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Pioneering the future of greenhouse automation

How can I produce safely? Optimize my harvest standard, guarantee good quality crop and decrease my labour costs while doing so? Questions which keep many growers busy!

Bogaerts Greenhouse Logistics in Belgium focusses on providing turn-key solutions for these specific challenges. The way we face these issues is by developing specific machinery for the internal logistics used in the greenhouse and processing area.

Our Qii-Drive Pepper, highlighted in this novelty item is one of them, specifically designed and engineered to support all those who grow peppers worldwide. Not only are the main targets covered, the structured solution also create an efficiently controlled flow throughout the greenhouse, providing the most optimal conditions for your workers, keeping them going at cruising speed.

The trolley functions automatically allowing for your workers to focus on harvesting. The entire development is designed to minimize crop and fruit handling, guaranteeing high quality standards. Once full, the Qii-Drive Pepper will automatically report to the processing area where the crop gets buffered or processed immediately. All is done independently from any human interference, easily reaching volumes of 20 TON/HOUR.

Intense knowledge of the industry and close cooperation with our customers is reflected in more than 100 accomplished projects worldwide, fully fitted with automatic mechanisation of internal transport and harvesting systems. Today it has been well over 17 years since we first launched such solutions. Continuous improvements and modern day developments using our multiple patented components, have made Bogaerts to be the number 01 preferred partner in automation of internal logistics systems in greenhouses.

Bringing all these challenges to the table and providing proper solutions has been a learning curve which we experienced throughout many years of developing professional projects which required intense input from both the grower and manufacturer. High level experience, deployed to support all our future developments.

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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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