In Harmony with Nature
“A clear commitment to conciliate between agriculture and environment.”
Metzer works together with nature to produce more food,
while respecting its delicate ecological balance and learning to use human water waste as a resource for plants.
This goal sees the binding together of seemingly dissimilar fields of research to foresee long-term
balanced performance – working together with nature’s agents, not against it.
Metzer matches agronomical know-how with hydraulics, material science and other fields of expertise in order to ensure that its future solutions meet the optimal growth conditions for individual crops, thus improving yield quantity and quality, as per market requirements.
Metzer’s research is focused, from the start on solutions that will work in real field conditions and not just in the lab. That’s why, leading farmers are vital hands-on partners in every research project, bringing valuable feedback on the viability of the future implementation of tested ideas.
Advanced IT for Faster-Time-to-Market
Advanced Information Technology helps shorten R&D time by simulating operating conditions and sorting only the most promising concepts. Today, Metzer research teams are faced with many price constraints, since any future technology implementation must also be cost-effective, benefiting all parties involved from farmers, to the environment and eventually, the end-consumer.
High Performance at Lower Costs
With most of the agricultural output grown in developing countries, the ability to introduce advanced technologies with low capital cost, yet high performance in rugged conditions and under infrastructure limitations, means that local farmers can quickly access premium markets.
A good example of this is the development of solar-powered irrigation systems for both large and small farms, where electric power is unavailable and fuel is expensive.
Extending the useful life of driplines in the field by improvements in raw materials used and the ability to withstand physical, chemical, biological and mechanical degradation immediately contributes to both farmers and the environment, leading to less capital investment and less plastic leftovers in the field or dumps.
Amongst other fields of current research are bio-degradable irrigation driplines, passive anti-bacterial coatings, non-poisonous protection against insect and rodent damage, clogging-agent reduction, coagulation prevention, and more.
Check back in with us periodically to get all the latest updates about these and other exciting innovation fields!