Agriculture & Environment

Agriculture & Environment

The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment: Feeding the World

 


Collagen manufactured from transgenic tobacco plants has great commercial promise


A unique Hebrew University lab has succeeded in producing a replica of human collagen from tobacco plants which can replace the currently used form produced from farm animals and human cadavers.


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Hebrew U. researchers developing ‘breakfast of champions’

An improved method for sustainable pest control using “super-sexed” but sterile male insects to copulate with female ones is being developed by Smith Faculty researchers hoping to offer another efficient and promising avenue for supplying produce to the market by eliminating pests without damage to the environment.

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Water treatment makes an international splash

As the world's water levels continue to decline, scientists at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment are investigating the quickest and most cost-effective ways of conserving and recycling our natural water resources.

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Of course, to grow crop plants, you need land — and water

The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has a worldwide reputation for forward-thinking solutions for Israel’s limited agricultural resources. At the same time, says Prof. Benny Chefetz of the Department of Soil and Water Sciences, techniques used to solve problems sometimes cause others.

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Natural pesticides: preserving crops for our health

Dr. Yael Helman and her colleagues at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment are looking for environmentally friendly biological and botanical alternatives to fight plant diseases.

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