Category: Agriculture

Israeli startup maps genome of cotton and sweet potato for better crops

admin | Agriculture, | August 14, 2017

By Shoshanna Solomon NRGene, the Israeli startup that has mapped the genome for bread, pasta and wild emmer wheat, said that it has now mapped the genome for the most common cotton breed and the sweet…

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Making fruit look and taste better

admin | Agriculture, | August 14, 2017

By No-Camels team Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered a way to alter specific traits of fruits and vegetables to make them look and taste better. By cutting DNA in a specific…

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How to solve the problem of food security

admin | Agriculture, | August 14, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman Nutritionists, farmers, chefs, journalists, academics and government officials convene to find sustainable solutions for now and the future. What brought international celebrity chef Assaf Granit and Israeli First Lady Nechama Rivlin to a…

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Data puzzles and muddy boots

admin | Agriculture, | August 7, 2017

The Prospera Story Our quest started with a puzzle. How is it that neighboring fields, with identical climates, cultivated by the same farmer, with the same seeds, fertilizers and irrigation, produce widely varied yields, sometimes…

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Fruit-pinching out as new app tests for freshness

admin | Agriculture, | August 7, 2017

By Shoshanna Solomon With AclarTech’s sensor and database, farmers can assess and monitor quality and ripeness of produce in the field Israeli startup AclarTech has developed a mobile app that allows to monitor, in real time, the…

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Israeli device will aid US dairy farm nutrition analysis

admin | Agriculture, | July 28, 2017

Reveal real-time forage analysis service utilizes SCiO – the smallest handheld near-infrared spectrometer on the market, made by Consumer Physics Cargill Animal Nutrition has joined forces with Israel’s Consumer Physics to introduce Reveal real-time nutrition analysis to US…

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Biopesticides

admin | Agriculture, | July 28, 2017

Biopesticides are comprised of substances that exist naturally in microorganisms and plants and whose main function is to protect the plant from insect attack. In recent years the term biopesticides has become associated with the…

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Israel’s First Vegan Supermarket

admin | Agriculture, | July 28, 2017

These days, being able to find vegan products and specialty stores in the U.S. really isn’t that hard. After all, most grocers have well-stocked aisles, filled with plant-based options and the list of vegan food…

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Israeli environmental research satellite launched

admin | Agriculture, | July 28, 2017

The satellite named Venus will monitor fields and plots of land from space for environmental research purposes, while monitoring the state of land, vegetation, forestation, agriculture, water quality and more; it was built by the…

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5 Israeli Precision Agriculture Technologies Making Farms Smarter

admin | Agriculture, | July 28, 2017

Israeli precision agriculture started with a drip and became a deluge. The “drip” is drip irrigation. The single most significant advance in modern agriculture, invented in Israel by Simcha Blass and his son Yeshayahu in 1959,…

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