Model Farm Fellows

In the Model Farm for Sustainable Agriculture, research scientists from various fields collaborate under the scientific leadership of Dr. Yael Laor.  
Altogether, approximately 50 members, most of them researchers from the three campuses of the Agricultural Research Organization (the central campus at the Volcani Center, the northern campus at Newe Ya’ar,  and the southern campus at Gilat), and others from the Ministry of Agriculture (Soil Erosion Research Station and the Agroecology Division), Local Research & Development Councils from around the country, colleges, research institutes and universities including the Northern  Agriculture Research & Development, MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute, Tel Hai College, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Haifa University, the Technion and Ben Gurion University of the Negev. One of the major challenges of the project being the integration of scientific approaches and activities among the various disciplines.

Soil and Water

Position: Research Scientist at Newe Ya’ar Research Center
Departmental affiliation: Department of Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition, and Microbiology, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number: 972-54-2655969

Email address: shaharb@agri.gov.il

Lab website

Position: Retiree research scientist at the  Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition, and Microbiology, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center.

Phone number: 972-50-6220310

Email address: abartal@agri.gov.il

Lab website

ד"ר אדי סיטרין

Position: Research scientist at the  Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences.
Departmental affiliation: Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone numbers: 972-3-9683767  |  972-50-6220087

Email address: eddie@volcani.agri.gov.il

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Position: Research Scientist – watershed sciences, Hydro-geomorphology at the Soil Erosion Research Station.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Soil Conservation and Drainage, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Phone number: 972-50-6241805

Email address: regozi@moag.gov.il  

Position: Research Scientist at Gilat Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition, and Microbiology, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number: 972-54-7580414

Email address: ranerel@volcani.agri.gov.il

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ד"ר גיל אשל

Position: Research Scientist at Soil Erosion Research Station.
Departmental affiliation: Soil Erosion Research Station, Soil Conservation Division, Ministry of agriculture and Rural Development.

Phone number: 972-50-6241816

Email address: eshelgil@gmail.com

 

Position: Research Scientist at Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.
Departmental affiliation: Environmental Physics and Irrigation, Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center.

Phone number: 972-3-9683424

Email address: vwsfried@agri.gov.il

Position: Research Scientist at the Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition, and Microbiology, Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone numbers: 972-3-9683307  |  972-50-6220307

Email address: ergraber@agri.gov.il

Position: Research Scientist, head of the Model Farm Scientific Committee,  Newe Ya’ar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition and Microbiology, Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone numbers: 972-4-9539539  |  972-50-6220038

Email address: laor@volcani.agri.gov.il

Position: Research Scientist,  Waste to Resource lab, Newe Ya’ar Research Center. 
Departmental affiliation: Department of Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition and Microbiology, Institute of Soil,
Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number: 972-50-6220996

Email address: posmanik@agri.gov.il

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Position: Research Scientist, ARO Deputy Director for R & D.
Departmental affiliation: Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number:  972-50-6220136

Email address: uri4@agri.gov.il

Yoram Steinberg  B.Sc

Position: Field crops Specialist.
Departmental affiliation: Irrigation.

Phone number: 972-52-3765628

Email address: yorams@mhk.co.il

Plant Science

Position: Research Scientist, head of the Unit of Fruit Trees, Newe Ya’ar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Fruit Tree Sciences, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number:  972-55-9816097

Email address:  shemer.tamar@volcani.agri.gov.il

Lab website

Position: Research Scientist, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Vegetables and Field Crops, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number:  972-55-9816097

Email address: roib@volcani.agri.gov.il

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פרופ' נתיב דודאי

Position: Research Scientist, head of the Unit of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants at the Newe Yawar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Unit of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Newe-Ya’ar Research CenterAgricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number: 972-50-6220010

Email address: nativdud@gmail.com

Position:  Retiree Research Scientist, Unit of Fruit Trees, Newe Ya’ar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Fruit Tree Sciences, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number:  972-50-6220771

Email address: vhhollan@agri.gov.il

Position: Associate Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Departmental affiliation: Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Phone numbers: 972-8-9489638  |  972-54-5742122

Email address: zvi.peleg@mail.huji.ac.il

Plant Protection

ד"ר רוני כהן

Position:  Retiree Research Scientist, Newe Ya’ar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Plant pathology and weed science, Newe-Ya’ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number: 972-50-6220016

Email address: ronico@volcani.agri.gov.il

Position: Research Scientist, head of  Newe Yaar Research Center, head of the Model Farm.
Departmental affiliation:  Department of Plant, Pathology and Weed Research, Newe Ya’ar, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number: 972-4-9539535

Email address: eizenber@agri.gov.il

Lab website

Position: Research Scientist at Newe Ya’ar Research Center.

Departmental affiliation: Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, Newe Ya’ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone numbers: 972-4-9539529 |  972-50-6220403

Email address: ranl@volcani.agri.gov.il

 

Position: Research Scientist at Newe Ya’ar Research Center.

Departmental affiliation: Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, Newe Ya’ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number:  972-54-5934252

Email address: maorm@volcani.agri.gov.il 

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Position: Research Scientist at MIGAL Galilee Research Institute.
Departmental affiliation: Agroecology unit, MIGAL Galilee Research Institute.

Department of environmental sciences, Tel Hai Academic College.

Phone numbers: 972-4-6934797  |  972-50-7965272

Email address: lioraamit@bezeqint.net

Agricultural Engineering

Position: Research Scientist at the Institute of Plant Protection, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number: 972-3-9683581

Email address: liorb@volcani.agri.gov.il

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Position: Research Scientist at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Departmental affiliation: Department of Sensing, Information and Mechanization Systems, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute

Phone number: 972-50-6220596

Email address: yafitush@volcani.agri.gov.il

Position: Research Scientist at MIGAL Galilee Research Institute.
Departmental affiliation: MIGAL Galilee Research Institute.

Phone number: 972-54-6780076

Email address: litaori@telhai.ac.il

Position: Senior Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Departmental affiliation: Agro-informatics  and Remote – Sensing Laboratory, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Dryland, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus.

Phone number: 972-50-3296632

Email address: tarin@bgu.ac.il

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Animal Science

Position: Research Scientist, Beef Cattle Unit, Newe Ya’ar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Ruminant Science, Institute of Animal Sciences,
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone numbers: 972-4-9539523  |  972-50-6220632

Email address: mirico@volcani.agri.gov.il

Position: Research Scientist, Precision Livestock Farming Lab, the  Institute of agriculture engineering, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Departmental affiliation: Institute of agriculture engineering, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number: 972-50-6220112

Email address: halachmi@volcani.agri.gov.il

Position: Research Scientist, head of the Beef Cattle Unit, Newe Ya’ar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Ruminant Science, Institute of Animal Sciences,
Agricultural Research Organization  Volcani Institute.

Phone numbers: 972-4-9539560  |  972-50-6220060

Email address: shabtay@volcani.agri.gov.il

Agroecology

ד"ר שירי פרייליך

Position: Research scientist, Systems Biology Lab, Newe Ya’ar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Natural Resources, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone numbers: 972-4-9539533  |  972-50-6220047

Email address: shiri@agri.gov.il

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Dr. Ora Moshe

Position: Research scientist, Soil Conservation Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Departmental affiliation: Soil Erosion Research Station, Soil Conservation Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Phone number: 972-58-4848700

Email address: feliciaorah@gmail.com

Position: Retiree Research scientist, Newe Ya’ar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, Institute of Plant Protection, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone numbers: 972-4-9539546  |  972-50-6220111

Email address: palevsky@volcani.agri.gov.il

ד"ר אסף שדה

Position: Research scientist, Agroecology Lab,  Newe Ya’ar Research Center.
Departmental affiliation: Department of Natural Resources, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute.

Phone number: 972-3-9683925

Email address: asafsa@volcani.agri.gov.il