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Call for Proposals 2022

Information for BARD Proposals.

Call for Proposals 2022

Research, Fellowship and Workshop Grant Proposals -- Recording of BARD Webinar July 7, 2021


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BARD Online Submission

BARD is research proposals for the2022 submission year. The deadline is September 13, 2021.

BARD Online Submission

BARD is research proposals for the2022 submission year. The deadline is September 13, 2021.


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Turning Poultry Waste into a Resource

Waste streams have traditionally been considered a source of pollutants to environmental systems. Poultry litter has been a topic of recent interest in Israel and the U.S. due to high nutrient loads in waste-runoff from agricultural areas.

Turning Poultry Waste into a Resource

Closing the nutrient cycle through sustainable agricultural waste management is possible. Phosphorus recovery from agricultural waste streams is a sustainable endeavour that can benefit the farming community, the environment, and the economy


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Studying Internal Water Status in Trees

Understanding the internal water status of irrigated mango and navel orange trees

Studying Internal Water Status in Trees

Researchers Dr. Yair Mau from the Department of Soil and Water Sciences at the Hebrew University and Dr. Gil Bohrer from Ohio State University are jointly studying the internal water status in trees in order to optimize irrigation strategies.


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Hot Potato Cold Potato

The understanding of dormancy and sprouting shape of seed-tubers is the key to optimizing potatoes yield and quality

Hot Potato Cold Potato

A BARD-funded American Israeli collaboration between Dr. Dani Eshel from ARO, Volcani Center in Israel and Dr. Jiming Jian from Michigan State University’s department of plant biology are studying potato physiology and genetics postharvest sweetening of potato seed tubers and effects on their yield performance


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BARD 40 Year External Review

BARD 40 Year External Review Research and Impact Assessment

BARD 40 Year External Review

Research Impact Assessment


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2021 BARD Grants

$6.7 M for U.S.-Israel Agricultural Research and Development

2021 BARD Grants

During its meeting held June 1st, the BARD (U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund) board of directors approved the funding of grants and fellowships of joint US- Israel agriculture research and development in the sum of $6.7 million.


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Powerful Impact from Agricultural R and D

Powerful Impact from Agricultural R and D

Short film summarizing 40 years of BARD's impact on cooperative agricultural research and development between the US and Israel


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BARD 40 year of Impact

BARD 40 year of Impact

Webinar summarizing the 40 year assessment. With the Israeli Minister of Agriculture Mr. Alon Schuster, the US Under Secretary for Agricultural Research Dr. Scott H. Hutchins, and the US Ambassador to Israel Mr. David Friedman


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Moringa oleifera in Animal Feed

Improving Animal Feed

Moringa oleifera in Animal Feed

Studying The Use of Moringa Oleifera in Animal Feed


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Israeli, US Researchers to get $7.3M

Times of Israel article regarding the 2020 BARD awards

Israeli, US Researchers to get $7.3M

Times of Israel article regarding the 2020 BARD awards


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Acknowledging Outstanding Research

At this event the main results of the review were presented, and outstanding research projects were acknowledged, highlighting the important role of U.S.-Israel Agricultural R&D partnership fostered by BARD

Acknowledging Outstanding Research

External evaluation showed an excellent return on investment rate 16 dollars gained from every 1 dollar invested through the program


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Leveraging Your Research with BARD

The B-lever academia-to-industry program aims to help researchers in their path to commercialization.

Leveraging Your Research with BARD

The B-lever academia-to-industry program aims to help researchers in their path to commercialization.


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If you love ketchup, thank BARD

An article in Forward.com detailing the contribution of BARD supported research to to new tomato varieties which contribute to the tomato industry and consumers

If you love ketchup, thank BARD

How BARD supported research helped develop new tomato varieties


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CICC hosts:  Agriculture and Technology

CICC hosts: Agriculture and Technology

California Israel Chamber of Commerce hosts: Agriculture & Technology - News Opportunity and Leadership


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Call for Proposals B-Lever 2021

Growing opportunities: B-Lever Academia- to- industry

Call for Proposals B-Lever 2021

A new funding opportunity for Israeli and American scientists to collaborate with commercial companies and small businesses


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Flour Power

Long-term wheat research undertaken by UC Davis and U Haifa combats food insecurity

Flour Power

Article in Comstock's Magazine that features Jorge Dubcovsky of UC Davis and Tzion Fahima of the University of Haifa and thier BARD Supported Research


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Building a Local Brand for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: A Strategic Approach

Consumer attitudes towards Local Produce

Building a Local Brand for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: A Strategic Approach

A survey attempting to analyse customers’ attitude towards local agricultural production found striking similarities between Israeli and American consumers


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New BARD Board Member:  Dr. Michal Levy

Dr. MIchal Levy Approinted to BARD BOD

New BARD Board Member: Dr. Michal Levy

Dr. Michal Levy Senior Deputy Director-General, Agriculture Innovation at the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development appointed by the Minister Alon Schuster


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2020 BARD Grants

$7.3 Million for US-Israel Ag R&D

2020 BARD Grants

The BARD Board of Directors has selected the research proposals, fellowships and workshops for the 2020 Submission


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Food and AgroTech under COVID-19

BARD’s director Prof. Yoram Kapulnik was interviewed by Globes (in Hebrew)

Food and AgroTech under COVID-19

We have to shorten the food supply-chain and come up with solutions that enable consumers to reach fresh produce at all times.


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Feeding the World

Yoram Kapulnik discusses implications of the corona virus epidemic on world food supply

Feeding the World

Feeding the world amid diminishing resources and coronavirus


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Sampling Composted Biosolids

A BARD-funded study looked at the environmental fate of antiepileptic drugs and their metabolites.

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.


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From Concept to Commercialization

Envisioning Biological Approaches for the Postharvest Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables

From Concept to Commercialization

Envisioning Biological Approaches for the Postharvest Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables


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Breeding Taste Back into Tomatoes

B-Lever Academia-to-Industry

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.


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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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Antibiotic Awareness

BARD-funded research projects offer a possibility for a non-antibiotic approach to treating Mastitis

Antibiotic Awareness

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.


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Triange Research and Develpment Center

BARD staff meets the Triangle R&D reseachers

Triange Research and Develpment Center

BARD staff meets the Triangle R&D reseachers


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Testing Recycled Water

Testing recycled water for reuse applications in agricultural irrigation.

Testing Recycled Water

Researchers are applying a metagenomic approach for characterization of the viral community composition (virome) associated with wastewater reclamation processes. This is a powerful approach for evaluating virus occurrence and diversity in untreated and treated wastewater.


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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 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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Big Data to Aid Post-Harvest Farming

Using AI to predict tree phenology

Big Data to Aid Post-Harvest Farming

Big data analysis based on remote sensing imageries, environmental conditions, and orchard performance will help create models to predict tree-phenology


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BARD 40 Year Infographic

BARD 40 Year Infographic


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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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B-Lever

B-Lever

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


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Visiting the Field

Visiting the Field

BARD team members took a field trip to Ben Gurion University's Sede-Boqer desert research institute to see BARD funded research projects in action.


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Arizona Webinar:  Agircultural Partnership Arizona-Israel

Webinar with Prof. Yoram Kapulnik (BARD), Mayor Doug Nicholls (Yuma, AZ) Prof. Sharon Megdal (U AZ)), Dr. Paul Brierly (U AZ) and Prof. Dan Blumberg (Ben Gurion U) -- Strengthing US Israel Relations through Agricultural Partnership. Arizona-Israel

Arizona Webinar: Agircultural Partnership Arizona-Israel

Webinar with Prof. Yoram Kapulnik (BARD), Mayor Doug Nicholls (Yuma, AZ) Prof. Sharon Megdal (U AZ), Dr. Paul Brierley (U AZ) and Prof. Dan Blumberg (Ben Gurion U) -- Strengthing US Israel Relations through Agricultural Partnership. Arizona-Israel


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Acknowledging Our Researchers

Acknowledging Our Researchers

Prof. Gene Robinson acknowledged for outstanding research dontributions


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Welcome Aboard New Team Members

Welcome Aboard New Team Members

BARD adds new staff members


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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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BARD Funded Workshop

BARD Funded Workshop

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


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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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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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