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Can Olive Trees and Wheat Co-Exist?

April 22, 2019

Tags: Desert & Water Research

At BGU's desert experimental farm, olive trees and wheat are sharing the same land.

Rare Truffle Cultivated in the Negev

April 22, 2019

Tags: Desert & Water Research

A BGU professor is working to commercialize this delicacy for both consumption and environmental tourism.

BGU Finds a Way to Help Reverse Desertification

March 12, 2019

Tags: Desert & Water Research

Desertification can be reversed by intervening at the desert border in the form of “vegetation fingers.”