The research units and their main investigation areas are:
- Plant Sciences
- crop cultivation: dryland farming, field crops, olive, citrus;
- grazing and open spaces;
- precision agriculture.
- Soil and Water
- irrigation and fertilization.
- Plant Protection
- plant pathology;
Gilat is situated in Israel's northern Negev (31°20' N, 34°40' E, elevation 150 m above mean sea level) near Ofakim. This district includes four municipalities -- Bene Shimon, Sha'ar HaNegev, Merchavim, and Azata -- with 60 agricultural settlements that cultivate 800,000 dunam (80,000 ha).
Agricultural facilities and services run by our research staff include a laboratory for the diagnosis of plant disease, nitrogen forecasting, a field services laboratory, and a national bank of genetic material for citrus orchards.
The Migda farm is an extension of the Gilat Regional Center, dedicated to research into agro-sylvo-pastoral systems in arid zones. Gilat and Migda operate an active system of research, experiment and model sites.
The Molcho Center, which operates within the Gilat Regional Center, initiates and supports Negev research activities by granting scholarships to students of agricultural science and by helping to maintain a research library.
Molcho scholarship for students - 2009 (In Hebrew)On this website, in addition to information about the Center's activities you will find in-depth articles with illustrations and references:
- Online status reports in entomology
- Potato disease compendium.