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More ease of operation for Lumina 21 climate computer

The Lumina 21 climate computer for pig houses now offers even more ease of use. The advanced climate computer has been expanded with a number of clear operating screens that give users an improved overview of the situation in the houses. Just a single click gives pig producers full control over the climate conditions in the sections that house sows, piglets and finishers.

Maximise the potential of your climate computer
The main screen contains various handy navigation buttons that give direct access to the most important data from the houses. It is now possible to zoom in from each page to retrieve more details. This makes it easier to adapt settings and reduces the risk of errors. The data is clearly structured, and users can quickly return to the main screen. This gives pig producers better insight into the climates processes in their house and they can maximise the potential of their climate computers.

Additional features for more animal comfort
A number of features have also been added in this version that more accurately adapt the climate to suit the needs of the animals. These include night correction and the influence of the section temperature on the (floor) heating.

Remote contact with the house 24/7
Thanks to Fancom’s new Remote app, pig producers are in contact with the pig houses 24/7, from no matter what the location. Via a smartphone, the app displays the most important and current farm data in a clear and easy to read format.

Remote control
If the app detects any abnormalities in the sections, adjustments to the settings can be made from anywhere in the world to improve the situation instantly. This greatly improves the daily management of a pig farm. The Remote app saves time, prevents errors and boosts your profitability.

Update available
Lumina climate computers already in use can be easily updated so that every pig producer can benefit from the new ease of operation.

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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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