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Modules for vertical farming, the novelty of Novagric

Taking into account the requirements of the international market and the commitment of Novagric with the constant innovation and the sustainable development of the agriculture, this year the company offers in its portfolio the manufacture and commercialization of modules and technologies for vertical farming.

Vertical farming refers to a high-tech indoor cultivation, which in the beginning of the 90s was proposed as an agricultural alternative to solve the shortage of productive agricultural land, offering high-altitude growing as a solution to optimize, not only the space, but also resources such as water and fertilizers. These crops, that operates with a hydroponic and/or aeroponic irrigation system, reduce the consumption of fertilizers and water in percentages higher than 90%, and can be located in urban areas, in any other space where we take advance of the height and in places where soils cannot be exploited in agriculture.

Vertical farming modules approach the products to the consumer, because it is possible to recreate any kind of climate environment inside with technology. It’s more comfortable to work and its almost unlimited possibilities of automation normally demand less workforce to maintain that a traditional system. As a result, we obtain a fresh, local product, free of pesticides and respectful with the environment. LED lighting with a customizable spectrum, climate control and fertigation equipment, allow a significant increase in production, obtaining a high quality and greater number of annual harvests of specimens that conserve all their healthy properties.

Vertical cultivation, a practice that is working with normality around the world, have been industrially specialized in the cultivation of leafy vegetables (lettuces, cabbages, spinaches, aromatic plants) because it’s possible to collect the harvest every 4-5 weeks. This system is starting to be introduced in the cultivation of other fruits and vegetable varieties and even flowers.

Novagric develops and installs infrastructures that allow the maximum space exploitation, vertical farming systems with agricultural technology that cover all the client’s needs, at small or big scale: recirculating and drainage systems, hydroponic fertigation, LED lighting, climate control and harvesting trolleys at height.

Novagric’s aim is to provide the market with the tools to develop more and more a responsible and productive agriculture that is close to the consumer, as to offer a higher grade of efficiency of the natural and energetic resources to supply society food with a highly economic, social and environmental added value.

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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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