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One-billion FlexTruss greenhouse supports products sold

This month sees The French company ARaymond celebrate passing the one-billion units sales mark for the FlexTruss greenhouse support product.

Launched on the global market in 2014, the FlexTruss was created by ARaymond to ensure that the support meets the requirements of producers worldwide. Installing the FlexTruss units requires no previous experience thereby reducing installation time in the greenhouse whilst simultaneously reducing labor costs for growers.

The FlexTruss supports are contoured to ensure there is no risk of the delicate tomato branches breaking during installation thereby
maximising the tomato yield per plant. Besides, it can be adapted for use with all varieties throughout the growth cycle of the tomato plant.

The FlexTruss is made from recycled or BIO material and features ARaymond’s patented backbone design. This allows the support to be installed directly onto the plant’s straight stems whilst adapting to the natural growth pattern of the branches.

Manufactured in black for maximum UV resistance, the FlexTruss is made from recycled plastic allowing producers to meet their goals for sustainable development within the greenhouse environment. ARaymond has also created a Bio-compostable version of the FlexTruss.

First draft of the Flextruss back in 2013 after several meetings with tomato growers. The must was to have a rigid but at the
same time flexible solution, this draft evolved to the current design.

“Here at ARaymond we are delighted to reach this latest sales milestone for our greenhouse supports and we look forward to the sale of the the next units of FlexTruss worldwide”, the company announces.

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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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