The 30th Evenari symposium:

Digital agriculture for efficient resources utilization

June 19, 2019

Sede Boqer Campus


The Evenari symposium is an annual gathering of plant and agriculture scientists and enthusiasts in honor of the late Prof. Michael Even-Ari at Sede Boqer campus. This year's topic highlights basic and applied research on sensing, imaging and data analysis for optimal resources use in agriculture.


09:20-11:00             Greetings and Innovations in monitoring (Chairperson: Jhonathan Ephrath)

09:20-09:40             Jhonathan Ephrath, Head, The French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, , Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Noam Weisbrod, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Yitzhak Gutterman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

09:40-10:05             Sabina Haber Imaging of root zone processes using MRI

10:05-10:30             Andreas Pohlmeier MRI as a noninvasive method to study solute distribution in soil

10:30-11:00             Jiftah Ben-Asher Robot, camera of mobile phone and smart farming

11:00-11:20             Coffee break

11:20-13:00             Sensing and data analysis (Chairperson: Yael Edan)

11:20-11:40             Ofer Dahan New monitoring system for real time continuous measurement of

                               nitrate concentration in unsaturated soils

11:40-12:00             Shabtai Cohen Tree sap flow measurement, integration and insights

12:00-12:20             Jonathan Rosenblatt Multivariate Visual Analytics for Data Quality in Precision       

                                Agriculture and Livestock Farming

12:20-12:40             Alex Furman Geophysical monitoring of the root zone

12:40-13:00             Gilad Ravid Applying machine learning on sensor data for irrigation


13:00-14:30             Lunch and Posters

14:30-16:10             Imaging in Agriculture (Chairperson: Naftali Lazarovitch)

14:30-14:50             Yael Edan Robotics in the digital era

14:50-15:10             Yafit Cohen Thermal imaging for irrigation management and malfunction detection

15:10-15:30             Ran Lati 3-D image-driven plant phenotyping models from the lab to the field

15:30-15:50             Rafi Linker Vision-based estimation of yield in apple orchards: Lessons learned from

                              developing various approaches using datasets with contrasting properties

15:50-16:10             Amir Lasry Continuous phenotyping of root length using CNN

16:10                       Closing remarks, Avi Levi, Dean, Faculty of Engineering Sciences