Category: Agriculture

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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Collaboration using the EP Technology Platform to improve corn hybrid yield

admin | Agriculture, | October 17, 2017

Source: kaiima.com Kaiima Bio-Agritech Ltd., a genetics and breeding technology company and Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, today announced their agreement to evaluate the integration of Kaiima’s non-GM,  EP™…

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The benefits of Israeli digital farming

admin | Agriculture, | October 17, 2017

Source: Globes Correspondent Israeli digital farming company Phytech recently announced the closing of an $11 million series B financing round led by Tencent Holdings Limited, with participation of existing investors Syngenta Ventures and others. The investment will…

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Multi-layer plastic films can improve farmers’ crops

admin | Agriculture, | October 13, 2017

Source: Israel Agri Portal The recent development of advanced multi-layer mulch films produced in Israel at Ginegar Plastics has brought significant advantages for farmers worldwide. The initiative leading to these latest improvements in these products were due…

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The Global Warming challenges – Netafim’s Smart Irrigation solutions

admin | Agriculture, | October 13, 2017

Source: Israel Agri Portal Interview with Dr.Yoav Zeif – Netafim Head of the Americas & of Product Offering and Marketing. Smart farming or precision agriculture has been gathering momentum in recent years and irrigation is…

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12 ways in which Israel feeds the world

admin | Agriculture, | October 13, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman Food security is a major concern for our rapidly growing planet. As resources dwindle and the population rises, smart solutions for better agriculture and safer food storage are essential. No other…

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Israel-based agritech company develops fertilizer and crop protection products from Judean Desert plants

admin | Agriculture, | October 13, 2017

By Golan Hazani Plant-based pest control startup EdenShield Ltd. raised $2 million, the company announced earlier this month. The round was led by Kibbutz Yotvata, a kibbutz located 25 miles (40 km) north of the…

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WATCH: Groundbreaking discovery in fight to save honeybees

admin | Agriculture, | October 13, 2017

Source: World Israel News.com Israeli researchers may have uncovered the secret to reversing the drastic decline in the honeybee population.

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