The symposium will promote exchange of fundamental and applied understanding of the diverse aspects of orchard nutrition.
Yearim hotel is located in Israel's central mountain region, just 10 km west of Jerusalem and around half an hour from Ben Gurion international airport.
Israel is characterized by a large variation in climatic conditions in a relatively small area. Hence, participants will have the opportunity to see a wide diversity of orchard crops, from date palm, typical to desert areas, to tropical subtropical and Mediterranean crops including banana, mango, avocado, citrus, olive and grapes, to temperate zone crops including apple, pear, peach and cherry. Almost all orchards in Israel are micro-irrigated using drip irrigation and sprinklers and are fertilized via the irrigation systems (fertigation). The majority of local orchards are irrigated using recycled wastewater, further affecting fertilizer needs, nutrient availability, and tree nutrition.