The objective of weed management research at the Model Farm is to reduce the environmental and health impacts caused by the use of weed-control chemicals. Emphasis is placed on developing precision-agriculture approaches together with innovative non-chemical methods of weed control.
The focus of the research is on the development and integration of innovative approaches to weed control, in order to implement sustainable weed-control practices that will have much reduced environmental and health impacts as compared with current weed-control practices. The central research topics focus on the development and implementation of innovative technologies for weed species identification as the basis for exacting weed control, together with new non-chemical methodologies as the basis for integrated weed control. We believe that this approach will greatly reduce the current dependence on the use of herbicides to control weeds.
Subject areas and Activity
Agricultural Research Organization,
Newe Ya‘ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay, Israel
Phone numbers: 972-4-9539595
Topics are explored in the field
Activity in the field
Effects of cover crops on soil nutrients and soil erosion
I am Simon Futerman, a PhD student at the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Agriculture. I am conducting my doctoral research at the Model Farm’s Field
Service Crops in field-crop cycles
What Are Service Crops? Accepted practice in conservation agriculture is ground cover with the help of service crops, also known as cover crops, that allow