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Mike Hemman: 5 Things to Be Thankful for this Year

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 11/23/22

With Thanksgiving around the corner and holidays on the horizon, I have been reflecting on what has shaped up to be a challenging yet rewarding 2022. I am appreciative and grateful for the opportunities afforded to me and Netafim USA to make an impact. Here is my list of the top five things I am thankful for this year.

Celebrating Precision Irrigation Day

Posted on 11/16/22

Precision Irrigation Day (November 16) gives us at Netafim USA another opportunity to celebrate the great impact of one of agriculture’s most important innovations. As natural resources dwindle, agricultural land decreases, and farmers face the challenge of feeding a growing population, precision irrigation is more critical than ever. Here’s why precision irrigation, the core of Netafim’s global solutions, is helping the world grow more with less™.

Harvesting Market-Ready Fruit through Precision Irrigation

Domonic Rossini
By Domonic Rossini on 10/01/22

Delivering fresh fruit from farm to table is no easy feat. American growers in the fresh fruit market face a myriad of operational challenges in the field, such as rising input costs, reduced land availability, and increased overseas competition. Fruit can spoil or be damaged from freight transportation. Today’s consumers also expect nothing less than cosmetically perfect fruit, so fruit production requires more strategy and smarter optimization than ever before.

Is Water The Next Carbon?

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 09/30/22

Delivering fresh fruit from farm to table is no easy feat. American growers in the fresh fruit market face a myriad of operational challenges in the field, such as rising input costs, reduced land availability, and increased overseas competition. Fruit can spoil or be damaged from freight transportation. Today’s consumers also expect nothing less than cosmetically perfect fruit, so fruit production requires more strategy and smarter optimization than ever before.

Leveraging Data and Industry Collaboration to Support Today’s Farmers

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 09/27/22

Today’s ag industry leaders are more than farmers and agronomists. In fact, working in agriculture is much closer to working in the tech space than at any other point in history. In the current day and age, ag leaders need to be equally comfortable with data analysis and agronomy. Startups and established corporations are investing in Web3 technology to develop tools and solutions to support a constantly evolving agricultural industry. This ecosystem includes everything from hardware to labor to financing.

Maximizing Your Drip Irrigation System for Row Crop Farming

Domonic Rossini
By Domonic Rossini on 08/17/22

Cropland harvesting represents America's primary method for producing the country's most important food staples, including tomatoes, peppers, corn, soybeans, and more. Whether you're growing single-season or multiple-use crops, getting the best return on your investment is at the heart of a sustainable and profitable farming business. And an essential part of this effort involves investing in and maximizing your farm's irrigation system.

The Future of Greenhouse Solutions is Here

Austin Juma
By Austin Juma on 08/15/22

Greenhouses have brought a Silicon Valley-like mindset to the agriculture industry, using cutting-edge technology to help growers sustainably meet their bottom line and the needs of a growing population.

Tackling The Challenges Of Rising Farming Costs

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 08/07/22

“He is, after all, the only person in our economy who must buy everything he buys at retail, sell everything he sells at wholesale - and pay the freight both ways,” -- John F. Kennedy.

Takeaways From Cultivate 2022

Posted on 07/29/22

Netafim USA recently attended AmericanHort’s Cultivate 2022 expo in Columbus, Ohio, marking the stateside debut of Gakon Netafim greenhouse solutions at one of the industry’s most important conventions.

Combating Drought with Sustainable Agriculture

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 06/15/22

Drought is a feared word in agriculture. Technically, it is a period of little to no rain that extensively damages crops. However, in the real world, its impact goes far beyond farmers. Drought leads to higher farming costs, increased crop prices, and can even contribute to food insecurity. Here is my view on what the agricultural industry is up against and how we can solve the problems we are facing.

Takeaways From The 2022 Commodity Classic

Posted on 06/13/22

The Netafim team attended the 2022 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, this March. Finally, being able to reconnect with growers and industry partners after last year’s online event, we were pleased to see that Commodity Classic has been continuing to grow. In this year’s show, we had many valuable conversations while witnessing the latest development in ag-tech. Here are some of my key takeaways from this refreshing experience. 

Netafim FlexNet Leads The Way In Sustainable Agriculture

Posted on 06/10/22

Our Netafim FlexNet solution is more than a product. It’s a cost-effective, durable irrigation hack that saves growers time, resources, and money. Here’s why it’s becoming only more important for farmers.

Why choose a career in agriculture?

Mike Hemman
By Mike Hemman on 06/10/22

Today’s agriculture industry is faced with the challenge of feeding an increasing population with dwindling resources. Fortunately, more young people are joining us in the fight against global food insecurity. In this season of graduation and celebration, I found it important to share with students and young professionals how a career in agriculture can provide long-term job security and purpose.

Upgrade Your Irrigation System with AlphaDisc™

Posted on 04/05/22

Water quality is a constant challenge for modern farmers. To protect irrigation systems for long-term performance, Netafim’s AlphaDisc product provides scalable, intelligent, and efficient filtration that helps growers optimize irrigation while reducing the risk of clogging and increasing crop yields. Here’s why many growers are making the switch.

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