Latest BARD News
BARD Salutes Prof. Dan Yakir
The former BARD Postdoc received Israel's highest honor to a scientist, the Israel Prize for his insights on forests' critical role in climate and the environment.
BARD Powerful Impact for Agriculture
After 40 years of funding pioneering academic research, BARD is announcing a new strategic direction, to increase the engagement of academia with the private sector, accelerating the transformation of innovative scientific research into food for the table of an increasingly hungry plant.
David Zilberman awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture
BARD salutes Prof. David Zilberman from the Dept of Ag and Resource Economics at Berkeley on his award of the Wolf Prize for agriculture for 2019.
BARD Scientists fight Bovine Mastitis
University of Tenessee Institute of Agriculture highlights a BARD researh project with the Kimron Vet Inst and Hebrew U to understand the infection mechanism of dairy cow mastitis
BARD Workshop: Managing Water for Agriculture
Scientists from Israel and California met to exchange ideas for managing water for agriculture. Dr. Doug Parker, the director of the California Institute for Water Resources: “The goal of this workshop is creating new partnerships, meeting new people, networking, and finding ways to work together.”
Scorpions for Non-hazardous Insecticides
Collaborative teams of US and Israeli scientists have made great progress toward developing a new class of insecticides that are highly effective, not harmful to animals and humans, and environmentally friendly.
A Healthier Way to Store Grapes
In a BARD Fund-supported study, scientists have shown that treating table grapes with ethanol significanly slows down their decay process. Israeli grape growers are already using this method to keep their produce fresh.
Improving Survival Rates of Broilers
US and Israeli team of researchers are developing a method for improving the survival rates of broiler chickens. Their method may help farmers increase the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and profitability of growing broiler chicken.ng Survival Rates of Broilers
Control of Pathogens by pH
A group of BARD Fund-supported scientists have revealed that fungi alter pH levels in plants as part of their invasion strategy. Their knowledge has been translated into effective postharvest treatments for preventing fungi infection, which have been successfully applied commercially since 2004, and are currently used as the main treatment for all exported mango fruit in Israeli packing houses.
'Gut' Feeling Leeds to Innovative Insect Control
a team of US and Israeli scientists have gained new insight into the intricate relationship between the Mediterranean fruit fly – a major agricultural pest – and the bacteria that reside in its gut. Their findings may provide Agriculture with improved means of preventing this insect from damaging fruit.
Novel Vaccine for Carp
A group of US and Israeli researchers, supported by the BARD Fund, have made great progress in their study of the “cyprinid herpesvirus-3,” a major carp fish pathogen. Their research has led to the development of an effective vaccine for cyprinid herpesvirus-3, currently employed by Israeli fisheries.