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Plant Sciences
Animal Science
Plant Protection
Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences
Postharvest and Food Sciences
Agricultural Engineering
Gilat Center
Newe Ya'ar
Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences
Head: Shabtai Cohen, Ph.D.
Aims: Conduct basic and applied research associated with the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. The Institute is dedicated to improving agricultural productivity without compromising environmental quality, and to conserving soil and water, two of Israel's most limited natural resources.


1. Economically and environmentally sound management of irrigation, fertilization, crop microclimate control and tillage in open fields, screenhouses and greenhouses.
2. Development of advanced soil management practices. The use of soil amendments for mitigating evaporation, salinization, sodification, runoff, erosion and soil structure deterioration, in both rain-fed and irrigated farming.
3. Development of mechanistic-stochastic models for quantifying water flow and solute transport on the field scale, for assessment of risks of soil and groundwater contamination by organic and inorganic pollutants, and for quantifying C and N turnover in soils.

The Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences is comprised of two departments - Environmental Physics and Irrigation; and Soil Chemistry and Plant Nutrition - in which 22 scientists, 24 engineers and technicians, and more than 20 visiting scientists and students are engaged. The annual research income of the Institute is about $1.7 million, all from local and international competitive grants.

Contact details:

Telephone: 972-3-9683640 or 972-3-9683625
Fax: 972-3-9604017
Email: Innae@volcani.agri.gov.il


Departments (sub-units)
Environmental Physics and Irrigation
Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition and Microbiology
Administration - Soil Sciences
Latest events
18/10/2015 09:15
Soil and Water sciences building - Seminars room

Opening Seminar - Soil and Water institute

Contact details
TelephoneTel: 972-3-9683640
FaxFax: 972-3-9604017
EmailEmail: esti@volcani.agri.gov.il
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