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BARD Celebrates 40 Years

US and Israeli officials celebrate 40 years of agricultural R&D Cooperation. Pledge to deepen ties.

BARD Celebrates 40 Years

On April 30'th US and Israeli officials celebrate 40 years of agricultural R&D Cooperation at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Officials pledged to deepen ties.


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BARD Salutes Prof. Dan Yakir

BARD helped jumpstart Prof. Yakir's carreer by awarding him a postdoc scholarship to Prof. Michael DeNiro's Earth & Space Scinece Lab in UCLA.

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.


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BARD Powerful Impact for Agriculture

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.


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David Zilberman awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Prof. Zilberman is a reknown authority on water use policies. He has received 10 BARD grants in his acadmic career which have had major impact on water use policy in California and Israel.

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.


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BARD Announces 2019 Research and Fellowship Grants

The BARD Board of Directors met in Israel from June 3-4 and finalized the 2019 submission cycle for BARD research grants and fellowships

BARD Announces 2019 Research and Fellowship Grants

The 2019 BARD Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Graduate Student Fellowships and Senior Researcher Fellowships.


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Tomato Genome Mapping

Tomato Genome Mapping

Funded by BARD: Scientists’ new tomato genome-mapping project provides key to unlocking improved flavor..


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Spring Newsletter

Much has happened since the beginning of the year. Here is a summary of all the achievements and events.

Spring Newsletter

Summary of all BARD News this year to date.


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BARD Scientists fight Bovine Mastitis

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


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Saving the Tomato

Saving the Tomato

See how BARD supported research helped tomatoes combat a lethal pest.


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B-Lever

B-Lever

BARD and IIA launch the new Academic to Business Leverage, the B-Lever Program


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Cornell Dean Appointed to Board

Cornell Dean Appointed to Board

Dr. Kathryn Boor Appointed to BARD Board of Directors


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BARD Workshop:  Managing Water for Agriculture

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.”


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Scorpions for Non-hazardous Insecticides

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.


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Acknowledging Our Researchers

Acknowledging Our Researchers

Prof. Gene Robinson acknowledged for outstanding research dontributions


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Saving the Tomato (Hebrew)

Saving the Tomato (Hebrew)

See how BARD supported research helped to solve an important tomato pest -- in Hebrew!


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Food Waste for Energy

Food Waste for Energy

A BARD postdoctoral researcher explains to Time magazine how your food waste could eventually power your home


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Welcome Aboard New Team Members

Welcome Aboard New Team Members

BARD adds new staff members


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Video of BARD Barn Owl Workshop

Video of BARD Barn Owl Workshop

BARD Workshop on Barn Owls in Agriculture


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Barn Owls for Pest Control

Barn Owls for Pest Control

BARD Workshop - The use of barn owls for agricultural pest control


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MOU with IIA

MOU with IIA

BARD Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Israel Innovation Authority


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A Healthier Way to Store Grapes

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.


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Improving Survival Rates of Broilers

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


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A Rose Scented Salad

A Rose Scented Salad

In a BARD Fund-supported study, scientists have genetically engineered a tomato variety that exudes rose and lemon aromas.


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Control of Pathogens by pH

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.


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Building a Sweeter Melon

Building a Sweeter Melon

Spanning two-decades, a BARD Fund-supported study has led to the complete characterization of the metabolic pathway responsible for the melon's sweet taste.


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BARD Funded Workshop

BARD Funded Workshop

Global Water Reuse, Food and Health Workshop at the University of MD


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'Gut' Feeling Leeds to Innovative Insect Control

'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.


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Novel Vaccine for Carp

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.


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