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New theme areas / theme routes during HortiContact 2019

HortiContact 2019 will take place on 19, 20 and 21 February. The pride of Dutch horticulture. Knowledge sharing and innovations are important spearheads of HortiContact 2019. That is why a number of new theme areas / routes have been set up.

Soft Fruit Experience
A new theme area at HortiContact 2019 is Soft Fruit Experience. Visitors will find companies specialized in soft fruit in greenhouses. In collaboration with Janny Trouw (network coordinator Glastuinbouw Nederland strawberry / soft fruit) interesting lectures are given especially for the soft fruit sector in greenhouses. Janny Trouw gives lectures about Fruitport and the Stichting Aardbei Onderzoek. ABZ Seeds discusses the changeover to strawberry Delizzimo in sustainable, exposed winter cultivation. ICE Agency will talk about the labor market and Octinion about the harvesting robot. The entire program will soon be available on

A new theme route is HortiPackaging. Through this route visitors will find everything about packaging, labeling and coding, hot items in greenhouse horticulture. HortiPackaging focuses on growers and growers, packing stations and trading houses. Important themes such as sustainability, automation and the wishes and requirements of the market are amply discussed.

Fossil Free Plaza
A new knowledge pavilion initiated by Kas als Energiebron, Glastuinbouw Nederland, the Ministry of LNV and HortiContact is the Fossil Free Plaza. Here entrepreneurs talk about their experiences with fossil-free cultivation, specialists go into new possibilities and are available daily to answer questions from visitors.

Innovation route
The innovation route is a recurring element at HortiContact. By following the innovation route, visitors see the innovative products or services developed by the exhibitors. In this way visitors remain informed of developments in the greenhouse horticulture sector.

Start-ups are also discussed during HortiContact. In addition to the regular start-up pavilion, this year for the first time a start-up / scale-up square will be created by HortiHeroes. Start-ups show which innovations and creativity they can add to the market.

For over 15 years HortiContact has been the Dutch pride of greenhouse horticulture with an average of over 500 exhibitors and more than 14,500 visitors. This makes HortiContact the largest sector trade fair for greenhouse horticulture in the Netherlands. Visitors to HortiContact mainly come from ornamental, vegetable and fruit growing (in greenhouses). The exibition can be visited on 19, 20 and 21 February 2019 from 13:00 – 21:00 hour at Evenementenhal Gorinchem.

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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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