Our mission

Our mission

To enable production of high-quality blueberry yields in a protected environment despite sub-optimal climates.

Project details

Country: South Africa  

Crop: Blueberry 

Type: Polyhouse 

Size: 4ha 

Project summary

Project summary

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.

Results achieved

33%

increase in yields

40%

saving in water and fertilizers

15%

increase in berry size and weight 

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Services

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.

  • Design of a custom-made polyhouse structure
  • Irrigation system design 
  • Project execution 
  • Agronomical planning and support 
  • Aftersales technical support 

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