Whether to ﬁnd a cure for an ongoing pandemic or to control a pest outbreak in the desert, the world had found itself again in the hands of scientists and research teams in continuous effort to provide the best solutions and technologies for our daily lives and agriculture practices.
Since the establishment of Debbane Freres, the company made sure that one of its main pillars would be the technical expertise of the team, backed with a technical department working on daily basis to provide customers with novel technologies and products to cope with the ongoing changes in the markets. This strategy proved itself efﬁcient once again by providing the Public Health line, in a signiﬁcantly short period, with a sanitizing product to be used do disinfect indoor and outdoor spaces against the ongoing CoV19- crisis: ATO QUAT.
ATO QUAT is a product based on quaternary ammonium (alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 10 %) provided by ATOMES – Canada. Initially used to disinfect fruits and vegetables from all kings of bacteria, fungi and viruses, ATO QUAT is also used to cold sterilize medical equipment and kitchens. This is only possible due to the registration of the product under an ofﬁcial DIN ( Drug Identiﬁcation Number) and the CFIA ( Canadian Food Inspection Agency ) food contact approval. Thus, ATO QUAT is safe to use in households and does not cause any allergies for people or damages to any type of fabric, unlike commonly used chlorine-based products.
Soon, Debbane Freres will be also providing the market with ATO QUAT 2 that has in it, added to quaternary ammonium, hydrogen peroxide which will increase the efﬁciency of the product and the protection period that it provides.
VEGAS F1 is a variety of Greyzini Hybrid Zucchini distributed exclusively in Algeria by DEBBANE AGRI. Its supplier is based in the United States "APOLLO". The VEGAS F1 variety is a very strong, open plant, which facilitates its harvest. It is cylindrical in shape, with a very good quality. The fruit ripening phase takes place during periods of cold, in a proper way. It is characterized by its high production, as the yield per greenhouse in one harvest exceeded 90 kg. This result was obtained at ZERALDA Trial Station of DEBBANE AGRI. The VEGAS F1 variety is intended for greenhouse cultivation; its planting period is in October-November in the open field; and its planting period is in March-April and May. Information concerning the VEGAS F1 variety was posted on social media and shared by several official pages of the agricultural sector, in particular by the CNIF (The National Interprofessional Committee for Vegetable Cultures( and on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Agriculture.
On 27/2/2021, Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd organized a field day on tomato varieties in Basrah, in the presence of the General Manager, Mr. Bassem Al Amin, and a number of engineers from Debbane. This field day was dedicated for the farmers and traders of Basrah who took a field tour to see the new and commercial varieties of tomatoes. They were given an explanation on the cultivated varieties by the Director of the Seeds Development Department, Eng. Ziad Nohman. The General Manager also made an intervention on the use of fertilizers and pesticides which are imported by the best suppliers, and explained the correct farming methods.
On 17/2/2021, Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd organized a field observation of protected eggplant and pepper at Baghdad station for eggplant farmers on the bassin of the Latifiyah river. The lecture was divided into two parts: the first addressed the fertilizers and pesticides and was presented by the Director of Technical Development at Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd, Dr. Hussein Abbas Mohamed. The second dealt with the cultivation and plantation methods of the crops and was presented by Eng. Ali Mohamed, Head of Baghdad station, and Eng. Wajih Khodeir, Senior Engineer in the region.
On 6/2/2021, Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd organized a promotional lecture in cooperation with its agents in Aldor region and the province, namely the Farming Office of Hajj Adnan Al-Jarad and the Office of Hajj Ali Al-Faraji known for using modern technologies for the cultivation of wheat, including with regards to fertilizers, pesticides and seeds. The lecture was attended by the Director of Agriculture in Aldor and a number of agricultural engineers, farmers and seed producers. The lecture was divided into two parts: the first addressed the fertilizers and pesticides and was presented by the Director of Technical Development at Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd, Dr. Hussein Abbas Mohamed. The second dealt with seeds and was presented by Eng. Ziad Nohman along with Eng. Nawfal Talal, Director of the Central Region, and Eng. Amir Safian, Senior Engineer in the region.