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GE Current, a Daintree Company, Extends Horticulture Range With New Generation of Lucalox® HPS Lamps

High-performance HPS lamps give greenhouse growers year-round consistency, quality and reliability of both light and yield

GE Current, a Daintree company, today announced that the company is extending its portfolio of horticulture lighting with the introduction of a new generation of Lucalox® High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps. Building on the existing strengths of the original GE Lucalox®, the new range from Current will offer a longer lifespan, with higher PAR maintenance to ensure consistent yields, as well as lowering maintenance costs for greenhouse growers.

Malcolm Yare, Business Development Manager for Horticulture at Current commented, “GE Lucalox has been trusted by greenhouse growers around the world for its high quality, long lifespan and superior photosynthetic efficiency, ever since high pressure sodium lighting was first introduced. By offering Lucalox® alongside our Arize® LED portfolio, we can ensure that growers have access to Current’s market-leading innovation, performance and reliability whether they are growing in a fully controlled environment, with 100% artificial lighting, or supplementing the sun in a glasshouse environment.”

HPS lighting continues to play a crucial role in a global horticulture industry challenged to increase crop production in line with accelerating population growth and market demands. Greenhouse growers can use HPS, not only to extend the growth time per day and enhance existing sunlight levels, but also to extend the growing season by generating the heat required to produce reliable, high-quality crop yields year-round, even through the colder winter months.

The Current Lucalox® lamps will be available in 600W single-ended 230V and 400V options. The new lamps are rated with a lifetime of 14,000 hours to 90% survivals and a PAR maintenance of 90% at 14,000 hours, ensuring they deliver consistently high light output and efficiency over a longer period of time. This allows growers to use the lamps for longer, reducing maintenance and replacement costs as well as supporting sustainability over the long-term.

Current Lucalox® products will be available in Europe from the end of August 2020 through authorised Current distributors. Customers should contact their local Current sales representative for more details.

More information: www.gecurrent.com/horticulture

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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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