Nitrogen Crop Fertilization

Dear Members, Nitrogen fertilization is essential for proper plant development. Its lack leads to diminished growth and so decreased crop production. In order to plan crop fertilization, farmers perform constant soil testing of random soil samples for nitrogen soil concentration. Given the low accuracy level, testing relies on agricultural values….

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Climate change and its impact on Mango

Dear Members, We are all witnessing climate changes that cause exceptional cold and heat peaks. Many can attest to the effect of fruit shortages on prices in supermarkets. The mango, which is mostly grown around the Sea of ​​Galilee and in the Arava, suffers badly from these changes. A lecture…

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FoodTech Development at Tel-Hai

Hello Friends, Last week a conference, entitled The Upper Galilee as the Israel’s Food Tech Industry, was held at Tel-Hai. To those younger Board members, I must point out that ICA recognized the need to establish a laboratory infrastructure for food tech research years ago. Instruments and scientific equipment worth…

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Foodtech and agritech startup studio launched in Galilee

לאחרונה הוקמה חממה לחברות צעירות בתחומי האגטק והפוד טק בגליל העליון. החממה בשיתופה של קרן יק”א. כתבה צבעונית נחמדה מופיעה בכלכליסט. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3910180,00.html 

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Cannabis Greenhouse in Yeruham

The establishment of the greenhouse in Yeruham is an expression of trust that the government and the owner of the greenhouse has for the head of the Yeruham Local Council in its abilities to promote the city. As part of Negev periphery advancement, a cannabis research incubator has been set…

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Visit to Neve Ya’ar & Kibbutz Harduf

Yesterday the Israeli Board members visited Neve Ya’ar R&D, where 3 researchers presented lectures: The Model Farm – a sustainable agricultural farm Mango Cold Stress Recycling Agricultural Plastic Later we went to see the improvement plots (melon, gourds and deciduous orchards) and learned about the orchard crisis due to a…

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Cold-Quarantine Treatment of Susceptible Fruit

Quarantine treatments should prevent the entry of a pest that exists in the exporting country, but does not exist in the country that imports the agricultural produce. Fruit flies constitute the main problem in the export of Israeli agricultural produce. Up until three years ago there were no commercial quarantine…

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Wastewater Mill of Olive Oil Production

שני קמחים ושמן זית

In the production of edible olive oil, it is customary to crush the olives in the oil press, adding water during the oil extraction process. Then, during the centrifuge process, the phase components of oil, olive kernels, and water with substances other than the oil components are separated. This water…

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Banana Varieties

The Banana business is one of the highest agricultural income industries in the Jordan Valley. In Israel the banana is characterized by one main variety, the Grand-Nine, which is noted for its quick and superfluous growth. Banana plantations are usually covered with a high shading net. It turns out that…

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ICA Grant Stimulation

Shalom Friends,  Each year the Chief Scientist of the Agricultural Ministry supports agricultural projects. I browsed through the 2018-2019 grant lists which were published on the ARO website. There were 17 research initiatives that ICA supported. When the POC was gotten, researchers were then able to raise an additional $10M…

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