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Lely expands their barn lighting system with new LED fixtures

In addition to the 250 Watt LED fixtures, Lely introduces a new 125 Watt LED fixture with a maximum output of 18,000 lumen. The Lely L4C LED 125 is specially developed for low barns, dry cows, beef cattle and workspaces.

Lactating cows, heifers and calves need a light intensity of 180 lux for 16 hours per day, combined with an 8-hour dark period. Dry cows and beef cattle, on the other hand, need a light intensity of 50-80 lux combined with a 16-hour dark period. With the supply of 125 and 250 Watt L4C LED fixtures, Lely offers livestock farmers the possibility to easily adjust the light intensity to the situation in the barn.

The LED lights are dimmable and each fixture has its own connection to a control box. The light intensity is steered individually according to the placement of the fixtures in the barn. In combination with a light sensor the system knows exactly how much light is needed and increases the output of the fixtures when it becomes darker or vice versa. The control box can even simulate a natural sunrise and sunset to ensure optimal animal performance. This way, the system ensures optimum light level throughout the barn all day long while keeping energy consumption to a minimum.

The fixtures are specifically designed for livestock barns. This means that they are moisture, ammonia and dust resistant. The design of the fixtures also ensures the optimal cooling of the LED lights and drivers to make a product lifetime of more than 30 years possible. To prevent any possible damage, a thermal protection dims the light automatically when the temperature in the fixture becomes too high or it switches the lamp off if necessary. The fixtures are also equipped with surge protection.

Lely offers a custom-made lighting plan for Lely L4C LED free of charge. This plan provides advice on the placement of fixtures for optimal lighting. Contact your Lely Center for more information.

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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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