To enable production of high-quality blueberry yields in a protected environment despite sub-optimal climates.
Country: South Africa
Netafim was approached by a South African vegetable producer looking to establish a soilless blueberry production facility for the first time. Blueberries are by nature a highly demanding crop and the greenhouse was planned for an area with a hot and windy climate. Drawing on its deep expertise with blueberry cultivation, Netafim designed and implemented a customized growing environment with advanced precision irrigation and fertigation systems, that delivered premium quality yields of around 28 ton/ha - despite the challenging external conditions. As part of its commitment to ensuring long-term success, Netafim took responsibility for all aspects of the project, from conceptual design to implementation of the bespoke structure and aftersales support.
increase in yields
saving in water and fertilizers
increase in berry size and weight
Setting up a successful blueberry operation requires a total end-to-end approach that begins with rigorous feasibility studies, conceptual design of the greenhouse structure and implementation of the right technology mix - all based on extensive crop knowledge that is aligned with the business goals.
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