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Tech company accepted into Canada’s tech network’s Soft Landing

A local tech company focused on providing digital pest management services for the greenhouse industry has been accepted into Canada’s Tech Network’s Soft Landing: Scale from Home program.

IPM Scoutek, co-founded by Brian Hendel and Carrie Izsak of Splice Digital, provides real-time pest management information to help greenhouses manage pest flareups and improve crop yield and quality. “The funding has allowed us to produce a video which we are using to reach out to potential new clients,” explained Iszak, who is also vice-president of Splice. “Our software has global potential and it can be expensive to attract new clients so this is very welcome news.”

Iszak said that IPM’s software was in pre-production for more than two years and has been available to greenhouse clients across the globe for a little over a year. The company’s software enables greenhouse operators to monitor their pest management systems in real-time to help them maximize crop yield while at the same time identifying pest control issues and diseases.

“It also helps our clients manage an appropriate economic threshold when it comes to pest outbreaks and enables them to avoid throwing out an entire crop,” adds Iszak.

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While the system is primarily designed for greenhouse crop, it can also be used in orchards to monitor pest control issues. IPM has clients across Ontario, including Windsor-Essex, western Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa. Iszak said that IPM is constantly refining its software to meet client feedback and market demands.

“We have quite a bit of work ahead of us because you can’t design something such as this and then stop,” said Iszak. “You have to keep developing and staying ahead of the market and any rivals you might have.”

IPM’s website brings in potential new clients and Iszak said the company also hosts webinars to explain and demonstrate its software technology.

Soft Landing: Scale from Home offers qualified, established Canadian start-ups and scale-ups exposure to business opportunities by providing up to $4,000 in reimbursable business expenses to help generate new sales revenue or investments.

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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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