The first Programmed Harvest - CTP™ was in a plantation in Israel in 1988. The idea was revolutionary and took three decades to perfect. Many tests were done in different countries with different climates and types of land until the process began to be commercialized. In 2018, at the Acrobat event in Miami, Galiltec publicly announced that the concept was commercially ready. Today, Galiltec adapts to its customers with innovative methods and advanced technology.
Plants create the false perception for the producers that, when planting once in several years, plantations have fewer costs which makes them more profitable. Our experience over the years tells us otherwise. The cost of renovating plants is effectively rewarded with better control, higher yields, savings in production costs, more flexibility and fewer risks related to climate and market change.
In a conventional plantation between 1,800-2,000 plants/hectare are planted, in contrast, in a CTP™ plantation, 2,800-3,200 plants/hectare are planted in each crop cycle with the same basic investment.
The history of Galiltec is the history of innovations and advances over the years since the early 1980s with the introduction and application of plantations based on tissue culture plants in Kibutz Ginosar, near the Sea of Galileo in Israel, and then in the rest of the world. We have developed growth technology that provides disease-free, high quality, and uniform plants. These plants allow more efficient cultivation methods that provide higher yields and more productive results.
The connection between vision, experience in agriculture and technology has led to the establishment of a unique and leading activity in the field, which has contributed to the advancement of agricultural projects throughout the world.
Thanks to our innovative and revolutionary thinking, Galiltec is responsible for a lot of changes that have taken place in the Banana industry, energy plantations, timber, and other crops in recent decades, worldwide.
The additional cost of plants and plantings is marginal compared to the enormous advantages gained with CTP™. The absolute control of the plantation, high yield, greater production, low operation cost and the reduction of risks ensure plantations with way more benefits compared to conventional methods.