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Pellikaan introduces PlanthooQ Ultra Light

More light in the greenhouse thanks to new crop hook
The PlanthooQ is part of the Qlipr system of Pellikaan Gewasklemsystemen. Two stainless steel clamps are fixed on the hot-dip galvanized PlanthooQ – also called the crop hook – to allow the plant to grow. Burlap rope and plastic clips are therefore unnecessary. “Because the hook and the clamps last for years, it is extremely durable; something that is becoming increasingly important in today’s horticulture. It is for a good reason that over 30 million cucumber and tomato plants already have been fitted with Qlipr clamps worldwide,” says Cor.

“Light forms the foundation of good plant growth and development. ’One percent more light is one percent more yield’ is the most important rule in greenhouse horticulture. That is why it is important to make optimal use of the available light and to prevent shading as much as possible.” That is told by Cor Pellikaan, owner of Pellikaan Gewasklemsystemen. The company is launching the PlanthooQ Ultra Light. According to Cor, this is a revolution in the field. “This renewed crop hook delivers no less than ten percent light gain and is therefore the perfect tool for optimum light utilization.”

No burlap rope or plastic clips
The PlanthooQ is part of the Qlipr system of Pellikaan Gewasklemsystemen. Two stainless steel clamps are fixed on the hot-dip galvanized PlanthooQ – also called the crop hook – to allow the plant to grow. Burlap rope and plastic clips are therefore unnecessary. “Because the hook and the clamps last for years, it is extremely durable; something that is becoming increasingly important in today’s horticulture. It is for a good reason that over 30 million cucumber and tomato plants already have been fitted with Qlipr clamps worldwide,” says Cor.

Research also shows that the PlanthooQ – which is available in various lengths – intercepts significantly less light than traditional cultivation systems, where often bundles of rope are hanging at the top of the crop. “This also is a big win.”

More light, more sustainable work
Pellikaan Gewasklemsystemen is now going one step further with the introduction of the ‘PlanthooQ Ultra Light’. This is a crop hook with an even smaller diameter – and therefore less shadow effect – than the previous crop hook. The PlanthooQ Ultra Light is also provided with a light-reflecting coating.

“Thanks to all this, more natural light is allowed into the greenhouse and the available growth light can be used optimally. This leads to a whopping 10 percent light gain, according to research from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences,” says Cor. “Naturally, while maintaining stability and quality of the hook.”

According to Cor, the PlanthooQ Ultra Light helps growers to work even more sustainably. “The natural light, but also the grow light that is offered, is after all fully available to the plant. And therein lies a big advantage; mainly because the use of grow light requires a lot of energy and has a high CO2 footprint.”

Higher production efficiency
The PlanthooQ Ultra Light also offers the necessary benefits in terms of work. The applied coating ensures that the Qlipr clamps glide more smoothly over the hook. This speeds up the work, and a higher production efficiency can be achieved. “It is also important that the coating prevents dirt sticking to the hook less quickly. This minimizes the chance of viruses.”

More information: www.pellikaanq.com/success-stories/398899_pellikaan-introduces-planthooq-ultra-light

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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%.

Prepared according to https://www.freshplaza.com

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021

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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’.

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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: info@hortidaily.com 

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