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“Healthier and bigger production with new coating”

Without protection, greenhouse tomatoes in Beijing are quickly affected by sunburn. Tecai Daguanyuang Farm benefits a great deal from the ReduSol coating. The crop stays healthier and production is as much as 5% higher.

Beijing has a continental climate with harsh winters and long, hot summers. That makes for difficult conditions in which to grow tomatoes. In the past, Tecai Daguanyuang Farm used shade nets to temper light and heat in summer. However, this solution was far from ideal.

“The use of ReduSol saves time and labor. The nets were expensive due to the structure and maintenance. Furthermore, it was a big hassle. Now we only need to apply ReduSol once and after that, it lasts all season. This coating provides for sufficient cooling, while at the same time it leaves sufficient light for growth and production,” says farm manager Mr. Li Xinxu.

Better production and quality
ReduSol provides for better production, as well as better quality. “Heat causes poor fruit setting and the flowers and fruit to fall off. Furthermore, the fruits that do mature suffer from sunburn. When the sunburn is excessive, we cannot sell the tomatoes. We are no longer experiencing that problem now that we are using the ReduSol coating. Furthermore, the fruits color more evenly and no longer have “green shoulders”. Moreover, they taste better. The improved quality means that we can command a higher price. In addition, production is 5% higher. All this taken together makes ReduSol a good investment that generates higher income,” he says.

A pleasant working climate
The greenhouse temperature is 3 to 5°C lower, while the plant’s temperature is 7 to 8°C lower. Furthermore, the substrate does not heat up as much. Due to the absence of heat stress, the crop is healthier and better resistant to diseases and pests. “There are fewer disease-related problems, which means we can use fewer crop protection agents,” says Mr. Xinxu.

The workers are also happy with the coating. The temperature inside the greenhouse is lower and the light is softer. That makes the work far more pleasant. As a result, work efficiency has increased, he observes.

Happy with ReduSol
ReduSol is applied to the greenhouse cover in April, manually and mechanically. The coating is highly resistant to rain; however, by mid-August the severe summer rains nevertheless cause it to thin. This is not a problem, because by then the coating has done its work.

The company uses 16 buckets per hectare. This quantity is based on experience, local light intensity, light measurements and insights into the light quantity a tomato crop is able to handle.

Tecai Daguanyuang Farm is happy with ReduSol and will use the coating again for the coming season.

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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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