Urban blueprint teams from various regional councils, landscape architects, and representatives of the Agroecology unit of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Extension Services department toured the Model Farm. Intended to introduce professionals to the Model Farm, the visit included several talks on various subjects:
Weed management as a component of precision agriculture, pest/useful pest management in the field and in waste treatment, salmonella survivability in poultry coops waste during stabilization and composting processes and after ground application.
The tour also included a display of farming equipment and a visit to the Model Farm’s field crops and almond orchard. The collaboration born of this visit will introduce a new element to the approach and work of the Model Farm teams– an environmental approach to the landscape. The overall vision is for the Model Farm to serve as a platform for demonstrating landscaping concepts with a focus on agricultural lands.
A Special Session of Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change at the International DDD Conference
The Sustainable Agriculture session at the International DDD Conference (November 2023, Sede Boqer campus) examined how thought paradigms once unique to deserts and drylands affect food production