water conservation as a top priority. By adopting this mindset, we can promote responsible water resource usage while still preserving the green landscapes that define a large portion of California.

Keys To Fostering Collaborative Industry Partnerships

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 04/20/23

Collaborative partnerships are crucial to continue moving the agricultural industry forward. Netafim USA is prioritizing these partnerships by placing a renewed focus on the value we provide to our industry partners. Here are a few considerations we keep top of mind to ensure our partnerships benefit the farmer. 

Supporting Almond Orchards with Drip Irrigation

Domonic Rossini
By Domonic Rossini on 04/11/23

Long shelf life, rich nutrients, less fat, versatility, and a unique flavor. These are just a few factors that have made almonds among the most popular nuts in the market. The past 10 years have seen a 70% increase in the global production of shelled almonds, reaching an annual total of about 1.78 million metric tons. 

Sustainable Agriculture: Local Food Production for a Greener Future

Posted on 04/06/23

Industrialized farming has been a reliable way to produce lots of food at a low cost. Large farms distribute food across the globe efficiently. However, it’s not sustainable because of transportation issues, climate change, and a growing population. Current agricultural practices account for approximately 70% of all freshwater withdrawals globally and are responsible for land and soil degradation. These changes have an impact on how we produce and distribute food.

Sustainable Food Production: Indoor Farming in Smart Cities

Posted on 04/03/23

The global population nears 8 billion, increasing pressure on food, water, and energy resources. Most people are living in urban areas, and this poses several challenges; food security will be a severe issue for the future of smart cities.

Key Takeaways from Commodity Classic 2023

Posted on 03/28/23

In March, Netafim USA had a highly successful presence at Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida, the largest farmer-led corn, soybean, and commodity show in the nation. Our agronomists educated farmers about Netafim's suite of precision irrigation tools and their benefits, while also gaining valuable insights on the current state of the agriculture industry. With over 9,000 attendees, including more than 4,500 farmers alone, the event proved an excellent platform for networking and knowledge sharing.

Takeaways From The 2023 World Ag Expo

Posted on 03/20/23

This February, the Netafim USA team attended the 2023 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, one of the largest and most prominent agriculture exhibitions in the country. During the three productive days at the event, Netafim’s team was able to communicate with legislators about the industry’s needs for sustainable farming solutions, connect, and catch up with domestic and international customers, and discover rising opportunities in the evolving landscape of agriculture.

Netafim USA Takes Home Top Prizes at the 2022 Irrigation Show

Posted on 02/17/23

In December, Netafim USA attended the Irrigation Association's 2022 Irrigation Show and Education Week in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is the largest industry-specific show in the U.S. and was an opportunity for Netafim to participate in educational sessions and network with industry professionals, Additionally, Netafim was honored with two prestigious awards highlighting the company's commitment to innovation and excellence in the industry.

The Future of Dairy Farming: 3 Reasons to Switch to SDI-E

Domonic Rossini
By Domonic Rossini on 02/15/23

Operating a dairy farm is a complex endeavor. Dairies face increasingly high input costs, water shortages, fluctuating milk prices, and increased competition from large-scale corporate dairy operations, all of this on top of the ongoing challenge of effectively utilizing manure as a resource.

From the Field: How California's January Rainfall Surge Impacts Agriculture

Domonic Rossini
By Domonic Rossini on 02/13/23

The recent rainfall in California had a devastating impact across the state, notably on the state’s agriculture industry. In a matter of days, the state received almost a year's worth of rainfall, causing the flooding of fields and impacting the livelihoods of many growers. But the effects go beyond the fields. Here is how the surge has impacted nearly everyone, from growers to consumers.

Precipitation Alone Will Not Solve Our Water Crisis

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 01/27/23

Precipitation alone will not solve our water crisis. Many are proclaiming that the recent rains in CA have ended the extended drought. Did you know that almost 90% of water inflows into California’s San Joaquin Delta during this timeframe were flushed into the ocean?

"Fresh Insights": Reflecting on the 2023 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Posted on 01/21/23

Earlier this month, Netafim USA participated in the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, a premier event bringing together growers, vendors, and other professionals to learn about the latest technologies and advancements in the industry. Hosted in Savannah, Georgia, the conference brought together not only growers and key dealers from across the Southeastern region but agriculture professionals nationwide.

The State of Agriculture: 5 Predictions for 2023

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 01/05/23

As I have reflected on 2022 through the lens of agriculture, it is hard for me to classify the year as “good” or “bad.” We certainly had our share of both.

Takeaways From MJBizCon 2022

Posted on 12/14/22

Netafim USA's specialty market and digital farming teams shared their industry insights after engaging with attendees around irrigation, fertigation, and lighting at the world’s leading cannabis trade show

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