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Battery-powered EasyTrack crop care trolley

A trust-worthy basis and intuitive joystick controls
Greenhouses that don’t have a pipe rail system can be found all over the world. In order to be able to take care of the crop economically and efficiently there, Berg Hortimotive developed the EasyTrack. A height-adjustable crop care trolley on four sturdy pneumatic tires, which can automatically drive through the paths at a fixed low speed. Thanks to the foot control, the employee can always work with two hands while making small corrections in the direction of travel via the joystick. Even more; the ergonomic EasyTrack went through all stability tests very smoothly!

In greenhouses where there is no pipe rail system, people often take care of the crop by simply walking through the paths. In addition to the fact that this takes a relatively long time, requires a lot of man-hours and is tiring, this also causes problems when the crop grows higher. In those cases it is necessary to drag certain climbing aids such as stairs to be able to carry out the relevant work at height. Even more work, even heavier and moreover relatively dangerous.

Easy control
Berg Hortimotive developed the EasyTrack especially for these companies. A robust crop care machine that is equipped with four sturdy pneumatic tires that have sufficient grip in the open ground. By means of a simple, intuitive control, the user sets a low speed in the path, after which he starts the EasyTrack with the foot pedal. In this way he has and keeps two hands free to care for the crop while releasing the pedal brings the carriage to a quick and safe stop. To make small corrections to the direction of travel, a tap on the joystick is sufficient.

Beyond the paths, a higher – but safe – speed can be chosen whereby the user benefits from the flexibility and maneuverability of the EasyTrack. The EasyTrack can of course drive forwards and backwards and can be used by one person. The platform offers space for a maximum of two people.

Safety
By placing the center of gravity of the EasyTrack very low, the crop care trolley is maximally stable, even when working at heights. This stability has been further improved by the wide wheelbase and the fact that the work platform lies between them. The EasyTrack has successfully passed all necessary tests.

The height-adjustable work platform is also designed to be as safe as possible, but certainly ergonomic. Thanks to the smart construction and practical securing, the platform can be easily adjusted and then used safely.

Minimal maintenance
Finally, the maintenance requirement has been minimized by making use of technologies and techniques that have more than proved themselves in horticulture. Furthermore, only high-quality materials are used that are provided with a strong but environmentally friendly coating. The parts that require occasional maintenance are easily accessible. Sensitive parts – such as the battery – are always properly and safely protected. Speaking of the battery: this traction battery has sufficient capacity to use the EasyTrack for a few days. The status of the battery is easy to read on the display.

In summary: With the purchase of an EasyTrack, the user can save working hours and improve his business processes with regard to efficiency, ergonomics and safety.

For more information
Please contact Berg Hortimotive (www.berghortimotive.com) or one of the service partners from the global network.

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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%.

Prepared according to https://www.freshplaza.com

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

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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’.

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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: info@hortidaily.com 

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