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Innovative MEGASCOPS cow lamp from Hato BV

The solution for cow housing

Hato BV has developed a new strong LED cow lamp which contributes to very energy efficient lighting in cowsheds. Over 40 years’ experience in lighting, is the strong base for the intelligent MEGASCOPS LED cow lamp. This LED lamp contributes to an evenly distributed light, which avoids “spotlighting” and dark corners. Research has shown that intelligent lighting will increase milk yield and a faster growth of young cattle.

The use of the MEGASCOPS light is cost-effective due to its built-in dimmable power supply and results in a very short pay-back time. The “instant on” feature assures no long waiting times, as seen with metal-halide lamps, and restrikes immediately power when the power goes off.

The MEGASCOPS has multiple LEDs in several clusters, consuming 208 Watt in total. This lighting-system can be mounted directly against the ceiling or it can be hanged using the specially designed hanging construction. The optional red LEDs ensure an easy inspection during the night, without disturbing the animals.

Hato BV can give you free advice for the total lighting system to optimize your light climate and ensure optimal performance of your animals.

Key features are:

– Extreme long lifetime up to 60.000 hours

– 208 W (15.000 lm)

– 200-480 V/50-60 Hz

– Light colour 3000K

– Dimmable for more energy saving

– Optional red LEDs

– Flicker-free technology

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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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