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“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil...There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.”

- Charles E. Kellogg

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The Robert  H Smith Faculty
of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Herzl 229  Rehovot 7610001

tel: 972-8-9489284
fax: 972-8-9475181

The Department of Soil and Water Sciences promotes research on global processes in the soil-water-atmosphere continuum. Our unique Israeli environment — limited water resources, state of the art agriculture, diverse climate and soils — offers us exciting research opportunities.

The Department was established in the early 1950's to support the developing agriculture of the young state. Today, we perform cutting-edge research and develop advanced technologies in the following fields:

Soil fertility,  soil chemistry, soil and water pollution and solution, soil-plant-atmosphere interactions,
water treatment and reuse for irrigation, precise irrigation, soil development and degradation,
human impact on the environment.