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Innovations take Qlipr crop clamping systems to the next level

The Qlipr crop clamping system is future-proof! Pellikaan Gewasklemsystemen introduces the planthooQ; a new hook attachment system. The system is available in different lengths and offers maximum flexibility for various crops. Another new product is the Qord, a cord made from special synthetic material. The ideal and sustainable alternative to jute cord!

The Qlipr crop clamping system has acquired a solid position in the cucumber and tomato growing segments; Qlipr clamps have already been used with more than 30 million plants worldwide. In addition to the stainless steel clamps, the well-known hot galvanised crop hooks have been part of the Qlipr success story for years. The crop hook was available in a standard length of 1.4 metres. However, the new planthooQ – the ‘crop hook 2.0’ – is available in any length. It also features a double stop to compensate for the different lengths used in summer and winter. Combined with the sustainable Qord it offers the perfect solution to keep plants in the right position! Another positive feature is that both the planthooQ and the sustainable Qord are just as easy to clean and disinfect as the other wires and cords you use for your crops.

The sustainable Qord is another new innovation from Pellikaan Gewasklemsystemen. This cord is made from special synthetic material with an ultra-strong inner core. This prevents the cord from swinging around the trusses and stalks when it is lowered; which is the case with conventional cords. The ridges on the Qord also keep the stainless steel clamps firmly in place. But the biggest advantage is perhaps that the synthetic material can be used and reused for years – the ultimate in sustainability!

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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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