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HPNow provides autonomous Peroxide UltraPureTM generation solutions for crop protection, increased yields, and reduced irrigation system maintenance

HPNow’s HPGen A-Series product line is specifically designed for the needs of greenhouse growers. This autonomous system generates Peroxide UltraPureTM directly on site, using only water and electricity as inputs, with no need for user intervention or any handling of chemicals. Peroxide UltraPureTM is a highly effective water treatment agent, which does not require any stabilizers, additives, or other impurities. Peroxide UltraPureTM breaks down to pure water and oxygen after use. Unlike chlorine, it can be used across a wide pH range, causes no dripper damage, and can be safely recirculated and used in organic produce.

With HPGen, irrigation water treatment can be implemented in a fully autonomous, simple and efficient manner. The HPGen system integrates seamlessly with standard irrigation systems and controls, to inject the output Peroxide UltraPureTM into irrigation lines. This provides the following strong benefits:

Improved crop yield through uniform irrigation, reduced irrigation system maintenance
HPGen keeps emitters clean of algae and fungi and prevents the buildup of biofilms – keeping irrigation uniform, and ensuring all plants get the same amount of water and nutrients. This creates optimal conditions for the crop, which result in yield increases and better crop quality. Maintenance and replacement of the irrigation system is reduced.

Increased oxygenation levels, boosts organic matter in the soil
HPGen improves dissolution of organic fertilizers and provides soil micro-organisms with the oxygen they need to thrive, resulting in increased organic matter available to the plant and improved plant nutrition and vigor.

The HPGen A-Series product line is available in a wide throughput range, covering greenhouses up to 50 ha and above. It is tested and proven in dozens of commercial greenhouse installation across horticulture crops ranging from watermelon and cucumbers, to berries, tomatoes and peppers; and with both soil and soil-less cultures, as well as hydroponics.

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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
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