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Yet again a great solution, taking care of the growers. Qii-Lift Z – Bogaerts Greenhouse Logistics

The first step to a successful healthy growth plan, is daily observing. A task you want to organize in the most ecient way possible. The answer Bogaerts provides for this challenge is the Qii-Lift Z, also
referred to as our ‘scouting trolley’.

This trolley is specically developed for the comfort of those who are confronted with tasks that require them to navigate within the glass mazes of vegetables. The Qii-Lift Z is equipped with features that provide unmistakable advantages. The most benecial results are time savings and instant sharing of knowledge as the lift allows multiple people on the platform, navigating them throughout the greenhouse without having to descend from it. Something which by itself increases professional eciency and decreases irritations, creating an environment for the operator that supports diligent and passionate work.

The heart of this development consists out of a high quality hydraulic scissor lift, equipped with designated features such as a steering wheel and our patented combi-gear drive. A valuable combination that ensures easy navigation and a compact turning radius referred to as a ‘Zero-Turn’, originating back to the name of this trolley, Qii-Lift Z.

All technical specications enable the trolley to be operated on both the concrete path and the piperails. Transferring from one to another is done smoothly in one go and does not require any physical human displacement. Meaning all those who are present on the lift platform remain on it as the trolley gets maneuvered through the greenhouse. The lift reaches a maximum height of 6.500mm (depending on the type) where the movement from piperail to concrete is limited to a height of 1.500mm in support of safety measures for the operators.

Besides its general use of scouting, our clients often even utilize them for simple things like a quick tour with the manager, a general visit with the cultivation advisor and probably other things of which we’re not privileged to be informed.

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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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