ARO is the research institute of the ministry of agriculture and rural development of Israel and is responsible for research and development in the areas of agriculture and the environment, to further the prosperity of the country and the well-being of the public.. Focuses are basic and applied research with special emphasis on arid zone agriculture, enabling Israel - a country short of all the resources required for agriculture - to achieve among the highest levels of agricultural output in the world..
Tasks: Leading WP07 (Utilization of bio-effectors (BEs) in combination with localised fertilizer application technologies), the centre will adapt bio-effectors for integration into strategies of fertilizer placement or combined application of water and fertilisers by drip irrigation close to the target plants. The final goal is a more efficient use of the applied fertilisers and of water (particularly under Mediterranean conditions) and assessing functions and benefits of bio-effectors under abiotic stress (WP04). The site-specific adaptation of bio-effectors combined with placed fertilization and drip fertigation will be tested under real production conditions as a contribution to the International Field Testing network (WP08).
Dr. Dror Minz
Dr. Uri Yermiyahu
Dr. Maya Ofek Post Doc
Dr.Moshe Halpern Post Doc
Agricultural Research Organization (Israel)
BIOFECTOR is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme | Grant Agmt. No. 312117