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“An optimized environmental friendly clip”

During the crop rotation of greenhouse vegetables, a considerable waste stream is released. Royal Brinkman intends to make the crop rotation as sustainable as possible. Think of materials that can be sustainably processed by the waste industry or solutions for reuse. Due to the smart design of the Valent Clip, less waste is created which results in an environmentally friendly clip. Although the clip is made of less material, it is still very sturdy.

The rope grabs are equipped reinforced with anti-slip points so that the Valent clip stays on the rope with less chance of the rope sliding and allows it to handle high plant loads. In the design of the improved clip, suitability for different crops was also considered. Because there are two variants (23 mm and 26mm), the dimensions will ideally suit the crop.

Environmental friendly
Moreover, the Valent Clip has a good lock that is easy to use for growers. It is clearly audible when the clip is being closed. When closed, the clip can easily be opened again. From a sustainability point of view, because the clip is provided with a reclosable opening, the clip can easily be moved when desired. Therefore, no new clip is needed, which results in an environmentally friendly approach. In addition, the Valent clips are made from 100% high-quality recycled material.

Unique design
Arie Alblas, local representative in Canada, explains that it is an optimized clip, with a smart solid design, with optimal rounded edges. Alblas: “The excellent curvature ensures that there is less chance of damage to the plant. It provides optimal guidance and doesn’t hinder the growth of the plant. In addition, through the cleverly created air holes around the clip, there is less chance of Botrytis.”

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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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