Fighting Aquatic Birds in Fish Ponds

The fishing pond industry suffers severely from flocks of birds that pass over Israeli skies during the various seasons. The Cormorant season has ended and the start of the winter season will bring seagulls and others. These birds thrive on food served by fish farmers and even more, delight on…

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Migal Accelerator – Water Purification Project

Shalom Members, An ICA project at the Migal Accelerator that began 4 years ago examined a special water cleansing technique. Prof. Giora Ritbo uses nanocomposites (see photo below) for the clarification of potable water and the purification of waste water. This technology has been found suitable for commercialization and authorization for its…

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Ramat HaNegev – Date-Sorting System

A Modern Date-Sorting System in the Negev   The Ramat Negev area is characterized by winters whose temperatures can reach lows of 0-3 degrees Celsius. The date known to us grows in warmer desert areas. The attempt to grow dates in the Ramat Negev area is not only bold, but…

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The Pigeon Story – Kibbutz Neot Semadar

Pigeons have become a major nuisance in our lives. The danger of their penetration into aircrafts at takeoff is well-known. Their fecal pollution in street squares is an annoyance worldwide. Pigeons cause severe damage to fish ponds. Recently, the State approved the establishment of solar installations – with fish blessings…

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Nutritional Programming

Nutritional Programming

By: Dr. Amir Bitan Nutrition is a key issue for the fish farmer. He realizes that a balance must be struck between reducing feed costs, which represents approximately half of his fixed expenses to grow fish to market weight, and satisfying the fish’s nutritional requirements in order to produce a…

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Red Weevil on TV

On 8.2.14 the red weevil problem at the Valley of Springs was presented on the Israeli TV in order to attract public awareness regarding wide spreading and dangers of this pest. ICA has been involved in the research carried out at the Valley of Springs R&D in an attempt to…

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Fish Disease Center

One of the projects supported by ICA Foundation is the Fish Disease Center. Click to enlarge the pictures or download the report file (Hebrew) for details. Attached files:  ica-project-report  

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Robotics: K. Shmona

רובוטיקה בקרית שמונה

Ms. Sarit Ohana, Principal of the Meginim School in Kiryat Shmona, wrote to update us on a project supported by ICA at her school. The Meginim School in Kiryat Shmoneh opened this year a robotics group in the framework of FLL – First Israel.  The group is composed of 4th…

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Research on dates

מחקר בתמרים

A new study on dates has been conducted by Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, with the support of ICA. The study, entitled “Effects of high salinity irrigation on growth, gas-exchange, and photoprotection in date palms”, has been published in Science Direct      

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Seahorses in Arava

Seahorses in Arava

400 new offspring were recently born in the Seahorses breeding project funded by ICA in Moshav Hatzeva. Seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape. Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. Rarer still, they are among the only animal species…

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