Latest BARD News
Powerful Impact from Agricultural R&D
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 planet.
Although antimicrobials are vital to defend people, animals and plants against infections, their misuse and overuse can lead to their failure as microbes develop resistance to these life-saving treatments.
Sampling Composted Biosolids
Many pharmaceutical compounds are active at very low doses, and a portion of them regularly enters municipal sewage systems and wastewater-treatment plants following use, where they often do not fully degrade.
Breeding Taste Back into Tomatoes
The ever-growing demand of consumers for improved quality of fresh market tomatoes has led the industry to team-up with breeding research experts. BreedX is working together with American and Israeli researchers to produce better tasting tomatoes.
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.”
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 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.
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.
'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.