BIOLOGICAL DATE PEST CONTROL‏

Dear friends, The dates in the Arava and of course, other places too, are suffering from pests that eat the fruit and sometimes, the damage can increase until 10% of the yield.  Farmers use chemicals to kill the pests.  There are also migrant birds that fly from Africa to Europe…

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Ramat Hanegev Co2 enrichment

Hi friends, Haifa Chemicals is a company in Israel manufacturing chemicals and fertilizers.  In the process of production of the fertilizers, they have a lot of Carbon Dioxide (Co2) gas.  In Ramat Hanegev R & D, there is an experiment which tries to use the waste Co2 from Haifa Chemicals…

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agrovoltaic

Hi friends, As you know, agriculture and farmers all over the world have been subsidized by the government.  In Israel, the government does not give subsidies and we have to find ways that will enable us to earn money from agriculture.  Israel has a lot of sunlight and so, there…

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The Ein Shemer agriculture workshop

We try to challenge the high school students in our areas to solve real agriculture and bio-tech and environment problems. For this issue we created a project that connected school students and professional workers from the industry. The mix team tries to find a new solution for the problems they…

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Adi-Negev

Dear friends, Nahalat Eran is a rehabilitation institute located in the western Negev (near Ofakim). It is actually a home for many people how require 24/7 care and assistant. ICAs grant was used for establishing the first accessible farm- the attached letter from them explains the importance and the joy…

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AgriFood Tech Valley

Hello friends, The attached presentations are describing the changes that happen in Northern Galilee since the government decide that Upper Galilee will focus efforts and sources on FoodTech and AgTech. I am sure you will be impressed as I was when I saw the presentation. I would like to add…

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Weed Seed Reduction

Dear Friends, Weeds is a major problem in the cultivation of field crops. We all know that use of chemicals causes damage to crops and soil. Prof. Rubin from HU with ICA’s grant has succeeded in reducing weed seeds by using a special mill machine that grinds the weed seeds….

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Migratory Birds in the Valley of Springs

Dear Members, Last Wednesday I visited the Valley of Springs region, with temperatures reaching 41 degrees Celsius. Israel lies between Europe and Africa, so all kinds of the migratory birds feed on the fish ponds in this wonderful area full of delicious food. The damage is huge and there is…

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