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CONTENTS

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DEVELOPING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRODUCTIVE AND REWARDING BUSINESS

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2017 IRRIGATION SHOW & EDUCATION CONFERENCE

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AGRILEVANTE, AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

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INTERVIEW

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IPM IN SAUDI ARABIA: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE WITH HEALTHY FOOD

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HUMINTECH PRODUCE A NEW FORMULATION OF HUMIC ACID GRANULATE

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STENDER OFFERS PEAT AND SUBSTRATES

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CASE IH SUGAR CAMP 2017 GIVES INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD'S LARGEST SUGARCANE PRODUCER

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STALDREN® DRY DISINFECTANT POWDER NOW AVAILABLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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HEAT STRESS IN POULTRY

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WATCH MYCOTOXINS, THE DESTROYERS OF FERTILITY AND HATCHABILITY

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EXPORTING COMMODITIES TO THE MIDDLE EAST

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Editor in Chief Mohammed Nasser | Editor Marie Matthew | Associate Editor Andrew Thomas Assistant Editor Megha Mary Matt | Graphic Designer Elizabeth John | Production Manager Abdul Shareef Contributors Neville J. Chandler, Douglas Bott, Shakeeb Kolakadan, Dr. Hansel Geo Thomas 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.) 201 7 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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Hardly any other sector speaks to the senses in so many different ways as today's farming industry. It is a source of fascination, the vehicle of campaigns and ensures people's livelihoods. Its mainstays are the farmers, consumers, industry and commerce. For the first time the individual parts will be presented as a whole to the visitors of the Farming Experience in Hall 3.2 at the International Green Week Berlin, which will take place from 19 to 28 January 2018. The Farming Experience is organised by Forum Moderne Landwirtschaft (FORUM) and more than 50 partners in agriculture. Together, they will ensure visitors can find out more about modern agriculture and enjoy a close-up experience at the Green Week. The Farming Experience is fun and offers a contemporary look behind the scenes of a fascinating industry. Next year an area featuring several displays will be set up in the middle of Hall 3.2, where visitors can find out about the various aspects of livestock husbandry, plant protection and hi-tech farming methods, for example. With the help of augmented reality visitors can enjoy a realistic and close-up experience of day-to-day modern farming at the Green Week. For example, a stable, shed or sty will suddenly spring to life in front of visitors' eyes. By choosing a particular colour visitors can flip between the standpoints of the farmer, consumer or industry and commerce. The aim is to provide visitors with new insights, food for thought

and promote understanding and dialogue between farmers and consumers. Lea FlieĂ&#x;, managing director of FORUM: “Traditionally, the Farming Experience has been a major attraction at the Green Week, and naturally we want to offer visitors something special again in 2018. We will be taking an entertaining and innovative approach to the fascinating issue of what the farming industry will look like in the future, an industry that will be successful, ecologically sustainable and fully in tune with society.â€? The 'Farming Scouts' have become an integral part of the Farming Experience's success. They are farmers, students of Agriculture, farming industry consultants or employees who take part in in-depth discussions with visitors. Face-to-face meetings provide visitors with an authentic, first-hand insight into the world of agriculture. The Farming Experience lets visitors taste, sense and marvel at what today's farming industry has to offer. Numerous displays provide an authentic insight into modern livestock husbandry, plant production, fertilization and other innovative technology. The aim of this format is to promote a dialogue between citizens and modern farmers, particularly in urban areas. Among the sponsors of the Farming Experience is Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank.

CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA to launch in 2018 Global Produce Events has announced the launch of CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA, the new annual trade show for China's fresh fruit and vegetable business, which opens its doors next May in Shanghai. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


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The Meyn Physic HS cut up system can be configured to match many situations and requirements regarding desired end-product, quantity, quality and flexibility. The cut up system is designed for line speeds ranging from approximately 3,000 to 7,500 birds per hour. Demand for deboned chicken parts is rising. Meyn is at the forefront of deboning technology with machines like: Rapid Plus breast deboner (max 6,000 front-halves/breast caps p/h) TDS thigh deboning solution (max 7,200 thighs p/h) WLD whole leg deboner (max 3,600 legs p/h)

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“FRUIT LOGISTICA is a trusted brand family, and we now have a third platform that enables us to service the fresh produce trade in mainland China,” said Will Wollbold, commercial director of Global Produce Events. “FRUIT LOGISTICA in Berlin is the leading global fresh fruit and vegetable event. ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA in Hong Kong is the leading continental event for Asia's buyers. CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA in Shanghai launches as the leading national event for China's fresh produce trade.” CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA takes place on 14-16 May 2018

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at Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing in the commercial capital's Putuo District. “The time is right for the launch of CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA,” said Wollbold. “There are many events for the fruit business here in China, but the Chinese trade needs a truly national and trusted platform for the trade in fresh fruit and vegetables, with effective international connections to the wide world of fresh produce. CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA provides just that. “This is a powerful proposition,” Wollbold continued. “China is home to

hundreds of millions of consumers demanding freshness, taste and quality in every region of the country. CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA establishes the premier trade platform on a national scale for the Chinese fresh fruit and vegetable business, both online and through conventional channels.”

Macfrut to attract more foreign professionals The organisers of Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, are now at work on the 35th edition to be held from 9 to 11 May 2018 in Rimini, and have already received many requests

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to participate from foreign operators. In fact, seven months before the start of the 2018 edition, Cesena Fiera's staff has already implemented several initiatives to attract international professionals to Rimini, the most important being: a strategic alliance with Cibus, the involvement of the German retail giant Rewe, the first edition of the Tropical Fruit Congress, the organisation of international delegations of professionals from the entire supply chain, from pre-harvest to post-harvest. The year 2018 has been proclaimed “the year of Italian Food” and Italian food trade fairs have decided to cooperate with one another. Specifically, Macfrut and CIBUS (the

International Food Exhibition to be held from 7 to 10 May 2018 in the city of Parma, located 200 kilometres from Rimini) have signed an agreement to encourage operators and incoming foreign buyers to visit the two trade fairs, which both focus especially on product innovation and internationalisation. The agreement entails a series of special offers dedicated to operators who would like to visit both trade fairs on the simultaneous days (9 and 10 May 2018) and will mainly concern logistics, with a higher number of shuttle buses and trains connecting the two cities. An incoming programme was also outlined, with the cooperation of ICE-Agenzia, to

bring hundreds of foreign buyers to Parma and Rimini. In addition to accommodation, dedicated tours of the two trade fairs will be available for foreign operators, along with visits to companies and market checks at retail outlets.

Hands-on expertise at European technical seminar The biennial Cobb Europe technical seminar at Harderwijk, Netherlands, brought together more than 50 people from 20 countries for a week-long technical seminar covering breeder, broiler and hatchery management, together with animal health and environmental topics. The program featured almost

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30 presentations from Cobb and guest speakers and included visits to the Probroed & Sloot hatchery at Meppel as well as to nearby Cobb breeder and broiler farms.Practical demonstrations that included quizzes and group work helped to provide hands-on training in particular with health topics. “It has been a pleasure for the Cobb Europe team to host our customers across our EMEA region in the Netherlands where we have both pedigree and pipeline production farms,” said Matthew Wilson, Cobb Europe technical services director. ”In Europe, the Middle East and Africa we serve a most diverse region both geographically and culturally. This event not only allows our customers to get to know each other across the region but also for them to understand and appreciate they are a valuable part of the wider Cobb family. “By the end of the week, attendees were able to improve their practical technical knowledge and acquire skills they can use in their own businesses to maximize the genetic potential of our stock and gain knowledge from

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fellow customers across the region,”Wilson said. Rick Verhoijsen, broiler account manager of ForFarmers, said the seminar enabled him to raise his level of knowledge and broaden his network. Cobb as a team emits a joint passion and can actually be one family with one purpose, he said.

Philips Lighting Horticulture LED Solutions adds BWI Grower Technical Sales to North America Partner Network Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, has signed a partnership agreement with BWI Grower Technical Sales. BWI Grower Technical Sales, a division of BWI Companies, provides BWI customers with technical sales and support in the areas of greenhouse design and construction, irrigation design, automation, and greenhouse equipment. With the addition of the Philips Lighting Horticulture LED product offering, BWI Grower Technical Sales can now bring to their customers a broader offering of technical solutions.

“We recognize the value of partnering with well-established horticulture suppliers and manufacturers to support our efforts to bring Philips Horticulture LED to greenhouse growers in a highly efficient manner,” said Ron DeKok, Philips Horticulture LED Business Development Director. “BWI is a well-established supplier in the south and southwestern United States. Now, with the addition of Philips Horticulture LEDs to their product offering, the Grower Technical Sales division can offer a more complete package of technical products and services to their customers. And with the depth of BWI's technical expertise, the partnership between Philips Lighting and BWI is a great fit and will help customers of BWI capitalize on the many benefits that come with growing under LEDs.”

Acadian Plant Health™ Launches New Website and Presents New Visual Identity Acadian Plant Health™ (APH™), a division of Acadian Seaplants Limited, has launched its new website:

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www.acadianplanthealth.com. The website was developed on a new platform and represents, for Acadian Plant Health™, a significant advancement in the delivery of useful and detailed information to its global customers. This launch marks a major milestone in the broader process of creating an enhanced global APH™ brand. "The website supports our new business strategy and commitment to building a unique, strong identity that is recognized globally,” said Ron Taylor, Marketing VicePresident. “For these reasons, the website relies on APH™specific graphics and content, with strong focus on innovation, sustainability and

connection between growers and Acadian Plant Health™ crop care and agricultural products experts. “We are very proud to offer online tools such as Ask an Expert because they help to build a dialogue between our team of R&D professionals and our global customers. We want to be part of their solutions. We want to tell growers around the world that we are here to help them face their unique crop challenges,” said Taylor.

the commitment to better satisfy the needs of our customers," added Taylor. The launch of the website coincides with the introduction of new visual identity for APH™ products. The customers can see a preview of the company's expanding brand architecture, geared towards growers' needs, while the packaging and promotional literature are being refreshed with the new look over the next few months. The website was created with user experience at the forefront; solutions to the most common crop care challenges facing growers today can be found through an interactive “Ask an Expert” e-library. The e-library provides a direct

ANTONIO CARRARO @ AGRILEVANTE / 12-15 October 2017 The new Antonio Carraro Series R, having recently debuted on the compact market, conforms to all legal

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requirements regarding Stage 3B diesel engine emissions. Despite the introduction of the anti-particulate filters, the company wishes to emphasise that the dimensions and volumes of the previous series have been maintained. In a single power setting of 98hp, seven versions are proposed, all with the code 10900(TRX, TRG, TGF, TTR, SRX, Mach 4 and Mach 2) each one with ACTIO™, the AC full chassis with oscillation, on all versions: rigid steering, low centre of gravity, wide track or articulated. They all have the reversible drive system except for the TGF, which is monodirectional. The 4 cylinder turbo Kubota engine with Common Rail electronic injection

guarantees top level performance and fuel savings, along with a perfect integration with the transmission and with all the tractor's technical apparatus thanks to the use of CAN bus technology (Controller Area Network) which connects the tractor's different control units by getting them to “talk to each other� via a constant exchange of information. The electronic control of the engine revolutions occurs instantaneously via the controls positioned on the right of the steering wheel. It has excellent traction, which has increased thanks to a slightly longer wheelbase, which distributes the tractor's weight perfectly. On request, the brand new Air

cab (ROPS and FOPS homologated) or the super-low profile Protector 100 (for the TGF) cab can be fitted, which are both pressurised with a Cat.4 certificate and which offer the operator total protection from dust, gas and aerosols. The TGF 10900 Series R model with the Protector cab is listed in the 2017 Agrilevante New Technical Feature Competition.

Team changes at CN Seeds UK-based vegetable seed specialist CN Seeds has announced major changes to its team with the retirement of business development manager Charles Seddon, and the recruitment of two new members of staff. A well-known figure in the seed industry,

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Marel Poultry and Harim Korea go sky high Marel Poultry has been chosen to equip one of the world's largest poultry processing plants. The Harim company in South Korea will install four new Marel Poultry processing lines, spread over five different floors in the fully modernized plant in the city of Iksan. The South Korean enterprise Harim Co. selected Marel Poultry to be the main supplier for the modernization of the Iksan factory. Both companies know each other very well, since the Dutch manufacturer of poultry processing solutions already installed many advanced systems in Harim's plants in Korea and the USA. "We have great confidence in Marel Poultry and their people. We highly appreciate the cooperation and it's always a pleasure working with them," says Mr. Kim, Chairman of Harim. The complete reconstruction of the Iksan factory involves an extension to six (later even to seven) processing lines. Four new high speed Marel Poultry lines will be installed, which will turn this plant into one of the largest poultry processing facilities in Asia! A unique feature will be the impressive visitor's center, including a 500 meters (1,640 ft) long SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


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windowed corridor which offers a complete view of the production process in the factory. It illustrates the vision of openness of Chairman Kim. "We like to show how our operations succeed in producing good quality and healthy chicken meat with a strong focus on hygiene, food safety and good working conditions." The four new Marel Poultry processing lines will make use of the latest technologies in scalding, defeathering, evisceration and chilling. Stork Nuova, the world's most efficient eviscerator with integrated giblet harvesting line, will be at the heart of the evisceration department. All four lines will include low maintenance, self-calibrating

high speed SmartWeighers and advanced equipment monitoring.. In Korea, little land is available for building, as 75% of the country is covered by mountains. Harim cleverly solved this problem by designing a five story high building, attached to the existing plant, extending their existing 80,000 m2 (861,111 sqft) production area to 150,000 m2 (1,614,586 sqft). Spacious air chill tunnels, which use proven Stork DownFlow "Plus" technology, will be positioned on the top floor. A Stork overhead conveyor system distributes broilers to all departments, keeping all processes completely inline. In Harim's Iksan plant, this conveyor bridges a spectacular

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Fishing to live: Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries Two-thirds of the caught fish that humans eat are taken by small-scale fishers, many using canoes carved from logs or stationary beach seine nets such as the rampani that dot India's eastern coast. Far from being relics of a bygone age, small-scale fisheries technologies and practices are usually well adapted to the ecological and social circumstances within

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which they operate. Yet smallscale fisheries often struggle to compete due to regulatory frameworks that tend to ignore them or that are tailored to the concerns of large commercial fleets, according to a new book published by FAO. The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: Global Implementation offers more than 30 case studies ranging from Greenland to Zanzibar and addressing diverse issues including gender and sustainable resource use. It serves as an initial report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication,

endorsed in 2014 with the aim of bolstering the livelihoods of the 100 million+ people who work in the sector and increase their contribution to global food security and nutrition. "Now it's time for policymakers to take concrete action - ranging from legislation, technical capacity development and especially engagement with the fishing communities themselves - to make sure the guidelines are implemented," says Nicole Franz, FAO's lead officer on sustainable small-scale fishery issues. Policy coherence - pursued through inter-ministerial collaboration on trade, environment, tourism as well as

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Global cereal output heading for a new record, lifting consumption and stocks Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories. The FAO Food Price Index

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barley outputs in Brazil and the Russian Federation. Global rice production in 2017 is also now forecast to reach a record high, according to FAO. The slight decline in the FAO Food Price Index in August ended three months of consecutive increases. However, despite this, the Index - a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices for five key commodity groups - remained 6 percent above its value a year earlier. Along with cereals, the FAO Meat Price Index dropped 1.2 percent in the month, while the FAO Sugar Price Index slipped by 1.7 percent - driven by favourable cane harvest prospects in leading producers Brazil, Thailand and India, as well as by weaker international demand in the wake of higher tariffs imposed by China and India. But the FAO Vegetable Oil Price Index rose 2.5 percent, led by rising quotations for palm, soy, rapeseed and sunflower oils. And the FAO Dairy Price Index also rose 1.4 percent from July, led by greater demand for butterfat in Europe and North America.

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Crops that have been forgotten over the last century are being rediscovered. Scientists and policymakers are now beginning to recognize the value of so-called 'orphan' crops, affirming what local communities have known for generations. The African Yam Bean, the Desert Date and Ber (a stocky tree with a vitaminrich berry) exemplify the paradigm. Though not traded SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


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internationally, they are uniquely adapted to their local environments and play a vital role in supporting diverse diets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as 'neglected and underutilized', 'minor' or 'promising' crops, orphan crops have been overlooked by research, extension services and policy makers; governments rarely allocate resources for their promotion and development. That results in farmers planting them less often, reduced access to high quality seeds, and loss of traditional knowledge. Neglected and underutilized species have been overshadowed by those in greater demand. Of the 30,000 edible plant species, a mere 30

are used to feed the world. Yet these neglected and underutilized crops can help to increase the diversification of food production, adding new species to our diets that can result in better supply of particular nutrients, i.e. essential amino acids, fiber, proteins. In addition to diversifying nutritional intake, neglected and underutilized crops provide economic and environmental benefits. Farmers can grow them on their own, as part of crop rotation systems or inter-plant them with other crops, protecting and enhancing agrobiodiversity at the field level. Having a bigger number of species to choose in a crop

rotation system allows farmers to have a more sustainable production system. By changing species in a crop rotation system the cycle of some pests and diseases is disrupted and probabilities of infestations are reduced. "By expanding the portfolio of crops available to farmers, we can help build more diverse and resilient cropping systems," FAO Assistant Director-General Ren Wang said. "FAO would like to encourage investments in researching and improving the productivity, adaptability and utilization of neglected crops," he added, announcing new efforts to promote wider use of neglected and underutilized crop species and their varieties in Africa.

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audi Agriculture, the 36th International Agriculture, Water and Agro Industry Exhibition will take place with record participation from 18-21 Muharram 1439H (8-11 October 2017) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the 36th exhibition will be held with the participation of international companies, specialized in agriculture and food from all over the world. This year, Saudi Agricultural Exhibition is about “Developing

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opportunities for productive and rewarding business.". Focusing on organic agriculture and its products, as well as fish farming (pisciculture) in line with new government orientations aimed at achieving sustainable food security. The Saudi Agricultural Exhibition is the largest and most well-known exhibition in the Kingdom, which gathers more than 350 local, regional and international companies, where decision makers, business leaders and suppliers gather to explore several investment and partnership opportunities and

discuss the latest international industrial trends for importers, buyers, traders and food manufacturers locally and regionally. For 36 succession years, the Saudi Agricultural Exhibition, held in line with the Saudi Food Exhibition, the 24th International Trade Exhibition for Food Products, and the Saudi Food Packaging Exhibition, the 7th International Trade Exhibition for Food Processing and Packaging Technology, has strengthened its leading position in the field of Agriculture development and its related industries due to its SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


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active contribution in supporting and developing the agricultural sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and moving it into international levels. More than 27 countries from Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Spain, Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States of America and Saudi Arabia will participate in the exhibition. The exhibition aims to achieve the Ministry's vision of achieving sustainability of environment and natural resources, in such a manner that would ensure water security, contribute to achieving food security, and improve quality of SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017

life in KSA. The Ministry seeks maintaining distinguished performance in developing and applying comprehensive policies and effective strategies, as well as promoting services

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IRRIGATION SHOW PREVIEW

2017 IRRIGATION SHOW & EDUCATION CONFERENCE

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he 2017 Irrigation Show and Education Conference is scheduled for Nov. 6 - 10, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. This eventpacked week gathers irrigation professionals from all over the world to network, learn and advance irrigation. With 300 exhibiting companies and the one-of-a-kind new product contest, this show provides a first-hand look at new technologies and products hitting the irrigation and specialty markets. Meet and talk face-to-face with irrigation

professionals representing all sectors of the industry. The show also includes the industry's most respected lineup of presenters offering technical program sessions and education classes. The agriculture technical program will include numerous sessions covering the latest cutting-edge research on microirrigation, improving irrigation scheduling and management, sustainability, and center pivot irrigation technology. Education classes offered during the show will take your

knowledge and expertise to a new level. These classes are presented by industry experts and will cover pumps and soils, drip/micro design, center pivot design, principles of ag irrigation, and ag irrigation specialist training. CAD Learning Labs will provide instruction related to solid set sprinkler irrigation system design and drip irrigation system design. The 2017 Irrigation Show also provides the option to take a certification exam and become IA Select Certified, showing your commitment to attaining the highest level of expertise and knowledge to offer your customers and your company. The annual Irrigation Show is the world's biggest and best show for agriculture, landscape and golf irrigation. This year, the event will attract over 4,000 attendees, providing valuable opportunities to network and meet with peers and customers. The show schedule includes numerous don't-miss events to gather attendees together. The Irrigation Association is happy to issue letters of invitation to international attendees and exhibitors applying for a visa application. Visit www.irrigationshow.org/intltravelers to download the request form. You must register to attend the Irrigation Show before you submit your request. An IA invitation letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa. Find visa application information and instructions from the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov/. For more information or to register, go to www.irrigationshow.org.

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AGRILEVANTE PREVIEW

AGRILEVANTE, AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

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rom October 12 to 15, 2017, Bari hosts "Agrilevante", the International exhibition of machinery, equipment and technology for the agricultural sector, the most important of the exhibitions dedicated to the primary sector that take place throughout the Mediterranean basin. The 2015 edition numbers: In the 2015 edition, Agrilevante saw the presence of more than 300 exhibiting companies, which occupied a total area of 50 thousand square metres, covering the main production sectors, with more than 5,000 models on display. The 2015 edition reached a record level of 59,000 visitors, of which 3,000 from abroad, also thanks to the presence of 35 official delegations from 18 countries. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017

All technologies for agriculture The event offers the most advanced technologies for the production sectors, covering soil preparation, sowing, irrigation, treatments, harvesting, transport and initial processing of products. The central theme of the event are the typical Mediterranean crops, for which the industry is able to offer a wide range of technologically advanced machines and equipment. In addition to the production chains, Agrilevante also includes chains supplying non-food sectors, in particular those relating to raw materials for industry and energy. The event is characterized by the high technological level, the participation of the major manufacturing

industries for machinery and equipment, and the space reserved for technological innovation with the Technical Innovation Competition, which honours the most advanced solutions, including those presented by exhibiting companies for the first time. A full calendar of conferences and technical, economic and political meetings make Agrilevante the reference point for a wide audience of agricultural and trade professionals from around the Mediterranean basin. Agrilevante is not only an effective business tool for exhibitors and visitors, but also an occasion to reflect on models of agriculture in the various areas of the world and to identify the best strategies for the development of the primary sector.

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an you please give us an overview of what to expect from the 2018 edition of AgraME? AgraME has always been one of the most important trade exhibitions in the Middle East and Africa. Over the years, the annual event has helped countless buyers find an array of product and suppliers from across the globe within Agriculture, Aquaculture and Animal Health. We have cultivated a vast amount of business opportunities for our customers over the years and want this to increase for 2018. One of the main highlights for next year's edition is the targeted approach we are taking. We will be hosting one international show with four dedicated product sectors that offer our customers countless business and learning opportunities. Our four focus sectors for 2018 are Animal Farming, Crop Farming, Aquaculture and Animal Health. It seems there has been a refocusing of AgraME identity and vertical sectors. Can you explain how this came about and why? For 2018 we want to position a clear and enhanced offering to our customers. AgraME is the only show in the Middle East & Africa to offer a diverse mix of products which caters for all needs of farming and veterinary professionals. We will offer our buyers an unrivalled choice of suppliers from over 40 countries to help grow their business. When our visitors from 2017 were surveyed, it was clear that the main reason they attended AgraME was to source new products and find new suppliers. It's important that we bring new exhibitors

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to the show across the variety of sectors that we offer. We also want to make it easier for our buyers to find what they are looking for and to benefit from a wider outlook of the farming industry at one platform, both online and at the show. With a growing demand for better food security strategies and products in the region, the Animal Farming section at AgraME will host exhibitors from feed to housing, catering to all animal types. Crop Farming remains one of the events main focal points and will host the entire value chain of products, equipment and solutions. The inclusion of two important sectors - Aquaculture and Animal Health will allow AgraME to offer complete breadth of products and services with an end to end solution for our buyers. AgraME 2018 will be the only show in the Middle East & Africa to host a wide range of products and technologies catering specifically to the aquaculture industry, and the Animal Health section will offer professionals access to the latest developments in veterinary medication, vaccines and medical equipment. How do you think the new repositioning of AgraME will benefit its visitors and exhibitors? The feedback we have received has been very promising. The changes will allow our customers to take part in an event with a clear

brand identity and vision which will help grow their business. Our visitors will easily be able to find what they are looking for allowing for an increased amount of business opportunities created before, during and after the event. AgraME is also a smart event which helps exhibitors and visitors capture data and information in real time making for more business connections. What are the current market conditions like, and how does AgraME plan to provide access to the current growth trends? The population in the Middle East and Africa is expected to grow from 1.4 billion in 2016 to 2.8 billion in 2050; placing huge demand on food resources that are now being accounted and planned for. AgraME will help increase food security in the region by introducing more relevant suppliers to our buyers; to ensure they have the latest technology and information to hand. All four of our show sectors are in growing markets, with Aquaculture expected to witness production volumes of 10.6 million tons by 2030 and the animal health care market growing up to USD 3.75 billion by 2021. It's an exciting time for the industry and we will support these growth trends and reflect these changes in our show with more exhibitors, relevant buyers and industry information. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


SUSTAINABLE FARMING

IPM IN SAUDI ARABIA: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE WITH HEALTHY FOOD

W LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR ALYASEEN AGRI AND KOPPERT SIGNED A PARTNERSHIP DEAL IN THE NETHERLANDS FOUR YEARS AGO AND HAVE INVESTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE IPM MARKET IN SAUDI ARABIA EVER SINCE

ith seven newly registered products in Saudi Arabia, Koppert Biological Solutions is excited about introducing its sustainable solutions at the international Saudi Agriculture trade exhibition in Riyadh from 8 to 11 October. In partnership with Alyaseen Agri, Koppert will inform growers about integrated pest management (IPM) and other biological systems that play a vital role to ensure better crop yields and safer food production. Local distributor Alyaseen Agri and Koppert signed a partnership deal in the Netherlands four years ago and have invested in the development of the IPM market in Saudi Arabia ever since. The objective is to encourage sustainable farming practices and promote a culture of safe farming methods that support the government's food safety and food security objectives. Considerable success has been achieved with Koppert's

bumblebees for both greenhouse and outdoor pollination in this region. More recently, Koppert Biological Systems achieved registration of seven proven biological products. Permits for seven new products The registered products have already revolutionized pest control in Europe, North and South America, Asia and North Africa and will soon be available for the control of major pests such as spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) in tomatoes, cucumber, sweet pepper, eggplant, roses,…, aphids (Aphidoidea) in cucumber, sweet pepper…, leaf miner (Lepidoptera) in tomatoes, cucumber …, thrips (Thysanoptera) in all vegetables …, and whitefly (Aleyrodidae) in cucumber, tomatoes, sweet pepper ,… 'The registration of Nesibug, Ercal, Spical, Spidex, Aphipar, Miglyphus and Swirski-Mite

represents a major breakthrough in biocontrol for this region and we can't wait to introduce them to the Saudi market,' says Sadek AlRamadan, CEO of Alyaseen Agri. 'Koppert Biological Systems has a proven track record with these seven products so we are here to give growers the best advice on how to use them in their greenhouses and outdoor crops.' 50 years of pioneering and innovation Koppert Biological Systems has been at the forefront of biological crop control for more than 50 years and has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Based in the Netherlands, King Willem Alexander recently opened the company's Experience Centre which traces its history as a pioneer in sustainable solutions and natural pollination, to its position as a world leader in the field of macro and microbiological products, as well as biostimulants which form the basis for a holistic approach to horticulture and agriculture. Using natural enemies to combat pest infestations, bumblebees for natural pollination, and natural products that support and strengthen the crops above and underground, its mission is to make agricultural and horticultural products healthy, safe, productive and resilient in partnership with nature. Koppert Biological Systems has 26 subsidiaries worldwide and its products are available in more than 100 countries.

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FERTILIZERS

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OMNIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (OIA) IS EXPANDING

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mnia Holdings is a diversified Industrial Group with specialized services and solutions for the agricultural, mining and chemicals industries. Omnia International Australia has been a leading manufacturer of humates, fulvates, kelp, biostimulants, fertilizer coatings, organic chelated trace elements, seed treatments and foliars since 1990. Omnia is substantially expanding its Humate production capacity through investment in new plant and technology. Completion is expected by November 2017. Omnia produces the worlds most concentrated humates and is internationally recognised for quality and proven performance. Not all humates are the same. Independent testing of various humates, showed large

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variations in the humic acid content between label values and tested CDFA values (California department of food and Agriculture). CDFA is a worldwide recognized method for analysis of humic acids. Some products were below 10% of their label values. Omnia produces liquid K-humate 26%

(26% Potassium Humate) and a granular K-humate S100 (85% Potassium Humate). These are minimum values as per the CDFA method. FertiCoat is a biostimulant coating that improves fertilizer efficiency and profitability. Ferticoat can also be used to stick trace elements on to fertilizer. Omnia uses Australian Bull Kelp to formulate pure Kelp and nutrient enriched foliars that can be used to manage physiological processes in plants. Omnia continues to grow and prosper, offering extraordinary values to its customers by tailoring unique solutions to their business needs through product and service innovation. Omnia is exporting worldwide and is looking for more distributors that can partner with Omnia. For more information, visit www.omnia.com.au SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


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L It contains more ingredient material (10% more) because it has low quantity of water (10% less) with more Humic Acid content. L It has the same effect as the old Perlhumus form with less quantity of application (10% less) L It can be mixed with other NPK fertilizer granulate without any problem The new high technology production line enables Humintech team to increase the production capacity to be more than 50.000 t/year humic acids based products in granular form with and without NPK (PerlhumusÂŽ and Humagra). Humintech will bring in the market in the near future the new Humic acid plus NPK in different NPK formulation to cover all the need of plant during the crop production.

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PEAT & SUBSTRATES

STENDER OFFERS PEAT AND SUBSTRATES

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tender AG is a leading producer and supplier of peat and substrates. The company has two factories in Germany (Schermbeck, Papenburg) and in the Baltics. Based on these operations and a sophisticated logistic network, the company ensures the supply of its customers with Stender products. “The decision Stender AG made to consequently develop further approved products and

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to modulate culture specific soils, gives our clients certainty and time. Stender AG's long standing know-how makes up the base on our development of soils. Our employees are constantly at the gardener on site, they support the production and they adjust the substrates” explains the export manager Mr. Stefan Specking. “This continuous transfer of knowledge makes a

development of herbs substrates for the horticulture production. Uniform, field-tested mixtures are the base for strong and aromatic herbs”. “Stender maintains a credible handling with the substrates since years. This also reflects in our sales of hobby substrates. The recipe is “Professional quality for the hobby gardener!” This way we have developed our organic hobby substrates for SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


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herbs and vegetables which will be aligned continuously to the production horticulture. The application area extends from potting herbs, over the use in little greenhouses to soil improvement of existing vegetable patches. Filled in 8-

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coloured 40 litre bags, this product achieves all demands on high-class hobby substrates in the premium sales”. “Stender Bio Vegetable Substrate is a special soil for potting herbs, vegetables in plantings beds or containers. It is peat reduced and has light fertilization. It follows the requirements of an environmentally friendly product. It is the basis for strong and aromatic herbs and vegetables. Stender Bio Vegetable Substrate is available in 40 litres bags”. Stender Premium Peat Products are characterised by the high quality of the peat used. Stender uses first class selected white peat only. The peat is sieved in different fractions and made appropriate for later application. Thus, the fine peat

which is especially ideal for propagation has a fraction size of 0-10 mm, the peat with a medium structure has a fraction size of 0-40 mm, and the coarse peat, which for example is used in the cultivation of rhododendron, has a fraction size of 10-22 mm or 20-40 mm. All Premium Peat products are available in bales of 250 litres, 300 litres and Big Bales of 6 m3. Visit us at IPM DubaiDecember 05-07, 2017 IPM EssenJanuary 23 -26, 2018 Fruit LogisticaBerlin, February 07-09, 2018

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SEEDS

INNOVA SEEDS: SERVING GULF AND THE MIDDLE EAST GROWERS

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the world by breaking grounds on constructing additional and new facility and offices still located at Ceres, in California, an

investment that was needed to house the new equipment we added to our state of the art current operational facility aiming to stream line and increase the efficiency of our seed processing systems. With the fact that Middle East and North Africa are an important regions to our business next to Central and South America the company welcomed recently Eng. Wagih Metwally a well-known veteran in the seed business as our Middle East and North Africa Regional Sales and Technical Manager based out of Egypt aiming to be closer to our customers and markets in that region. Eng. Wagih is tasked to bridge the commercial and technical aspects of the business between our customers and our team by setting priorities for the target crops and slots aiming to provide our customers with value added varieties that will allow them to expand our market share and provide competitive varieties to their growers. We did not stop there as we invested in establishing a Regional Technical subsidiary in Egypt located in 6th of October City through which we will coordinate our regional activities with our customers in the Middle East and North Africa and this operation will be managed by Eng. Wagih himself and his team. The purpose of this noncommercial office is to provide technical services and be closer to the various markets and customers we serve and we expect through this investment to SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


fast forward our speed to market product launch program. Our R&D station in Modesto, CA still holds the priority for our research team to conduct our annual summer trials which we did this year and had the opportunity to welcome customers from 18 countries who stood witness on the major leap forward with our newly released varieties covering major slots like heat set tomatoes, blocky Charleston gray watermelon, both Galia and Ananas melons as well as Squash just to mention a few. This activity will now be mirrored in Egypt allowing us and our customers to evaluate our material under various

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growing conditions making our process of advancing new varieties more rigorous yet more effective in product launch and product life cycle. The company during 2017 season also expanded its global reach by appointing new dealers in Russia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritius and Ecuador and we are excited about the new opportunities those markets will bring to our company and global business. It is within our company culture to never forget that we reached were we are because of our valued customers and their effort and commitment in their respective markets and on behalf of myself and my colleagues at

Innova and Niagara seeds companies I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to all our current and future customers.

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GREENHOUSES

LEADING GREENHOUSE EXPORTER FROM CHINA STARTED FROM 1950S, KINGPENG HAS BEEN INVOLVED ON GREENHOUSE BUSINESS FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, AND IS THE ONLY LISTED GREENHOUSE COMPANY IN CHINA STOCK MARKET

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has been involved on greenhouse business for more than 50 years, and is the only listed Greenhouse Company in China Stock Market. As a leading greenhouse manufacturer and exporter from China, Kingpeng provides service of greenhouse design, production and installation with various functions. Up to now, Kingpeng has exported greenhouse and horticultural equipments to more than 40 countries, including the United State, Canada, Venezuela, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Japan, Korea, Iran, Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, Algeria, Congo, South Africa, and Australia etc.

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. Extra service will create added value to Kingpeng's clients, feasibility report, project consultancy, production suggestions, watersaving technologies and all the other turnkey solutions could also be served.

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SUGAR CAMP 2017

CASE IH SUGAR CAMP 2017 GIVES INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD'S LARGEST SUGARCANE PRODUCER

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ugarcane producers from Africa and the Middle East have been given an insider's view of the latest harvesting methods and equipment being employed in Brazil, the largest sugarcane producer in the world. The six-day trip to South America was organised by Case IH, the global leader in agricultural equipment, as the company's Sugar Camp 2017 workshop. Sugar Camp is designed to share examples of industry best practice and to show Case IH's impressive global operations. Following the successful 2016 Sugar Camp in Australia, this year's event featured an 800-kilometre tour around the State of São Paulo and the Centre South district of Brazil which is responsible for 90 percent of the country's sugar output. Sugar Camp participants visited two Case IH manufacturing plants, a parts-anddistribution centre, an agricultural equipment dealer, a major sugar and ethanol producer, and a research and development institution. Sugar Camp 2017 received

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nearly 30 delegates in the sugarcane business from ten countries in the Africa-Middle East commercial area, starting with a workshop session at Case IH's plant in Sorocaba. This 104,000 square metre factory with annual production capacity of 8000 units was modernized in 2009 in alignment with CNH Industrial's World Class Manufacturing (WCM) system. Here Sugar Camp guests were shown Case IH's latestgeneration manufacturing equipment, including laser-platecutting machines with automatic feeders, robotized welding stations, aerial conveyors for parts and components, and a state-of-the-art painting system. Also at Sorocaba is a 56,000 square metre Logistics and Parts Distribution Centre (PDC), CNH's largest in Latin America and its worldwide master depot for sugarcane harvester parts. This has an inventory of more than 150,000 different parts and some of the most modern moving and packing equipment in the world. Sugar

Camp participants could see how the Case IH parts distribution system is able to respond so quickly to distributors' and customers' demands anywhere in the world, supplying parts within 24 to 48 hours. Just 110 kilometres south of Sorocaba, Sugar Camp visited another Case IH plant in the city of Piracicaba. This 12,000 square metre factory is the world-leader in the manufacture of sugarcane harvesters, exporting the Austoft® Series to five continents. This plant also makes self-propelled sprayers, planters and coffee harvesters. The tour moved next to Pradópolis, Sao Paulo, to the São Martinho Group, one of the largest sugar and ethanol groups in Brazil. Here guests visited a sugar mill, were shown a nursery trialling new methods of sugarcane growing, and given an overview of how São Martinho operates through the supply chain from field to mill. This illustrated how mechanization brings such great benefits: farming a total of 300,000 hectares of land at four locations and using 183 Case IH SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


SUGAR CAMP 2017 sugarcane harvesters, São Martinho now achieves production levels of 930 tons per day and per machine, with an impressive annual sugarcane crushing capacity of 23 million metric tons. Brazil's huge sugarcane industry - producing 667 million tons per year from 9.5 million hectares depends on a well-organised distribution system for equipment and parts. Highlighting this, Sugar Camp also made a visit in Ribeirão Preto to TRACAN, Case IH's main dealer in Brazil's sugarcane producing region, showcasing superior customer support and interaction. Sugar Camp's final destination was the Instituto Agronômico (IAC) in Campinas, a city northwest of São Paulo noted for its research centres and universities. Here the

innovative Brazilian Pró-Álcool Program was developed, using sugarcane to produce ethanol as a fuel for motor vehicles. Brazil is now the world's largest sugarcane ethanol producer, with the alcoholbased fuel replacing more than 40 percent of the country's gasoline needs and providing 17 percent of the country's total energy supply. Loek Leclaire, Senior Partner of Cane International, the Case IH Distributor for Sierra Leone, spoke for many of Sugar Camp's participants when he said: “This was a great opportunity to see the impressive productivity and quality control of world-class manufacturing facilities, the best harvesters working in real-world conditions, and fast-moving service support in action. These insights have given us a better appreciation

of how Case IH is making sugarcane harvesting easier and more productive.” “Sugar Camp 2017 was a great way of sharing Case IH's expertise with our African and Middle Eastern customers,” said Daniel Bordabossana, Case IH Marketing Manager for Africa and the Middle East. “Seeing the sugarcane industry in Brazil was fascinating, not only because it is the biggest sugarcane producer in the world but also because it's showing how this crop can be an energy source. We were also able to demonstrate how the new Case IH Corporate Farming division within CNH Industrial can support businesses in Africa and the Middle East with a wide portfolio of products including trucks, buses and construction equipment.”

EFFICIENT POWER FOR PROFITABLE FARMING. THE PUMA SERIES.

The Puma tractor series is all about efficiency. With six models, ranging from 142 to 224 hp, Puma tractors provide the right amount of power for primary tillage, cultivation, planting and transport. Whether it’s spring or autumn work or pulling trailers, the Puma tractors’ outstanding power-to-weight ratio

will deliver the precise output you need for top efficiency and fuel savings. The Puma range also features the revolutionary Continuously Variable Transmission. It is optionally available on the Puma 180 CVT, and as standard on the flagship Puma 225 CVT.

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ANIMAL HEALTH

STALDREN® DRY DISINFECTANT POWDER NOW AVAILABLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST IT NOT ONLY REDUCES MOISTURE & AMMONIA LEVELS BUT ITS ACTIVE INGREDIENT IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST A BROAD RANGE OF HARMFUL PATHOGENS AFFECTING POULTRY, DAIRY AND EQUINE HEALTH & PRODUCTIVITY

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TALDREN® - the effective dry disinfectant powder manufactured in Denmark by Jorenku A/S and exported to more than 60 countries worldwide now is available in Middle East markets where it is distributed by reputable partners. STALDREN® has been appreciated as an effective dry disinfectant powder for more than 25 years. It not only reduces moisture & ammonia levels but its active ingredient is effective against a broad range of harmful pathogens affecting poultry, dairy and equine health & productivity. STALDREN® contains no phosphorous, is pH neutral & non-corrosive and does not damage skin & membranes. It is safe to use throughout the production cycle.

Using STALDREN® to improve hygiene is a preventive measure and its introduction in the Middle East region is most timely as governments increasingly restricts use of potentially immune causing antibiotics in animal production. Many broiler operations, e.g. in Brazil, extensively uses STALDREN® in their efforts to minimize Salmonella presence in bedding while at the same time greatly reduce foot pad damage stemming from ammonia presence and infections. This in turn results in less disease, mortality & treatment costs, and as an added benefit more revenue can be realised from better quality chicken feet sales. In Layer (cage) houses

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where red mites often pose problems STALDREN ® also can be used to dust the house, either weekly or biweekly. An added benefit carrying out dusting of the cages is that a degree of disinfection with residual effect occurs simultaneously. STALDREN ® also is ideal for maintaining hygienic conditions in nest boxes. In dairy operations STALDREN® is widely used to help reduce mastitis incidence and lame leg problems. Apart from being used in cow resting and traffic areas, it also is a very important aid in maintaining critical hygiene levels in hospital pens, and in calf pens both for individual and group housing. Healthy female calves are a very important pre-requisite for raising productive dairy cows in a timely & cost effective manner and the value of good hygiene cannot be overestimated.

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* Examples of pathogens reduced/eliminated by active ingredient*

Bacteria

Viruses

Fungi

Aeromonas spp

Adenovirus

Aspergillus fumigatus

Campylobacter sp.

Aujeszky Disease virus

Aspergillus niger

Clostridium perfringens

Avian influenza A virus

CoryneBacterium spp

Avian reovirus

E-coli

Celovirus

Enterobacteria

Corona virus

Enterococcus faecium

ECBO virus

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Foot and Mouth Disease virus

Lawsonia intracellularis

Gumboro Disease virus

Listeria monocytogenes

Infectiousbronchitis virus

Mycobacterium avium

Infectious bursitis virus

Mycoplasma

New Castle Disease virus

Pseudomonas sp. Salmonella sp.

Pox virus

Staphylococcus aureus

Vaccinia virus

Pseudo Bird Pest virus

Streptococcus faecalis

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ROBOTS

OCTOPUS ROBOTS: DEVELOPMENT OF ROBOTS DEVOTED TO SPECIFIC TASKS

O OUR ROBOTS SURPASS ALL EXITING “COMPETITOR” SOLUTIONS AND EVEN SET A POSITIVE PRECEDENT AS THERE ARE NO SIMILAR SYSTEMS IN THE MARKET.

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CTOPUS ROBOTS company has developed a range of robots to compensate for the lack of solutions to decontaminate extensive buildings such as livestock buildings, food warehouses but also airports and shopping malls. Our robots surpass all exiting “competitor” solutions and even set a positive precedent as there are no similar systems in the market. OCTOPUS ROBOTS pioneered the development of robots devoted to specific tasks one would not expect to be performed by robots. The solutions we offer allow professionals to free up time and reduce costs while ensuring the job is done right,

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on time, in a safe, secure and cost-effective manner. In today's world as in yesterday's, people must learn how to cope with multiple and multifaceted treats. Along with technical progress, treats have changed and new ones have emerged plunging us into a crisis situation as they were not anticipated and civil society inadequately prepared for the direct consequences. The current circumstances are a harsh reminder of the ever-more crucial need to act quickly and more effectively to limit the spread of infectious diseases that kill thousands of people and

destroy livestocks, every year, across the world. Repeated avian flu outbreaks, the increase in zoonotic diseases, the emerging Infectious diseases (EID) and the risk of a bioterrorist attack are actual threats. Today, it is no longer possible to ignore these threats as any company may be exposed to these risks and suffer the consequences associated with. No company is immune to infection with the potential to seriously threat its staff, destroy its productions and lead to substantial economic losses. No individual is immune to infection with the potential to seriously affect his colleagues, his friends and family. This is particularly true with regard to the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and especially multidrug-resistant bacteria strains (MRBs) which is closely linked to the intensive use and misuse of antibiotics for decades. Fortunately, some companies are innovative and move ahead with creativity and courage to improve safety, comfort and human well-being. OCTOPUS ROBOTS is one of them. It is devoted to developing advanced safety systems including « OCTOPUS ROBOTS » range.

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POULTRY

HEAT STRESS IN POULTRY The importance of climate control and how to minimize the problem

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eat stress is the most important factor affecting poultry production: extreme temperatures obviously affect the birds very much resulting in high mortality rates and in loss of productivity. Anyway, already in correspondence with hot temperatures, that are typical during summer, we register losses in eggs production as well as a general disease. Normally, birds reach the best output, or at least a general situation of wellness, when ambience temperatures are between 11 and 26째C. As soon as the outside temperature or the relative humidity rises above the thermoneutral zone (or comfort zone) the ability of the animals to dissipate heat decreases drastically.

The practical effect of this phenomenon is shown in a series of symptoms more and less serious and evident on the animals. Let's go analyze them together. Feed intake and growth rate There is a negative relationship between temperatures and the amount of feed eaten. The reduced intake of energy is often associated with a limited growth. When birds are under heat stress, their bodies react with a feed reduction. When feed consumption is reduced, also the metabolic substrates and the energy useful for metabolism are limited with positive consequences in heat production. Eggs production Some studies show that eggs production has been reduced by up to 8% when temperatures rise from 21 to 32째C. In the specific case of

laying hens, the physiological data we registered in condition of heat stress have a particular importance in the egg quality parameters: from one side the reduction of egg size and on the other shell's thickness and rigidity (internal and external) are also worsen. Male fertility A study was conducted to examine the effect of high temperatures male chicken fertility: semen volume was reduced by 50% compared to males exposed to 21째C. Fertility was also reduced by 28% under heat stress which underline the importance of alleviating heat stress in males particularly during the breeding season. Carcass quality Long exposure to heat stress (33째C) may lead a tearing of the skin during the process of defeathering. Other problems, such as blood retention in the carcass, muscle stiffness and dark pigmentation may also arise from exposure to heat stress prior to slaughter. These problems are more

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prevalent in females than in males, this explains why female carcasses are in many cases of low quality during the hot months of the year. Furthermore, the physical changes occurring in the carcass under heat stress can affect also the chemical composition of the meat with particular reference to protein and fat. There are many different ways to minimize the heat stress. In general, this goal can be achieved through proper equipment, with a right feeding and with abundant water administration. Surely, air movement is one of the most effective solutions for refreshing the shed during the hot period: air flow eliminates excessive heat from the animal producing a fresh feeling (also called "windchill effect"), but also to ensure the proper supply of oxygen and eliminate metabolic substances such as moisture, ammonia and carbon dioxide. Termotecnica Pericoli creates products that can solve the problem of excessive heat and relieve heat stress in poultry. Combining the quality of “Made in Italy� with a 50year experience and a R & D department equipped with the latest technology, we have developed a range of exhaust fans that achieve excellent - and certified performances with regards to efficiency and energy consumption. The fans are available in both the standard wall SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017

version - in different models and sizes - and in the conical one. Also the evaporative cooling pad PERIcool is totally manufactured in Italy in a highly automated process and by using special odorless resins.

Based on the simple physical principle of adiabatic cooling, it is the perfect combination between ease of use, reliability and low operating costs, making it the perfect solution for solving the problem of excessive heat in large environments.

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ANIMAL FEEDS

WATCH MYCOTOXINS, THE DESTROYERS OF FERTILITY AND HATCHABILITY

O SPECIAL ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID TO CONTAMINATION OF FEEDS BY DEOXYNIVALENOL AND ZEARALENONE AND APPROPRIATE MEASURES TAKEN TO MITIGATE AGAINST THE EFFECTS OF THEIR PRESENCE IN POULTRY FEEDS

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ne of the most important targets for mycotoxins in breeders' feed is embryonic development. Contamination of the diet with mycotoxins increase late mortality of embryos, increase the number of infertile eggs and impair hatchability. Since chicken embryo tissues contain high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), they are vulnerable to peroxidation, and oxidative stress caused by mycotoxins could be lethal. Carotenoids are involved in regulation of embryonic development by way of their antioxidant properties. It is not clear whether mycotoxins stimulate lipid peroxidation directly by enhancing free radical production or if the increased tissue susceptibility to lipid peroxidation is a result of decreased antioxidant protection but it is known that ochratoxin A, T-2 toxin, fumonisins,

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zearalenone, citrinin and aflatoxin have pro-oxidant properties. Special attention should be paid to contamination of feeds by deoxynivalenol and zearalenone and appropriate measures taken to mitigate against the effects of their presence in poultry feeds. The most important role of feed mills is to keep the levels of mycotoxins as low as possible whilst avoiding multi-mycotoxin contamination. The best practical way to test and control mycotoxin levels in raw materials is to use rapid test kit systems. Once the mycotoxins levels are evaluated in all ingredients, MycoMan app can estimate the mycotoxin contamination level of different feed ingredients or finished feed in feed mill or farm. This clear estimation allows the precise calculation of mycotoxins' deactivator or binder in feed. MycoMan app complements information obtained after mycotoxin analysis and helps feed

and animal producers manage mycotoxins in a more effective way on-the spot. Nutriad has met the challenge by being the first company to launch the web application - MycoMan, which is currently available online for iOS Apple and Android-GoogleMicrosoft application. The MycoMan application can also be used for analyzing of finished feed and may help with mycotoxin risk assessment. The last possible line of defense is the detoxification of mycotoxins in vivo. The addition of proven mycotoxin deactivators to animal feeds is a very common method to prevent mycotoxicosis and is an effective strategy to keep mycotoxin risk low under any and all conditions. Author: Radka Borutova DVM, PhD, Business development manager NutriAd International, Belgium SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


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EXPORTING COMMODITIES TO THE MIDDLE EAST

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ornazor International is a 30-year-old agricultural commodity trading company based in New Jersey, USA. We have grown from humble beginnings; we started with three employees and now have 80. We are 100% export driven and have developed a distinguished customer base. Our company trades ingredients as well as commodities such as animal proteins and aquaculture feeds. We also trade grains including soybeans, dried distiller's grains, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, vegetable proteins, protein blends and poultry fat. End users include dairies, poultry farms,

aquaculture farms and feed mills. Additionally, we offer race horse feeds, alfalfa and forage grass. Our food division offers USDA table eggs, fresh produce from leading farms around the country and specialty foods geared to food service distributors. Fornazor International has fully integrated its functions to bring commodities from America's heartland to feed millers around the world. We take possession from suppliers and arrange logistics to ensure ease and convenience for our customers. Our Tradewinds division is an NVOCC and specializes in full container load

logistics — inland to port of final destination — of agricultural commodities. “The Journal of Commerce” magazine has named us one of the top 100 USA exporters for the past several years. In 2016, we ranked #66 out of all American exporters and in the top 12 for agricultural exports. We are proud of receiving the USA Presidential “E Award” for excellence in exporting. We have been selling to the Middle East for 15 years and are experts in documentation and smooth transactions.

FORNAZOR INTERNATIONAL HAS FULLY INTEGRATED ITS FUNCTIONS TO BRING COMMODITIES FROM AMERICA'S HEARTLAND TO FEED MILLERS AROUND THE WORLD

For information, please contact Kevin Sinnott, President at kevin@fornazor.com

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Mr. Mohammed Haneef, Founder & Managing Director

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 Livestocks & Integrated Dairy farms, Poultry farms, Feed Mills in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Jordan and Kuwait for last more than a decade, says Mohammed Haneef, Founder and Managing Director of Nutriplus Commodities FZCO.” “Our products assortments are available under one roof, and it has been effectively proven in the decades of our supply chain history. Indeed, we have performed and shown the quality and promptness in shipments. This what our customers and suppliers says”. “We offer Grains (Feed Grade Corn - Barley - Wheat, Oil Seed Extractions - Soybean Meal, Soy By Pass Protein, Soy Hull Pellets, Rape Seed Meal, Sunflower Seed Extraction, Specialities Ingredients - Corn Gluten Meal, DDGS, TMR Ingredients - Alfalfa Hay/Pellets. Corn Silege, Whole Fuzzy Cotton Seed, Sugar Beet Pulp Pellets”. “Additives - Mono Calsium/Dicalsium Phosphate, Amino Acids, Trace Minerals, Milk Replacers, Veterinary Equipment & Tools - Ultra Sound Scanners for Animals etc. Our wide range of assortments, the proven history and confidence from

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Our wide range of assortments, the proven history and confidence from customers and suppliers are our main asset and strength”. customers and suppliers are our main asset and strength”. “We keep on our research on market and develop supply chain for even many technological products One of the recent developments is NANO Technology Water Purification filters manufactured by our Russian supplier. The main reason of animals contacting all kinds of viruses is because they are not provided clean filtered water and improper sanitization. We have a Nano Filter Solution for this. We offer high quality filters for purification of water especially for poultry farms. Some of the benefits are: It works without replacement cartridges, unlimited service life and it does not transmit bacteria. The advantages of the filter system of light water: The filter element is covered with very pure silver (99,9%), which in the ionic form has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal

and antiseptic. So your chicken farm will be protected from viruses and infections. Principle of operation: Q The main difference between the

filter NANO-FILTER - filtration on a new principle. Q The filter housing is converts the structure of water. Q Due to the principle of "mirror effect" all the dirty particles discharged into the drainage channel. QBiological, antibacterial NANO purification from infectious agents through the generation of vibration of the Hyper high frequency. The result of the filter structured water you will get: QThe increase in weight gain (due to the removal of bacterial load and improvement in metabolism, as water is better and easier penetration into the cells, cleaning them. The excretion of metabolic products of the organism and the toxins is faster). QIncrease the safety of the stock (by increasing the body's resistance to adverse factors environment). QReducing costs for consumables (cartridges, spare parts for filters). QReduce the cost of filter maintenance (repair, change of cartridges, replacement of filters due to breakage) QCost reduction by 3-4 times for veterinary drugs and medicines (by structuring). QThe increase in profits annually, without additional investments.


NUTRIPLUS COMMODITIES FZCO - DUBAI MARKET LEADING ON MONO CALCIUM PHOSPHATE & DI CALCIUM PHOSPHATE (MCP/MDCP/DCP)

MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE Trade Name : BEMphos 22.7%P Chemical Name : Monocalcium Phosphate Chemical Formula : Ca (H2PO4) H2O Chemicals Family : Inorganic Salts Molecular Weight : 252.0 g/mol Appearance - Colour : White Powder and Granular Packing : 25 kg p.p Bags 1000 kg Big Bags Origin : Turkey

DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE Trade Name Chemical Name Chemical Formula Chemicals Family Molecular Weight Appearance - Colour Packing Origin

: BEMphos 18%P : Dicalcium Phosphate : CaH2PO4.2H2O : Inorganic Salts : 172 g/mol : White Powder and Granular : 25, 50,100 kg. p.p Bags : Turkey

Contact: Middle East Distributor /Agent Nutriplus Commodities FZCO Chamber 205, Logistic Center, Dubai Airport Cargo Terminal, Dubai, UAE, PO Box 182030, Tel: 00971 42200902, Fax: 00971 42200903 Email: sales@nutriplusdubai.com Attn: Mr Mohammed Haneef, Managing Director Mob:00971 50 6569416


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AMINO ACIDS ON ENCAPSULATED NEW TECHNOLOGY      

DL-Methionine 99% L-Lysine 98.5% L-Threonine 98.5% L-Tryptophan 98.5% Procid (Acidifire) Choline Chloride

     

CTC Toxin Binder Multi Enzyme Profytase Growmix-TY Growmix- V

What is the benefit of encapsulated Amino Acids? Contact: Middle East Distributor /Agent Nutriplus Commodities FZCO Chamber 205, Logistic Center, Dubai Airport Cargo Terminal, Dubai, UAE, PO Box 182030, Tel: 00971 42200902, Fax: 00971 42200903, Email: sales@nutriplusdubai.com Attn: Mr Mohammed Haneef, Managing Director, Mob:00971 50 6569416


NUTRIPLUS COMMODITIES FZCO - DUBAI LAUNCHING INNOVATIVE WATER PURIFICATION BASED ON NANO TECHNOLOGY FROM MOSCOW PROVEN BENEFITS FOR POULTRY FARMS DRINKING SYSTEM ADVANTAGES  Increases egg production  Increases body resistance  Reduced morbidity and mortality  Reduces amounts of antibiotics and vaccines PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION  Ultramarina cleaning  Biological and antibacterial cleaning  Energy cleaning

Contact: Middle East Distributor /Agent Nutriplus Commodities FZCO Chamber 205, Logistic Center, Dubai Airport Cargo Terminal, PO Box 182030, Dubai, UAE Tel: 00971 42200902, Fax: 00971 42200903, Email: sales@nutriplusdubai.com Attn: Mr Mohammed Haneef, Managing Director Mob: 00971 50 6569416


AQUACULTURE FEEDS

SKRETTING IS THE WORLD LEADER IN THE MANUFACTURE AND SUPPLY OF AQUACULTURE FEEDS, MAKING US AN ESSENTIAL LINK IN THE FEED-TO-FOOD CHAIN. WE APPLY OUR KNOWLEDGE OF INGREDIENTS AND THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF FISH AND SHRIMP TO DEVELOP INNOVATIONS THAT ACHIEVE OPTIMUM NUTRITIONAL VALUE, SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AS WE SEEK TO FULFIL OUR COMPANY-WIDE MISSION OF 'FEEDING THE FUTURE'.

SKRETTING'S MISSION: FEEDING THE FUTURE

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ur mission is based on the challenge of feeding a global population that is forecast to reach 9 billion people by 2050. Along with the fast growing world population, increased urbanization, a growing middle class and changing diets will lead to a surge in demand for protein, especially in emerging markets. Our ambition is to contribute to meeting the rising food needs in a sustainable manner. We will do this by constantly seeking innovative ways to raise the

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efficiency and nutritional value of our products, the productivity of our activities and those of our customers, and to reduce the environmental impact of our value chains. Sustainability is in the nature of our business. The vision that inspires us “In a world with limited natural resources and a growing population, there is a rising demand for high quality meat, fish and shrimp. We will be the global leader in providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions that best support the performance of animals, fish and shrimp.” Skretting is an essential link in the feed-to-food chain. We apply our knowledge of ingredients and the nutritional needs of fish and shrimp to deliver optimum value to producers from

limited natural resources. We are supported in this position by world class innovation and technical capabilities. Some innovations are global solutions that can be adapted to multiple species and markets, while others resolve individual customer issues or deliver advances for a specific species or region. The values we live by Skretting follows a global culture that is open, in which all our people care deeply about what they do, about each other and the environment in which they work. To fulfil our mission of Feeding the Future, we adhere to four clearly defined core values Innovative, Caring, Collaborative and Capable - which are adopted throughout the group. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2017


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