Yonatan Adest

History of Farming: Current Day Implications & Needed Changes

Farming is a symbol of humanity’s dominance over animals and plants to provide sustenance for survival. Early Neolithic peoples practiced agriculture as early as 20,000 BC, marking perhaps one of the most critical turning points in civilization. Since then, there have been dramatic changes in the way farming is practiced, but at its core is …

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Farming Techniques: Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management is a holistic, broad-based approach for managing pests. The goal of IPM is to keep the population density of pests at the lowest possible level to prevent damage to crops without completely eradicating them. Additionally, IPM strives to maintain healthy crops without disrupting the ecosystems in agricultural land using natural pest control …

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The Global Vegetable Shortage, And How Katif Is Addressing It

Vegetables are great. They can help reduce our global carbon footprint, live healthier, and they’re delicious. But, did you know that research indicates we will face a global vegetable shortage within the next 4 years? By the year, 2050, the world population will reach about 9.7 billion people. Population growth, coupled with increased income and overall higher caloric intake requirement, …

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Aeroponics 101

Aeroponics is one of the newest methods of growing plants, and it is perfect for small spaces. Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast at home or at a large company, aeroponics is a surefire method to grow a variety of crops that are consistent in both quality and yield. Recently, NASA reported that aeroponics, especially Fogponics …

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Hydroponics 101

Hydroponics is an innovative method of farming that involves growing plants without the use of soil. It is applicable in cities, rural areas, and anywhere in between. While some setups can be quite large, smaller, personal kits are available for those who want to try their hand in growing vegetables of their own. Hydroponics is …

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