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THEDEERE 392522 1 A bit of israel's scenery either
A bit of israel's scenery
some of israel's contractors
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Nice photos! Always intresting to learn about farming in other countries!

Is the fifth showing cotton harvesting? Is cotton common in Israel?
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Indeed verry nice pics!

Cool looking grain cart behind that MC Cormic!
In the USA usual you see tracktors 200+ HP in front of sutch carts, but it seems to me that this MC Cormic (somewere around140HP?) can do that job easy too!
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Super photos :-) would be nice to see some more of how you guys farm over there,

Regards,

TC.
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Excellent post, I've only seen a bit of Israel in the past but never saw anything like that, I failed to realize you had such farming techniques.

I wonder how your growing season is? And how stable your market is?
Thanks :-)
-Josh
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i'm guessing thats about a 400-500 bushel grain buggy, and 80hp tractor will easily handle it.

I help my neighbour once in a while running his rain buggy, use to run a 400bushel buggy with an 80hp 2wd tractor, works better then a 120hp fwa tractor if you ask me.
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And Josh,
The farmers is Isreal are really smart farmers from what ive heard, there is some great technology out there.

thats what my dad tells me:-P
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Huib, I believe I read somewhere that they are the world leaders in irrigation technology. :-)
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Yes, Israel is a leaders country in irrigation technology. Mostly they use the water saving drop systems. The disadvantage of farming under irrigation in regions with very low rainfall is, that the water reserves become lower and lower. The picture show a view over the Sea Teberias, close by the places where Jesus started his work. In the background you see the Golan Heights and in the foreground you see that the sealevel lowered very mutch on a late November. One meter less sealevel on this sea is minus 150.000.000 cubicmetre of whater. From this sea a powerfull pump-station feed a tube system with nearly three meter diameter who supply Israel with water. Over the river Jordan, the Sea Teberias feeds the Dead Sea. His sealevel sank yearly in the one Meter range and is in 2006 assessed by -418 under ocean level. :-\


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Theo
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jes theo just like the sovjets did to the aral lake
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Yes i believe you are right cowboy and theo,
We have used drip irrigation since irrigation water is hard to come by in our area, and we were also told that they do a lot of testing there with drip tape and that Isreal is the place where it originated.
It is a nice system when you have limited supply of water, but it's fairly expensive to purchase and put down in the crops.
we were talking 400 dollars an acre for onions and double that for potatoes if i remember correctly, that was for just the driptape.
the header lines and supply lines were a one time investment, since you can use them year after year.
That's why we switched to overhead irrigation with an irrigation reel.
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Yes Huib, I would think it would be cost prohibitive in annual crops like potatoes or onions (ok in fruit crops, vineyards, etc).

Pivots, linears, & travellers (guns or booms) would all have to be more cost efficient in annual crop situations I should think,

Regards,

TC.
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I´m not against irregation, but the Israelis pull the rug from under the feet of the whole region!

The same in the USA where partly fossil water is use who comes also to an end one day.

Like the Soviets, fast cash and no future! :-/


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Theo
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I guess water is becoming a very important issue worldwide Theo; drought here has made people more aware of building more water storages (dams) on farm, for irrigation, to pepare for dry seasons.

With the intensification of global warming, I guess this will become more important.
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You are absolutely right, Tas! Water will be (and are) the most important input in growing, and farmers in control of water will be the succesful.

But, we must take care of the water resources, otherwise we earn money in a short time period, but we take the possibility to earn money in a long time sight away!
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Well without water (for irrigation) here in my area, we would only be grazing sheep & some cattle, instead of mixed farming & growing a wide range of crops.

A long term view is certainly what is needed :-)
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