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Hydroponics? Tell me more…

A more efficient use of your space? A higher production of your short cycle crops per m2?
And a considerable saving on labor? Hydroponics systems could be a solution for you. It offers you a way to grow short cycle crops in water in a fully controlled manner.

What are the advantages of Hydroponics compared to soil-bound cultivation?
• Year-round production
Climate and water temperature is much more controllable than the soil temperature in conventional systems. This allows growth to remain at a high level even in cold periods of the year.

• Less water consumption
10 to 20 times less water consumption than soil-based cultivation

• Accelerated growth
Water and nutrients are freely available to the crop in hydroponic systems, this accelerates growth by 25-30%

• Low disease pressure and less use of nutrients
No loss of nutrients through leaching to deeper soil layers and low disease pressure.

Two main systems are common within hydroponics: Deep Flow Technology (DFT) and Nutrient Film Technology (NFT). A DFT system consists out of large ponds on which the crops are placed in floats on top of the water and where the roots are continuously suspended in the pond water. A NFT system consists of gutters in which the plants stand and where water flows around the roots of the crop.

Advantages DFT:
• DFT systems have an enormous heat & cold buffer due to the large amount of water and nutrient solution in the ponds. This buffer is
also covered by a layer of insulating floats and limits the energy consumption for heating and cooling the nutrient solution.

• The growth of the crop is insensitive to technical disturbances; water and nutrients are always sufficiently available

• Floats are ergonomically designed and suitable for manual and automated systems.

• Ponds can be easily adapted to the dimensions of the greenhouse.

• Food, oxygen and CO2 are available without restriction, so that the plant can achieve maximum growth.

Advantages of NFT:
• NFT systems are lightweight and therefore also suitable for vertical farming.

• Spaces between the gutters make air circulation around the plant and addition of eg CO2 easy.

• Food, oxygen and CO2 are available without restriction, so that the plant can achieve maximum growth.

Industrial Product Solutions (IPS) develop, produce and supplies original and innovative technological solutions for growing plants. They use the latest technologies in the field of growing, harvesting and packaging. In the IPS hydroponics systems, cycles of water and fertilizer are completely closed. This cultivation method is therefore considered to be very environmentally friendly.

IPS supplies both DFT and NFT hydroponic systems for short cycle crops. Their systems achieve maximum yield with minimal input from natural resources and labor.

Curious what they can do for you? Feel free to contact them via or check out their website:

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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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