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NEWS UPDATE UAE IMPORTED 30% OF OF FLOWERS, PLANTS AND TREES BROUGHT INTO THE GCC

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LODDER OFFERS QUALITY ROOTSTOCKS

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SAUDI ARABIA EMERGES AS LEADING EXPORTER OF AGRICULTURE AND DAIRY PRODUCTS

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ALYASEEN AGRI. AT THE FOREFRONT OF SAUDI AGRICULTURE

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TABREED: SHOWCASES ITS DISTINCTIVE FEATURES FOR GREENHOUSES AND POULTRY IN SAUDI AGRO 2015

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WANGARA HORTICULTURAL SUPPLIES EXPANDS

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SPECIAL ORGANIC FERTILIZERS FERTIPLUS® FOR CITRUS, OLIVE, POTATO AND COFFEE

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Editor in Chief Mohammed Nasser Editor Marie Matthew Associate Editor Andrew Thomas Graphic Designer Elizabeth John Marketing Manager Megha Mary Matt Production Manager Abdul Shareef Contributors Neville J. Chandler, P.K. James, Douglas Bott, Shakeeb Kolakadan, Dr. Terry Mabbett Head Office Matt Media International Ltd, Woodgreen, London N22 5AR, UK. E-mail: gulfag@emirates.net.ae, Web site: www.gulfagriculture.com Middle East Office Al Saad Advertising & Publishing L.L.C., P O Box 25694, Sharjah, UAE, Tel:+971 6 5639494, Fax:+971 6 5639449. Gulf Agriculture is read by agri professionals, farm managers & owners, landscape consultants, contractors, agri-equipment suppliers, horticultural engineers, greenhouse managers, agronomists, veterinary surgeons, ministries, poultry & dairy breeders, importers, distributors, manufacturers and whole salers of food and agri inputs. Printed and published by Matt Media© Intl. Ltd.(U.K.) 2015 All rights reserved. The opinions and views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers. Readers are requested to seek specialist advice before acting on information contained in this publication, which is provided for general use and may not be appropriate for the reader’s particular circumstance. The publishers regret that they cannot accept liability for any error or omissions contained in this publication.

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UAE fertilizer industry grows by 51% in the last decade, says GPCA At 5 million tons, the UAE's fertilizer market has grown by more than 50% in the last ten years, according to the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). “Despite the cyclical nature of commodity products and economic challenges, the fertilizer industry in the United Arab Emirates has seen impressive growth in the last decade,” said Dr. Abdulwahab Al- Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA. “The sector's stable growth capacity, steady sales and rising employment not only makes valuable contributions to the Emirati economy, but also ticks several boxes in the country's Vision 2021 plans.” The UAE accounts for the third largest share of fertilizer production in the GCC, according to the

GPCA's Fertilizers Indicators report. Fertilizers producers manufactured 5 million tons of products in 2014, up from 3.2 million tons in 2004. Meanwhile, fertilizer capacity in the Arabian Gulf grew to 40.8 million tons in 2014, a 3.8% increase from the previous year, earning revenues of US$6.5 billion, according to the report. An export- oriented industry, the UAE's fertilizer industry also earned sizable revenues in 2014. “As more than half of fertilizers produced in the UAE is exported to diverse markets around the world, manufacturers of this commodity also earned US$653 million in revenues,” continued Dr. Al- Sadoun. Looking ahead, the GCC's fertilizer manufacturers can look into diversifying their product portfolio to include specialty fertilizers, advises the GPCA. To date, only 396,000 tons of speciality fertilizers are currently produced in the GCC, notably from UAE- based companies like ADFERT and RNZ Group. “Specialty fertilizers have unique qualities that define them against urea have innovative characteristics that yield a higher return in the global marketplace and therefore result in greater returns for the producer and the good news is that the UAE has already demonstrated that it can manufacture this valuable product.” The topic of innovation will be a key focus at the upcoming GPCA Fertilizer Convention. Held of the theme of “Innovating for growth: Ensuring an efficient, sustainable future”, the conference will shed light on how the GCC's fertilizer industry can contribute to global food security while embracing an environmentally sustainable future.

UAE Ministry of Environment and Water organizes seminar on 'Organic Agriculture' The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water recently organized a public awareness workshop on 'Organic Agriculture' in cooperation with Dubai-based Children's City. The workshop targeted children aged between 7 and 12 years to raise awareness about different environmental areas, especially organic agriculture. According to Eng. Aisha Mohamed Al Abdooli, Director of Education and Awareness Department, Ministry of Environment and Water, the Ministry is working within the framework of the National Environmental Education and Awareness Strategy 2015-2021 launched during the 18th National Environment Day. She stated that hosting the workshop in collaboration with the Children's City complements the first goal of 4

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the Strategy to educate Emirati youth about a sustainable future. One of the main elements of the UAE's environmental conservation policies is to raise awareness among new generations to help modify human behavior towards natural resources. Eng. Aisha said that the workshop on 'Organic Agriculture' is considered a motivational step towards environmental conservation as it educates children on the importance of adopting the organic agriculture system and its contributions in protecting natural resources. She added that the simplified explanation of the mechanism of this system will help children to learn more about the styles and techniques that can be used to preserve the environment. During the workshop, a simple and enjoyable explanation was provided about organic agriculture, showing that this kind of production does not use chemical materials such as fertilizers, manures, pesticides, growth regulators, hormones, preservatives, and animal feed. It relies solely on the use of natural means of production such as the agricultural cycle of crops and natural fertilizers produced from plant residues and animal manure to improve the soil. The National Environmental Education and Awareness Strategy is based on six key objectives that were developed according to international standards and the expectations of the parties concerned. It is aimed at educating the youth of the UAE towards a sustainable future and strengthening the community's commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. In 6

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addition, the Strategy encourages the active participation of enterprises and economic sectors in moving towards environmental sustainability and educates Governments and key stakeholders on environmental issues. The synergy and effectiveness of outreach and environmental education in the UAE as well as efficient capacity-building will enable the effective implementation of the National Environmental Education and Awareness Strategy.

UAE Ministry of Environment and Water visits Japan, China & Taiwan to learn modern agriculture & aquaculture techniques H.E. Engineer Mariam Saeed Hareb, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Water Resources and Nature Conservation Department, conducted a series of field visits in China, Japan and Taiwan to gain insights on best practices in the field of agriculture and aquaculture. The tour is part of a technical cooperation signed by the Ministry with Horin Inc. which will contribute in promoting the use of modern techniques and innovations in the development of the UAE's agricultural sector. During the visit, latest scientific studies in the field of fish farming and aquaculture was also observed. H.E. Hareb emphasized that the Ministry is keen to develop the local agricultural sector as well as promote environmental sustainability and conserve natural resources. She pointed out that the UAE attaches great importance to the development of agriculture, water conservation practices and

seeks sustainable solutions for living aquatic resources. It is doing it through enhanced cooperation with the scientific and technical organizations, universities and scientific research centers, and other agencies and institutions by sharing their experiences and success stories, and implementation of research and studies. In addition, the Ministry contributes in the development of various environmental sectors to achieve the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021. Additionally, H.E Hareb said that the importance of cooperation at the local and international levels in various environmental fields will expedite learning process about the best practices and policies adopted that will enhance environmental sustainability. She further added that the Ministry is seeking to harness scientific research in various fields in order to find alternative and unconventional solutions to fulfill water needs for the agricultural sector, rationalize water consumption for the local population, and preserve the UAE's water resources. H.E. Hareb confirmed that the Ministry is looking to keep pace with advanced technologies and systems introduced to achieve sustainable development and contribute in providing new dimensions to the UAE's agriculture and aquaculture sectors. It will also work to establish innovative concepts in the field of marine and agricultural research to serve the goals of the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Marine Research Centre in Umm Al Quwain and the Agricultural SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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Innovation Center in Al Dhaid, Sharjah. Hareb also visited the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Science & Technology in Taiwan as well as the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) which include 11 specialized institutes and the Horin Laboratory for Agriculture and Fisheries. In addition, the Ministry's delegation visited Japan to learn about the best practices and policies in the field of aquaculture in addition to learning about waste water standards and uses in Japan. She also visited Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to discuss potential collaboration topics in capacity building in the fields of aquaculture, fisheries and the marine environment. This all comes in the context of development and the protection of fish resources and the promotion of fish farming technology to encourage investment in the aquaculture industry as one of the world's most important sectors.

New Anchor Package Allows Center Pivots to Irrigate More Land In today's market, it is more important than ever for growers to make the most of all their cropland to get the highest possible yield. For many growers, this means irrigating land that may be difficult to reach with traditional center pivots. Valmont® Irrigation, the manufacturer of the Valley® brand of irrigation equipment, is expanding its Bender product line with a new anchor package that extends the reach of irrigation machines even 8

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further. Valley Bender products allow a center pivot to bend and wrap around in-field obstacles, irrigating the acres behind it. The new Bender Anchor allows growers to use Benders on longer machines and on rough or rolling terrain to irrigate even more hectares. Only Valmont Irrigation offers an anchor for its bending units because only Valley pivots have the strength to handle long Bender machines, said Valmont Irrigation Vice President of Global Marketing Matt Ondrejko. “Our studies found that growers can increase their profits just by irrigating more of the land they already have,” Ondrejko said. “The new Bender Anchor extends those irrigated hectares at a low perhectare cost, improving yield and profit.”

Alfa Laval Rotary Jet Mixer effectively handles liquid and powder mixing Alfa Laval Rotary Jet Mixer effectively handles liquid and powder mixing, gas dispersion and Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) while reducing time, energy and costs. In many applications the Alfa Laval Rotary Jet Mixer provides a faster and more efficient mixing than conventional methods. It combines high blending precision with minimized mixing times and up to 50% reduction in energy requirements. Based on rotary jet head technology, it can be used in tanks between 100 and 800,000 liters in size. Equipped with two or four nozzles, the Rotary Jet Mixer is positioned below liquid level in the tank. Liquid is withdrawn from the tank outlet by a pump and circulated via an external

loop to the mixer. It helps reduce operating expenses while achieving fast and efficient mixing. A single Rotary Jet Mixer can handle liquid mixing, gas dispersion and powder dispersion applications - plus tank cleaning - without requiring separate equipment for each process, thereby delivering significant savings. Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company's equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval's products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval's worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.

Clariant further strengthens its leading position in the US ammonia catalyst industry Clariant, world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today that Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) became the 100th customer of AmoMax®SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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10. The innovative AmoMax-10 is a highly active catalyst, capable of substantial energy savings in the ammonia production process. With its proven market success both locally in the US as well as globally, Clariant has built a solid reputation as a leading supplier of catalysts for ammonia synthesis. An award ceremony was held on August 26th in San Francisco at Clariant's renowned “Defining the Future” conference. Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) is a nitrogen fertilizer production company owned by OCI, N.V. and located in Wever, Iowa, U.S. IFCo is located in the heart of the U.S. cornproducing region where most nitrogen fertilizers need to be imported to meet the crop nutrient demand. The ammonia plant is a KBR Purifier design using a natural gas feedstock. The ammonia converter is KBR's proprietary horizontal converter using Clariant's AmoMax-10 catalyst. North America is currently going through a transformation, as a stable and preferentially priced natural gas supply combined with record corn plantings are increasing the need for fertilizers. Iowa Fertilizer Company is only one of several producers who have announced expansion projects. The region is set to increase its production capacity from 20 Mio tons/year in 2013 level to 27 Mio tons in 2020. To conserve energy during the Haber-Bosch Process of ammonia synthesis, Clariant has introduced the highly active AmoMax-10 catalyst. Its special design results in less water make during reduction and less energy consumption during operation processes, 10

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while the ammonia yield is optimized. Consequently, ammonia producers benefit from excellent performance compared to using conventional magnetite catalysts. “Catalyst improvements are paramount for the energy intensive ammonia industry and play a key role for the shale gas driven expansion in North America. With AmoMax-10, Clariant helps ammonia producers to attain their ambitious goals of maximizing their output while operating much more efficiently and making a positive impact on sustainability," said Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant. “Iowa Fertilizer is honored to be recognized as Clariant's 100th AmoMax-10 reference. We are excited to combine Clariant's leading edge ammonia synthesis catalyst and KBR's leading edge ammonia converter design in our new state-of-the art, grassroots, world-scale ammonia facility. These technologies, as well as other KBR innovations and Clariant catalysts throughout the ammonia plant, will stand Iowa Fertilizer as the most efficient ammonia plant in North America when it comes on stream. Iowa Fertilizer Company is excited to have the partnership with Clariant - both their products and great technical services - to help make our plant commissioning a success and our ongoing operation at the top of our industry in terms of both technology and energy efficiency.” said Darrell W. Allman, Site Director of Iowa Fertilizer Company. Clariant has succeeded in

building close partnerships with key customers around the globe and integrating them in its highly efficient innovation process. By securing Iowa Fertilizer Company as its 100th reference, Clariant once has again demonstrated its commitment to develop next generation solutions that are tailored to the market's needs.

Amsterdam Declaration focuses on need for immediate action to safeguard soils Please take care of our planet. Cultivate it, pass it on responsibly, so we may do the same. Please look after our soil." This was urgent plea, on behalf of the Youth Food Movement and the world's children, of 20-year-old Nyakallo Makgoba at the closing ceremony of Celebrating Soil! Celebrating Life! in Amsterdam. Speaking at the UN-backed conference on the importance of living soil in securing food supplies, Nyakallo Makgoba and Joszi Smeets of the Youth Food Movement demanded that delegates, including ministers, royalty and business leaders, act now to stop to soil erosion and degradation. The appeal was met with a deeply felt moment of silence. Then, when eight-year old Meike from the Netherlands raised the Amsterdam Declaration above her head, and parted the crowds, leading the way out, the room burst into thunderous applause. The moment made clear what the event was really about, this encounter of spiritual leaders, NGO figureheads, business leaders and activists, including Vandana Shiva, the former Ministers for Agriculture SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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of Germany and Bhutan, and top functionaries of the FAO. Organised as part of the Save Our Soils campaign and the 2015 International Year of Soils, the Celebrating Soil! Celebrating Life! congress took place in Amsterdam's Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) from 26-27 June. The event highlighted the fact soils are being lost at a rate of 24 billion tons per year, at an economic value of Euro1.5 trillion. These are no mere statistics delegates heard that without fertile soil, climate goals and food security are totally hopeless. While such facts and support by stars like Julia Roberts have given the campaign weight, in the end it was the face-to-face appeal by the next generation which made the biggest impact. As part of the Save Our Soils 'Amsterdam' Declaration, many of the VIP's and 200 campaign partners present at the Conference have contributed ideas and commitments, making a promise to younger generations to do everything in their power to save fertile soils. The Declaration makes a strong case for organic farming and other forms of conservation agriculture, stating that, “Policy makers, governments, the business world and civil society should recognise these forms of agriculture as a fundamental solution for biodiversity, the climate and food security.” One of the contributors, Renate Künast, former Minister of Agriculture in Germany, stated: “We will make soil a criterion in international law and global agendas.” The promise of the next generation was strengthened earlier that day, when a 12

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remarkable group of VIP's carried out a guerrilla gardening action on the Amsterdam pavement in front of the congress premises. Among them were author and activist Vandana Shiva, Volkert Engelsman (CEO Nature & More), Chief Arvol Looking Horse (spiritual leader of the Sioux) and Joszi Smeets (the young director of the Youth Food Movement). Wielding spades, they ripped out slabs of the Amsterdam pavement in a symbolic gesture, exposing the barren sand beneath, before adding compost and planting organic seeds. Speaking during the action, Vandana Silva said: “Livings soils and living seeds are the foundation of our society.” Volkert Engelsman, the Dutch entrepreneur who started the Save Our Soils campaign in a joint effort with FAO and IFOAM, expressed gratefulness and hope for the future after the event: “Farmers who look after their soils are the true doctors of the future.”

Crop advice in lawns: control beetle larvae biologically with B-Green Beetle larvae are most likely to cause damage to your lawn between July and end September. B-Green, based on parasitic nematodes, provides you with an efficient, fast and, above all, 100% biological solution. The most commonly occurring beetle pest is the larvae of the garden chafer (Phyllopertha horticola). These larvae mainly appear from early July till the end of September. They can usually be found just underneath the turf, where they eat the roots. Parts of your lawn will die and become detach.

Fortunately, there is an effective biological solution against beetle larvae. B-Green, available at Biobest is based on the parasitic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. “After application, these nematodes will look straight away for beetle larvae that are hiding in the root layer”, says Biobest advisor Nick Nagels. “They invade the larvae and multiply inside them. At the same time they release bacteria which live in symbiosis with the nematodes. This combination of these bacteria with the growing nematode population kills the beetle larvae.”

International potato growers are looking forward to Berlin The harvest for stock potatoes will begin in the next few weeks in Germany and DKHV President Thomas Herkenrath is looking forward to the new season with confidence. If the quality of the harvest is good, he expects to see an improvement in market development compared to last year when a record crop resulted in significant price pressures. Early potatoes were relatively scarce this year and stocks are depleted. At the same time, marketing challenges continue to play an important role and there is a demand for innovative ideas to counteract the decline in potato consumption. FRUIT LOGISTICA has become firmly established as a key trading platform and driving force behind the international potato industry something exhibitors have confirmed in post-trade fair surveys. Enthusiastic feedback has come in from many SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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countries, including England: "Participation at this event is an absolute must", said Robert Burns from the Potato Council. "Next year we hope to see even more British exhibitors benefit from this high-profile event." Carol Ford from AC Goatham also had good things to report about her company's first-time appearance at FRUIT LOGISTICA in 2015: "To say that I am very satisfied with our trade fair appearance would be a real understatement." The KTG Group based in Brandenburg presented a new potato box in 2015 that was very well received by food retailers. Key Account Manager Valerio Giacose is extremely satisfied with his company's trade fair

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participation: "We had more direct contacts to the food retail trade than ever before."

Seafex 2015 nets worldclass line-up of fish producers and aquaculture centres With GCC demand for fresh fish products expected to grow approximately eight percent per annum up to 2030, an international selection of local, regional and global fish suppliers, producers and aquaculture centres are preparing to reel in regional buyers at SEAFEX 2015 - the region's biggest trade fair and sourcing platform for the international seafood industry, running October 27-29 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

According to a report by the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), per capita fish consumption across the GCC is estimated at 10 kilogrammes per year. Courtesy of its high disposable income and strong, high-end year-round tourism, the UAE leads regional per capita consumption rankings at 24 kilogrammes per year - five kilogrammes higher than the global average. With the regional fish industry worth AED1 billion a year, increasing domestic fish production to reduce trade deficits remains a core focus for GCC governments. Heavy investment in pioneering fish farming initiatives has resulted in a regional fund being

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established in 2014 to assist GCC countries' aquaculture projects, while the UAE is planning to set-up the Middle East's first sturgeon caviar and salmon farm in 2016. While boosting domestic fish production will help meet rising regional demand for fish, the reliance on imports will remain. Fish consumption in the UAE alone is predicted to cross the 900,000-tonne barrier by 2030 and the entire GCC fishing industry currently only produces 392,000 tonnes of fish per year. According to the Ministry of Economy, the UAE contributes 75,000 tonnes - or 19 percent - of the regional production total. “This year's largest-ever edition of SEAFEX will offer producers and buyers an unrivalled platform to source and explore new sales avenues, distribution channels, technology advances and regional expansion opportunities,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, DWTC. “The global fish processing industry is at an interesting stage in its evolution. Regional governments have acknowledged that, on an international level, aquaculture farming centres are catching or have caught up with traditional capture fisheries. SEAFEX provides access to both sectors and unites more than 150 specialist exhibitors from across the global fish production industry with the right partners from leading regional hotels, restaurants, caterers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and procurement officials from across the food processing sector.” In addition to new country pavilions from Morocco, 16

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Poland, Norway and UK, Belgium-based SEAFEX newcomer Vichiunai - one of Europe's largest producers of crab sticks, surimi products and fish - will join other seafood suppliers from USA, Spain, Singapore, Denmark and Thailand. Closer to home, European Sea Food - a Dubai-based company importing, exporting and trading all varieties of seafood - is participating for a third-straight year. With domestic holding aquariums with a capacity of over 20,000 kilograms of various live products, European Sea Food will exhibit its giant lobster range at SEAFEX 2015. UAE-based East Fish Processing LLC, a member of Thomsun Group, will leverage SEAFEX 2015 to launch a new line of breaded and marinated products under its EASTCO brand. With an import network bringing in the finest lobster, shrimps, crabs, shellfish, cephalopods and fish from strategic sources across the world, East Fish Processing LLC's new EASTCO products include marinated fish fillets and marinated shrimps with 'Lemon & Cilantro' and 'Tandoori' flavours.

Salon du Végétal theme 2016 : Gardens in towns Urban agriculture, plantings on roofs and terraces, green buildings, communities grabbing back public spaces.. The question of plants and nature in towns is a priority. Plant based companies, growers, breeders and suppliers must bring real answers to the current and future stakes. It is around this dynamic theme that the Salon du Végétal and the exhibitors offer visitors

the chance to discover a specific range of plants, products and services, as well as showcases, talks and demonstrations. Rendez-vous the 16, 17 and 18 February 2016 in Angers (France). In Europe 73% of the population live in urban spaces. On a world level, this proportion is over 50%, a proportion which will grow to 66% in 2050. Towns get progressively greener and many projects grow from the concrete every month. We can see urban greenery in all its forms: balconies, patios, terraces, window boxes and hanging baskets, green roofs and walls, collective gardens, urban agriculture, allotments, seasonal gardens, therapeutic gardens.

Durable, rugged design optimizes the safe and efficient handling of chemicals Mouvex®, part of PSG®, a Dover company and a leading manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, is pleased to announce the addition of new models of its Abaque™ Series Peristaltic (Hose) Pumps. Unveiled at ACHEMA 2015, these new Abaque models incorporate a stronger and durable rotor design and innovative hose holding system while featuring a fresh, new look of orange and black. Abaque pumps meet the challenging requirements of the chemicals industry, thanks in part to its seal-free design that eliminates leaks and product contamination. These selfpriming pumps can run in forward or reverse and offer suction-lift capabilities to 25.5 feet (9 meters), as well as the ability to run dry without adversely affecting SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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performance, pressure and accuracy (no slip). Abaque pumps are available in ductile iron and stainless steel construction, allowing higher discharge pressure up to 217 psi (15 bar). “As one of the world's largest trade shows dedicated to the chemical-processing industry, the ACHEMA Show was a perfect venue to debut new models of, as well as the new look for, the Abaque Series pumps,” said Christophe Jovani, PSG EMEA Marketing Communications Manager. “Achieving full containment of raw materials, many of which can be hazardous to people and the environment, is a key consideration for chemical

processors. Abaque pumps are the ideal technology to utilize when looking to optimize the safe and efficient handling and transfer of these dangerous chemical materials.” The Abaque Series' pumping action is achieved by compression of a circular loop of elastomeric hose with two diametrically opposed rotating shoes. This rotational motion forces the fluid in the hose to move ahead of each shoe. When each shoe reaches the end of the loop, the reinforced hose immediately returns to its original shape, ensuring suction and priming, creating a strong vacuum pulling more fluid inside. This results in a pump that features higher

performance, increased reliability and the ability to handle the toughest pumping challenges, including extremely abrasive and aggressive fluids.

Wilden® Stallion® Original™ AODD Pump Models Now Available with Pro-Flo® SHIFT ADS Wilden®, part of PSG®, a Dover company and a worldwide leader in airoperated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology, is pleased to announce the release of new Stallion® Original™ Metal AODD Pump models powered by the energy-efficient Pro-Flo® SHIFT Air Distribution System (ADS). Wilden Stallion Series

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Stallion Series pumps also come equipped with the innovative Wilden Pro-Flo SHIFT ADS. The Pro-Flo SHIFT incorporates a unique Air Control Spool that automatically restricts the amount of air going into the pump during the latter part of each stroke, which eliminates over-filling of the air chamber and results in reduced air consumption. By optimizing air consumption, the Pro-Flo SHIFT lowers energy and operating costs, achieving up to 60% savings over competitive AODD pump technologies. Its robust design makes the Pro-Flo SHIFT ideal for use in harsh operating environments and includes ATEX compliance for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

The new Stallion Series pumps are available in three sizes: PS4, 38 mm (1-1/2”); PS8, 51 mm (2”) and PS15, 76 mm (3”). All are available in either aluminum or ductile iron materials of construction, are submersible, self-priming, shear-sensitive, offer increased On/Off reliability, can run dry, have superior anti-freezing properties and can handle pressures up to 125 psi. Depending on the model, flow rates range from 307 to 764 lpm (81 to 202 gpm).

Case IH showcases its tractor offering at Sahara Fair in Egypt Case IH participated for the first time with its own dedicated stand at the 28th edition of Sahara Expo, the International

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Agricultural Exhibition for Africa and the Middle East held from September 7th to 10th in Cairo, Egypt. The event is the country's longest running and best attended tradeshow in the agricultural sector. On a 200 m2 stand, Case IH together with its distributor ECAD displayed a showstopping line-up of tractors which attracted a great number of visitors, customers and key industry leaders. Spotlights were on the flagship Steiger® Series of high-horsepower tractors for large scale farming business, represented by a massive Case IH Steiger 500 model, which was the biggest tractor at the fair. The renowned PumaTM Series of

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multipurpose tractors took also centre stage with a Puma 180 model, designed with the right size and power to handle a variety of tasks in mid-sized up to large livestock and farm operations. The headline trio of tractors was completed by the versatile JXT75 tractor, as an ideal solution for smallscale farmers who need a true all-rounder. “Visitors were really enthusiastic about the tractor line-up we displayed,” says Omar El Hefny, Marketing Manager at ECAD. “They were taking it in turns for a picture beside the Case IH units and especially beside the Steiger model which was a true star of the event. Together

with Case IH representatives, we encouraged visitors to discover the units on display and introduced them to the full range of Case IH equipment solutions and services for their farming business. Visitors were really impressed by the extent of the offering and, most of all, they appreciated the unmatched quality, reliability and advanced technology of Case IH machines which combine powerful performance, low operating costs and ease of maintenance. These are the specific requirements to deal with the most diverse and harsh environments in which Egyptian farmers have to operate every day.”

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UAE IMPORTED 30% OF OF FLOWERS, PLANTS AND TREES BROUGHT INTO THE GCC

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he UAE has been credited with owning 30 per cent of the total number of flowers, plants and trees imported into the GCC in 2014, according to a mirrored figures by the UN Comtrade, a repository of official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. For the GCC region alone, the horticultural industry has been valued at AED 556 million, further solidifying the region's position as the leading importer of flowers, plants and trees for the past five years, with the Netherlands ranking as the top country from where the

imported horticulture products are sourced from. The industry's continuing growth is attributed to the UAE's vibrant hospitality, services and landscaping segments. Looking to play a key role in the horticulture industry's continuous growth, the 10th edition of the International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI), the most important plant show in the Gulf region, which will be held from October 5 to October 7, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is expected to throw the spotlight on the latest market SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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trends, innovations and breakthroughs in the flower and plants market. Being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports and President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, this year's event will be showcasing eight country pavilions, including China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and the USA, in addition to 96 exhibitors--reflecting a 20 per cent increase from last year. Expected highlights of this year's show includes China's first time to host a country pavilion, key exhibitions, demonstrations and talks on timely industry topics such as

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plants, technology, floristry, garden features, logistics, plant maintenance and garden & landscaping. “The country's horticulture and landscaping industry, which is worth AED 364 million, continues to demonstrate vibrancy and growth--with active trading in the past two years. It also shows 57 per cent growth as compared to 2011 and 2012. Other industries are also now looking at opportunities from the horticulture business, like the logistics industry, which has expressed key interest via utilizing the transport chain in moving flowers, plants and trees as prime cargo,” said Tarek Sibai, Project Manager,

planetfair. “All of these positive developments have given us the confidence to look forward to a successful tenth edition of IPM DUBAI. Over the years, IPM DUBAI has served as a strategic platform to showcase the latest industry trends, discuss challenges while also serving as a key venue for industry players to connect and explore rewarding opportunities.” IPM DUBAI 2015 is being organized by planetfair and Messe Essen, with support coming from Dubai Airports Cargo & Logistics. Media partners for the show include TASPO, the leading magazine for German Horticulture; and Gulf Agriculture Magazine.

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LODDER OFFERS QUALITY ROOTSTOCKS

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ODDER-ROOTSTOCKS was founded in 1958 as a nursery with a wide-rangeproduction of rootstocks for fruit-trees, roses and ornamentals. Until now the specialization came more and more only to ROOTSTOCKS FOR FRUIT-TREES. QUALITY-ROOTSTOCKS – MADE IN GERMANY - are becoming more and more interesting/popular and well known also outside of Germany. The root-system of German FRUIT-TREEROOTSTOCKS is different, means better branched, to that of other countries. That makes regrowth in the fruit-tree-nursery easier even under not optimal conditions. ROOTSTOCKS for APPLES, PEARS, PLUMS, CHERRIES, PEACHES, APRICOTS and NECTARINES are the range of our production by tissueculture/in-vitro, stool-beds, hardwood-cuttings and seedlings. For special needs also transplanted – to have an additional better rooting-system. Now LODDERROOTSTOCKS is in a better situation, since STEFFEN LODDER is managing the production; so ERHARD LODDER (managing director) can take even more attention to the over worldwide customers and their needs. Storage from end of October until May or later for the Southern hemisphere is no problem in special temperature-controlledfacilities!

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The most important variety is during the last 25 years the Prunus GiSelA®-ROOTSTOCKseries – for half-size trees, early cropping, large fruit-size and good productivity.

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SAUDI ARABIA EMERGES AS LEADING EXPORTER OF AGRICULTURE AND DAIRY PRODUCTS

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he Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has witnessed remarkable agricultural development over the last three decades, successfully turning large areas of desert into agricultural fields. It is a major accomplishment for an arid country that receives the world's lowest rainfall of about four

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inches a year. Currently, the KSA is a leading exporter of a variety of agricultural products including organice products and olives and oil as well as the dairy products, eggs, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, and flowers to the markets around the world. Although the KSA has a huge desert land, it also boasts of the areas where the climate has favored agriculture. The country has taken great strides in developing its agricultural sector by implementing major irrigations projects and adding previously barren areas to its stock of cultivatable land. Today, agriculture makes a substantial contribution to the KSA's economy. It is worth mentioning that the city of Jouf is one of the cities that has been developed for its agricultural nature and has received special concern in planting olives as it has around 12,300,000 olive trees and the city of Jouf markets its production internally as well as internationally to some of the European and the Arab countires.

To reduce its dependence on the revenue earned from oil exports as the main source of income and to produce more food for its increasing population with a high standard of living, the KSA has been making intensive efforts, through its five-year development plans, to develop its agricultural sector. Cultivated land in the KSA has dramatically increased because of government encouragement and financial aids and the country is presently witnessing an unprecedented exploitation of its agricultural potential. The introduction of sophisticated technology and modern machinery and cultivation of new crops and different varieties have led to the establishment of the greenhouse industry and large agricultural projects. This has not only improved KSA's self-sufficiency but also the export of some products such as wheat, dates, watermelon, poultry, eggs and fresh milk. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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ALYASEEN AGRI. AT THE FOREFRONT OF SAUDI AGRICULTURE THE CHALLENGES AND THE SOLUTIONS

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he Saudi agricultural market has reached a high level of development and sophistication but still there are new challenges that should be overcome. The government in its endeavor to find a delicate balance between food security and water security has restructured the agricultural sector by suspending its buying of local wheat, by encouraging large dairy projects to bring the fodder from out of the country sources, by handsomely subsidizing of up to 70% of the cost of new irrigation technologies, by prohibiting export of melon, watermelon, potatoes and onion, and finally by

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giving liberal loans to investors to shift to produce under water efficient glass/green houses. Alyaseen Agri. Mission: “Provide Efficient Costeffective Solutions to its Customers� neatly fit to be put into action at this stage of historical development. In actual fact Alyaseen Agri. had already built its reputation and market differentiation based on providing solutions rather than a mere material sales. Alyaseen Agri. provide its customers with innovative and tested solutions from world renowned international suppliers with efficient water use, high

yield, superior quality produce, and a decent customer financial return are all in its mind. Market driven well experienced agronomists back-up after sales services to ensure customers satisfaction and loyalty. Alyaseen Agri. range of items comprise highly productive hybrid vegetable and forage seeds, specialty high grade soluble and granular fertilizers, IPM systems and biological control items, labor saving efficient machinery, public health products, first rate agrochemicals, all of which gain the customers satisfaction and acceptance.

Mahdi Y. Alramadan Chairman

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SHOWCASES ITS DISTINCTIVE FEATURES FOR GREENHOUSES AND POULTRY IN SAUDI AGRO 2015 The exceptional Tabreed cooling cell pads provide greenhouse farmers and poultry producers with the best productivity and highest return on investment chieving the highest profitability for a project is the main goal for any producer or investor, but animal and agricultural producers face unique challenges including weather and climate conditions, particularly temperature and humidity, which are regarded to be the most challenging elements in the region. In every market across the region, high temperatures, extreme humidity and salinity greatly impact operational costs, production quality and quantity, according to a variety of economic measures and criteria. Given the scale of these challenges, a practical, economical and environmentally-friendly solution is needed to help greenhouse and poultry farmers mitigate the negative impacts of weather conditions on production. This solution should also help them achieve economic goals by allowing them to produce crops and poultry of the highest quality and largest quantity, which give them an added value and the opportunity to sell their superior production for the best possible prices compared to their competitors. Evaporative cooling cell pads proved to be the optimal solution, setting new standards for agricultural and animal production in desert areas with the toughest weather conditions. They have been shown to increase the biological performance of poultry and plants, resulting in increased productivity and profitability. Stemming from an ongoing commitment to address the unique challenges faced by animal and agricultural producers in the region, Wadi Group established Tabreed in 2006 to manufacture state-of-the-art cooling cell pads using evaporative cooling technology. In a record time, Tabreed became one of the most significant players in manufacturing and exporting cooling cell pads to the Middle East and Central Europe. Tabreed cell pads offer an exceptional cooling and ventilation system that combines four unique features to deliver optimal production and profitability. These

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features comprise of the quality of manufacturing raw material, ultimate performance in reducing temperature inside poultry wards and greenhouses to achieve the best possible productivity, competitive price and convenient operational cost to achieve the highest return on investment. The advanced manufacturing technique combined with the outstanding European craft paper and know-how give Tabreed cooling cell pads exceptional wetting properties and increase their ability to absorb and release water. Many European and Chinese cooling pads may possess one or two of these features, but Tabreed cooling cell pads have a clear competitive advantage in any market. In terms of quality, Tabreed evaporative cooling cell pads consist of corrugated sheets of cellulose paper gathered in an opposite sequence with a bee-hive structure allowing air to flow smoothly through the cell pads. Made of high-quality European craft paper, Tabreed cell pads are coated with bitumen polishing, a colorless and odorless substance, which prevents disintegration of cell pads and enables farmers to wash off the salt and minerals that accumulate overtime on the pads. The bitumen polishing further prolongs the lifespan of the pads and hence makes them more durable. These unique features make Tabreed cooling cell pads best positioned to operate in the Gulf countries, where excessive amount of solid substances and salts in water are rampant. The most significant feature of Tabreed cooling cell pads is the unparalleled capability to withstand even the harshest climate conditions, while reducing the internal temperatures by up to 15 degrees in greenhouses and up to 20 degrees in poultry wards in the most efficient, costeffective and environment-friendly manner. Cooling cell pads use an evaporative cooling technique that self-adjusts to the environmental conditions of poultry wards to best suit the flocks by maintaining an ideal temperature of 20-26 degrees, which provides optimum growth rate at a

practical production cost. The balanced air distribution inside the wards leads to the homogeneous growth of poultry flocks. Tabreed's cooling efficiency will also decrease the heat stress on birds allowing the feed conversion rate (FCR) to decrease, while increasing the meat yield reflected in the breast of the bird. Over time, the cells' performance will increase hen house capacity by 25% in each poultry ward, meaning that a ward with 10,000 hens will be able to host 12,500 hens, thanks to Tabreed cooling cell pads. As for greenhouses, Tabreed cell pads have been proven to help farmers double their annual profits due to their ability to regulate the annual production cycle of various crops and provide ideal conditions for select crops outside their planting season, which doubles crop quantities available for sale throughout the year. Tabreed cell pads also maintain smooth air flow throughout the greenhouse, which leads to the homogeneous growth of crops and enables farmers to increase the production capacity of greenhouses by approximately 40%, while maintaining high quality crop yield. The cell pads further provide optimal humidity levels, which increases soil fertility and curbs the formation of harmful bacteria. This in return, contributes to the fertilization process, enriches the soil and increases the volume of high-quality crops. Last but not least, Tabreed cell pads renew the air and oxygen levels inside the greenhouse, which enhances the photosynthesis process and boosts quality and productivity of crops. Tabreed cooling cell pads combine Chinese cost-efficiency with European durability rendering themselves as the most viable solution for heat reduction in local and international markets. Tabreed offers evaporative cooling cell pads to poultry producers and greenhouse farmers at a competitive price. They have been proven to be efficient, reliable and durable, offering optimal performance in the toughest weather conditions, ideally suited for Gulf countries.

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PLANTER BAGS

WANGARA HORTICULTURAL SUPPLIES EXPANDS

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Bag remains the undeniably highest quality and longest lasting planter bag. Many cheap imitation bags have been marketed since, but none has stood the test of time and climates as well as the Easy-Fill™ planter bag . With close to 18 million bags sold in over 20 countries, their reliability and strength is without fail. This product continues to sell well and is being adopted by new markets, such as blueberries for its superior root growth, reliability and ease of transport compared to traditional growing methods. WHS Australia is involved from the manufacturing of the HDPE products to the final sale. This advantage provides quality control at every level of the process. Building on their experience and reputation, a number of products have been added to the HDPE range: These include, HDPE UV stabilised, lock stitched knitted Shade Cloth, which is available in all shade factors and has a minimum 5 year warranty. The EasyGrow™ Hedge Bag is also a new addition. These 1m long rectangular bags are ideal for planting and shaping hedges. They are easily transported due to their durable carry handles. One of the most exciting new products in this range is the high performance HDPE Geomembrane that is 100% made in Australia from Chevron Phillips Marlex® K307 MDPE Hexene Copolymer. Industry applications for this Geomembrane include pond and water feature liners. More generally these geomembranes are used in gas and chemical tank containment liners as well as landfill liners. Of particular interest to Nurseries and Growers is their very high quality Weed Control Mat. It is also available in a variety of widths, to help control weeds without the use of chemicals, but still allowing air and water to penetrate through to the underlay. It is UV Stabilised and provides long life. Obtaining good quality hardwood stakes that are sourced from environmentally sustainable areas has become a global priority. WHS Australia provides Indonesian V-Legal hardwood stakes to the Horticultural Industry as well as First Cut Bamboo canes for a variety of uses in Horticulture. WHS Australia remains committed to providing the highest quality products that its customers have depended on for almost 20 years.

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he Australian company that was the first in the world to conceive the round bottom woven planter bag with handles, has recently expanded to include new investors Geoff and Lina Stowe. They will be joining Steve Turner, innovator of the Easy-Fill ™ highest quality High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) woven planter bags. Steve is well known and respected in the Horticultural Trade for his industry knowledge, quality products and long term customer relationships. Together, as WHS Australia, they have expanded their product range to provide even more high quality horticultural products. After almost 20 years, the Easy-Fill™ Planter

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INTERVIEW

SPECIAL ORGANIC FERTILIZERS FERTIPLUS® FOR CITRUS, OLIVE, POTATO AND COFFEE Fertiplus® is the brand name of the organic fertilizers produced by Ferm O Feed. There are different types of Fertiplus® , like Fertiplus® 4-3-3. Now also available special organic fertilizers aimed at a certain cultivation such as Fertiplus® Citrus, Fertiplus® Olive, Fertiplus® Potato and Fertiplus® Coffee. In an exclusive interview with Gulf Agriculture Magazine, Mr. Rob den Ouden, Commercial Director of Ferm O Feed, explains about his company, commitments, its products, exporters and expansion plans.

Can you brief us your product range and its applications? Our fertilizers are used for various applications. For example Fertiplus® is very useful for better fertility and organic matter at vegetable cultivation, fruit cultivation, landscaping, ornamental plant cultivation, tree cultivation and flower cultivation. Fertiplus® can also be used for coffee, tea, cocoa, rubber, yam, cassava, potatoes, corn and rice.

Could you explain about your company and its production? Ferm O Feed is a Dutch company, which produces and sells organic fertilizers. About 95% of the products are being exported all over the world.

Local farmers supply us with raw material. The basic raw material consists out of chicken manure. In our modern factory there will first be an inspection of the dry matter and NPK content. After that the manure

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will be mixed in the composting places for a period of 5 days. Then the manure will be dried until the dry matter is about 88%, which is followed by the process of killing pathogens and weed seeds (60 minutes, 70 degrees Celsius). Finally, it will be pressed into pellets of 3 mm, 5 mm or crumb. Ferm O Feed controls most of the supply chain and can therefore guarantee the quality of the products. Of course the stabilized organic matter in all products is one of the most important profits of the products, as it boosts the soil and improves the micro life in the soil. How does the new App help us to fertilize more effectively? The new Organic Fertilizer Assistant App enables farmers to fertilize their crops more effectively, by finding the optimal combination of a maximum amount of organic and a minimum amount of mineral fertilizers. The app is able to cross-link with various databases in the field of organic and mineral fertilizers, soil SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015

types and weather reports worldwide. The "farmers' forum" on the app offers a platform on which farmers can share their knowledge all over the world and can discuss specific problems. The app makes it possible to give organic farming a boost all over the world. The app is now available at the App Store and is free of charge. Can you tell us about your exports? We export organic Fertilizers to more than 60 countries worldwide, mostly in Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle- and Far East. More and more products are sold through retail, but the bulk of the organic Fertilizers is used in professional agriculture. Due to the growing focus on sustainable products, and an increasing need for organic Fertilizers, Ferm O Feed extends its product range further to meet the demand of the customer. Additionally Ferm O Feed advises the professional growers. They can plant test fields to gain more knowledge and experience with

organic fertilizers. Passionate staff will assist the customer to get the most out of his cultivation process. As a part of your expansion programme, are you looking for importers, agents and dealers in the Middle East? Weekly, Ferm O Feed receive customer orders from various countries to help improve soil structure and fertility, to ultimately increase food production. Due to the wide need for a better soil structure and organic healthy crops. There is an increasing demand for organic farming all over the world. From the production in the Netherlands to the processing in a developed or developing country, we aspire to manage everything in a highly efficient way.To better serve incoming request and for the acquisition of new clients, we are looking for independent agents, importers and dealers who want to broaden their product assortment. For more information: www.fermofeed.com sales@fermofeed.com GULF AGRICULTURE

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HUMIC ACID

GERMAN ORGANIC FERTILIZER AND HUMIC SUBSTANCE PRODUCERS

Dr. Yasser Dergham, Humintech Company, Germany

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umintech is one of the worldwide largest organic fertilizer and humic substance producers, based in Grevenbroich, Germany. Humintech GmbH is expanding its production capacity and therefore moved in 2014 to a new production plant (30,000 m2) in Grevenbroich, Germany (directly closed to the

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lignite open cast mining Garzweiler II). Humintech used to produce its humic acids based products in three different areas and now it joined them in one area in Grevenbroich. In this way, Humintech has the possibility to optimize its logistics and supply its products faster to the customers worldwide. The new high technology production line enables Humintech to increase the production capacity to about 50,000 t/year humic acids based products in granular form (Perlhumus速), 10,000 t/year humic acids based products in water soluble form (Powhumus速) and 30,000 cbm/year of humic acids based products in liquid form (Liqhumus速). The new production line will enable the Humintech team to maintain and increase the quality of its humic acids based products and to manufacture several new products based on humic acids

in combination with other organic fertilizers and biostimulants. Beside the current product line the company will update its new product range to more than 50 different humic acids and organic matter based products within the next two years, which will contribute to increase the quantity and quality of plant production. Humintech takes the best German oxidized Lignite resources' (Leonardite) with high humic /fulvic acids quantity and uses the high technical production methods to get the high humic acid quality. Furthermore Humintech is active in research, development and industrial production of humic matter and humic acids for agriculture, animal feed, pharmaceutical and construction industries, veterinary medicine and environmental applications such as water purification and soil remediations. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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Humintech produces a large quantity of granulate humic acid as Perlhumus, water soluble humic acid as Powhumus and liquid humic acid as Liqhumus and 6% Fehumate as Humiron. Humitech started the production of humic acid with various microorganisms as antagonist of several soils born disease. BioHealth is one successful antagonist to soil born fungi. BioHealth® TH/BS WSG DESCRIPTION BioHealth® TH/BS WSG is a blend of selected Trichoderma harzianum and Bacillus subtilis strains, humic acids and seaweed extract. Trichoderma harzianum and Bacillus subtilis are antagonist to soil borne pathogens like e.g. Phythium, Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia or Fusarium, whose hyphens and organs can be disposed by Trichoderma's comprehensive enzyme tools. Thus Trichoderma suppresses the spreading of these pathogens. Bacillus subtilis have evolved numerous mechanisms for both attack of other fungi or bacteria and for enhancing plant and root growth. During a culture Bacillus subtilis nourishes on the root exudates in the rhizosphere and thus builds a biological protective barrier against soil borne pathogens. In latent affected plant material BioHealth® TH/BS WSG remains ineffective, due to the reason that the antagonist cannot follow the parasite into the inside of the plant. Therefore BioHealth® TH/BS WSG has to be regarded as a soil conditioner or rather a plant intensifier and under no circumstances as a fungicide against soil pathological fungi. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015

ORIGIN BioHealth® TH/BS WSG is obtained through alkaline extraction from German Leonardite (highly oxidized lignite), high quality isolated

and selected Trichoderma harzanium fungus, high quality isolated and selected Bacillus subtilis strains and extracted from Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed.

THE SECRET OF FERTILE SOILS

Humus can only be replaced by humus in the soil... Humic and fulvic acids are the most important parts in humus and are the base material for the wide product range of Humintech, Germany. • Soil Conditioners • Biostimulants • Soil Inoculants • Organic Fertilizers • Deficiency Correctors

German technology YEARS 1974 - 2014

Do you need further information? Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to answering your questions. Humintech GmbH · Am Pösenberg 9-13 · DE- 41517 Grevenbroich / GERMANY

Dr. Yasser Dergham Dipl.-Ing. agr. Technical and Sales Manager Phone +49 2181 70 676 - 25 Telefax +49 2181 70 676 - 22 y.dergham@humintech.com w w w.humintech.c o m

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MARTEX® PLANTING BAGS AND CONTAINERS THE COMPANY FROM POLAND OFFERING PRODUCTS FOR NURSERY SECTOR, AND FOR ORNAMENTAL, FRUIT, FOREST PLANT RAISING OR RECULTIVATION

Parking and transportation of planting bags, other types of containers, mulch mats and rings

Mulch mats for weed protection

Small mulch mats

Elastic mulch mat

Packing and transportation

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Metal trunk shaping rings

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MARTEX® - TEXTILE PRODUCTS FOR RAISING OF ORNAMENTAL, FRUIT, AND FOREST SEEDLINGS, OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECULTIVATION Products commonly applied at nurseries, both in temperate and hot climate Used for raising trees in the forest, idle land, semi-desert area, steppe ……. Excellent for tree planting by the road and highway, useful for the purpose of general cleaning works, composting, and in any similar applications…….

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RESEARCH

CONTROL OF THE RED PALM WEEVIL SOSPALM PROTOCOL: A VERY EFFECTIVE SYSTEM TO CONTROL THE RED PALM WEEVIL LEAVING NO PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN POLLEN OR DATES IN DATE PALM TREES. José M. Llorens Climent. Dr. Agricultural Engineer, Section Chief of the Medical Service and Plant Certification of the Conselleria de Presidencia y Agricultura, pesca, alimentación y agua of the Generalitat Valenciana and Director of Professorship of the Palmeral of Elche of the University Miguel Hernández of Elche (Alicante).

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rom among the different systems of application of pesticides by Endotherapy, the city of Alicante (Spain) adopted the SOSPALM system in 2010 to combat the red palm weevil in about 5000 palms in the municipal parks of the municipality. To try to answer any questions presented by the SOSPALM system, several trials have been designed by the professorship since early 2011. The first question was: Is SOSPALM an effective system? To answer this question, in early May 2011 Canariensis palms with a stem of less than one metre were used, in pots with drip irrigation and covered with nets, into which the same number of adults, male and female, were introduced. The same insecticide was injected through SOSPALM pegs at monthly intervals. The result was that six months later, all the treated palm were healthy while all the untreated examples were dead. The second question was: Do all insecticides behave in the same way when applied with the SOSPALM system? To answer this question, in June 2011 a trial was devised in which various palms previously fitted with the SOSPALM peg, covered with nets and with the same number of adult male and female red palm weevil introduced, were injected with ten different insecticides via SOSPALM pegs. Six months later, all the palm trees treated with the most effective insecticides remained healthy while the palm trees treated with less effective products had died.

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The third question was: What is the persistence of the effective insecticides under conditions of high pest pressure? In two trials similar to the above, the most effective insecticides were applied at a frequency of 15, 30, 45, 60 and 90 days. These trials also served to establish the curative effects of the tested insecticides. Six months later, of the palms treated every 45 days one died and of the palms treated every 90 days, two died, while those injected every 15 to 30 days were healed. In turn, various dilutents were tested, from which SOSPALM LIQUIDO was obtained, in order to improve the behavior of the pesticides. This trial was repeated on a larger scale in April 2012 with Phoenix Canariensis palms of more than two metres in height. The fourth question was: How does the palm tree react to the introduction of the SOSPALM peg? In 2011, seven months after the first trial, the palm trees where the SOSPALM pegs had been installed were opened and inspected, whereby it was verified that the surrounding tissue only showed slight damage caused by the drill bit when drilling the perforation whereas the rest of the tissue remained healthy. Since 2012, whenever a palm tree in the

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Effect of the peg.

Upward systemia in tall dactilyferas.

municipal gardens of Alicante that has been fitted with a SOSPALM peg falls due to a structural fault, the opportunity is taken to section and inspect the effect of the peg on the inside. Now, four years later, it can be proved that when the system is installed correctly no lesions appear inside the palm, with the peg remaining functional and able to continue with the treatments. The fifth question was: Is the behavior of the insecticides applied by Endotherapy in date palms between 5 and 13 meters high similar? Two trials of monthly applications were carried out beginning in August 2012. In this case, the trial were designed in a different way. Four months after the implementation of the SOSPALM protocol, samples of the apical meristem were collected and brought to the Regional Agricultural Laboratory of Valencia to test for pesticide residues. It was found that the insecticides applied were present at the apical meristem. Similar tests were conducted in 2014 with the same results and repeated in 2015.

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The sixth question was: Do SOSPALM pegs keep the same effectiveness with the passage of time? To this end, in June 2014, a trial was performed in Canariensis and dactilyferas palms between five and eleven meters high, in a park in Alicante, where the pegs had been installed GULF AGRICULTURE

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four years earlier and insecticides had been injected periodically. Only one insecticide was applied and samples were taken of the apical meristem to detect the presence of the pesticide.

Pesticide residues in dates.

Pesticide residues in pollen.

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The samples were analyzed in the same laboratory and it was determined that the insecticide applied was present in the meristem, meaning that after four years the SOSPALM pegs maintain their effectiveness. Two more trials were conducted in commercial fields of tall date palms, in the town of Elche, with SOSPALM pegs which had been installed two years earlier. A third trial was made with Phoenix Canariensis palms with SOSPALM pegs which had been installed three years before and after more than a year without applying any product. In both trials the insecticide was found in the meristem. Similar trials have been done in 2015. The seventh question was: Do pesticide residues appear in dates when implementing the SOSPALM protocol? To this end, two trials were designed in commercial production fields of Metjoul and Confitera varieties of dates. Monthly applications of insecticide were made since June 2014. The SOSPALM protocol was applied and when the dates were ready to harvest they were taken to the same laboratory for residue determination. It was found that there was no presence of insecticides in the dates analyzed. This test was repeated in 2015. The eighth question was: Do pesticide residues appear in palms flowers when implementing the SOSPALM protocol? In May 2015, applying the same protocol, flower samples were taken and brought to the same laboratory. The result was that no pesticide residues were found in the pollen of flowers when applying the SOSPALM protocol. It is planned that this trial be repeated in 2016. Full details of the trials cited in this summary are posted on the website of the University Miguel Hernรกndez: http://palmeralelx.umh.es/trabajos-catedra2/lucha-activa-contra-el-picudo-iii-tratamientoscon-endoterapia/ For these reasons, THE SOSPALM PROTOCOL IS A VERY EFFECTIVE SYSTEM TO CONTROL RED PALM WEEVIL, LEAVING NO PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN POLLEN OR DATES IN DATE PALM TREES. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


SEEDS

SERVING THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE GULF REGION GROWERS

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arly Spring 2015 Innova seeds Co. and its sister company Niagara Seeds embarked on a major research and development screening trial at the company new research facility located in Modesto, CA, USA. The project covered 7 acres of land planted with our major crops and breeders new introductions for Watermelon, Melon, Cucumber, Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant, Squash, Cabbage, Cauliflower & Sweet Corn. 560 new varieties were tested and evaluated under two different sowing periods to

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cover both spring and late summer sowing and based on our results we feel proud and excited about the new hybrids that we will launch in the coming season aiming through them to address growers new cultivation challenges and insure success and prosperity to our customers and growers who uses our seeds around the world. Our sales and marketing activities also witness geographical expansion in South East Asia, Africa and South America making our International global reach now SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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to 47 countries. The company is also launching its new website and new version of technical sheets showing true to type performance of each variety that we list or advance in our product line system. The developments this year did not stop there but also covered operation where a new air column unit was added, a machine used to improve final germination on seeds and

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increase uniformity at grower’s fields. Our 3rd seed counter was also delivered earlier this year to enhance our turnaround time for processing orders and shipping them on time. Lastly our fully automated seed treatment unit is on target to be installed this Autumn which is needed to cover the increased volume we are processing on a yearly basis. This expansion comes as an additional support to our state of

the art operation facility where today we handle seed milling, cleaning, sizing, treatment and packaging insuring delivering high quality seeds. Lastly and from all of us at both Innova Seeds and Niagara Seeds Companies we would like to thank all our customers for their trust and un-wavered support as without them we wouldn't be where we are today.

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GREENHOUSES

CHINESE GREENHOUSE BEYOND YOUR EXPECTATIONS

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hina has the range of climates and soils favorable for the production of a diversity of high quality tropical, subtropical and temperate vegetables, flowers, and fruit suitable for domestic and export consumption. It is

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also the world's largest producer and consumer of horticultural products. With the modernization of agriculture and fast development of horticultural industry, the greenhouse technology is also a field that develops very fast, and to some extent, the technology is same as the other leading countries in Horticulture. Among them, Kingpeng Corp. is for sure the most successful one. Started from 1959, Kingpeng has involved in greenhouse business more than 50 years. As a leading greenhouse manufacturer from China, Kingpeng could provide service of greenhouse design, manufacture, installation and

plant production in all functions of greenhouses. Now, Kingpeng has become a world-known brand by its tailor-made design, high quality product, reasonable price, excellent performance and satisfied services. Kingpeng could provide different kinds of greenhouses, plastic film greenhouse, glass greenhouse, Polycarbonate sheet greenhouse, tunnel greenhouse, shade house, and net house etc. These greenhouses could be used for various functions, flower production, vegetable production, seedling, nursery, breeding, research, demonstration garden, retailing center, and storage etc. From 2001, Kingpeng started SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


GREENHOUSES to be involved in the international market and made a great showup and incredible achievements since then. Up to now, Kingpeng has exported greenhouses and equipments to more than 40 countries, and lots of it in the hot climate region, like Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Angola, Congo, Algeria, Zimbabwe etc. Besides this, we also exported to United State, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Philippine, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Japan, Iran, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Turkey etc. Because of the high quality of our greenhouse, lots of customers become our agents in the local market, and also make a good business for their own. Extra service will create added value to Kingpeng's clients, feasibility report, project consultancy, production suggestions, water-saving technologies and all the other turnkey solutions could also be served. Famous agronomists could always help our customers to maximize the production and guarantee the high yields. The comprehensive services and solutions make Kingpeng become an important player in this sector in the world. With the fast development of Kingpeng, it became the only stock listed company in china greenhouse sector in 2008. This is an extra security that you are dealing with a major share holding company, and the quality of their product and services could be fully guaranteed. For further information or local dealers close to you, please visit: www.chinakingpeng.com, or contact Mr. Ray Yang by email: ray@chinakingpeng.com, or mobile: +86 135 2207 0302. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015

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TRACTORS

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ew Holland Agriculture TS6 Series tractors trace their roots to 1965 - to tractors famous for rock-solid construction, brute power and simple maintenance. TS6

Series tractors are built to withstand the roughest conditions and perform effortlessly a wide variety of tasks, from mowing along the side of the road to carrying out loader work or doing

tillage operations. Federico Bellotto, New Holland Business Director for Africa & Middle East said: “The TS6 Series builds on this heritage and offers farmers real value for their

NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTURE TS6 SERIES TRACTORS

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investment: they can be depended on to work long hours tirelessly in multiple applications, in the field or on the road, in the toughest conditions; they are easy to maintain; and they come at a budget-friendly price.� A versatile powerhouse The four TS6 Series tractors run fuel-efficient turbocharged, intercooled, Tier 3 compliant engines: four-cylinder, 4.5 litre for the TS6.110 and TS6.120, and a six-cylinder, 6.7 litre for the TS6.125 and TS6.140. These engines deliver a powerful performance ranging from 82 kW (110 hp) to 104 kW

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(139 hp) and maximum torque of up to 625 Nm for the most demanding applications. The dual-pump, opencentre hydraulic system delivers all the hydraulic flow needed for the implements. For applications requiring more hydraulic power, an auxiliary 34-litre pump can be added to the 49-litre implement pump. A dedicated 34-litre steering pump ensures that the hydraulic demands of the rear implement do not affect the steering. TS6 Series tractors can handle three-point-mounted implements with ease with the standard 2,410 kg lift capacity hitch. For heavier implements an additional lift

ram can increase capacity to 3,639 kg or, if even more is needed, two lift rams can raise it to an impressive 4,647 kg. Strong, built for flexibility in tough conditions The TS6 Series tractors are known for their rock-solid construction and the new models, customised for the tough conditions found in the Gulf region, are able to power through every task they are given, from mowing on the roadside to loader work, from tilling to haying. They are available in a choice of simple and easy to use transmissions to meet the different farming requirements. The standard 8x8 mechanical

!A VERSATILE POWERHOUSE !STRONG, BUILT FOR FLEXIBILITY IN TOUGH CONDITIONS !COMFORT AND SIMPLICITY COME AS STANDARD

TS6.110

TS6.120

TS6.125

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Rated power kW / hp

82/110

88/118

93/124

104/139

Maximum torque @1250 rpm

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shuttle transmission is ideal for operations like roadside mowing and haying, where forward/reverse shuttling is not often needed. The 8x8 hydraulic shuttle provides the convenience of clutchless

shifting, perfect for applications where direction changes are frequent. The 16x8 DualPower™ hydraulic shuttle transmission, with an additional underdrive gear for each forward speed, offers the

optimal solution for hilly conditions and haying. TS6 Series models are available with a choice of front axles to match different tasks. The TS6.110 and TS6.120 can be specified with the optional 2WD heavy-duty axle for heavy loader work, or a Class 3 FWD axle for even more traction and pull. The TS6.125 and TS6.140 come with the heavy-duty axle as standard, and a heavy-duty Class 4 FWD axle is also available. Also, a 98-inch rear bar axle can be specified if row spacing flexibility is needed to prevent damage to the crop and to have the option of using dual rear wheels for better flotation to protect the soil. Comfort and simplicity come as standard TS6 Series tractors are designed for comfort, providing plenty of legroom and a smooth ride. The flat deck platform offers excellent all-round visibility and provides a wide workstation, a mechanical suspension seat with armrests and adjustable tilt steering wheel as standard. An optional deluxe rubber floor mat reduces noise and vibration, adding to the operator's comfort. All levers are located conveniently within easy reach. Servicing TS6 Series tractors is simple and quick. The flip-up, one-piece hood provides easy access to all service points. The big fuel tank - 150 litres on the fourcylinder models and 235 litres on the six-cylinder ones means that refuelling is kept to a minimum.

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ALL THE WORKING POWER

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he world of farming is changing rapidly. Still, there are things that will never change, like the importance of choosing farming equipment that works as hard as you, the whole day, every day. Since their first introduction in 1923, the Farmall tractors have been synonymous of versatile workhorses, built to deliver performance and rock-solid reliability under every working condition. This tradition now lives on in the Case IH Farmall JXM Series. With a perfect balance of robust design and rugged strength, these compact tractors offer the power and cost-effective performance needed by 21th century farming and are the ideal workmate for every farming task.

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Strong at Heart The Farmall JXM Series is powered by the world renowned Iveco S8000 Series engines, which are available in two versions: 80 hp (59.7 kW) and 88 hp (65.7 kW). With this 4cylinder turbocharged powering, which is further enhanced by the intercooler in both models, the Farmall JXM tractors are tuned to deliver optimum and reliable performance, high torque and excellent productivity. The lower cooling requirements ensure high fuel efficiency and considerable savings. The no-rust 90 litre fuel tank gives more than enough fuel for long working days without any refueling need. These

results are maximized by the excellent torque characteristics with up to 340Nm of torque and an impressive 30% of torque backup. Running Smoothly in All Situations Not all farming tasks are alike. That is why the Farmall JXM Series offers a wide range of transmissions to suit perfectly any application. All standard 8x8 and 12x12 transmissions are synchromesh with mechanical or Power Shuttle,

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OF A TRUE MULTI-TASKER which further increases the versatility of these tractors, enabling the operator to shift on the go, even at high speeds. The optional 20x20 creeper variant offers speeds as low as 280 meters per hour which are ideal for specific applications requiring high torque at extralow speeds, such as trenching, vegetable farming and mulching. The new dashmounted shuttle lever provides fast direction changes and effortless maneuvering, perfect for work in confined spaces and around the yard. The transmission clutches are built with high quality Organic or Cerametallic components in order to ensure maximum durability for extended operating life and superior heat dissipation even in the most arduous working conditions. The double clutches design optimizes the transmission system in order to deliver best-in-

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class fuel and power efficiency and continuous implement operations. Well Equipped for Productivity The Farmall JXM tractors are such a valuable performers also for their great PTO power and high lifting capacity which allow them to work with a wide range of tools and implements. The new, independent PTO driveline is easy to operate and delivers a steady and efficient transfer of power. Besides the standard 540 rpm working speed, the Farmall JXM Series offers the economy 540E PTO

option, which is ideal for smaller implements, and the 1,000 rpm option that better suits those farming tasks requiring high-powered equipment, such as spraying and spreading jobs. Ground speed PTO is standard throughout the range while the reverse PTO is available as option. The 3 point hitch has a lift capacity of 2,000 kg while the optional assisted ram feature provides extra lifting power up to 2,500 kg for heavier implements. The JXM tractors benefit from a standard 54 lpm hydraulic pump flow, that

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delivers full capacity regardless of the load on the steering circuit and ensures enough hydraulic flowing for bigger implements. The optional up to three remote valves are ideal for loader operations and to accommodate a wider range of attachments. The standard Lift-O-Matic rear linkage control is designed to make light work of heavy duty tasks. With the additional height limiter, it ensures accurate setting of the implement lift height which is very helpful in applications such as spraying, grass mowers or spreading. The Drop Rate Control valve safely keeps the implement in lock position during transport. The unique sensitivity valve adjusts the speed of the draft sensing according to the soil and the

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implement and it is very much appreciated in traditional ploughing and cultivation. Designed for maximum strength and loading capacity, the single piece 4WD front axle maintains impressive traction over even the most demanding terrain. Designed With Operator Comfort in Mind The Farmall JXM Series is designed to provide the operator with a comfortable working environment during long working hours. All the essential controls are logically and ergonomically positioned within easy reach to make the time spent in the field not only comfortable but more productive as well. The dash mounted mechanical shuttle lever can be operated without

taking hands off the steering wheel and helps the operator to remain focused on the task. The gear and the range selection levers are located to either side of the operator's seat, while the independent PTO clutch lever is a great support in PTO applications. The standard power steering reduces operator fatigue and enhances manoeuvrability, even during heavy load operations. The large flat deck platform with suspended pedals is ergonomically designed for spacious leg room and easy access. The fully adjustable mechanicalsuspension seat offers increased comfort. The ROPS frame, with sun canopy, is available for maximum safety and protection in every circumstance.

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ANIMAL FEEDS

Nutriplus Commodities FZCO

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utriplus commodities FZCO is one of the leading international commodities trading companies in the feed ingredients and raw material supply in the Middle East. Based in Dubai, Nutriplus is involved in trading, indenting and representing for International exporters and reputed producers of feed commodities in the USA, Europe etc. “Our major customers are the end users in Livestock farms, Poultry farms, Feed mills in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Jordan, Qatar and Kuwait for last more than a decade. “We are now adding new markets to Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt and India. Our recent participations at trade shows of these countries made our markets entry more viable”. “Respecting our commitment and dedication, our buyers and sellers always trust and keep confidence on us which make us regularity and consistency in our business”. This is due to our past performance which we have achieved through our long term supply chain relationship with our suppliers in International Commodity markets and buyers in the Middle East. “The major feed raw materials and ingredients we supplying are Amino

Specialist in Feed Raw Materials & Ingredients

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EXPANSION in innovative additives & Supplements, Farm Equipments & Tools and concept of unique Dairy & Poultry Supply Chains

Plus Soy by pass Protein, Megalac Rumen Protected Fat, DDGS(Distiller's Dried Grains), Corn Gluten Meal, Whole cotton seed, Sugar beet pulp pellet, Soya bean Meal, Yellow corn, Feed barley, Fish meal, Alfalfa Hay, Amino Acids, MCP/DCP etc. Nutriplus Commodities is growing year by year and adding new innovations to its business practice. The company is under expansion and entering into different sectors of markets related to Dairy / Poultry and Feed industry. The introduction of BCF Technology, Ultra Sound and X-Ray equipments in

the end of 2014 achieved great acceptance from our farm, Veterinary and animal health sector. In the Poultry sector we successfully launched and result is established by introduction of All Natural Flies control barrier for repel and kill flies in the barn and poultry house. Entry as an Amino acid supplier at the end of 2014, we got remarkable opportunity to supply our newly launched DL-Methonine and L-Lysine for the poultry sector. Proven result has been showned for the growth and performance of broiler farms in the poultry sector. Our special program for coming years is to introduce specialized additives, supplements, Vet accessories for farm and feed industry. Some of the selective products we started already and adding as our new innovation are Bio-Chlor for Rumen Fermentation, Trace Mineral ingredients such as Magnesium Oxide, Sodium bi carbonate buffer etc. Our goal as a total farm and feed supporting service, we are in the diversification of value added product such as Milking Parlor, Diary Processing Accessories and Tools for Mobile Milking Machine and Critical Spare parts and replacements.


POULTRY

NEW AVIARY SYSTEM FOR LAYERS

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encomatic introduces its new aviary system for layers: the Bolegg Gallery. This multi-tier system combines user friendliness with an economic design. While birds can follow their natural behaviour resulting in optimal laying performance, it allows you to collect eggs in an efficient way, preserving the quality after lay. As it is getting more difficult to find skilled labour, the importance of an easy to manage system is growing. The Bolegg Gallery uses vertical space to increase the number of birds per m2 floor area. Its open structure simplifies inspection. The winchable back walls allow

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nest inspection and the treeconcept offers a good overview and access to all levels. At the heart of the Bolegg Gallery you'll find the Vencomatic laying nest. This nest is based on Vencomatic innovations, such as the Vencomat, the tipping floor and the egg belt. The design of the Vencomat ensures minimum contact with the eggs. With the perfect angle of the nest eggs gently roll away directly after lay protecting them from damage by the birds. All 3 tiers of the Bolegg Gallery are equipped with egg belts, enabling automatic collection of all eggs. A tipping floor closing

mechanism prevents littering the nest at night and allows dirt and dust to fall off easily when closing the nest. The system offers an hygienic environment through the combination of the nest and the wiremesh floor. The design combined with easy operation makes managing aviary birds easier than you think. Vencomatic Group is known for its innovative and sustainable systems for the poultry industry. Combining three well-known brands Vencomatic, Agro Supply and Prinzen - Vencomatic Group offers a full range of innovative systems for all types of poultry farms worldwide. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015


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3 ways we help make your plants grow. 1 Quality raw materials. We have our own extensive reserves of premium European white and black peat in Germany, Ireland and the Baltic regions. We also produce and process renewable resources in our own production facilities. 2 Tried-and-tested substrates. Our product line is well established, highly versatile and offers perfect functionality. 3 A global network of partners and experts. Our products are available nationwide and Klasmann experts and suppliers are always within reach, providing you with ready-to-use or custom solutions to your growing needs.

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