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Year overview Jan 17th - Feb 1st

New markets on the radar in January

Will it be Croatia, will it be Central Asia, will it be Georgia or Kazachstan? In our January publications we shared a lot of information with you on upcoming markets. Also of course we published a lot on new products helping you grow. Here's a recap of the month - also including the IPM tech specs! 


Croatia - the next big player in vegetable production? 
With recent EU investments in agriculture and a vast unspoiled land, with huge reserves of water and human resources, Ivan Obrovac from Brana d.o.o., said that there is an enormous potential in Croatia.

"Ten hectare not enough to remain competitive in retail"
Jack Groenewegen can rightly be called one of the prominent figures of contemporary horticulture. In recent years, the Westland tomato grower has shaped not only his own company, but also producer organization Prominent. At the moment Groenewegen is actively involved in the realization of 'Prominent 2.0':.....

SunSelect: Cutting yield prediction error rates by half with AI algorithm
Predicting the yield of your crop based on a self-learning algorithm, custom-made for your greenhouse enterprise and driven on artificial intelligence. It might sound like a futuristic scenario, but it's here. 

Meteor Systems introduces HDPE rafts:
"Easier to clean and lasting longer than polystyrene"
Meteor Systems launches a durable raft for the Deep Flow Technique (DFT) cultivation of leafy vegetables and herbs. The Meteor Systems Hydroponic Floating Raft is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) which, in contrast to expanded polystyrene (EPS), discourages diseases, algal growth and contamination.....

Insight in your crops realtime fresh weight production
The new HortiSense grow module provides a grower with real-time insight in the performance of his crop: the module can calculate the assimilate production and from that also the fresh weight produce of his crop per m2. "This way a grower can see just how effectively his growth strategy works."

horticulture sector in Central Asia developing rapidly
"To make money, you need more than just technology and money" 
Put down a nice greenhouse, pop some plants in and make money. The demand for greenhouse vegetables may be large in Central Asia, yet it isn't quite that easy. Alex van Winden is involved with AIMC Horticulture in making horticulture projects turnover in this region among others. 

Photo Report IPM Essen 
Starting as an event for the tree nursery business, the IPM Essen has now been mostly taken over by breeders, cut flower growers and tech companies. With 1,600 exhibitors, it is one of the biggest events on the floriculture calendar, and the over 400 horticultural suppliers play a big role in the character.....

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