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Emirates Flight Catering builds world's largest vertical farming facility in Dubai Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and Crop One will coinvest US$40 million to build the world's largest vertical farming facility near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central. The project is a joint venture with U.S.-based Crop One Holdings, the world's leading vertical farm operator. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group said: “This is an important milestone for the Emirates Group, for Dubai, and for the UAE. This

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investment to build and operate the world's largest vertical farming facility aligns with the UAE's drive for more agricultural self-sufficiency, a vision which began with the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE's founding father. The introduction of groundbreaking technology at the facility also enhances Dubai's position as a global innovation hub.� When complete, the vertical farm facility will cover 130,000 square feet, but have a production output equivalent to 900 acres of farmland. At full production, the facility will harvest three US tons (2,700 kg) of highquality, herbicide-free and

pesticide-free leafy greens daily, using 99% less water than outdoor fields. The proximity of the farm to the point of consumption also substantially reduces carbon emissions associated with transportation. It will also ensure the quick delivery of the fresh products, reaching customers within hours of harvest, maintaining high nutritional value. The construction of the facility is scheduled to start in November 2018 and will take approximately one year to complete. The first products are expected to be delivered to Emirates Flight Catering's customers, including 105 airlines and 25 airport lounges, in December 2019.

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The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has revealed that USD 518 million worth of fertilizers were exported by the Arab region to Brazil from first six months of this year. According to the ABCC, the high number of fertilizers exported from the Arab region into Brazil demonstrates the strong ties maintained by countries like the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt among others. In fact, Kuwait hits USD 58.64 million worth of fertilizers exports to Brazil, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia exported USD 48.13 million, while UAE USD 42.87 million, Egypt USD 32.53 million and Bahrain posted USD 24.88 million. The vibrant export activity also reflects Brazil's keenness towards working closely with countries within the Arab region. “We are proud to announce that the Arab world exported a total of USD 518 million worth of fertilizers to Brazil. Most Arab countries performed excellently during the first six months of 2018. Brazil continues to express its commitment towards working closely with countries in the Arab world in order to help increase mutual trade across all markets, including fertilizers,� concluded Michel Alaby, Secretary General and CEO, ABCC.

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agreement with Cobb Europe for the territories of Saudi Arabia and a number of surrounding Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries. Al-Watania Poultry has worked closely with Cobb Europe for more than two decades in Saudi Arabia. Since acquiring the Cobb Egypt operations more than a decade ago, Al-Watania Poultry (Egypt) has been the Cobb distributor and a market leader in Egypt. Chairman Shaikh Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, a visionary in his own right, established AlWatania Poultry in 1977 with a vision to contribute towards the nutritional reserves of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In recent years, Al-Watania Poultry, under the leadership of his son, Dr. Mohammed Al-Rajhi (CEO), took initiative to expand AlWatania Poultry operations to reach greater heights. Currently the company processes more than 860,000 broilers/day. New state-of-theart automated hatcheries, feed mills, and processing lines have started operation. Further expansion will take the daily production to onemillion broilers by 2020. This is aimed at supporting the Kingdom's initiative to reduce dependency on chicken meat imports and increase by 20 percent local chicken meat production by 2020. Al-Watania has plans to double output of parent stock chicks to four million birds a year by 2020, through expanding its hatchery and grandparent operations in Al Jouf. It is also investing in a fleet of transporters fitted with the latest on-board SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


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environment controls with each truck capable of holding up to 60,000 chicks for delivering to parent stock customers as far as 2,000 kilometres away. The Al-Watania decision to further enhance its relationship with Cobb is influenced by the breed's low cost of production of chicken meat. Al-Watania has benefited from the wideranging technical support teams that Cobb provides to advise on all aspects of production through its world-leading poultry experts. Currently, AlWatania Poultry is seeing their best ever Cobb broiler performances. Al-Watania Poultry has also taken the lead in training young Saudi aspirants in the field of poultry technology. This, too, is

a joint program with Cobb Europe in training and developing the next generation of poultry professionals for the Kingdom's poultry industry.

AUS research team to convert organic wastes into soil amendments Researchers from the American University of Sharjah's College of Engineering have embarked on a two-year research project to investigate the conversion of commonly available organic wastes (such as food and agricultural wastes) into biochar. AED 630,000, was allocated for the project. Biochar is a highly stable form of carbon that does not contribute to the greenhouse effect and that is used

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the AUS lead investigator, Dr. Yassir Makkawi, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, said: “This research project comes at an exciting time, where AUS is experiencing a huge expansion in research activities, including novel concepts on waste minimization through thermochemical conversion. We have already started looking at the potential of date palm waste for biofuels, and now we can expand this further to explore other waste streams for biochar production.” The project is funded by Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the world's third largest producer of aluminum, who intend to utilize biochar in the manufacture of soil from bauxite residue.

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Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Urges Farmers to Utilize Modern Technology to Boost Quality and Production The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) conducted a series of visits to farmers and landowners in the UAE to encourage the use of modern agricultural and harvesting techniques in order to boost production and adapt the yield for commercial marketing. His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Enhancing the productivity of local agriculture is crucial to ensuring the UAE is food-secure in the future. We can fulfill this goal

through diversifying food sources. Food diversification relies on recognizing the different objectives and contributions of traditional landholders and commercial farmers, and establishing programs to support both to ensure the sustainable use of resources. The support the state offers to farmers should be commensurate with their contribution as an incentive for them to become actively involved in commercial production.” His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi explained that only about five percent of landholders are involved in commercial production, whilst less than one percent contribute to local food supply. “We need

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to develop programs to increase the engagement of landholders and farmers in the adoption of sustainable management practices, and encourage them to become commercial farmers,” he said. His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi added: “Local vegetable production provides around 20 percent of the market demand for fresh produce. While a wide range of crops is cultivated in the UAE, most are only harvested over a short season, with the majority offered in late winter or early spring. There are a few exceptions that extend over a season and are produced in greenhouses, whereas only one crop is produced for most of the year. Storing these crops to make

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them available in the markets all year round consumes a considerable amount of energy for cooling, which increases their final cost.” He elaborated that most farmers are reluctant to adopt modern farming techniques and prefer field production, as it is generally the easiest and most profitable approach. However, field production demands a high consumption of water even with the use of modern irrigation methods.

Evonik Animal Nutrition Holds first Distributor Seminar Egypt Evonik Animal Nutrition held recently a seminar to promote Ecobiol® product range in Hurghda, Egypt in coordination

with key local distributor, Egyptian Trading & Supplies (ETS). Ecobiol®, a feed additive consisting of beneficial bacteria, improves the health of the animal and helps producers solve quality, profitability and sustainability challenges. Not only does supplementing with Ecobiol® support microbial balance in the gut, Ecobiol also survives feed manufacturing processes and improves feed conversion. “In addition to introducing Ecobiol® to the local market, this event is the first one that Evonik Egypt conducts with the recently appointed distributor ETS. In this seminar, we hosted our distributor's technical team and the end customers to introduce new solutions from Evonik

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Animal Nutrition” said Ahmed Khater, Technical Service Manager for Egypt & GCC. Evonik offers partners unique products and services with great emphasis on technical support that the company tailors to individual customer needs. Local technical support that brings the company's decades of know-how to the doorsteps of clients is at the heart of Evonik's strategy. “With such events, we try to bring the technology closer to our partners, listen to their problems, and find with them the best solutions” Khater added. The Ecobiol® promotion seminar featured key important topics for the local animal nutrition market presented by

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GCC fertilizer exports achieve record volumes amid rising global trade tensions GCC fertilizer exports have reached historical record levels, as rising market protectionism continues to dominate global markets, new figures by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Associations (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, have revealed. According to figures by

GPCA, fertilizer exports from the Arabian Gulf reached 20.4 million tons in 2017, growing by 5.3% year on year, and at a 6% CAGR between 2007-2017. Growth in regional fertilizer trade comes in stark contrast to escalating market tensions and changing trade policies between major economic powers such as the United States, European Union and China. The GCC fertilizer industry remains heavily export-oriented, shipping its products to 80 countries from across the globe, with India, Brazil and the US revealed as the top three GCC export destinations. Asia accounted for 55% of total exports in 2017, followed by South America (21%), North America (15%), and Africa (7%). GCC fertilizer production

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James Burks Steps Down as President of Senninger; Steve Abernethy Becomes Our New President It is with mixed feelings that we announce James Burks' departure as president of Senninger Irrigation, effective September 28. After 35 years of serving the agricultural irrigation industry, including 22 years with our company, James leaves Senninger to provide support to his immediate family. During his 12 years as Senninger's President, James was instrumental in consolidating Senninger as a global leader in the agricultural irrigation industry. We acknowledge his efforts and are grateful for his unconditional commitment and dedication to Senninger's success throughout the years. James provided exemplary and highly professional service in our company and we wish him the best of luck as he leaves in support of his family endeavors. While we will miss James, we are excited to announce that Steve Abernethy has agreed to take on the role of President of Senninger Irrigation. Steve has been a member of the Hunter Industries family for over 23 years and has a deep background in irrigation and distribution throughout the world. In his time working directly with the Senninger Irrigation

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team, Steve's focus has been developing a plan to grow our revenue in alignment with the global agricultural irrigation opportunities. “We are committed to the long-term success of this business unit and are excited to expand our global footprint and teams, consistent with the quality and value of the Senninger Irrigation brand and the Hunter Industries family of companies�, added Abernethy.

Valagro introduces Opifol and YieldOn to the Indian market Valagro, a leader in the production and marketing of biostimulants and other speciality nutrients, launched Opifol and YieldOn on the Indian market. This comprehensive and effective solution aims to improve the quality and productivity of row crops. The innovative solution is a product of the exclusive GeaPower technology platform and is composed of the Opifol line, based on a unique combination of macro- and micro-nutrients characterised by rapid uptake, and of YieldOn, the new biostimulant based on a unique selection of plants and algae extracts. The solution offers an effective response to the demand among Indian farmers for a greater return on investment, combining productivity, quality and sustainability in the field of row crop farming.

Protecting rice plants by exploiting their natural defences Researchers in Indonesia have deciphered the chemical cues used by rice to attract a parasitoid that helps fight off

the plant's predator. The researchers created a system to imitate these cues, which could help investigate similar interactions in other crops and possible sources of non-toxic pest control. Rice is a staple food, relied upon by half the global population. The brown planthopper is one of rice's most destructive pests, causing damage by wounding the stem of the plants to lay the eggs for the next attack and by transmitting viruses that attack the plant. Researchers from Universitas Negeri Malang and the Indonesian Sweetener and Fibre Crops Research Institute wanted to see if they could target the brown planthopper without using pesticides known to harm the environment. To do this, they investigated the socalled 'tritrophic interaction' between rice, the brown planthopper and the parasitoids that prey on the brown planthopper's eggs. They extracted samples from rice infected by the brown planthopper and analysed their chemical makeup. They then compared this to what they found in samples taken from healthy rice, identifying the chemical differences between healthy and infested rice. They created a porous material from rice husk and soaked different pieces in chemicals extracted from either healthy or infected rice. In laboratory tests, the parasites were more attracted to the material infused with the infested sample. They also attached infused materials to posts and placed them outside in a rice field. Again, they found more parasitoids on the

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Wageningen University and Nutriad present results on butyrate research Feed additive producer Nutriad, a pioneer in sodium butyrate applications for the animal feed industry, co-financed a research project on the use of butyrate as feed additive. The multi-year research project was concluded with the Ph.D. thesis of Pierre Moquet on the effects of butyrate in broiler diets, which he successfully defended on June 22nd at Wageningen University (Netherlands). Dr. Moquet started his Ph.D.research in the Wageningen

Animal Nutrition Group (WUR) to investigate an important conundrum related to the use of butyrate as an additive in animal feed: on one hand, this molecule has received considerable attention for its potential to improve intestinal health and animal performance, while on the other hand, the mechanisms underlying these effects have been described as very diverse and seemingly less consistent. Together with a fellow Ph.D. student at Ghent University, Dr. Moquet set out to explore this topic in the framework of a research project that was cofinanced by feed additive producer Nutriad and VLAIO, the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship agency. Dr. Tim Goossens, Business

Development Manager Digestive Performance at Nutriad, coordinated support for the project. Dr. Goossens explained: “Dr. Moquet found evidence supporting his hypothesis that at least part of this variation can be attributed to the fact that different products deliver butyrate in distinct parts of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). These different release profiles result in specific digestive, microbial and immunological responses.” For example, when butyrate levels were increased solely in the proximal part of the GIT, or specifically in the small intestine, expression of host defense peptides was modulated and the levels of certain antibodies in the blood was

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more. This is especially important for butyrate producers if they are to provide practical and smart solutions to animal producers”.

Fruit Attraction prepares for record anniversary year Fruit Attraction, one of Europe's leading trade exhibitions for the international fresh produce sector which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, is expected to receive 1,600 participating companies for its forthcoming 2018 edition, marking a 357% increase over the last decade. This year's show, which takes place in Madrid, Spain from 23-25 October, is also likely to be notable for an increased participation of North American

and Asian companies, signalling growing overseas interest in Europe as an export destination. Since its launch in 2008, when the event hosted 350 exhibiting companies in two halls, Fruit Attraction, which is jointly organised by Madrid exhibitor centre IFEMA and Spanish fresh produce federation FEPEX, has grown exponentially year-on-year. In fact, organisers are also anticipating a 16% increase in exhibitor floorspace this year compared with the 2017 edition, taking the total area covered to over 45,000m2. One of the biggest changes, according to Fruit Attraction managing director Raúl Calleja, has been the increased participation of overseas

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companies, with the event growing in prominence, not just in Europe, but around the world, as a gateway to the European consumer market. Sizeable delegates are expected from South Africa, the US, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica and Chile. Closer to home, the European presence is expected to increase from France, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Greece and the Netherlands.

MAC Fruit Attraction announces its third edition in Cairo With an increasingly impressive trajectory, Mac Fruit Attraction will celebrate its third edition from December 8 to 10, in Cairo, as part of FoodAfrica. Organized by IFEMA and CESENA FIERA, two of the trade show operators from the main producing and exporting countries of fruit and vegetables -Spain and Italy- Mac Fruit Attraction will once again contribute to the positioning and international professional network of fruit and vegetable companies thanks to direct access to new strategic markets, which will allow them to contact local operators as well as operators from the local area of influence. The results of the second edition held in April 2017, showed the positive track record of this encounter, which saw the attendance of 10,830 professionals, importers, traders, distributors,

producers and representatives from the Horeca sector, among others, from Africa (41%), Gulf countries and the Middle East (29%), Asia and the Far East (16%) Europe and Russia (12%) and America (2%). This established platform for the horticultural sector welcomed the participation of 17 companies alongside the 294 companies from the Egyptian fair. This was an edition that continued to contribute decisively to the internationalization of Spanish and Italian products and brands with their access to new markets and the generation of business opportunities, in a market such as that of Egypt, which accounts for 556.7 million dollars worth of vegetable imports and 498.5 worth of fruits and nuts, as well as the African market, which allocates 5 million to vegetable imports. One of the most highly valued initiatives was the buyers programme that Mac Fruit Attraction made available to participants comprising some 300 professionals from the purchasing and distribution chain of more than 54 countries, mostly from Asia and Africa, with high decision-making power and negotiation capacity.

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breeds, innovative horticultural technology as well as floristry requisites and garden features. Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing 2018 counted exhibitors from 30 countries in total. The substantial rise in the number of foreign companies clearly emphasised the significance of the Chinese market. 215 exhibitors arrived from outside China - in 2016, there were still 189. The Netherlands, Ecuador, Colombia and Taiwan presented themselves on official national booths. Visitors found products "Made in Germany" on the German joint booth which the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture supported financially again. 14 companies from German horticulture

participated in the booth. Furthermore, the highlights on the booth included floristry demonstrations by top German floral designers. The next Hortiflorexpo IPM will take place in Shanghai from April 20 to 22, 2019. According to the regular cycle, China's most important horticultural fair will then go to the starting line in Peking in May 2020.

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horticulture will be inviting trade experts and the general public to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds for the eighty-fourth time. This is the first time a northern European country will be represented as partner country of the fair. The focus will be on Finland which, taking as its slogan 'Greetings from the wild', will present a wealth of local specialities. They include foods from Arctic farming production, types of wheat that grow in subArctic conditions and reindeer meat from Arctic regions. Finland is the EU's northernmost and most heavily wooded agricultural state. The food products from Finland on display at the Green Week 2019 are from the wild in Lapland, the

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lakeland region in the middle and the open plains in the south. Messe Berlin expects more than 1,700 exhibitors from some 65 countries and over 400,000 trade visitors and members of the public to attend the latest edition of the longestestablished and busiest trade fair in the capital. Around 200 ministers, minister presidents, secretaries of state and ambassadors from Germany and abroad will also be present, reflecting the importance of the Green Week as an agricultural policymaking event.

Business alliance between Goizper Group & Micron Group Goizper and Micron are delighted to announce an alliance between these two groups of companies with over 120 years' experience

in the development of spraying equipment. Goizper Group is a specialist in hand-held and pressure sprayers (offering the wellknown Matabi, Osatu, Inter and IK brands). Micron Group has specialised in low volume application equipment, having invented and developed the use of rotary atomisers for Controlled Droplet Application for portable, vehicle mounted and aerial equipment (under the Micron and Micronair brand names). Both Goizper and Micron will retain their identity, with no significant change in organisation or commercial policies. The new alliance offers advanced spraying equipment for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, garden, industrial, migrant pest

and public and animal health applications worldwide - from robust sprayers to help millions of smallholder farmers in the developing countries boost crop yields, and protect their health against malaria and other vector borne diseases, to precision farming and aerial spraying systems for large scale agriculture, as well as covering specialised industrial and garden uses.

Geelen Counterflow supplied its 10.000th counterflow system this year The company started in 1980 and quickly decided to specialize exclusively in the counterflow cooler as invented by its founder Pierre Geelen. The efficient counterflow heat exchange between product and ambient air proved to be a

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winner in the feed industry, with more than 30% savings in energy consumption, floorspace and investment cost compared to the incumbent horizontal belt coolers. Over the years the company became the global market leader for coolers in feed, petfood, aquafeed and oilseeds, partially by supplying coolers to nearly all of the major producers of pelletmills and extruders worldwide. Since the late 1980's the company is also building counterflow dryers for food, petfood and aquafeed, using the same superior efficiency provided by the counterflow heat exchange principle. The flagship multi-deck batch dryer has become the standard for many of the world's leading producers of extruded petfood and aquafeed, because of its high hygienic standards and fast changeovers between production runs. Dryers typically consume 40-60% of an extrusion line's total energy consumption, but counterflow dryers consume 20-50% less energy than belt dryers. So very significant savings are usually possible. The company produces all of its steel and stainless steel components in-house, using state-of-the-art laser cutting, bending and welding technology. A workforce of 100 in Haelen, the Netherlands designs and builds coolers and dryers for customers worldwide. A Field Service Team of 15 in Europe, Asia and Latin America supports customers with installation, commissioning, training and service.

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THORILEX launched modern aquaponics innovations that increase production The THORILEX Ltd. launched brand new products that brings new light on the aquaponics market and with that connected hydroponics and aquaculture markets. THORILEX uses quality materials like stainless steel for most products. The products are design to easy construct and transport around the world following the IKEA pattern. THORILEX launched 3 new products on the market so far and want to continue with innovations. The new products are: Automatic Vertical THORILEX Hydroponic System (THORILEX AVHS), Multiuse THORILEX Hydroponic basket, Selfcleaning THORILEX fish tanks. All the products are patented and right now the products are placed in the pilot project in 2 Ha glasshouse area to generate and collect more data than from the laboratory tests. The data evaluation is expected until the end of the year. The Automatic Vertical THOIRLEX Hydroponic System is made from the stainless steel and brings up to 9 times higher production, easier harvesting and better climate for the plants. The system can be up to 8 meters high and it is possible to choose from different growing boxes by species of plant. It is also equipped with the special spraying system and is operated with a control and security system.

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suitable for the THORILEX Hydroponic system. The THORILEX Fish tank is made from the stainless steel and it uses hydrodynamic water flow to remove the fish waste. It allows to regulate the height of the water and it is possible to add automatic feeder.

Philips GreenPower LED toplighting chosen by Brookberries to produce strawberries earlier and year-round Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announced that Brookberries, one of the most innovative and market-oriented strawberry growers in the Netherlands, has chosen Philips GreenPower LED toplighting to move to an earlier crop and year-round production. With LED toplighting, Brookberries expects that part of its crop will be produced as much as 10 to 11 weeks earlier, resulting in higher prices. “We are seeing that more and more strawberry growers realize that they can use LEDs to bring the harvest of strawberries forward,” said Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture at Signify. “This gives them a head start over the competition and gives them a more predictable offer to their customers.” Brookberries, run by Marcel Dings and Peter van den Eertwegh, is a member of the Fossa Eugenia growers' association, which takes care of the sale and distribution of the strawberries. Brookberries chose to work with Signify because of the positive experience it had with its LED lighting technologies. The company gradually equipped all its locations with Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamps from 2012 onwards. The move to the new technology was the next logical step given the suitability of LED grow lights to offer more predictability and earlier yields compared to non-lit greenhouses. Signify's plant specialist and account manager proved invaluable

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in helping them to take this step forward. “With the addition of LED toplighting we can now better steer our harvest times to provide our customers with fresh strawberries at the time that they would prefer to have them,” said Marcel Dings. “By aligning the crops grown in the new greenhouse with those grown in the existing greenhouse under Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamps, we can supply our customers with strawberries for a much longer time.” The installation at Brookberries involves long-term certified Philips Horti LED partners Agrolux and Codema B-E de Lier.

Syngenta acquires Floranova to enhance its flowers business in fast growing Asian markets Syngenta announced recently it has completed the acquisition of Floranova, a respected flower and home garden vegetable seeds breeder with a broad portfolio and customers in over 50 countries. Founded some 40 years ago in the U.K., Floranova has become well-known in the industry for its strong brand and for meeting the needs of growers in both established and emerging markets. In 2017, Floranova generated high single digit USD million sales with a broad customer base ranging from the US and Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Jeff Colegrave, Chairman, Floranova, said: “I am proud of the achievements of Floranova during the period of my ownership; there has been exciting development and growth, particularly in the Asian markets. The acquisition of Floranova by Syngenta is excellent news for all stakeholders and will mean Floranova will be stronger and better placed to face the challenges in a highly competitive market place.”

SPX FLOW Announces New Channel Partner in the Middle East As part of its ongoing strategy to strengthen and improve its already formidable service capability, SPX FLOW has announced a new channel partner for its Middle East operations: V-Line Middle East. Based in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, V-Line Middle East is a subsidiary of V-Line Group, a leading company with extensive experience in managing cross SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


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border MRO complexity. The business is headquartered in Germany and has four global offices supporting suppliers and customers spread over 4 continents. V-Line Middle East will be assisting SPX FLOW customers with the rapid supply of high quality, OEM spares and components for ranges including APV®, Waukesha Cherry-Burrell®, Anhydro® and Seital Separation®. The V-Line Group has proven success in the management of requirements of Industrial plants, from parts to critical process equipment, using highly skilled sales and technical experts and customized procurement models. These models are specifically developed for

customers to optimize process times and meet even the most stringent of customer performance standards by consistently maintaining high levels of quality and service.

International Asparagus Days, a four-part event 210,000 hectares of green, white, and violet asparagus are grown worldwide: as far as extraEuropean countries are concerned, the main producers are China (57,000 ha), Peru (20,000 ha), and Mexico (20,000 ha); as for Europe, asparagus cultivation is mainly concentrated in Germany (19,000 ha), Spain (14,000 ha), and Italy (9,000 ha). This cultivation has a great potential, as it is estimated that 60,000 more hectares will be

required to meet future demand. Cesena Fiera, together with the Italian expert Luciano Trentini and with the French consultant Christian Befve, decided to bet on this product organizing an international event entirely dedicated to asparagus, from 16 to 18 October in Cesena: International Asparagus Days, a world forum on the whole asparagus sector. “International Asparagus Days is an event covering all the stages of the asparagus production chain up to the point of sale” - says Luciano Trentini, one of the promoters of the event. “The event will be made up of four parts: the exhibition, field demonstrations, technical visits, and an extensive programme of high-level conferences”.

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IPM DUBAI 2018 TO DRAW ATTENTION TO SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING

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he 13th edition of International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI), the region's leading horticultural event, will be held from October 1 to 3, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports. The three-day trade show, organized by Messe Essen GmbH and PlanetFair Dubai, will be held in conjunction with the World of Perishables (WOP) DUBAI 2018, the leading platform for fresh produce in the Middle East. Considered as the most important trade event that caters to the Arabian Gulf's green

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economic sector, the 2018 edition of the exhibition will see participation from 18 countries including China, Ethiopia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, the UK and USA. Highlighting the growing interest in sustainable urban planning and development, the show will feature a diverse range of plant species, garden and landscaping accessories, logistics support services, plant maintenance, floristry and gardening techniques from local, regional, and international exhibitors. Free seminars, flower presentations and workshops will form part of the event this year.

Tarek Sibai, Show Director, planetfair LLC, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We attribute the growing popularity of IPM DUBAI to the rising awareness on the need for natural greeneries around residential communities and other urban areas. Urban planners and built environment developers are increasingly recognizing the value of these investments to create healthier, unpolluted, liveable spaces. In a major push to promote holistic outdoor spaces in the emirate, which enhance the visual aspects in addition to encouraging healthier lifestyles, there has been a significant increase in such initiatives across Dubai. Keeping pace with the developments in this sector, IPM DUBAI 2018 will

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draw the attention to the latest trends in this sector, in addition to providing the participants and visitors with plenty of business partnership opportunities.â&#x20AC;? In partnership with FDF, the trade association of German florists, and well-known online flower distributor FloraNow, several workshops will be arranged covering special topics including bridal-bouquets and bouquets in general. The topics include luxurious floral designs such as Butterfly, Audrey, Red Velvet, Golden Pearl and la fleur Tendres and bouquets which maintain naturalness, show

compact shapes and romantic vintage style. Floral wedding designs by Manfred Hoffmann und Oliver Ferchland from Germany will be a major highlight. According to industry experts, cities across the Gulf have matured over the past 20 years, thanks to a new wave of awareness on green and urban spaces becoming internationally recognized faces of cities. The significant shift from lush landscapes toward more responsible and sustainable solutions was made apparent by the success of IPM DUBAI 2017 which attracted 4,178

visitors, recording a growth rate of nearly seven percent compared to the previous edition of the expo. The visitors included buyers from the UAE, neighboring countries and the Far East, while 103 exhibitors from 20 countries presented their products and services along the entire value-added chain in horticulture including plants, horticultural technology, floristry, garden features, logistics, plant maintenance as well as equipment for horticulture and landscaping. The event's success was marked by the participation of numerous countries.

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International Convention and Exhibition Center. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the 37th exhibition will be held with the participation of international companies, specialized in agriculture and food from all over the world. 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 life in KSA. The Ministry seeks maintaining distinguished performance in developing and applying comprehensive policies and effective strategies, as well as promoting services by engaging the private sector and the competent authorities, with a view to achieving prosperity and sustainability of the environment, water and agriculture. The Saudi Agriculture 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 37 succession years, the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition, held in line with the Saudi Food Exhibition, the 25th International Trade Exhibition for Food Products, and the Saudi Food Packaging Exhibition, the 8th 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 active contribution in supporting and developing the agricultural sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and moving it into international levels. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


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he layout is almost completed for assigning stands to the manufacturing industries exhibiting, now up to 1,930 arriving for the trade fair confirmed as a global pinnacal for the huge array of quality technologies. Exhibitors from 49 countries and business people from 150 countries are expected to come to underscore the international standing of the event prepared for a public of visitors certain to exceed the record number registered for the most recent edition which came to 285,000. Planning for the 43rd edition of EIMA International

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running from November 7 to 11 in Bologna is close to complete. In fact, FederUnacoma Surl, the organizing company, has finished the layout for the exposition of the various merchandise categories in the trade fair pavilions and assigned the stands for the exhibiting industries, now up 1,930. A few alterations of the floor plans will make it possible to accommodate some of the companies on the waiting list, expected to reach requests from 200 industries unable to take part in the event due to the lack of exhibition space. The BolognaFiere quarters

feature 340,000 square meters and provides 150 square meters for locating products and technologies on exhibit to commit the maximum area for the international review, one of the world's largest in the sector of agricultural, forestry, groundskeeping mechanization and associated components. For this year's edition the organizers have pointed out that improvements have made for the quality of the exposition space thanks to the new pavilions 28-29 and 30 assigned to machinery for plant treatment, harvesting, soil preparation and the conservation of products. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


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rom Eastern Europe to Japan via Russia, the Middle East and the republics of Central Asia, all the news on how the geography of apple-growing is changing. The 2018 edition of

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Interpoma, the biennial event organized by Fiera Bolzano exclusively for the apple production sector and scheduled for November 15 to 17 this year, promises to be bursting with new ideas and products.

Among the events most eagerly awaited by the industry is “The Apple in the World” congress, which will offer as detailed and exhaustive as possible a panorama of what's happening in the East, from Poland to Japan. Kurt Werth, Congress organizer and coordinator, gives us a flavor now of some of the subjects up for discussion. “The plan to look at what's happening in apple production in the Near and Far East,” Werth explains, “comes from an idea hatched jointly with Jochen Kager, Europe & Middle East Director of AgroFresh, because there are situations and dynamics in this geographical area that are worth exploring in more detail. Poland, which this year is expected to produce a harvest of 4.5 million tonnes another record and twice the size of Italy's apple production will be dealt with separately; the event will focus more on the emerging economies,” Werth continues. “For example, we will talk about Russia, where a large amount of investment in terms of both land and resources is taking place in the Caucasus region, for instance in the Krasnodar area and in Kabardino-Balkaria. Thousands of new plants have been set up there in the last five years, with trees imported from Holland and Italy. This is really interesting because it's not just new in relation to the old Soviet-era type of fruitgrowing, but something entirely new, with large corporations investing in fruit-growing.” SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


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espite an increasing number of events in week 24 vying to attract horticultural visitors, FlowerTrials continues to maintain its strong position, reporting a 2.3% rise in visitor numbers compared to last year to reach a total of 7,300. With an average of five visited locations per person, the number of visits per visitor remains stable. Gill Corless Chair of the FlowerTrials foundation: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are delighted to see that FlowerTrials, the originator of open days in week 24, continues to be the key event

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for the bedding and pot plant industry. In fact, this year's edition recorded the highest ever number of visitors in a single day in FlowerTrials' 15-year history! The preregistrations for visits to the exhibitors in Aalsmeer and Westland were also up, most likely thanks to our excellent pre-event information schedule which informs visitors on the main novelties from each exhibitor prior to week 24. With an increasing number of companies taking part, no fewer than 60 this year, upfront information on the new introductions becomes

key in choosing the right locations to visit.â&#x20AC;? Visitors came from no less than 70 different countries. The organisation noted a strong increase in visitors from Southern Europe, specifically 34% more from Italy, without doubt thanks in part to new FlowerTrials exhibitor Gruppo Padana. Also Spain and France booked rises of 12% and 6% respectively. Visits from growers, traders and buyers from Eastern and Central Europe also rose with more visitors from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


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CASE IH DEFINES CATEGORIES OF AUTONOMY AND ANNOUNCES PILOT PROGRAM

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ince the reveal of the autonomous concept vehicle, Case IH has been evolving the technology and further defining automation and autonomy as it relates to agriculture. The brand has been in discussions with customers around the world to study how this technology can be implemented for maximum benefit in their operations. Now, through its Autonomy and Automation Program, Case IH is researching and piloting autonomous technology in real-life scenarios. “While the autonomous concept vehicle reveal in 2016 showed the world what's possible with autonomous vehicles, it was just that - a concept. This working tractor provided a platform for us to start discussions with farmers and the industry about the technology needed for High-Efficiency Farming operations today and in the future,” said Robert Zemenchik, Case IH AFS global product manager. “We're ready to show how automation and autonomy applies across agriculture and how it can advance the precision farming solutions our customers are currently using on their farms.”

Five categories of automation for agriculture Diverse farming operations around the world require varying levels of automation. Through extensive Customer Driven Product Design research, Case IH found that current and future technology needs fall into five categories of automation for agricultural field applications. The categories and types of activities associated with each include:  Guidance  Coordination & Optimization  Operator Assisted Automation  Supervised Autonomy  Full Autonomy “It's exciting to explore the efficiencies that automation and, eventually, full autonomy can bring to each farming operation,” Zemenchik said.

“The logic behind the categories is to provide a vision of what's possible. They are not linear, and a given fleet may even fit into more than one category at a time. Today, many of our customers are already operating in the Guidance and/or Operator Assisted Automation categories.” The five categories defined by Case IH start with automating specific tasks on a piece of equipment. Case IH led the way by first providing producers automation technology in the 1990's with AFS AccuGuide™ autoguidance, and it continues today with more advanced solutions, such as AFS AccuTurn™ automated headland turning technology and AFS Soil Command™ seedbed sensing technology. Researching and piloting autonomous technology in the field In 2018, Case IH is collaborating with Bolthouse Farms on an autonomous tractor pilot program. The goal of the program is to understand how new autonomous technology can be used and how it meets real-world, on-farm requirements.

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AGRICULTURE MACHINERIES “The only way to validate on-farm uses for autonomous technology is, quite literally, with field pilots where farmers use it on their own farm, integrate it into their own fleet and conduct their everyday activities,” Zemenchik said. As one of the largest carrot producers in North America, Bolthouse Farms is a yearround operation that farms extensive acreage across four states and Canada. The company's focus on and openness to advanced technology, coupled with their desire to improve productivity, makes it ideal for the pilot for the Case IH Autonomy and Automation Program. The pilot program will focus first on primary tillage and deep tillage - both highly repetitive

tasks Bolthouse Farms conducts year-round - and a small fleet of autonomous Steiger® Quadtrac® tractors pulling a True-Tandem™ disk harrow or Ecolo-Tiger® disk ripper will be used. This will help evaluate autonomous machine control in a variety of tillage applications, soil types, meteorological conditions and sensing and perception activities. “One of the primary goals is to receive agronomic and operator feedback on the use of autonomous technology in realworld farm conditions so Case IH can further develop and refine our technological control and machine optimization systems,” Zemenchik said. “Additionally, we will be able to learn from Bolthouse Farms what uses

they envision for automation and autonomy that we might not have already thought of.” Brian Grant, Bolthouse Farms vice president of agriculture, views the autonomous tractor pilot program as an opportunity to find new ways to make the company's operation more efficient and deliver highquality food for the growing population. “We're just now starting to play the 'what if?' game - where we're asking ourselves and the Case IH engineers the questions about what autonomous tractors are capable of,” Grant said. “And the answers to these questions are not 'if.' It's 'when.'” Case IH will provide periodic updates throughout the course of the pilot program.

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imol is the European leader manufacturer of jacks, jockey wheels and landing legs for the agricultural sector, for car trailers, building equipment and industrial vehicles. Simol offers a unique range of products in terms of high quality and variety and is able to develop on request tailored and customized products, thanks to the advanced technology of its manufacturing plants and the training of qualified operators SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018

that allow to meet the ever changing market needs. Simol products can be supplied ready for installation, with special finishing processes available on request: electrophoresis, powder coating (also in specific RAL-colour), hot and cold galvanising. In order to respond to evolving market conditions, Simol has developed an extremely flexible customeroriented structure which is able to provide rapid solutions to satisfy the most

specific requirements. Simol currently exports 90% of its production to 50 different countries and thanks to its punctual and efficient service it has been selected as a reference business partner by leading manufacturers of equipment and machinery. High quality standards, a wide and complete range of products, flexible production and renowned reliability are the principles of Simol's commitment to guaranteeing the highest quality. GULF AGRICULTURE

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BIOSTIMULANTS

BIOLCHIM: STRENGTHENING ITS POSITION IN THE BIOSTIMULANT MARKET

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iolchim S.p.A. is leader in the production and commercialization of biostimulants and specialty fertilizers designed to optimize crop production and performance in every agronomic context. The importance of biostimulants is increasing very fast at the global level with forecasted double-digit growth for the next 5 years according to market reports. Biostimulants open up whole new opportunities for agriculture, as they address the issue of increasing crop yields with scarce natural resources. Biostimulants represent a valuable tool for handling abiotic stresses, which are a major cause of yield loss and are becoming more severe as climate change and land depletion progress. Biolchim has strengthened its position on the market both

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through important acquisitions and internal growth over the last years. The acquisitions granted the Biolchim Group the control of the key raw materials and innovative technologies that are used for the production of biostimulants, and boosted the Group's international growth. Biolchim is present today in more than 75 countries, has 7 subsidiaries and 4 representative offices and is continuously expanding. To transform innovation into actual solutions for farmers, Biolchim has launched WIN (Worldwide Innovation Network) an international network of collaborations aimed at shortening the time to market of new products and improving technology transfer. The network comprises a variety of partnerships with Universities, Research Centers, and test facilities that contribute to different phases

of product development, from screening of raw materials to field testing. Despite the positive growth perspectives, the biostimulant sector is also facing challenges. One of those comes from the regulatory side, where Europe is shaping a new harmonized framework for biostimulants that intends to secure a fair market while maintaining innovation in the industry. Another challenge is communication, needed by industry and stakeholders to introduce biostimulants into new markets and explain the advantages of integrating this technology in common agricultural practices. Biolchim is one of the cofounders of the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC), which advocates a harmonized market for plant biostimulants through the creation of an appropriate regulation thus contributing to the development of the European biostimulant industry. Through the combination of the experience acquired in over 40 years of activity, an innovative product portfolio, and an accurately planned development strategy, the Biolchim Group has become one of the major realities in the global specialty fertilizer and biostimulant industry committed to deliver solutions to maximize the performance of any crop, anywhere in the world. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


VERMICULITE

NESTAAN - RHP VERMICULITE SUPPLIER WITH THE RHP CERTIFICATION, HORTICULTURE PROFESSIONALS CAN RELAY ON THE NESTAAN VERMICULATE AS A SAFE IN USE PRODUCT WITH AN EXCELLENT QUALITY.

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ince Nestaan was founded, the company has been ever developing its business activities to consolidate its position as a well-respected leading enterprise, most lately in the field of exfoliation of vermiculite. Our many years of experience and continuous search for improvement on product quality make our exfoliated vermiculite greatly approved by both national and international clients. In 1995, the English company Thermica Ltd. where vermiculite had been exfoliated since 1983 - was taken over by Nestaan. In 2007 the entire mineral division moved to a completely new production plant in Blandain, Belgium. There, the company produces exfoliated vermiculite for various applications such as fireproofing, dangerous goods packaging, construction and of course in horticulture as an organic growing medium. Benefits of vermiculite in horticulture SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018

include aeration improvement, moisture retention, faster root growth and nutrients retention. Vermiculite is also odorless and will not turn moldy or rot. In favor of horticultural use, it is with great pride that the Board of Directors of Nestaan NV can announce that from now on our exfoliated vermiculite is RHP certified. Based on assessment and checks executed by ECAS, the company complies with the requirements as determined in the Product Certification Scheme of the RHP quality mark. With this certification, horticulture professionals can rely on the Nestaan vermiculite as a safe in use product with an excellent quality. Take now the opportunity on getting introduced towards the company, and our experienced and well skilled team members will be glad to work out a very tempting business proposal.

certified Available in different grades  Superfine  Fine

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Seed germination Small cuttings and bulbs Potting soils Root growth Hydroponics

NESTAAN NV BELGIUM www.nestaan.be infonestaan@nhb.be +32.69.77.83.20

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PLANTER BAGS

MEETING INSTANT HEDGING DEMAND WITH HEDGEPLANTA

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hat is instant hedging? Instant hedging has become increasingly popular of late, as customers do not want to wait years for fully-grown, healthy hedges to grow.

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Instant hedges provide security and also create a visually attractive backdrop for any landscape, with the added benefit that they are easy to install, long lasting and provide immediate gratification.

Why HedgePlanta? The Beck Group's specialist HedgePlanta container bag range has been designed specifically to meet today's instant hedging demand, but also take into consideration the challenges that many growers in SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


PLANTER BAGS the Middle East face, such as climate conditions. The benefits of the HedgePlanta range include:  Manufactured from UV treated woven polypropylene  Ensures healthy roots without spiralling  Unique 2 hook and loop straps  Reinforced sides to ensure the bags stay securely in shape  Feature 4 lifting loops  Provide an innovative solution for transportation direct from the grower to a landscape project What other products do the Beck Group offer? We also offer TreePlanta planter bags, produced from tough, woven UV-stabilised polypropylene, which are double-laminated for rigidity, allowing for speedy potting. As a specialist supplier of woven polypropylene sacks, bags and fabrics to industry and horticulture, Beck Group can also supply products designed and manufactured to customer's own specification including bespoke sizes, colours and branding. (Minimum order quantities apply). What makes the Beck Group stand out against the rest? Beck Group are dedicated to providing complete customer satisfaction every time, providing a personal, reliable and on-time service. Many of our products are also manufactured from recycled materials, testimony to our commitment to environmental considerations. Beck Group are a leading planter bag supplier in the UK and distribute bags worldwide. We offer FREE delivery to the UAE and competitive prices. To discuss your requirements further please contact us on +44 1432 263598, email info@beckgroup.net or visit www.treeplanta.com SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018

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AIR HEATERS

THE CASE OF THE INDIRECT AIR HEATER COMBITERM

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n the last twenty years now, the various countries and major international organizations have been promulgating legislation and directives whose aim is to discipline the use of energy in order to preserve the environmental quality and to contribute to protect the heating systems safety.

Proper maintenance of the installations, if organized on time, allows to face the incoming season with a machine that is not only in its best conditions but also able to avoid wastage by ensuring energy saving and a resulting reduction in management costs. The technicians of

Termotecnica Pericoli are often involved in direct interventions in the field and they visit many poultry farms and productions realizing that the maintenance of the plants is underestimated or neglected. This not only affects the performance of the climate system but also affects consumption and therefore management costs. This problem was also found on our indirect air heater combiTERM and we decided to draw up a list of important tips and useful operations in order to always get the most out of our products. What Does Scheduled Maintenance Involve? The programmed maintenance plan should be carried out at least once a year it should include:  A complete inspection of the fuel supply system, in order to check possible leaks and, if necessary, to replace all parts

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AIR HEATERS that are degraded by the passing of time or by accidents  A proper cleaning and maintenance of the burner unit  For the indirect air heaters, an adequate cleaning of the heat exchanger, paying particular attention to the smoke evacuation side  On generators fitted with auxiliary fan with belt, a tension check and, if necessary, the subconsequent regulation  A functional test of the generator, in order to verify that the starting and working cycles are conform exactly to the data shown in the user guide  A check of the smoke evacuation, and if necessary a measurement of the chimney draft  A functioning check of climate controls and safety device  A check on the combustion efficiency and the subsequent burner regulation (every two years)

an efficient heat exchange between the exhaust smoke and the clean air released in the surrounding environment. The product is designed to fit any installation thanks to the variety of accessories and removable elements that make it extremely versatile. The innovative design of the wall-housing assures easy handling, transport, and

installation. All the products designed by Termotecnica Pericoli - included our indirect air heater- meet all the requirements and certification standards regarding emissions and consumption. It can, therefore, be sold in Europe as well as in the rest of the world. Discover all the models and performances by visiting its product sheet.

What Are The Benefits Of Good Maintenance? A planned maintenance of the heating system guarantees:  Lower fuel consumption (around 10% less)  Reduction of environmental pollution (emissions of carbon oxides and nitrogen oxides)  More security for users Every system, in order to ensure its safety and efficiency, must also be maintained in good operating condition; this planning has not only results in terms of economic benefits but is also a sign of civilization because it allows you to answer the common need to save on consumption, living in a healthier and safer way. Learn More About CombiTERM combiTERM is the indirect air heater whose main characteristic is its application versatility. The unique stainless steel combustion chamber guarantees SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018

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SEEDS

RENOWNED BREEDER AND PRODUCER OF SEED-RAISED FLOWERS AND VEGETABLES anAmerican Seed速 is an internationally renowned breeder and producer of seed-raised flowers and vegetables based in West Chicago, Illinois, USA. The product assortment includes bedding plants, including grasses and other accent varieties, perennials, pot plants, cut flowers, vegetables and herbs. PanAmerican Seed produces high-quality varieties that offer the best garden performance, including Wave速 Spreading Petunias, Petunia grandiflora Dreams, African Marigold Taishan速 and Vanilla, Gazania New Day速, aerial phytophthora-resistant Vinca Valiant, Vinca Pacifica XP, Vinca Mediterranean XP and French Marigold Durango and Bonanza!

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Vinca Tattoo This year, PanAmerican Seed introduced a unique new vinca series: Vinca Tattoo! This is the most distinctive vinca series to enter the market in many years. The series is comprised of four unique colours with a uniform, upright habit. Tattoo plants are very floriferous and wellbranched, and they are outstanding in hot and sunny conditions. The black eye and swirls in the flowers are more intense in warmer Summer temperatures. The series includes: Black Cherry, Papaya, Raspberry and Tangerine.

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Zinnia Double Zahara Zinnia Double Zahara, the only fully double, disease-resistant zinnia series, offers a huge SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


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colour show! The awardwinning series offers all-season performance and durability in the landscape, especially in sunny, hot and dry conditions. The intermediate size is perfect for landscapes, and it works well in containers, too. With three new colours, White, Salmon and Bright Orange, the series currently includes seven colours and two mixes. Zinnia Double Zahara features intense, bright colours, and larger and more double flowers than the competition. French Marigold Bonanza Bonanza, the market leader in French marigolds, delivers earliness, large flowers, uniformity and superior

Zinnia Double Zahara Salmon

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performance under a wide range of conditions. This year, PanAmerican Seed introduced Bonanza Flame Improved and Deep Orange Improved. Larger flowers and improved habit bring these colours into line with the series. Bonanza

produces the largest flowers of any crested marigold series, with eight pure, intense colours and a mixture. For more information, email newsandinfo@panamseed.com or visit panamseed.com.

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PROTECTIVE SCREENS

ARRIGONI, PARTNER OF AGRICULTURE FOR OVER 80 YEARS

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PAOLO ARRIGONI, CEO OF THE GROUP USES THE CONCEPT OF "HARMONY" — WHICH IS ALLOWING A CROP TO GROW AND DEVELOP IN A FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT BY PROTECTION FROM ANY EXTERNAL CLIMATIC OR INSECT ATTACK.

he Arrigoni Group has been operating in Uggiate Trevano (Como, Italy) as a technical textile sector since 1936. In 1959 the production of polyethylene mesh fabrics began and today the Group is leader in the design and manufacturing of protective screens. Three other production plants is located in other parts of Italy and Romania. Paolo Arrigoni, CEO of the Group uses the concept of "harmony"- which is allowing a crop to grow and develop in a favorable environment by protection from any external climatic or insect attack. Predominantly, Arrigoni Group operates the two sectors: Agrotextiles and Techtextiles. Within Agrotextiles, Arrigoni offers innovative agrotextile screens for the climatic and biological control of crops, such as Biorete® (high air permeability insect screens), the Prisma® range (thermo-reflective screens), the Protecta® range (rain control systems) and a wide selection of protective nets (anti-hail, windbreak, shading nets and antifrost). Along with these systems, utility nets for crop support, harvesting of fruits and mulching fabrics. There is also a whole range for gardening. BIORETE AIR PLUS® Applications: Protection against insects in fruit and

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vegetable productions, in orchards, in traditional or hightech greenhouses. Composition: Woven screens made in HDPE monofilament. Created with Arlene HT®, low denier (thickness) monofilament, characterized by high tenacity and long life. PRISMA® THERMOREFLECTIVE SCREENS Applications: Prisma® screens are ideal for the production of "baby leaf" salads, berry fruits, tomatoes and in general for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables in protected cultivation. Composition: Prisma® screens are made of high tenacity Arlene HT® high density polyethylene tape with LD Light Diffusion additive. PROTECTA® Application: Arrigoni's Protecta® range provides rain control screens. Composition: Protecta® is manufactured with high tenacity

Arlene HT® monofilament. The yarn is designed and contains additives to increase the duration in time and the sliding of water, which falls outside the row. In the Techtextiles field, the Arrigoni Group designs and builds nets for technical use, such as anti-dust barriers useful in the steel or mining industry, as well as products for the production of multilayer composite materials. For the building industry the Group provides nets for the protection and safety on construction sites and more. For the outdoor living, Arrigoni offers fabrics for shading, shielding, outdoor furnishings and scenographic effects. The project for the next three-year period (2018 - 2021) expects more than 10.5 million euros of investments, plus 1.5 million euros dedicated to Research and Development. The Group annually participates in over 30 trade fairs all over the world and boasts an active customer portfolio of over 2,600 units. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


NURSERIES

LEADERS IN AGRICULTURE RETAIL AND LANDSCAPING

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stablished in 1985, AlShaheen Nurseries has been ever since developing itself as one of the leaders in the field of agriculture retail and landscaping. AlShaheen Nurseries provides a complete set of agriculture and gardening services. The team is run by well qualified engineers and experienced supervisors, with a long and successful track record in agriculture projects execution. The company is located in Shuwaikh, 4th Ring Road, Nurseries Area. It’s our pleasure to introduce our wide range of services we offer the following:  Landscaping and planting division for indoor and outdoor gardens. Wholesale division (For Agricultural Companies only).  Maintenance team for agricultural projects and house gardens.  Designing and implementing irrigation systems.  Wide range of indoor and outdoor plants.  Wide rang of flower and vegetable seeds.  Different sizes and colors of plastic net shades. All kinds of natural and chemical fertilizers.  Peat Moss, potting soil, hydroton.  Agent and distributor of indoor and outdoor pots of different shapes and sizes AlShaheen Nurseries showroom is considered as a garden center for selling indoor and outdoor plants – Grass – Peat Moss – Potting Soil – Plastic Net Shades – Pots – Rocks –Seeds – Natural and Chemical Fertilizers – Agrilite – Irrigation Sys. – Water pumps – Insect killer – Hydroton – Palm bags. The Company aims to provide many items to serve different customer’s tastes, in addition to provide the best quality and less prices under one roof. AlShaheen Nurseries owns a farm in Wafra area specialized in growing plants, flowers, and paspalum grass, runs by well qualified engineers to provide the market and the Agricultural companies with the best varieties and quality. The farm is considered one of leading farms in Wafra in growing plants, flowers, and pasplam grass. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018

The Project Division is run by well qualified team of engineers and supervisors to design landscape and maintain gardens. There is a team for designing & implementing irrigation systems. The whole sale division was established in 2000 to provide the Ministries and the agricultural companies with plants, garden tools and irrigation systems. Since then, the division has been supplying some of the leading government and private projects.

Shaheen M. AlRubaie General Manager

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FEED INGREDIENTS

ALIPHOS INTRODUCES DICAL+ TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN MARKETS

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liphos, the feed ingredients division of the Belgian group Ecophos, has recently started up its Dical+ factory in Dunkirk, France. This factory produces dihydrated crystalline dicalcium phosphate, based on the innovative Ecophos technology. This product, commercialized under the brand name Aliphos® Dical+ has the highest digestibility of any dicalcium phosphate one can find in the market, thanks to the high purity of the product (heavy metal Cd level below 1 ppm) and the crystalline form. Digestibility trials on broilers, according to the WPSA protocol, have been conducted at the University of Wageningen. These trials show a phosphorus digestibility of

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82%. This product is now available for European and export markets. Aliphos has today a production capacity of 620,000 T in Europe with three factories in the Netherlands, Bulgaria and France. It has the broadest portfolio of inorganic feed phosphates, with besides DCP and MCP also MDCP, magnesium phosphate and monoammonium phosphates. Monoammonium phosphate is sold under the brand name Windmill® Aquaphos and is the preferred inorganic feed phosphate for aquafeed thanks to its high concentration (26% P) and high digestibility (>90%) in all kind of aquatic species (salmon, trout, tilapia, carp, shrimp, …). Aliphos is further expanding its activities and two new

factories of Dical+ are under construction: one in Egypt and one in India. This will bring by 2020 the total capacity at 1 million tons of feed phosphates. The factory in Egypt will be built in Sadat City in two phases. The first phase with a capacity of 60,000 T and which will start up end of 2018, will be built by Evergrow and the Dical+ will be commercialized by Aliphos. The second phase with a capacity of 110,000 T and foreseen for 2020 will be a joint-venture Evergrow/Ecophos. For more information about our company and our products you can visit our website: www.aliphos.com or contact us at: info@aliphos.com SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2018


PURE ANIMAL NUTRITION Aliphos is Europe’s leading supplier of high quality feed phosphates, feed materials and additives for ruminants, monogastrics and aquaculture. AliphosKDV growQ strategically to become the most global inorganic feed phosphate producer with 1 million tonQHV of installed capacity by 2020. DCP

Our ALIPHOS® and WINDMILL® feed phosphates offer precise, consistent nutritional values for optimal animal health and productivity and the lowest possible environmental impact. Produced in modern plants at Vlaardingen in The Netherlands, Devnya in Bulgaria and in Q4 2017 at Dunkirk in France, each product provides: • Proven highest digestibility for low environmental impact • A very pure DQG stable source of nutritional phosphorus • Complete control and traceability

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Our highly experienced sales teams and nutritional experts will guide you to the product that best suits your needs. If you care about your animals and the environment, contact us now at animalnutrition@aliphos.com

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ANIMAL NUTRITION

DÉSIALIS' OFFER TO ANIMAL NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS, BOTH IN FRANCE AND ABROAD

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ounded in 2004, Désialis is the largest European operator of dehydrated products for animal nutrition. Our bales and pellets are from GMO-free alfalfa and sugar beet pulp grown and transformed in France. Désialis supplies most major european players in animal nutrition, and has a strong operational and logistical expertise for international trade. Modern and efficient production facilities, all part of a sustainable development approach, control the technologies and processes, and allow Désialis to offer safe products that comply with

standards, suited to the increasing requirements of animal nutrition. From the agronomic pathway of the plants through to factory processing and sale of the products, each stage is defined and strictly controlled. Storage, formulation and blending silos ensure the availability of our products, safety of supply and a perfect match between production and the needs of our customers. Désialis has developed a strong product segmentation policy in order to be able to anticipate and meet the requirements of various animal sectors. A strategy that is consistent with our market approach: constantly adapting

our products to the demands of our markets. 50% of our sales are now exported, the result of a globalised geographical positioning of our markets that we will pursue and develop to meet these new needs. Désialis markets the production of 25 dehydration plants, either agricultural cooperatives or industrial groups; they represent the planters, the leading players in our sector. The production sites are all in France, mostly in the North-East of the country. Désialis is present at SAUDI AGRICULTURE visit us at stand 3E21

EXPERT OF FIBROUS FEEDS IN THE HERBIVORES DIET

ALFALFA AND SUGAR BEET PULP GROWN, DEHYDRATED AND TRANSFORMED IN FRANCE

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LIVESTOCK

DUBAI BASED NUTRIPLUS COMMODITIES ASSOCIATES WITH CENTRAL WISCONSIN AG SERVICES Providing High-quality Dairy Cattle from “America's Dairyland”

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most other diseases classified by the USDA as Foreign Animal Disease (FAD).

isconsin is a global leader in the dairy industry; a fact which remains true when it comes to live cattle and genetics. With a history of 100 plus years, Wisconsin dairy farmers have developed some of the finest animals giving home to 1.28 million dairy cattle by focusing on multi-generational strategies, aimed at raising the most productive and healthy animals in the world. Central Wisconsin Agri Services LLC is focused on dairy farming, crop farming with a team of veterinarian, agronomists, nutritionist etc. Nutriplus Commodities FZCO team has been already trained in Wisconsin states with CWAGs team on various aspects of dairy farming and its setting up. “Together, we will meet your dairy cattle needs through all Middle East at special offerings”, says Mohammed Haneef, Managing Director & Founder of Nutriplus Commodities FZCO.

we have access to many additional animals thanks to a Wisconsin-wide network of dairy farmers, raisers and couriers. This means we can provide dairy cattle to meet specific needs of any buyer in the Middle East and Nutriplus Commodities FZCO from USA to Middle East match it for trust and service”, he added.

Purchasing Cattle through CWAS/CWAS-Global / Nutriplus Commodities FZCO “Beyond our local territory,

Breeds CWAS/CWAS-Global can provide any desired breed of cattle, but specialize in Holstein and Jersey breeds.

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Shipment CWAS/CWAS-Global prefers to market cattle in standard group sizes of 200, 500, or 1000. Larger or smaller shipments can be arranged upon request, but require special consideration.

Production Class CWAS/CWAS-Global can provide semen, embryos, weaned calves, pregnant and non-pregnant heifers and lactating cattle. We focus predominantly on the sale of pregnant heifers and not offer sale of dairy bulls. Health Wisconsin currently maintains a USDA accredited disease-free status for Tuberculosis and Brucellosis and the United States is free of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and

Transport CWAS/CWAS-Global utilizes air and sea freight and will accompany air freight shipments for the duration of transit. We utilize global logistics company, with business dealings in over 200 countries for all transportation requirements. “We insure all shipments against accidental death or injury. Special considerations may be made for buyers with pre-arranged or preferred carriers”, adds Mr. Haneef. Direct Inquiries to: Mohammed Haneef Managing Director & Founder of Nutriplus Commodities FZCO Sales@nutriplusdubai.com +971 506569416

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NUTRIPLUS IS PLANNING TO LAUNCH MANY VALUE ADDED VETERINARY AND TECHNICAL PRODUCTS

Milking Sleeve

Prima Polyurethane Boots

Two pocket waterproof apron

33 Gallon Milk Cart

Accu-Bloc Plastic Hoof Blocks

AI Breeding Gun

AI Breeding Kit

Cattle pump System

Cattle Scratcher Brush

Motorized Grooming Brush

DipMizer Attachment

Double Portable Milker

Single Portable Milker

Semen Tanks

Milking Claw Assembly

Hybrid Milking Inflations

Curved Handle Scrapers

Waterers

Microfiber Dairy Towels

Headlock Panels

Custom-fit gates

Freestall Loops

Panel Fans

Snap-on Calf Nipple

Backpack Sprayer

Poly Footbath

Fly Tape Kit with Hardware

Livestock Scale

Hypodermic Needles

BoviBlock 144ct pail

Bovikalc 48ct box

Rolled Rubber


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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

Arrangement and transportation

Arrangement and transportation

Packing and transportation

Metal trunk shaping rings

ARBO®-STRONG

ARBO®-SAUNA

100% jute container in 270-360 g/m2 density

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…….

Our representatives: D-Hermann Meyer KG: e-mail: mail@hermann-meyer.de NL/GB-B&P Co., www.b-en-p.nl Scandinavia: OY Urban natural Ab, www.natural.fi Russia: Landscape Design Ltd., www.garden-center.ru Ukraine: Demetra Ltd., e-mail: demetra@com.ua Bulgaria-Romania: Hermann-Meyer, www.meyer-shop.com Abu Dhabi: Arid Land Co., LLC., www.aridlanddevelopment.com e-mail: aridland@emirates.net.ae


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