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CONTENTS

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SAUDI ARABIA'S FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SECTORS MAINTAINING ANNUAL GROWTH

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SMAXTEC "pH EASY CONTROL" (RUMEN pH MEASUREMENT SYSTEM)

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ALYASEEN AGRI. AT THE FOREFRONT OF SAUDI AGRICULTURE

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FOCUSING NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS

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REGION’S MOST IMPORTANT HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE GARDENING FAIR

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ASTRANOVA: A SUCCESS STORY WITH ACCELERATED GROWTH

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JEHAD M. ATIYAT, CEO OF AGRI SCIENCES

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INTERVIEW WITH THE LARGEST GREENHOUSE MANUFACTURER IN CHINA

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INNOVA SEEDS CO ACQUIRES NIAGARA SEEDS

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NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTURE: FARMING TECHNOLOGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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DO YOU HAVE PROBLEM WITH STONES?

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INTERVIEW WITH, ABDUL RAZAK, MANAGER - GCC COUNTRIES & YEMEN, EVONIK INDUSTRIES

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INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND SAFETY IN THE BUSINESS OF FORAGE

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SPECIALIST IN FEED RAW MATERIALS & INGREDIENTS

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Editor in Chief Mohammed Nasser Editor Marie Matthew Associate Editor Andrew Thomas Graphic Designer Elizabeth John Marketing Manager Megha Mary Matt Production Manager Abdul Shareef Contributors Neville J. Chandler, P.K. James, Douglas Bott, Shakeeb Kolakadan, Dr. Terry Mabbett Head Office Matt Media International Ltd, Woodgreen, London N22 5AR, UK. E-mail: gulfag@emirates.net.ae, Web site: www.gulfagriculture.com Middle East Office Al Saad Advertising & Publishing L.L.C., P O Box 25694, Sharjah, UAE, Tel:+971 6 5639494, Fax:+971 6 5639449. Gulf Agriculture is read by agri professionals, farm managers & owners, landscape consultants, contractors, agri-equipment suppliers, horticultural engineers, greenhouse managers, agronomists, veterinary surgeons, ministries, poultry & dairy breeders, importers, distributors, manufacturers and whole salers of food and agri inputs. Printed and published by Matt Media© Intl. Ltd.(U.K.) 2013 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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Countdown started for the door opening to the world of agriculture sector: “Growtech Eurasia” Growtech Eurasia 13th International Greenhouse, Agricultural Equipment and Technologies Fair, the most important meeting platform of Turkish agriculture sector of Eurasia, will be organized in Antalya Expo Center on December 04-07, 2013. The strongest and leader national and international companies of Agriculture industry take place in Growtech Eurasia. In 2012, Growtech Eurasia welcomed 156 international and total 630 foreign and national participants, hosted 69.726 visitors. Over 30 international country representatives participated to the fair and Holland, Germany, France,

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China and Spain participated with country pavilions to the fair where international agreements were executed. This year Growtech Eurasia will host over 650 national and international exhibitors from 30 countries on an area of 40.000 m2 and offer valuable business opportunities. Germany, France, Holland, England and Spain will participate with country pavilions. Ready to host over 70.000 national and international professional visitors, Growtech Eurasia will bring together latest product and services of the agriculture sector with an exhibitor profile from seed growing, seedling growing, greenhouse vegetable growing, modern fruit growing, greenhouse technologies, irrigation systems, plant

nutrition, project planning, project designing and packing. With increasing demand this year Growtech Eurasia included Animal Husbandry & Livestock breeding companies in the exhibition. Growtech aims to be the meeting point of Livestock breeding as well by providing companies a platform to meet with investors. At the fair, procurement committee organization supported by the Ministry of Economy will be made with Antalya Exporters’ Union, Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Algeria, Morocco, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Hungary, Egypt, Poland, Romania, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Jordan. These committees will have

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bilateral discussions with Turkish companies during the Growtech fair for exploring cooperation opportunities in Turkey and seeing the opportunities at source. In parallel to Growtech Eurasia Fair, seminars with the Main topic of "Seed" will be organised with the support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock. For detailed information: www.growtech.com.tr

Clariant launches first dedicated pigment range for agricultural seeds Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, launches its new Agrocer® pigments for seed coloration - the first dedicated range of colorants for

the agricultural industry. The unique offering will ease color choice and purchasing for seed companies and manufacturers of seed treatment products, in particular those looking to differentiate their brand amid growing competition in this highly-attractive market. High yielding seeds and efficient seed treatments play an important role in meeting the demand for agricultural products to serve the growing world population. The seed treatment product sector is one of the fastest growing segments of the agrochemical industry. The Agrocer range currently consists of the five most popular pigments in powder form used to color treated seeds: Agrocer Red 482;

Agrocer Red 112; Agrocer Blue 153; Agrocer Green 007; Agrocer Violet 023. The highquality pigments are straightforward to apply at any treatment stage and can also be used in fertilizers and pesticide products. The economic range features selected pigments from Clariant’s established pigments portfolio with global product specifications that meet the requirements of the agrochemical, seed and fertilizer industry. The majority of Agrocer products include pigments that are tolerance exempted under 40 CFR § 180.920 allowing their use in seed treatment formulations in all major markets. Clariant plans to extend the

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range with more colorants and Agrocer disp. pigment preparations during 2013, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to use color as a branding tool. “Seed coloration is becoming more and more important, not just for caution identification purposes but as a way of improving brand awareness in a market that is strongly growing and where an increasing number of innovative product offerings are constantly being developed, ” comments Markus Furrer, Vice President Global Marketing & Sales Plastics and Special Applications. “Our launch of a globally available dedicated pigment range will better serve the needs, especially of our global

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customers, by offering highquality, cost-efficient pigments, meeting all necessary product safety requirements for this sustainable application field.”

Valmont® Irrigation Announces New VFlex Corner™ Valmont® Irrigation, the manufacturer of the Valley® brand of irrigation equipment, introduces a new corner option that is completely customizable to a grower’s field. The new Valley VFlex Corner™ is now the most versatile corner option in the industry. “The new Valley VFlex Corner has been in development since 2009 and was extensively tested at Valley and in customer fields,” said John Kastl,

Equipment Product Manager. “Its flexibility is based on suggestions from growers, and it offers more options than any other corner on the market.” Valmont Irrigation introduced the first corner to the irrigation market in 1974. A Valley corner machine allows growers to irrigate the acres not reached by a traditional center pivot, increasing yields on land the grower already owns. The new VFlex Corner features an 8120 series span and an improved steerable drive unit structure for industry-leading strength and durability. The VFlex also includes a wider track-and-roller cradle that can be easily serviced with standard hand tools. “We did a lot of work to

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make sure the VFlex is the most durable, reliable, longestlasting, and easy-to-maintain corner available,” Kastl said. “It also offers growers tremendous flexibility, so they can tailor it to a specific field’s needs.” The VFlex Corner maintains the same simple and reliable start-stop controls of the Valley Corner, but offers extensive options to fit each grower’s requirements.

Teamwork secures new overseas market for seed potatoes On-going communications with Vietnam officials by Potato Council and SASA, to discuss seed potato importation requirements, has resulted in the seal of approval for the official importation protocol between Vietnamese and GB authorities, allowing GB seed potatoes to be imported into Vietnam for the first time. Liaison with this new, FarEastern market has been ongoing for some time. Robert Burns, head of seed and export for Potato Council and Dr Triona Davey, Plant Health Liaison for SASA (Scottish Government) have been communicating with Vietnamese officials for many months, advising and informing on specific phytosanitary conditions and the production of seed from GB, and emphasizing the benefits that GB seed potatoes can offer the Vietnamese growers and supply chain. Mr Burns said “The outward mission by Potato Council and SASA to Hanoi earlier this year led to the finalization recently of the importation agreement between GB and Vietnam – which is now signed - and we are absolutely delighted that this important new market is

now accessible for GB’s seed growers and exporters.” Moreover, the Vietnamese officials are due to visit Potato Council and SASA in September to observe GB seed production at first hand, and will meet Potato Council and SASA plant health teams, visit micro-propagation laboratories and mini-tuber production facilities and view this season’s seed crops in-situ. Until recently, potatoes ranked below production of other Vietnamese staples such as rice, maize and sweet potato with an average yield of potato crops in Vietnam of around 12 tons/ha. Until now, a lack of quality seed is thought to have been one significant barrier to production efficiency and profitability in Vietnamese potato production.

Vencomatic introduces the Vencobelt cover Vencomatic is a global supplier of innovative and welfare friendly housing solutions for the poultry sector. The flexible and turn key solutions of Vencomatic offer large possibilities for a wide range of poultry production concepts. In addition to the Vencobelt, Vencomatic introduces the Vencobelt cover. It has been designed to protect the eggs and covers the upper side of the Vencobelt. Therefore eggs are protected against rain, dirt and wind. The Vencobelt Cover can be placed on the Vencobelt 40 & 55 and also covers the 45 & 90 degree angles and incline & decline sets. The covers are made of Sendzimir with exception of the incline/decline sets which are made out of PVC fixed with clips. The corners are covered with Sendzimir segments. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013


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Nireus Aquaculture won “Exports via Affiliates Award 2013” Nireus Aquaculture was named second place winner for “Exports via Affiliates and /or Franchising” by the Greek Exports Awards 2013. The award was received by Mr. Antonis Grammenos, commercial director of the Group. The Greek Exports Awards recognize export-oriented Greek companies that also contribute to the increase of productivity, competitiveness and employment of the country. The awards were presented on March 29, 2013, in Athens during the Greek Exports Forum that has been organized by Ethos Media, under the

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auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, all the key export agencies and associations and the majority of bilateral and regional chambers of commerce of Greece, Nireus group is exportoriented since its inception. In 2012, Group sales totalled 200 million euro, while exports exceeded 155 million euro. The group exports 90% of its fish to over 40 countries around the world, and equipment for aquaculture, juveniles, feed and products for aviculture and animal culture to the Balkans, N. Africa and the Arab countries.

Nireus has production facilities in Greece, Spain and Turkey and employs 1.100 people.

New Holland Renews Support of‘Kids of Africa’ in Uganda New Holland Agriculture and importer CMC jointly donated a second tractor to ‘Kids of Africa’, a Ugandan nonprofit organization dedicated to raising and educating children without a family, to help them achieve a high degree of food self sufficiency through the mechanization of their farming activities. New Holland Agriculture and its distributor in Uganda, Cooper Motor Corporation Ltd (CMC), jointly donated a TT55 tractor to the ‘Kids of Africa’

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nonprofit organization. CMC will also donate training and technical support. The tractor was handed over during a ceremony attended by H.E. (Mrs.) Janet K. Museveni First lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs, top Government officials, New Holland Agriculture Africa Business Manager, Mr Marco Raimondo, the children of ‘Kids of Africa’, their caregivers and the organization’s staff, representatives of the local councils, as well as the national broadcast and print media. The donation follows from the previous gift of a 3030 NX tractor in August 2009, as part of New Holland’s and CMC’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs, which aim to support the country’s social and economic development. The 3030 NX tractor has enabled ‘Kids of Africa’ to establish mixed farming on its land, with intensive vegetable production. This has helped the children’s village, home to 93 children and 50 members of staff, to achieve a high degree of food self sufficiency. Since 2009 Kids of Africa have cleared and developed 10 acres within the village form organic vegetable farming,

relying on drip irrigation. They have also hired 15 acres from a local church organization, which have been dedicated to the production of beans, maize and sunflowers. They have done such an excellent job with the tractor that they have been ploughing and harrowing land for a growing number of neighboring farmers, providing assistance to the local community. The arrival of the new TT55 tractor will enable ‘Kids of Africa’ to significantly step up their farming activities. These general-purpose tractors are blessed with outstanding power and fuel efficiency. They are designed to meet the most varied needs, providing very easy access on and off the driving seat, and a comfortable workstation. Highly reliable, they are quick and easy to service, with the one-piece rear hinged hood that gives excellent access to all components from the ground. The new TT55 tractor will enable ‘Kids of Africa’ to farm the additional 2 acres they recently purchased and expand the 15 acres of land hired from the local church organization, as more than 50 acres of unfarmed land are available to ‘Kids of Africa’.

In addition, ‘Kids of Africa’ will be able to extend its support of local farmers, providing ploughing and land preparation work on a hire basis to the wider community around the village. This will make a huge difference to local production, as, before the arrival of New Holland’s tractors, local farmers only had hand hoes to prepare the soil and therefore tended to plant too little, too late, which resulted in a poor harvest. The children of ‘Kids of Africa’ are growing up with first-hand knowledge of sustainable, mechanized farming practices. They are learning how they achieve good yields while preserving the quality of the soil by preparing the land for planting with proper ploughing and harrowing followed with mixing into the soil of biological materials such as compost and manure from the village’s animal production. Sound farming practices for a sustainable future of Uganda’s agriculture. Cooper Motor Corporation Ltd (CMC) is the official distributor of New Holland Agriculture in Uganda, selling and supporting its agricultural equipment throughout the territory.

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Highly hazardous pesticides should be phased out in developing countries The tragic incident in Bihar, India, where 23 school children died after eating a school meal contaminated with monocrotophos, is an important reminder to speed up the withdrawal of highly hazardous pesticides from markets in

developing countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said recenly. Monocrotophos is an organophosphorus pesticide that is considered highly hazardous by FAO and the World Health Organization. Experience in many developing countries shows that the distribution and

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use of such highly toxic products very often poses a serious risk to human health and the environment. The incident in Bihar underscores that secure storage of pesticide products and safe disposal of empty pesticide containers are risk reduction measures which are just as crucial as more prominent fieldoriented steps like wearing proper protective masks and clothing. The entire distribution and disposal cycle for highly hazardous pesticides carries significant risks. Safeguards are difficult to ensure in many countries. Among international organizations, including FAO, the World Health Organization and the World Bank, there is consensus that highly hazardous products should not be available to small scale farmers who lack knowledge and the proper sprayers, protective gear and storage facilities to manage such products appropriately. FAO therefore recommends that governments in developing countries should speed up the withdrawal of highly hazardous pesticides from their markets. Non-chemical and less toxic alternatives are available, and in many cases Integrated Pest Management can provide adequate pest management that is more sustainable and reduces the use of pesticides. The International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management, adopted by FAO member countries, establishes voluntary standards of conduct for all public and private entities involved in pesticide management. This Code has been broadly accepted as the main reference for responsible pesticide management. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013


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SAUDI ARABIA'S FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SECTORS MAINTAINING ANNUAL GROWTH

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he Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's agriculture and food sectors are expected to sustain a combined annual growth of 18.5 percent, driven by a rising population and strong consumer spending. Food sales in the Kingdom account for around half of the domestic retail market and are expected to be worth almost USD 70 billion by 2016. Industry players emphasize the

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need for platforms to discuss key issues, discover new business and investment opportunities, and interact with major stakeholders. The upcoming Saudi Agriculture 2013 - the 32nd International Agriculture, Water and Agro-Industry Show and Saudi Agro-Food 2013 The 20th International trade show for Food products, Processing and Packaging

Technologies, will unveil the latest products, practices and techniques to meet the KSA's surging food demands. The concurrent exhibitions represent the biggest businessto-business agriculture and agro-food event in the Middle East and will run from September 15 to 18, 2013 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Another related platform, Saudi

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Food-Pack 2013 - The 3rd International Exhibition for food processing and Packaging, will run alongside the two shows as well. Saudi Agriculture draws exhibitors from Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Asia to its wealth of networking and business-to-business opportunities. More than a trade platform, Saudi Agriculture also contributes solutions and techniques for the Saudi Government to consider as part of the Kingdom's food security and self-sufficiency strategies. Saudi

Agriculture 2013 will be held under the patronage and support of the Saudi Ministry of Agriculture and is accredited by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. “These are crucial times as far as the Kingdom's agriculture and food sectors are concerned. Saudi food requirements are rising to an all-time high, the government is intensifying efforts to come up with sound food security measures, and consumers with increasing spending power are demanding more diversity and quality. Saudi Agriculture

2013 and its associated events offer a timely, strategic meeting place to discuss and address vital issues, find out the latest and best trade solutions, and direct sustained and efficient industry growth,� said Zeyad Al Rukban, Assistant General Manager, Riyadh Exhibitions Company.

The previous edition of Saudi Agriculture logged 400 exhibitors from 23 countries showcasing various products and services and welcomed around 24,000 visitors. Complete event details are available at http://www.saudiagriculture.com.

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SMAXTEC "pH EASY CONTROL" (RUMEN pH MEASUREMENT SYSTEM)

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H Easy Control helps you closely monitor your dairy cows´ health by providing continuous measurement of rumen pH value. Any relevant changes and deviations from the norm can be picked up in time allowing any necessary adjustments to be made and enabling: 1. Increase in feed efficiency 2. Increase in milk production 3. Optimization of herd management 4. Prevention of the onset of disease 5. Treatment of initial disease symptoms

You not only prevent the onset of rumen acidosis but you also work in your cow's all-important comfort zone - the rumen. In the course of scientific studies, pH Easy Control was continually optimized and the accuracy of measurements verified. Over several years, the System was used in many feed trials carried out mainly at AREC Raumberg-Gumpenstein research center providing new and important insights on the effect of ration composition on pH and temperature in the rumen. The system is used in several research

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

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he Saudi agricultural market has reached a high level of development and sophistication but still there are new challenges that should be overcome. The government in its endeavor to find a delicate balance between food security and water security has restructured the agricultural sector by suspending its buying of local wheat, by encouraging large dairy projects to bring the fodder from out of the country sources, by handsomely subsidizing of up to 70% of the cost of new irrigation technologies, by prohibiting export of melon, watermelon, potatoes and onion, and finally by giving liberal loans to investors to shift to produce under water efficient glass/green houses. Alyaseen Agri. Mission: “Provide Efficient Costeffective Solutions to its Customers� neatly fit to be put into action at this stage of historical development. In actual fact Alyaseen Agri. had already built its reputation and market differentiation based on providing solutions rather than a mere material sales. Alyaseen Agri. Provide its customers with innovative and tested solutions from world renowned international suppliers with efficient water use, high yield, superior quality produce, and a decent customer financial return are all in its mind. Market driven well experienced agronomists back-up after sales services to ensure customers SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013

satisfaction and loyalty. Alyaseen Agri. range of items comprise highly productive hybrid vegetable and forage seeds, specialty high grade soluble and granular fertilizers, IPM systems and biological control items, labor saving efficient machinery, public health products, first rate agrochemicals, all of which

gain the customers satisfaction and acceptance. Alyaseen Agri. in alliance with its international suppliers and its well experienced agronomists will continue to be in the forefront of Saudi agriculture, in providing solutions, and capturing customer's satisfaction and gaining their loyalties for many more years to come.

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FOCUSING NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS

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he 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference is taking place from Nov. 4 - 8 in Austin, Texas. This is the one place where the industry meets to explore new products and technologies, meet with business contacts and take advantage of education and innovative ideas that can positively influence your business. In recognition of its international visitors, the Irrigation Association is holding an international welcome reception on Nov. 5 for an evening of networking,

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conversation and celebration of efficient irrigation worldwide. The Irrigation Show offers many opportunities to learn about the vast array of agricultural irrigation technologies and products that can help you reduce costs while maximizing water-use efficiency. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the best the industry has to offer from the top manufacturers, visit with product experts and see the latest irrigation innovations at the New Product Contest.

The General Session offers attendees an up-to-date perspective on the state of the industry from thoughtprovoking irrigation industry experts and innovators. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from the 2013 industry award winners and see the presentation of New Product Contest winners. The session also includes a state of the association report and keynote address. Preceded by a networking breakfast, this is the place to be to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry!

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REGION’S MOST IMPORTANT HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE GARDENING FAIR

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he IPM Dubai is involved in the highgrowth landscape gardening sector in Dubai. The trade fair, which is being held in the Dubai World Trade Centre from 17 to19 November, is offering a comprehensive range from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion, plant maintenance and logistics. Trade visitors will gain a complete overview of current developments and trends in the horticultural industry in the Persian Gulf at the most important plant fair in the Middle East. A diverse supporting programme with horticultural seminars, floristry demonstrations and workshops will round off the offering.

THE TRADE FAIR, WHICH IS BEING HELD IN THE DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE FROM 17 TO19 NOVEMBER, IS OFFERING A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE FROM THE FIELDS OF PLANTS, TECHNOLOGY, FLORISTRY, SALES PROMOTION, PLANT MAINTENANCE AND LOGISTICS In addition to the growing interest in floristry, the IPM DUBAI is becoming increasingly important especially for horticulture and landscape gardening. Numerous construction projects in the region require horticulture and landscaping in tremendous orders of magnitude. Estimates assume that some 60 billion dirham (about EUR 13 billion) will be invested in landscaping over the next five years in projects such as "Dubai Land", the Palm Islands as well as golf courses and parks. The IPM Dubai combines supply and demand in these sectors to create a "perfect fit". The IPM Dubai offers companies an optimum platform to win new customers and look after existing business relationships. The IPM DUBAI is being held in the Dubai World Trade Centre-an excellent location which provides ideal conditions for exhibitors and trade visitors. The leading fair complex in the region is located in the heart of the most important business district of the city. As a hub and engine of the industry in the Persian Gulf, the fair is an ideal networking platform for exhibitors from all over the world. In 2012, a total of 4,829 trade visitors from 23 nations were counted at the 7th IPM Dubai and the 5th WOP Dubai after three successful days. With an around 12 percent growth in the number of visitors, the fairs were able to strengthen their leading position by the Persian Gulf. For more information please contact Tarek Sibai, Project Manager, planetfair Dubai LLC, P.O. Box 29278 Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 331 4570 Fax: +971 4 331 4580 Cell: +971 50 687 2087 tarek.sibai@planetfair.com www.wop-dubai.com l www.ipm-dubai.com

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ODDER-ROOTSTOCKS was founded in 1958 as a nursery with a wide-rangeproduction of rootstocks for fruit-trees, roses and ornamentals. Until now the specialization came more and more only to ROOTSTOCKS FOR FRUIT-TREES. QUALITY-ROOTSTOCKS – MADE IN GERMANY - are becoming more and more interesting/popular and well known also outside of Germany. The root-system of German FRUIT-TREEROOTSTOCKS is different, means better branched, to that of other countries. That makes regrowth in the fruit-tree-nursery easier even under not optimal conditions. ROOTSTOCKS for APPLES, PEARS, PLUMS, CHERRIES, PEACHES, APRICOTS and NECTARINES are the range of our production by tissueculture/in-vitro, stool-beds, hardwood-cuttings and seedlings. For special needs also transplanted – to have an additional better rooting-system. Now LODDERROOTSTOCKS is in a better situation, since STEFFEN LODDER is managing the production; so ERHARD LODDER (managing director) can take even more attention to the over worldwide customers and their needs. Storage from end of October until May or later for the Southern hemisphere is no problem in special temperature-controlledfacilities! SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013

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

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ORGANIC FERTILIZERS

LEADING MANUFACTURER OF ORGANIC FERTILIZERS IN EUROPE

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ertikal, one of the biggest manufacturers of organic fertilizers in Europe, focuses on the production of organic N-P-K fertilizers and offers sustainable solutions with a wide range of wellcompressed, homogeneous products with an N-P-K composition which fully meets the customer's needs. While the Benelux produces excessive amounts of manure, elsewhere in the world there is a strong need for nutrients in the agricultural industry. The necessity for global sustainable soil management demands an approach based on organic fertilizers. They are very popular because they do not only

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provide N-P-K, but also humus to improve poor soils and as such restore its biodiversity significantly.

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with respect to homogeneity, spreading accuracy, performance, hygienization and traceability. And this traceability is guaranteed from source to end-user. F-Kal fertilizers consist of a well-balanced nutritional composition. Their activities strive to deliver the best quality on a permanent basis. That is why Fertikal has invested in a quality system that guarantees stringent production control, which is equipped with an analysis protocol at batch level. The production process and distribution of organic fertilizers meets the European standards with respect to pasteurization in Regulation (EC) 1069/2009. Fertikal is situated in the heart of the Antwerp port area, with its transportation and accessibility benefits. The fertilizers are made from natural vegetable- and/or animalbased ingredients, are free from chemical additives and pure in composition, and in conformity with the strict Belgian standards in this field. Organic fertilizers have a lot to offer. The benefits of these organic fertilizers are:  no leaching, environmentally friendly  gradual release of nutrients, long-lasting effect  no scorching  balanced plant growth, without stress  organic particles are converted into humus and as such improve and preserve the soil structure  stimulates soil life  no additives, no harmful effects on humans, animals or the environment  easy-to-use  homogeneous and stable product SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013

Organic fertilizers effect from their main nutritional constituents and influence a healthy crop growth:  nitrogen (N) = stimulates cell division (growth)  phosphorus (P2O5) = stimulates root formation  potassium (K2O) = improves firmness and the flowering and fructification process  magnesium (Mg) = the main constituent for chlorophyll  trace elements Fe, B, Mn, Cu, Zn, Mo = prevent deficiency diseases The final product has gone through heat treatment (=hygienization) for at least 60 minutes with a minimum temperature of 70° Celsius. This treatment suppresses spore formations (clostridium perfringens), toxin formation (salmonella) and weed germination and as such results in a fertilizer which is free from bacteria, germs and weed seeds. Wide range of standard products. The products find their way to professional fruit, vegetable and wine growers and to arboriculture, horticulture and agriculture. For them, Fertikal has a wide range of standard products available. But in close cooperation with their clients they also create specific products according to their needs. Fertikal wants to expand their customer base in Asia, Africa and the rest of the world. That's why they are looking for new partners, agents and distributors in diverse countries. For more information contact: lieven.wouters@fertikal.be

Fertikal develops, manufactures and distributes organic fertilizers.

Together with our clients we pursue to compose the ideal fertilizer according to their needs, their soil and their cultivation :

• fruits and vegetables • viticulture • arboriculture • horticulture • traditional agriculture • biological agriculture

Contact us now and let us work together. info@fertikal.be – www.fertikal.be Phone +32 (0)3 570 01 80 – Fax +32 (0)3 575 86 15 Fertikal nv – Molenweg, haven 1938, BE-9130 Kallo, Belgium


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AstraNova A Success Story with Accelerated Growth

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straNova Tarim is a fast growing agrochemical company that has shown a rapid expansion with an accelerated growth during the past few years. Astra's manufacturing mission is to produce elite quality at modest value that is available and affordable to our consumers. Every year, Astra devotes large sums in R&D, where it aims to produce originator quality. This includes hiring highly qualified and well-experienced staff from multinational companies and associations to perfect mixes. Being the pioneer to enter in the area of agrochemical technical materials synthesis in Turkey and Middle East, AstraNova has explored the industry and proven professional

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its capabilities by the commercial synthesis of Glyphosate technical material in 2008 just two years after being established. In 2011 AstraNova has constructed a new state of the art factory at Organized Industrial Site in Nigde-Bor, for the synthesis of Glyphosate technical material and the production of both classical formulations EC, SL, ULV, WP and new technology formulations such as SC, SP, WG and others. This rapid growth and accelerated expansion of AstraNova came as a natural outcome of the new management after being acquired by ASTRACHEM in 2010. Indeed, ASTRACHEM is a member of the giant Saudi industrial group “ASTRA Industries� that is listed

in Saudi stock market, and is a leading Agrochemical company in Middle East and North Africa. Whereas, the integration of both companies has strengthen their positions in parallel with the recent opening of new branches in several other countries including Central Asia region. The importance of Glyphosate came from being the most widely used herbicides globally since patent expiry of original product in 2000. It is a systemic noneselective herbicide that was discovered by Monsanto in 1970 then quickly adopted by farmers, even more so when Glyphosate resistant crops were introduced, enabling farmers to control weeds without killing their crops "Roundup Ready". Glyphosate is an acid

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molecule that is formulated as various formulations including Isopropylamine, Diammonium, Monoammoniumor Potassium salts, as it is marketed worldwide in different solution strengths and with various adjuvants. The demand for Glyphosate is booming since last two decade. With the increase in planting area of transgenic crops and increase in bio-fuel projects in a number of countries worldwide. It is the largest selling agrochemical product across the world, whereas, global demand for Glyphosate is expected to double in the next five years as farmers switch to less labor intensive agricultural methods. By volume, Glyphosate contributes alone to around 5% out of the 32% market share occupied by generic agrochemicals from the total global crop protection market. Which is in terms of active ingredient volume is estimated by 2.4 M MT and is expected to reach 3.1 M MT by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 3.2%. Recently, China has become the largest Glyphosate producer in the world with a production capacity exceeding 600,000 tons. In 2012, China's Glyphosate output volume rapidly reached around 400,000 tons. Other manufacturers include Bayer, Dow AgroSciences, Du Pont, Monsanto and Zeneca. Since 2011 the price of Glyphosate has been growing high. Meanwhile, AstraNova currently covers around 7% of Glyphosate formulations in Turkey and looking forward to doubling its market share to 14% by 2014 then reach 25-30% within the following three years. AstraNova also produces other high quality and affordable agrochemical formulations to Turkish market including SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013

Acetamiprid, Imidacloprid, Plant Growth Regulators and Fertilizers‌ etc. AstraNova currently possess a considerable market share of this market and expected to reach more than 10% by 2016. AstraNova has a professionally qualified sales distribution network in the main 4 agricultural territories of Turkey such as Western Mediterranean (Antalya), Eastern Mediterranean (Adana), Marmara Region and Aegean Region, with full setup of warehouses, sales offices, sales team and technical support in each area. Additionally, the company has reliable business partners and professional team for technical support in 3 sub main areas: Black sea region, Central Anatolia and Eastern Anatolia. In 2011 the number of registered products has reached up to 66 as a result of intensive efforts during 2009. In 2012 the number of registered products has reached up to 73. This number is planned to reach 85 by the end of 2013. Meanwhile, products are also being registered in several other neighboring countries in the area. By 2016, AstraNova will be exporting to over 15 other countries. The vision of AstraNova is to assure the highest technologies to the market in plant protection industry with priority of sustainable development. Its mission to provide high quality, effective and economic inputs to the market as early as possible in order to support agricultural production, while following closely the new developments and high technologies in plant protection industry. Second target of AstraNova is contribution to accretion value of exchange earnings of Turkish economy by

increase country exports and reduce dependence on imports by producing both required active materials and formulations. Furthermore, AstraNova is taking efforts to further support to farmers by providing expertise and technical know-how. The company also tries to learn more about the local issues so that it can provide more practical and sustainable solutions. In addition, the collaboration with multinationals and the outsourcing of R&D support will lead to the development of unique products that should serve the market with new affordable solutions. GULF AGRICULTURE

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INTERVIEW FERTILIZERS & AGROCHEMICALS

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OUR GOAL IS TO BE AMONG THE TOP 10 UNIQUE PRODUCERS AND TRADERS OF DIFFERENTIATED AGROCHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS OF HIGH QUALITY IN TURKEY

An exclusive interview with Jehad M. Atiyat, CEO of Agri Sciences

Q:Could you tell us more about the goals and growth approach of Agri Sciences? A:Our goal is to be among the top 10 unique producers and traders of differentiated agrochemicals and fertilizers of high quality in Turkey which is our main market and all other markets where we already started our business like CIS countries, Middle East, North Africa. We will achieve this target by focusing and developing our people skills in all divisions and facing our customer requirements, demands, with high degree of response, in addition, following up all the new high technology that is related to produce our agrochemicals and fertilizers in our factory in Izmir. Q:Can you provide an

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overview of the company's performance? A:Our company performance upto today has been developped rapidly. We increased our sales, share in the local market as well as our products and service quality, and on top of that, we took our company reputation to a higher level. Q:Agri Sciences is one of the leading companies in the chemical fertilizers and agrochemicals industry in Turkey, North Africa, CIS Countries and Arab Countries. Being the CEO of Agri Sciences, can you please explain us the origin, early growth, distribution networks and its focus? A:Agri Sciences was founded in Izmir in 2010 with the high

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experience that we have in managing this business,within one year the factory was well equipped with all the lab equipment, machinery,... etc, from a well known source in the world, and the focus on getting higher value of pesticides and fertilizers registered by the Ministry of Agriculture in Ankara. We have an organised Sales & Technical network in Turkey and also we established our own subsidiaries in Morocco, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Ukraine, and Belarus, plus a distribution net in other countries like Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Emirates, Yemen, Sudan and Libya.

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Q:Can you provide us details about your product range? A:We are producing all kinds of pesticides such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, acaricides, nematicides, PGRs, and public health products that are required for our local market in Turkey and for the export market. We also produce fertilizers of high technology and quality that are required by all farmers in the region. Q:Can you explain more about your operations in North Africa, CIS Countries and Arab Countries? A:In Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Iraq, Belarus and Ukraine, we have our own subsidiaries with an office

manager, sales team, technical team and warehouses to manage our all sales activities in all these countries. In other countries, we have distribution net, meaning we are dealing with distributors in other countries. Q:How do you ensure that the product quality matches international standards? A:We are purchasing the active materials specified by the FAO and WHO standards. We are making a production that is on the upper limit of the standards declared by the product's specification. We are guaranteeing this quality by our triple documentated system by ISO 9000, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001.

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INTERVIEW GREENHOUSES

BEIJING KINGPENG LEADS CHINA'S EMERGENCE IN THE GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY Interview with the largest greenhouse manufacturer in China

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ith roots that go back almost sixty years, Beijing Kingpeng, in one form or another, has been working with greenhouses for a long time. But it was only a decade ago that they branched off from the government entity where they got their new start and which still owns a large share of the company - to focus on high-tech greenhouses. Now they're at a forefront of a movement that seeks to put China on par with the European heavyweights of the greenhouse industry. “Chinese companies can now do the same or similar things that foreign greenhouse manufacturers used to do here,”

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said Ray Yang, export manager for Beijing Kingpeng. “There were a lot of European companies meeting the demand for greenhouses and horticultural technique here, but nowadays it is harder for them to enter the market because they are not that competitive with the local companies.” Beijing Kingpeng has been one of the leading companies in the burgeoning Chinese greenhouse industry, and as the biggest manufacturer in the country, they now export their technology to over 30 countries around the world. For Yang, a big reason behind their growth has been an investment in technology and a

collaborative philosophy. “The most important thing you can provide to a customer is to show them how to maximize production,” said Yang. “So we collaborate with lots of international companies to focus on this aspect.” Their research facility in Beijing is a testament to that spirit of collaborative technological innovation, with ideas and technology adapted from the leading greenhouse manufacturers in the Netherlands. Yang noted that the facility was built three years ago and required a large investment, but one which they found necessary in order to grow as a leading company. In fact, he noted that they're now a year-deep into plans for a demo greenhouse in which they can SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013


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show the world the latest greenhouse technology China has to offer. “We want to collaborate with companies to research and test the latest ideas,” said Yang. “We want to make it so that when people come here we can show them not just the best greenhouse technology in China, but the best technology from around the world.” Beijing Kingpeng has around 200 employees working on projects in horticulture in China and overseas. "The last years we have completed many hectares of modern greenhouses in China and around the world, with more and more focus of real production greenhouse, we have completed really nice projects that consisted of the latest technologies, like inside and outside shading screen, wet pad & fan cooling system, automated irrigation & fertigation, computerized control, sorting & packing technologies etc. Other parts of the world have noted our projects on these regions, and nowadays we are active in a lot of markets, both neighboring and overseas countries." A big part of the materials used in the projects are made by Beijing Kingpeng-owned factory. "All of the steel and aluminum parts are designed and manufactured at our own factory", said Yang. "Other parts are supplied by leading companies in related industries and the quality could be fully guaranteed." "We truly believe in cooperation with the right partners. Why do we invent the same materials or techniques twice? In the end, it will be all about working together. We do not regard other companies as our competitors, but more as SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013

our partners that are all in the industry with the same goal: To help growers to harvest quality and high yields as against the lowest input of energy and water, but with the highest amount of environmental consciousness!"

For further information about Kingpeng, or their local dealers in your region, please visit: www.chinakingpeng.com, or contact by e-mail: ray@chinakingpeng.com. (Author: Boy de Nijs from Hortidaily) GULF AGRICULTURE

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INNOVA SEEDS CO ACQUIRES NIAGARA SEEDS

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nnova Seeds Co. is pleased to share with you a major leap forward in its business development as we acquired the Niagara brand and business unit from Harris Moran Seed Company / Clause (HM- Clause) a sister company of Groupe Limagrain a deal that will insure access to same high quality seeds the world markets have come to expect and recognize the brand with. This acquisition will surely put Innova Seeds Co. and Niagara Seeds Co. at a recognizable level in terms of global market share insuring “Speed to Market” approach regarding new products launch as we are committed and eager to capitalize on the brand

recognition by expanding and developing the current product line and reaffirm to our customers our commitment to maintain and grow the business. Innova Seeds Co. is well positioned to integrate the Niagara Seeds business into its core activities and leverage the strength of both companies to capitalize on potential opportunities in the various market places globally. Our varieties and brands are currently reaching more than 30 different countries worldwide, and to this end, our growth from within strategy will be reinforced by this acquisition, which while being our first; will have a major contribution to positioning Innova Seeds Co. at a leading market

share in several global markets. As a result of this business approach our marketing opportunities between the company and its current customer base will be greatly expanded, and at the same time will open new horizons with future prospects in various markets that share with us the same goals and vision in regards to marketing high quality added value varieties and farmer solutions. For more information Innova Seeds Co. 1110 Partee Lane, Ceres, CA 95307, Tel: + 1 209 – 527 3311, Fax: + 1 209 – 527 3307, Cell: + 1 209- 499 3079, Email: k.kazzaz@innovaseeds.com

One company, two reputable seed brands serving the Middle East and the Gulf region growers providing high quality seeds and advanced growers solutions

Address: P O Box 579849 M odesto, California 95357 -USA Tel: + 1 209 527 3311 Fax:+1 209 527 3307 Website: www.innovaseeds.com, www.niagaraseeds.com E-mail: info@innovaseeds.com

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NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTURE: FARMING TECHNOLOGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP US MAKE GOOD USE OF SCARCE RESOURCES THROUGH WELL PLANNED AND IMPLEMENTED MECHANIZATION AND SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES. IT ALSO MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR AGRICULTURE TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN DEVELOPING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES. THAT IS WHAT NEW HOLLAND'S “CLEAN ENERGY LEADER” STRATEGY IS ALL ABOUT: FINDING PRACTICAL AND ACCESSIBLE WAYS OF TRANSITIONING TO A LOW CARBON, RESOURCE EFFICIENT, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.

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s one of the world's leading agricultural equipment manufacturers, New Holland Agriculture believes it has a role to play in supporting farming communities through a smooth transition to a sustainable development while protecting natural resources for future generations. New Holland provides solutions that improve farming efficiency and productivity by using accessible technology, offering cash crop and livestock farmers, contractors, vine growers and groundcare

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professionals the widest choice of tractors, harvesters, balers, and handling and seeding equipment with more than 100 product lines and 400 models. Its approachable and professional dealer network always guarantees total assistance, technical and parts support, as well as expert advice season after season.

A long term vision of sustainable growth However, when supporting the development of mechanized agriculture, New Holland's focus goes beyond productivity and efficiency, onto the environmental impact of technology applied to farming. It has been working in agricultural projects around the

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world to support the transition to sustainable mechanized farming, integrating innovations and good practices that optimize the use of resources and increase productivity while cutting down costs, fuel consumption and emissions. When agriculture is approached with a long term vision of sustainable growth that aims to protect from the damaging effects of inappropriate farming practices, such as desertification or soil degradation, the result is a healthy agriculture that uses natural resources efficiently, is cost effective and productive. It is agriculture that contributes to the preservation of natural resources and is open to further development. Well planned and implemented mechanization is key Well planned and implemented mechanization is the key to achieving a sustainable development in agriculture. It is about the choice of the right machines

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for the task and the local conditions. It is about using them correctly. And it is about adopting the appropriate farming techniques to obtain the most from scarce resources, optimising the use of land, water and fertilizer. Mechanization enables farmers to complete their harvesting when the crop is at its best and gives its highest yield, maximizing the quality and quantity of the harvest. Mechanization can be even more effective with equipment designed to save fuel and time, to apply new production technologies and comply with the latest environmental standards. These are machines such as the recently launched New Holland TD5 tractor, which features the powerful new Tier 3 engine that delivers the maximum in performance while cutting fuel consumption and minimizing exhaust emissions. New Holland has successfully supported the transition from manual to mechanized harvesting with its equipment and advice in several countries around the world. One of the benefits of the use of New Holland harvesting equipment has been the dramatic reduction in grain losses. With manual harvesting grain loss is typically around 15%; with aged machinery it can be lowered to 6%; with one of New Holland's current combines, it averages just 3% and can be further lowered with operator training. This means that if a farmer with the manpower to harvest 9 ha of land a day were to switch to mechanized harvesting, he would bring home about 23 tonnes of grains - almost 2,800 kg of grains more than with

manual harvesting in a day. A sustainable transition to mechanization also requires the involvement of expertise in complementary specialties, such as irrigation and cultivation techniques. When supporting such transition in various parts of the world, New Holland has in many instances brought in experts with the necessary know-how. For example, in a number of projects in Africa it facilitated the involvement of specialists in water-retention farming techniques to fight desertification problems. Mechanization and the environment: Clean Energy Leader Agricultural equipment today is designed and built to support the development of sustainable farming and renewable energy sources. It is equipped with engines generating low emissions and burning less fuel - including alternative fuels that these same machines help to produce. This is where New Holland's Clean Energy Leader strategy comes in. Launched in 2006, it aims to find practical and accessible ways to reconcile the needs of agriculture with increasingly urgent calls for action to safeguard the environment. The foundation blocks of the Clean Energy Leader strategy are biodiesel, ECOBlue™ solutions for low emissions, biomass, the NH2™ GULF AGRICULTURE

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hydrogen tractor, the Energy Independent Farm concept, carbon footprint reduction and conservation agriculture. Emission reduction has become a high priority issue around the world, as governments strive to meet carbon reduction targets. New Holland's ECOBlue™ engine technology offers unique solution to dramatically cut emissions while increasing productivity and reducing fuel consumption. New Holland also offers extensive expertise and a wide range of equipment to grow, harvest and transport crops that provide alternative renewable energy sources. Its comprehensive line of machines and implements for biomass production ranges from selfpropelled forage harvesters combined with a complete offering of headers, to large square balers, combines, tractors and telehandlers.

Taking the topic of renewable energy and sustainability even further, New Holland has developed the Energy Independent Farm concept, which is being piloted in the La Bellotta Farm, in Italy. The project aims to create a complete and entirely selfsustaining virtuous cycle of energy production and utilization. It includes the only hydrogen-fuelled, zero emissions tractor in the world: the NH2™ tractor. A further integrated element of the Clean Energy Leader strategy is a web based application to calculate the carbon footprint of New Holland products. It provides farmers with useful information to help them make an informed decision on how to reduce their carbon footprint. Conservation agriculture is the latest pillar of New Holland's Clean Energy

Leader strategy. It means practicing minimum mechanical soil disturbance to maintain minerals within the soil, stop erosion and prevent water loss. It entails good residue management to improve the soil's health and productivity, crop diversification to reduce diseases, good management of inputs to increase their effectiveness and reduce overapplication with a consequent benefit to profitability. New Holland's wide range of Precision Land Management solutions can further enhance the effectiveness conservation farming practices - for example, the IntelliSteer guidance system which is ideal for controlled traffic farming, or the IntelliRate section control which reduces overlaps and ensures precise spray application. Conservation agriculture is not a dream or a possible solution for a fortunate few: it is a reality that is growing fast around the world at the rate of about 6 million hectares per year, as the real benefits become obvious and more widely accepted in the farming community. Agriculture for a sustainable future A healthy agriculture that optimizes the use of scarce resources while protecting them for future generations, that preserves the soil's fertility and minimizes waste, that is cost effective and productive while optimizing the use of energy and reducing its carbon footprint: this can be achieved with the right equipment and farming practices. This is the agriculture that delivers a sustainable future.

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EL-tuote has specialised in the manufacture of KiviPekka rock pickers. Development has been continuous from the very first Kivi-Pekka in 1997 and still is the corner stone of Kivi-Pekka's success. Rock pickers are built to each customer's unique requirements. Our performance in the market

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place reflects our highly qualified and motivated staff; our aim is the best quality with the best price. Our range has grown from disc harrows, slurry injectors to multicultivators. All these products has been tested in our local conditions, which we can say as one of the most worse in the world. Therefore quality products are guaranteed.

OUR RANGE HAS GROWN FROM DISC HARROWS, SLURRY INJECTORS TO MULTICULTIVATORS. ALL THESE PRODUCTS HAS BEEN TESTED IN OUR LOCAL CONDITIONS, WHICH WE CAN SAY AS ONE OF THE MOST WORSE IN THE WORLD. THEREFORE QUALITY PRODUCTS ARE GUARANTEED

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NEW FEATURES ON NEW GENERATION MF DELTA AND MF CENTORA COMBINES

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he latest generation MF DELTA and MF CENTORA combines from Massey Ferguson introduce a host of new features to improve operator comfort and control as well as increase capacity and performance. Both ranges are now equipped with the new, top level Skyline cab along with a wide range of new features plus stylish, but practical bodywork. At the same time Massey Ferguson is introducing a completely new, 10.74m wide version of its highly renowned PowerFlow cutting table for the MF DELTA combines.

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“Together these combines offer customers a choice of either low power consumption and good straw quality from the unique eight straw-walkers on the conventional MF CENTORA; or high capacity, economical twin-rotor separation from the MF DELTA Hybrid,” says Adam Sherriff, Manager Marketing Powered Harvesting. “Engineering this new generation has involved more than 3,000 new drawings and fitting 700 new parts - they are the result of one of Massey Ferguson's biggest harvesting engineering

developments for the past 20 years.” Both combines can also now be equipped with a new, ATRAK low ground pressure track system or tyres up to 710/75 R434 and remain within the 3.5m overall width. This is particularly useful for road transport in markets that have to comply with specific dimensions. The new MF DELTA and MF CENTORA from Massey Ferguson provide a choice of high output harvesters for contractors and farmers looking for dependability, reliability and technology to suit their needs and budgets.

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AGRICULTURE MACHINERY

60 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

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anta Motors Co. S.A.E, established in 1950 by Abou Friekha family, is one of the leading companies in the field of manufacturing and trading agricultural machinery and HVAC solutions in Egypt in addition to its leadership in the field of electromechanical contracting. Tanta Motors awarded Certification for ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001. “Our leadership by gaining our customers' trust in Egypt, Europe, Africa and Middle East through our products which have been customized to meet their need, in addition to being the agent of major international

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companies in its field”, says the company release. Together with 550 engineers and technicians, we are committed to provide premium quality products, training and after-sale service with highest performance”. Tanta Motors offers a wide range of products including all the agricultural equipment and machines and trailers (flatbed, hydraulic tipping, tanks), threshing machines, disc harrows, subsoiler, ploughs, mowers, boom sprayer, atomizer, knapsack sprayers, duster, mulchers, post hole digger, seed planter, potato planters, potato and peanut

diggers, wheat mower, fertilizer spreaders, compost spreaders, compost turners, corn shellers and grinders, mechanical trimmer, chopper and front loaders.

"Tanta Motors at SAHARA 2012 - the Egyptian agricultural Exhibit"

Tanta Motors' team will be happy to invite you to visit our booth at Sahara Exhibition which will be held in Cairo, Egypt from 23-26 September 2013.

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Abdul Razak Manager - GCC Countries & Yemen Health & Nutrition / Feed Additives Evonik Industries AG abdul.razak@evonik.com

EVONIK, THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIAL GROUP FROM GERMANY, IS ONE OF THE WORLD LEADERS IN SPECIALTY CHEMICALS. ITS ACTIVITIES FOCUS ON THE KEY MEGATRENDS HEALTH, NUTRITION, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND GLOBALIZATION WITH ITS STRENGTHS CREATIVITY, SPECIALIZATION, CONTINUOUS SELF-RENEWAL, AND RELIABILITY. EVONIK IS ACTIVE IN OVER 100 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. ABDUL RAZAK, EVONIK'S MANAGER REPRESENTING THE BUSINESS UNIT HEALTH & NUTRITION / FEED ADDITIVES FOR THE GULF COUNTRIES & YEMEN GIVES AN OVERVIEW ABOUT THE COMPANY'S STRONG AND LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP TO THE ANIMAL FEED INDUSTRY IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW GIVEN TO THE GULF AGRICULTURE MAGAZINE. Could you tell us details about the important feed additive products of your company? Evonik produces feed additives at six locations in five countries and is the only company in the world to manufacture and market from a single source all four of the important amino acids for animal nutrition - MetAMINO (DL-Methoinine), Biolys (L-Lysine), ThreAMINO (L-Threonine), TrypAMINO (L-Tryptophan) - as well as Mepron, the rumen protected DLMethionine. You said Evonik is a leader in amino acids; among the above four amino acids, which product gives you the position in the market, and what is your strategy there? Actually it is not just a product gives Evonik the No. 1 position in the market, but it is the combination of different innovative products and effective services that matters. The unique combination of first class services in amino acid analysis, animal nutrition and product handling with highly efficient products gave Evonik its reputed position in the global market.

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And, it is correct that Evonik holds the biggest methionine production capacity in the world. We have four different production plants for MetAMINO at three locations in two continents. This makes it extremely unlikely that our production will be impaired all sites at the same time. Furthermore, we are backward integrated for the supply with intermediates; methionine intermediates are specialties not easily available in the world markets. Covering the full production chain from raw materials to DL-Methionine not only assures safe supply but is also an important factor for cost leadership. Evonik's current production capacity and our huge investments in existing and new production capacities are well ready to meet our customers' methionine demand today and in future. Different international sources have substitute products as in liquids and powder for supplementing methionine; Does Evonik has such substitute products? First of all, Evonik is the only major producer in the world that provides only DL-Methionine. DLSEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013


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Methionine is the only product which is proven 100% bioavailable in poultry, thus it is simply the methionine source with the best cost/benefit ratio. Over the years, scientific and practical field trials have repeatedly demonstrated that liquid MHA-FA as well as MHA Calcium salt are less effective, often over-priced sources of methionine. For all that, Evonik is fully committed to DL-Methionine. Apart from poultry industry, what are other areas you focus with your feed additive products? We are a reliable partner also for dairy cow farms. Our product Mepron is a concentrated rumen protected DLMethionine, which delivers the highest amount of metabolizable methionine where the cow needs it for optimum production. Our product MetAMINO also plays a central role in ensuring balanced nutrition and optimum growth of various aquaculture fishes and shrimps. Is there any new innovative product from Evonik? Yes, our newly launched product CreAMINO is a good recent example for our innovation. CreAMINO is breakthrough nutritional innovation for broilers and layers. With this new feed additive we supply the animal with the semi essential nutrient creatine improving broiler and layer performance significantly. In Saudi Arabia, the product is currently under registration. How does Evonik operate in different countries in the Middle East? As in all markets worldwide, Evonik's commercial and technical experts are present also in the Gulf countries and in other countries in the Middle East, giving direct access to its customers from their corners. Our excellent services are accessible for our customers in person, on the phone, or on the web. We do not make compromises in our commitment to our customers. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013

Apart from feed additive industry, what are other industries where Evonik is mainly active worldwide and specifically in the Middle East? Evonik is a well known name in different industries like production of biodiesel, bleaching and oxidation processes in different industry, for offgas and wastewater treatment, photovoltaics industry, Fillers & Pigments, C4 products in construction, petroleum, etc. industries, Superabsorbers for baby super diapers, Skin care specialties, pharmaceuticals and much more. Our products and industries ranging from body care to spaceflight and fireproof glass to high tech soccer boots, etc. Presently our most important business in the Middle East is the fast growing feed additives business. Evonik has been very successful in the Middle East for more than four decades and is now erecting production facilities in this region. In view of its attractive geographical position between Europe and Asia, and the plentiful supply of petrochemical feed stocks in the Gulf states, we regard this region as strategically important. Now Evonik is actively participating in regional growth extending its presence considerably. The biggest project of Evonik in the Middle East is its upcoming superabsorbent production facility in Saudi Arabia which is coming on production stream by end of this year. Last but not least, can you give us a brief background of your functions in Evonik? I joined Degussa in 1994 (Degussa is the predecessor to Evonik). In 2000 I was promoted as Manager of its Saudi Office looking after different businesses in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia & Eritrea under different Business Lines of the company. Later from 2003 onwards I was moving exclusively to the Business Unit Heath & Nutrition / Feed Additives as responsible Manager for GCC Countries and Yemen. GULF AGRICULTURE

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CREATINE SOURCE IMPROVES BROILER PERFORMANCE Better performance with CreAMINO速 Creatine, known in athletes' nutrition for more than 15 years, plays a major role in energy metabolism. The creatine/phosphocreatine system functions as a backup to the adenosine-triphosphate/adenosine-diphosphate system in order to store and mobilise energy when required on short notice, the latter being of particular importance for the function of muscle cells. Guanidinoacetic acid, formed from the amino acids glycine and arginine, is the only immediate precursor of creatine in the body.

Dr. Fuad Saleh & Dr. Meike Rademacher Evonik Industries, Health & Nutrition. fuad.saleh@evonik.com, meike.rademacher@evonik.com

Figure 1. Endogenous guanidinoacetic acid metabolism

The application of EVONIK's innovative form of guanidinoacetic acid, CreAMINO速, which is categorised as nutritional feed additive with excellent technical characteristics, shows significant effects on broiler performance. This has been demonstrated in various studies. The effect of CreAMINO速 supplementation on performance and carcass parameters of commercial broilers The aim of the present study conducted by

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AT DAY 7, 14, 28 AND 35 PEN WEIGHTS AS WELL AS FEED CONVERSION WERE RECORDED. MORTALITY WAS NOTED ON A DAILY BASIS. SUBSEQUENTLY FEED CONVERSION RATIO WAS CALCULATED, ALSO CORRECTED FOR MORTALITY. AT THE END OF THE EXPERIMENT 40 (20 MALE AND 20 FEMALE) BIRDS PER TREATMENT WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED FOR BREAST MEAT EVALUATION. THE BROILERS WERE WEIGHT INDIVIDUALLY, THEN THEIR BREAST MEAT INCLUDING THE COLLARBONE WAS REMOVED AND WEIGHED. a Western European feed producer on a commercial farm was to examine the impact of CreAMINO速 supplementation on performance and carcass parameters of male and female broilers. A total of 1680 day-old Ross 308 broiler chicks were equally distributed to 24 pens with 70 animals each. The pens were littered with chopped straw and each pen contained a feeder and a row of nipple drinkers. Both feed and water were supplied ad libitum. Temperature and lighting regime were following breeder's recommendation. The experiment comprised 2 dietary treatments with 12 replicates each. Basal starter (days 18) and grower-finisher (days 9-35) diets were mainly consisting of wheat, corn and soybean

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Figure 2. Effects of supplementing CreAMINO速 to a commercial broiler diet on breast meat yield (as a percentage of body weight) in 1-35 days old male and female Ross 308 broilers

Table 1. Effects of supplementing CreAMINO速 to a commercial broiler diet on feed intake, final weight and feed conversion ratio (FCR) in 1-35 days old male and female Ross 308 broilers

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POULTRY THE APPLICATION OF EVONIK'S INNOVATIVE FORM OF GUANIDINOACETIC ACID, CREAMINO®, WHICH IS CATEGORISED AS NUTRITIONAL FEED ADDITIVE WITH EXCELLENT TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS, SHOWS SIGNIFICANT EFFECTS ON BROILER PERFORMANCE. THIS HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED IN VARIOUS STUDIES.

meal with analysed energy (protein) values of 12.50 MJ ME/kg (22.4%) and 12.30 MJ ME/kg (21.8%) (starter and grower-finisher), respectively. The application of whole wheat inclusion starting with 5% at day 7 with increasing levels reaching 33% at the end of the production period was applied to mimic commercial conditions. Diets were either

Figure 3. Relative improvements of feed conversion ratio supplementing graded levels of CreAMINO®

Figure 4. Relative improvements of breast meat yield (as a percentage of body weight) supplementing graded levels of CreAMINO® 58

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supplemented with no or with 0.06% (starter)/0.08% (growerfinisher) CreAMINO®. Supplementation of 0.08% CreAMINO® in the growerfinisher diet was chosen to adjust for the dilution effect of whole wheat inclusion. At day 7, 14, 28 and 35 pen weights as well as feed conversion were recorded. Mortality was noted on a daily basis. Subsequently feed conversion ratio was calculated, also corrected for mortality. At the end of the experiment 40 (20 male and 20 female) birds per treatment were randomly selected for breast meat evaluation. The broilers were weight individually, then their breast meat including the collarbone was removed and weighed. Performance data are shown in Table 1. Feed intake remained unaffected, whereas final weight (+ 55g) and feed conversion ratio (-0.053 g/g) were significantly improved in the CreAMINO® supplemented group. As shown in Figure 2 breast meat yield was significantly improved in both male and female broilers. Supplementing a creatine precursor to a commercial broiler diet therewith clearly shows an effect on creatine target tissues. This also corresponds to an overall CreAMINO® effect of improving weight gain (+ 50g/bird), breast meat yield (+ 10g/bird) and feed conversion ratio (-0.05 pts), which has been demonstrated in various studies. Figures 3 and 4 show a summary of CreAMINO® trials at different locations and supplementation levels and their associated effects on feed conversion ratio and breast meat yield of broilers in comparison to a control diet. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2013


FEEDS & FORAGE

INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND SAFETY IN THE BUSINESS OF FORAGE

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ver one hundred years ago, a group of American farmers and traders formed the National Hay Association. They had a simple goal: To establish a standard for integrity, honesty and safety in the business of forage. When the NHA was established in 1895, few could have imagined that forage would become a billion dollar export industry. Today forage is a leading export from the United States, and represents the single largest agricultural commodity shipped by container. Twenty nine members of the NHA have established the U.S. Forage Export Council, a group dedicated to NHA's original goals of integrity, honesty and safety. USFEC is not a trade organization, and at meetings members do not discuss customers and

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pricing. Instead, members are united under a common goal of strengthening the safety reputation of US forage around the world. USFEC members strive to develop strong standards for inspection, sampling and testing, gaining international market access for US forage based on rules that are clear, fair and science-based. Most US exporters are based on the West Coast, where there is an ideal combination of good soil and climate for quality forage, with easy access to major ports. USFEC members either grow their own product, or buy from established farms. In either case, the fields are regularly inspected with a focus on safety and high quality. That same focus is carried over inside warehouses and processing facilities, where forage is again inspected. USFEC members double compress their forage, which maximizes transportation

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efficiency and provides an added level of quality assurance. The Gulf Region presents new opportunities for US exporters, and USFEC

members seek to develop longlasting, mutually-beneficial relationships with new customers. A list of USFEC members is available at the USFEC website, www.usfec.org, and more information about the organization can be obtained by contacting john@usfec.org.

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AUSTRALIAN UPDATE

IAfD are experts in feasibility and business planning services targeting food security. We deliver practical services from the farm level upwards, including livestock and grain production.

INVESTING IN FOOD SECURITY WISELY

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nternational Agriculture for Development IAfD provides independent expertise and capacity building in a range of agricultural development opportunities aimed at achieving food security globally. IAfD offer expertise in undertaking feasibility studies, business and strategic planning. Our expertise includes livestock production, agribusiness development, irrigation and crop management. We can assist you to establish new agricultural enterprises such as sheep and cattle production farms, as well as irrigation and crop production enterprises, based on sound

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economic propositions and technically feasible practices appropriate to the agricultural environments. We also offer a range of advanced short course training programs that include agricultural livestock and crop production, participatory extension outreach. We undertake business feasibility and investment plans on a global basis, across KSA, GCC, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Russia, China, Asia and Australia (and offer an investment gateway to Australia and beyond). Global Director Dr Jay Cummins emphasized the

independent nature of services provided. “Our senior team members are trained to PhD level, and are recognized internationally for their practical approaches and customer commitment.� Australian based, IAfD addresses global food security by developing commercial opportunities and building the capacity for our global clients. We develop practical solutions and strategies for investing wisely in agriculture and enhancing market chains. Further information is available at our website www.iafd.org or email jay@iafd.org

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