Month: October 2017

Positive results against Western corn rootworm

admin | Uncategorized, | October 17, 2017

Source: Evogene.com Evogene also announces discovery of genes displaying initial insecticidal activity against stinkbug, a major pest in soy and other crops Rehovot, Israel – June 20, 2017 – Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: EVGN), a leading…

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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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Alibaba to open a Development Center in Israel

admin | Technology, | October 12, 2017

China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, will open a development center in Israel and in several other countries around the world. By Omri Cohen Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company, will open a development center in Israel as…

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World Economic Forum: Israel is 2nd most innovative country in the world

admin | Technology, | October 12, 2017

By Einat Paz-Frankel Israel is the second most innovative nation in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, which ranks countries’ competitiveness based on 12 categories, including innovation, technological readiness, business sophistication…

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