Mushroom Success Story- Champignon Farm

Mushroom Success Story- Champignon Farm

AT A GLANCE
Customer: Champignon Farm
Implementation date: 2010 (experimentation level)
Region/country: Moshav Zarit, Western Galilee, Israel
Project size/area: 20ha
Main project components: Drip system, controller, mechanical deployment system

 

ABOUT THE CUSTOMER
Founded in 1982 in old henhouses on Moshav Zarit in Israel’s Western Galilee region, Champignon Farm is a family-run business. Today, the company maintains a modern, cutting-edge production facility, and employs 200 workers. Champignon Farm is the leading mushroom producer in Israel with about a 40% share of the market.

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project began as a research study evaluating the possibility of irrigating mushrooms by drip systems rather than by mobile sprinklers.

 

THE NETAFIM SOLUTION
Netafim’s solution is anchored by the company’s innovative low-flow compensated non-leakage drippers.
The comprehensive solution also includes a controller and a mechanical deployment system that automates the laying and retrieving of dripperlines within and from the casing soil.
 
RESULTS
* 30% higher yields (450 tons/month)
* Improved product quality
* Less casing soil
* Lower energy costs
* Remote irrigation control (e.g. via computer, mobile)
* Fully irrigated farm (1.2 million m2/year)
* High customer satisfaction
 
To read more about the project download the case study here.

 

 

 

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