High-Tech Agriculture in the Desert of Israel(part 2)


  • Saving water while using controlled drip irrigation
  • Fertigation system maintenance
  • Cash crop fertigation protocol throughout the growing season according to soil type and environmental conditions
  • Choice of crop varieties in accordance with soil and climate
  • Post harvesting technologies for long shelf life of fresh produce
  • Using prepared mixture of liquid fertilizers in field and net house
  • Research and development center in the desert

The recommended dates for this study tour: September-December 2014.






Daily Schedule


Day 1 – Sunday

Arrival, free day


Opening session

Evening Lecture:

  • Agricultural journey in Israel, overview


Overnight – Beer-Sheva


Day 2– Monday

Morning Lectures:

  • Tomatoes growing technology in the greenhouse


Afternoon Study Tour to Netafim:

  • Drip Irrigation major components
  • Workshop: drip irrigation systems maintenance


Agriculture in the Desert of Israel
Agriculture in the Desert of Israel

Overnight – Beer-Sheva


Day 3– Tuesday

Morning Study Tour:

  • Private farm: greenhouse tomato
  • Vegetable nursery, automatic irrigation and quality seedling supply to farmers


Afternoon Study Tour:

  • Cooperative vegetable fields – potatoes, carrots and onion fields in southern Israel, irrigation methods in high-yield fields, varieties grown in diverse soils and plant protection control. Meeting with farm manager.
  • Polisak UV-resistant net cover for agriculture


Overnight – Beer-Sheva


Day 4 – Wednesday


Study Tour to Arava region:

  • Private farms: pepper and melons for export
  • Post-harvest technologies


  • R&D centre in arid zone

Visit to the Dead Sea


Day 5 – Thursday

Morning Study Tour:

  • Solar energy in the desert

Visit to Ben-Gurion grave



Afternoon Study Tour:

  • Grapes industry in arid area – advanced technologies for growing table grapes


Closing session


Overnight – Jerusalem


Day 6 – Friday

Jerusalem historical sites


Overnight – Jerusalem


Day 7 – Saturday

Nazareth and Sea of Galilee tour


Overnight – Jerusalem


Day 8 – Sunday

Tel-Aviv tour and shopping




** This schedule is subject to change according to decisions of the program director.


For more detais please contact the Tour Operator in Israel Genesis Tours

click here to see the first part of the program