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2nd Edition of the Vertical Farming Webinar with live crops after surpassing the maximum capacity

Two days after the start of the registration deadline, it has been reached the maximum number of attendees in the First Webinar about Vertical Farming in Spain, scheduled for June 17th. Due to the interest that the event has generated, Etifa has decided to organize a second edition with the same contents for the following week, on June 24th, because a lot of people pre-registered after reaching the maximum capacity of 100 attendees. This event will be also broadcasted from the inside of actual Vertical Farming facilities with live crops. As a novelty, and thanks to this fact, the attendees of the second edition will be able to watch the first phase of the crop development, as the attendees of the first edition will watch the last phase, just before the harvest.

Thereby, and in an exceptional way, the webinar will be repeated a second time because of the high demand that has occasioned this training about Protected Vertical Farming, a new agricultural technique which focuses on environmentally friendly and high yield productions.

Once again, José Manuel Sánchez and Ismael Salar, engineers who have developed the facilities from which is broadcasted the webinar, will be the speakers who will explain all the keys of the Vertical Farming. In the same way, Alfonso González, coordinator of Etifa, the entity which organizes the webinars, will be the moderator, and the person who will transmit to the speakers the queries of the round of questions at the end of the speech.

The event will last one and a half hour, and it will take place 17:00 p.m. on June 24th (Europe/Madrid time zone). Attendees are up to 100, the register is free and it can be done in Etifa’s webpage:

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
This special also offers an opportunity to put your company in the spotlight with a banner in this special box. This banner can be booked until December 24 on our newsletters. For more information, feel free to send an email to: 

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