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Name: Victor Alchanatis, D.Sc. (Researcher)
Units: Agricultural EngineeringSensing, Information and Mechanization Engineering
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Tel:  03-9683504
Cell: 050-6220504
Email:    victor@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Institute of Agr. Engineering, Office 510

Director of Institute of Agricultural Engineering

Research Interests / Job description
Sensors for precision agriculture: hyperspectral and thermal imaging; Computer vision; Multispectral image processing; Quality Evaluation of agricultural products by non-destructive methods.

Peer reviewed publications - from 2010


35.    Herrmann, I., A. Karnieli, D. J. Bonfil, Y. Cohen and Alchanatis, V. (2010).
SWIR-based spectral indices for assessing nitrogen content in potato fields.
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31(19):5127-5143

IF: 1.117; Remote sensing, Rank 10/22, Q2

36.    Shenderey C., Shmulevich I., Alchanatis, V., Egozi, H., Hoffman, A., Ostrovsky, V., Lurie, S., Ben Arie, R. and Schmilovitch, Z. (2010).
NIRS detection of Moldy Core in Apples.
Food and Bioprocess Technology, 3(1): 79-86, doi: 10.1007/s11947-009-0256-1

IF: 2.574; Agronomy, Rank 26/124, Q1

37.    Cohen, Y., Alchanatis V.*, Zusman, Y., Dar, Z., Bonfil, D.J., Karnieli, A., Zilberman, A., Moulin, A., Ostrovsky, V., Levi, A., Brikman, R, and Shenker, M. (2010).
Leaf nitrogen estimation in potato based on spectral data and on simulated bands of the VENμS satellite.
Precision Agriculture, 11:520-537, DOI 10.1007/s11119-009-9147-8

IF: 1.549; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1

38.    Meron, M., Tsipris, J., Orlov, V., Alchanatis, V.*, and Cohen, Y. (2010).
Crop water stress mapping for site-specific irrigation by thermal imagery and artificial reference surfaces
Precision Agriculture, 11:148-162. DOI 10.1007/s11119-009-9153-x

IF: 1.549; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1

39.    Ben-Gal, A., Kool, D., Agam, N., van Halsema, G.E., Yermiyahu, U., Yafe, A., Presnov, E., Erel, R., Majdop, A., Zipori, I., Segal, E., Rüger, S., Zimmermann, Y., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V.*, Dag, A. (2010).
Whole-tree water balance and indicators for short-term drought stress in non-bearing ‘Barnea’ olives.
Agricultural Water Management, doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.08.008

IF:2.603; Agronomy, Rank 13/83, Q1

40.    Wachs , J. P.S, Stern, H. I., Burks, T. and V. Alchanatis (2010).
Low and high level visual feature based apple detection from multi-modal images
Precision Agriculture, DOI 10.1007/s11119-010-9198-x

IF: 1.549 (2.1); Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1

41.    Bulanon, D.M., Burks, T. F. and Alchanatis, V. (2010)
A multispectral imaging analysis for enhancing citrus fruit detection
Environmental Control in Biology, 48(2):81-91

42.    Lichter, A., Kaplunov, T., Zutahy, Y., Daus, A., Alchanatis, V.*, Ostrovsky, V. and S. Lurie (2011).
Physical and visual properties of grape rachis as affected by water vapor pressure deficit
Postharvest Biology and Technology 59 (2011) pp. 25-33 doi:10.1016/j.postharvbio.2010.07.009

IF: 2.618; Agronomy, Rank 12/83, Q1

43.    Rud, R.S, Shoshany, M. and Alchanatis, V. (2011)
Spectral indicators for salinity effects in crops: a comparison of a new green indigo ratio with existing indices
Remote Sensing Letters, 2(4):289-298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2010.520343

IF: 1.487; Remote Sensing, Rank 15/28, Q3

44.    Maoz, Y., Gal, S., Zilberstein, M., Izhar, Y., Alchanatis, V., Coll, M., and Palevsky, E. (2011)
Determining an economic injury level for the persea mite, Oligonychus perseae, a new pest of avocado in Israel.
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 138 (2):110-116.

IF: 1.442; Entomology, Rank 32/94, Q2

45.    Herrmann, I., Pimstein, A., Karnieli, A., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V., and Bonfil, D. J. (2011)
LAI assessment of wheat and potato crops by VENμS and Sentinel-2 bands.
Remote Sensing of Environment 115 (8):2141-2151.

IF: 5.881; Remote sensing, Rank 1/28, Q1

46.    Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V.*, Prigojin, A., Levi, A., Soroker, V., Cohen, Y. (2012)
Use of aerial thermal imaging to estimate water status of palm trees.
Precision Agriculture, 13(1):123-140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11119-011-9232-7

IF: 1.549 (2.1); Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11119-011-9232-7

47.    Laykin, S.S, Edan, Y. and Alchanatis, V. (2012)
On-line multi-stage sorting algorithm for agriculture products
Pattern Recognition, 45(7):2843–2853

IF: 3.399; Computer Science, Rank 15/130, Q1

48.    Moulin, A. P., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V., Tremblay, N. and Volkmar, K. (2012)
Yield response of potatoes to variable nitrogen management by landform element and in relation to petiole nitrogen – a case study.
Canadian Journal of Plant Science 92: 771-781.

IF: 0.727; Agronomy, Rank 46/83, Q3

49.    Kelly, G., David-Schwartz, R., Sade, N., Moshelion, M., Levi, A., Alchanatis, V., and Granot, D. (2012).
The pitfalls of transgenic selection and new roles of AtHXK1: A high level of AtHXK1 expression uncouples hexokinase1 dependent sugar signaling from exogenous sugar.
Plant Physiology, 159 (1):47-51.

IF: 6.280; Plant Sciences, Rank 8/209, Q1

50.    Agam, N., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V. and Ben-Gal, A. (2012).
How sensitive is the CWSI to changes in solar radiation?
International Journal of Remote sensing – Volume 34, Issue 17, 2013, Special Issue:   Remote sensing for sustainable agriculture

IF: 1.640; Remote sensing, Rank 13/28, Q2

51.    Cohen, S., Cohen, Y., Levi, O. and Alchanatis, V.* (2013).
Combining spectral and spatial information from aerial hyperspectral images for delineating homogenous management zones.
Biosystems Engineering – 114(4):435-443, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2012.09.003

IF: 1.997; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 7/57, Q1

52.    Rud, R.S, Shoshany, M., and Alchanatis, V. (2013)
Spatial-spectral processing strategies for detection of salinity effects in cauliflower, aubergin and kohlrabi
Biosystems Engineering 114(4):384-396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2012.11.012

IF: 1.997; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 7/57, Q1

53.    Rotbart, N., Schmilovitch, Z., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V.* and Yermiyahu, U. (2013).
Estimating olive leaf nitrogen concentration using VIS-NIR spectral reflectance.
Biosystems Engineering 114(4):426-434 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2012.09.005

IF: 1.997; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 7/57, Q1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2012.09.005


54.    Van Hertem, T.S, Alchanatis, V, Antler, A, Maltz, E, Halachmi, I, Schlageter-Tello, A, Lokhorst, C, Viazzi, S, Romanini, C.E.B, Pluk, A, Bahr, C and Berckmans, D (2013)
Comparison of segmentation algorithms for cow contour extraction from natural barn background in side view images
Computers and electronics in agriculture – 91:65-74

IF: 1.892; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2012.12.003

55.    Bercovich A.S,  Y. Edan,  V. Alchanatis,  U. Moallem, Y. Parmet,  H. Honig, E. Maltz,  A. Antler  and I. Halachmi (2013)
Development of an automatic system for cow body condition scoring using body shape signature
Journal of Dairy science – J Dairy Sci 2013 Dec 4;96(12):8047-59. Epub 2013 Oct 4

IF: 2.566; Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science, Rank 3/54, Q1

56.    Agam, N., Cohen, Y., Berni, J.A.J, Alchanatis, V. , Kool, D., Dag, A., Yermiahu, U. and Ben-Gal, A. (2013).
An Insight to the Performance of Crop Water Stress Index for Olive Trees
Agricultural Water Management – Februar 2013, pp 79-86

IF: 2.203; Water Resources, Rank 15/80, Q1, Agronomy, Rank 16/78, Q1

57.    Meron, M., Sprintsin, M., Tsipris, J., Alchanatis, V., and Cohen, Y. (2013).
Foliage Temperature Extraction from Thermal Imagery for Crop Water Stress Determination
Precision Agriculture – 14:467-477

IF: 1.549; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1

58.    Raban, E., Kaplunov, T., Zutahy, Y., Daus, A., Alchanatis, V., Ostrovsky, V., Lurie, S. and Lichter, A. (2013).
Rachis browning in four table grape cultivars as affected by growth regulators or packaging
Postharvest Biology and Technology 84 (2013) pp. 88–95 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2013.03.021

IF: 2.454; Agronomy, Rank 13/78, Q1, Horticulture, Rank 4/32, Q1

59.    Rud, R., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V., Levi, A., Brikman, R., Shenderey, C., . . . Rosen, C. (2014).
Crop water stress index derived from multi-year ground and aerial thermal images as an indicator of potato water status.
Precision Agriculture, 15(3), 273-289.

IF: 1.549; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1

60.    Schmilovitch, Z., Ignat, T., Alchanatis, V., Gatker, J., Ostrovsky, V. and  J. Felfoldi (2014).
Hyperspectral imaging of intact bell peppers.
Biosystems Engineering – 117:83-93

IF: 1.997; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 7/57, Q1

61.    Nigon, T. J., Mulla, D. J., Rosen, C. J., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V. and Rud, R. (2014)
Evaluation of the Nitrogen Sufficiency Index for Use with High Resolution, Broadband Aerial Imagery in a Commercial Potato Field
Precision Agriculture,15:202-226

IF: 1.549; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1

62.    Kelly, G., Sade, N., Attia, Z., Secchi, F., Zwieniecki, M., Holbrook, N.M., Levi, A., Alchanatis, V., Moshelion, M. and Granot, D. (2014).
Relationship between hexokinase and the aquaporin PIP1 in the regulation of photosynthesis and plant growth
PLoS ONE, 9(2): e87888. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087888

IF: 3.057; Multidisciplinary Sciences, Rank 11/62, Q1

63.    Nissimov, S.S, Goldberger, J. and Alchanatis, V. (2015)
Obstacle detection in a greenhouse environment using the Kinect sensor
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 113, 104-115

IF: 1.892; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2015.02.001


64.    Ignat, T., Alchanatis, V.*, Schmilovitch, Z. (2014)
Maturity prediction of intact bell peppers by sensor fusion
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 104:9-17

IF: 1.846; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 6/57, Q1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2014.03.006

65.    Van Hertem, T., Viazzi, S., Steensels, M., Maltz, E., Antler, A., Alchanatis, V., Schlageter-Tello, A. A., Lokhorst, K., Romanini, E. CB., Bahr, C., Berckmans, D. And Halachmi, I. (2014). 
Automatic lameness detection based on consecutive 3D-video recordings

Biosystems Engineering, 119:108-116

IF: 1.997; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 7/57, Q1

66.    Nigon, T. J., Mulla, D. J., Rosen, C. J., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V., Knight, J, and Rud, R. (2015)
Hyperspectral aerial imagery for detecting nitrogen stress in two potato varieties
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 112, 36-46

IF: 1.892; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1

67.    Ignat T. , Alchanatis, V. and Schmilovitch, Z. (2015). 
Maturity prediction of intact bell peppers by sensor fusion.

Chemical Engineering Transactions
, 44:67-72, doi:10.3303/CET1544012

68.    Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V.*, Sela, E.,  Saranga, Y., Cohen, S., Meron, M., Bosak, A., Tsipris, J., Ostrovsky V., Orolov V., Levi, A., Brikman, R. (2015)
Crop water status estimation using thermography: Multi-year model development using ground-based thermal images
Precision Agriculture, 16:311-329

IF: 1.549 ; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary, Rank 8/57, Q1

69.    Lugassi, N., Kelly, G., Fidel, L., Yaniv, Y., Attia, Z., Levi, A., Alchanatis, V., Moshelion M., Raveh, E., Carmi, N. and Granot, D. (2015).
Expression of Arabidopsis Hexokinase in Citrus Guard Cells Controls Stomatal Aperture and Reduces Transpiration. 
Frontiers in Plant Science
6, 1114. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.01114

IF: 4.495                                            

70.    Schmilovitch, Z., Rodov, V., Alchanatis, V., Ignat, T., Hoffman, A., Egozi H. and Ostrovsky, V. (2015).
Machinery for Fresh Cut Watermelon and Cantaloupe.
Chemical Engineering Transactions
, 44:277-283, doi:10.3303/CET1544047


71.    Zvi, R., Ignat, T., Alchanatis, V., Hoffman, A., Borohov-Nehori, H., Immerman, A., and Schmilovitch, Z. (2017).
New post-harvest approach for high quality fresh ‘Medjhool’ date.
Postharvest Biology and Technology, Volume 124, 1 February 2017, Pages 35-44

IF: 2.618; Agronomy, Rank 12/83, Q1, Horticulture, Rank 2/34, Q1


72.    Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V., Saranga Y., Rosenberg, O., Sela, E. and A. Bosak (2017).
Mapping water status based on aerial thermal imagery: comparison of methodologies for upscaling from a single leaf to commercial fields.
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