In Harmony with Nature
Metzer is committed to reconcile agriculture and the environment.
Metzer works together with nature to produce more food, while respecting its delicate ecological balance and learning to use human wastewater as a resource for plants.
Metzer matches agronomical know-how with hydraulics, material science and other fields of expertise in order to ensure that its future drip irrigation products 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 drip irrigation products 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. Metzer research team also works hard to ensure that every future drip irrigation technology implementation is cost-effective and beneficial to the grower, the environment and the end-consumer.
High Performance at Lower Costs
With most of the agricultural output grown in developing countries, the ability to introduce advanced drip irrigation 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, through improvement to the raw materials used and to the pipe 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 innovative drip irrigation solutions!