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Updated Lumina 750 tunnel computer is ready for the future

A new version of the Lumina 750 tunnel computer will be available. This tunnel computer ensures optimum climate conditions during phase II and III processes in tunnel systems for mushroom cultivation. A number of controls have been expanded in the new N1.1 version. The Lumina 750 can now control the most complex air treatment installations and therefore fully satisfies the demands of the current market situation.

Greater ease of operation, also via smartphone
Many improvements have been implemented in the new Lumia 750 to make daily operation simpler and more transparent. This offers major benefits for staff and provides additional safeguards during the pasteurisation and phase III processes. Remote control via the PC and even with a smartphone or tablet is now also possible.

Fine-tuned controls
The Lumina 750 automatically controls the optimal climate during the entire pasteurisation and phase III process, from filling the tunnel with fresh compost, phase III up to cook-out. This is done by correctly controlling and coordinating the fresh air, circulation, cooling, heating, humidification and steam. All these control functionalities have been refined and improved in the new Lumina 750. The user can now influence the process more easily, so conditions can be adapted to suit the current situation. The user has more insight and can steer the process more simply to create better compost quality, which is essential for the right nutrient-rich substrate for mushroom growing.

More possibilities
Tunnel companies continue to increase in size, and more and more measurements are being made in each tunnel. To meet these criteria, extra controls have been added to the new Lumina 750. This allows us to offer a suitable solution for each pasteurisation and phase III process. After all, the better the tunnel climate, the better the substrate quality. A properly controlled composting process is also faster, so that users can also benefit from valuable time gains.

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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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