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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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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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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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Winter blueberry outlook indicates strong production


California Giant Berry Farms has the winter blues–blueberries that is–with global grower partners reporting peak volumes of organic and conventional blueberry supply for the start of winter season and beyond.

“We’ve started harvesting fruit from Chile that will provide for a constant winter supply of high-quality blueberries for export,” said Nader Musleh, executive director of internal business development at California Giant Berry Farms. “Organic volumes from Chile are increasing with the release of moth-free areas and conventional varietal changes are producing exceptional quality fruit.”

The strong winter outlook for California Giant Berry Farms’ blueberry supply comes when the company is poised to deliver increasingly high volumes following its addition of new growers in Chile and expanded acreage.

Blueberry production in Mexico is expected to continually increase in the coming months, with the growing region’s season currently in its early stages. The region, known for its strong spring harvest, is on track to produce as expected.

“We’re looking forward to another strong season in Central Mexico” said Rodrigo Aceves, director of operations, Mexico at California Giant. “We are expecting high yields, larger fruit and improved flavor profiles.”

BlueberrieseditedHigh yields, larger fruit and improved flavor profiles are expected out of Mexico.   

Meanwhile, organic production out of California is beginning earlier than years past with the first picks anticipated in early December. A gradual increase in volume is expected with peaks in April and May. The California Giant coastal organics program complements its import program for continuity of supply throughout the year. The strong volume is eagerly awaited as the stateside supply of blueberries will bypass port issues and delays that plague the industry.

“We’ve seen an astonishing year-over-year volume increase,” said Markus Duran, director of bushberry supply at California Giant. “We are coming off Peru’s largest production year ever. It broke its all-time high export volume for the third consecutive year. Demand and consumption exceeding the all-time high is exciting and we look forward to keeping the strong momentum throughout the Chilean season.”

To support the expected influx of blueberries this winter, California Giant will employ several consumer engagement opportunities to build brand awareness and drive purchase intent for fresh berries.

CaliforniaGiantBerryFarmsLogoFor more information:
Kyla Oberman
California Giant Berry Farms
Tel: +1 (831) 247-4386 

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