Category: Agriculture

Latest water technologies

admin | Agriculture, | January 8, 2018

Source: WATEC Convention Drip irrigation, desalination, and the concept of reusable water all had their roots in Israel, and are now helping countries around the world cope with desertification and shortage of water. Get a…

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Seed production and treatment for seed and vegetable crops

admin | Agriculture, | January 8, 2018

Source: MASHAV MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation with CINADCO – Centre for International Agricultural Development Cooperation – and the ARO – the Volcani Center, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development – invite…

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Growing vegetable crops in greenhouses

admin | Agriculture, | December 6, 2017

Source: IsraelAgri Over the years, Ginegar has made a lot of effort to communicate globally that growing crops in greenhouses has a significant positive effect on the environment as it enables the production of higher yields (6 to 10…

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Sweet tomato crops

admin | Agriculture, | December 6, 2017

Source: Israel Agri December 5, 2017 Introduction In recent years, desalinated sea water is a primary source for irrigation water in many regions of Israel. These water lack mineral nutrients, particularly calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg),…

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Using flies as fish and animal food

admin | Agriculture, | December 6, 2017

By Stuart Winer A kibbutz in northern Israel wants to turn flies from disease-spreading pests into a nutritious meal — for farmed fish and animals. BioBee Biological System, a company operated by Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu,…

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Robotic dairy farms are paving the way for big milk

admin | Agriculture, | November 21, 2017

By Shira Rubin From the roadside, this 800-acre dairy farm is indistinguishable from the dozens of others that dot this bucolic stretch of northern Israel. But nestled among the 300 mooing cows and the hustling…

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What Israel – and you – can do about food security

admin | Agriculture, | November 6, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman What brought international celebrity chef Assaf Granit and Israeli First Lady Nechama Rivlin to a conference in Rehovot on June 26 about food and nutrition security? After all, there’s no shortage of items…

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Thousands attend startup nation’s biggest tech Conference

admin | Agriculture, | October 17, 2017

By Brian Blum Thousands of high-tech professionals, from just-getting-started entrepreneurs to seasoned investors, recently descended upon Tel Aviv for the city’s annual DLD (Digital Life Design) Conference. Now in its fifth year, DLD had some 10,000…

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Millions could benefit from drought-stricken olive trees

admin | Agriculture, | October 17, 2017

Source: Ben Gurion University (American Associates) At Wadi Mashash, experimental desert farm, agriculture is based entirely on the collection of the winter floodwaters from the region’s usual four inches of annual rainfall. This farming method, used…

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Fruit fly “Iron Dome” for farmers of India

admin | Agriculture, | October 17, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman Shortly before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in early July, Indian diplomats in Israel heard about a revolutionary no-spray, environmentally friendly solution against the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) made…

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