Netafim USA, a subsidiary of Netafim Ltd. – the global leader of precision irrigation solutions is celebrating its 40th year of operations in the United States. Established in 1981, Netafim USA’s entry into the U.S. marketplace changed the face of U.S. agriculture by providing growers with innovative drip irrigation technology that optimized the delivery of water and nutrients and ultimately improved yields.
Since the drip irrigation pioneer first opened its doors at its U.S. headquarters in Fresno, California, the company’s efforts to increase adoption of drip irrigation technology have increased crop yields, enabled water conservation, lowered labor costs, driven more efficient fertilizer utilization, and lowered energy costs. Netafim USA’s commitment to helping American farmers grow more with less extends beyond innovative products and includes educational outreach to the agriculture industry on the role that drip irrigation plays in the fight against scarcity of water, land, and food.
“Netafim was established over 50 years ago in Kibbutz Hatzerim, a community in Israel’s Negev desert,” said Mike Hemman, President and CEO of Netafim USA. “The struggle to grow crops in that arid and sandy environment inspired us to think differently and ultimately led to the invention of drip irrigation. This same pioneering spirit is alive and well in Netafim USA. It has led to recent innovations that have changed farming for the better, including the industry’s first vertically integrated drip line recycling solution, our 360-degree subsurface drip irrigation for dairy effluent water application solution, as well as our advancements in greenhouse and nursery solutions. I’m proud to work for the irrigation industry leader and am humbled to have the opportunity to lead an incredible group of purpose-driven and innovative teammates.”
In marking the celebration, Netafim USA will use its digital media platforms to reflect on the cultural impact and influence that Netafim USA and its solutions have had on the agriculture, landscape and turf, and mining industries. In doing so, the company will showcase the key moments, products, customers, partners, and innovations that have made Netafim USA into today’s leader in innovative drip irrigation technology solutions for U.S. growers.
“Over the last 40 years, we have continuously collaborated with our partners including growers, dealers, employees, and organizations, to change the face of U.S. agriculture,” continued Hemman. “While Netafim USA has made significant strides in the last four decades, we look forward to addressing the challenges of the next 40 years with the same pioneering spirit that led to the opening of Netafim USA.”
ABOUT NETAFIM USA
Netafim USA, based in Fresno, CA, develops and manufactures drip irrigation systems for agriculture, landscape & turf, greenhouse & nursery, mining and wastewater. Netafim offers an extensive range of irrigation solutions including driplines, filters, sprinklers, valves, water meters and digital farming equipment for complete dripline system installations. For more information go to www.netafimusa.com.