Dr. Moshe Meron

Dr. Moshe Meron
Research Group Leader

My research is involved in plant-soil-water relations research for efficient use of water and optimization of returns. Our research provides direct support to farming operations in the Galilee. The leading concept is to employ industrial strength process control means to monitor and quantify production processes in the orchard and the field. The research employs variety of sensors in the soil, the air and on the plants, thermal remote sensing of water stress in crops, aerial photogrammetry of tree canopies. One of the principal aims is Precision Horticulture, where the inputs: water and agrochemicals, are adjusted to the needs of every tree in the orchard. A GIS based orchard management module was developed for this purpose. Other projects include hydrological monitoring the drained Hula Lake soils and agricultural use of the Shamir geothermal wells water. The Laboratory initiated, developed and operates the Upper Galilee Environmental Meteorology Service, providing irrigation scheduling info to the Galilee farmers since 1989.

Scientific Publications

Chemical, Hydrological and Climatological Properties of Lake Agmon, Hula Valley (Israel), (1994-2006).

Gophen, M, M. Meron, Y. Tsipris, V. Orlov-Levine, and M. Peres.
Open Journal of Modern Hydrology 2016 Volume 6 Pages 8-18

Foliage temperature extraction from thermal imagery for crop water stress determination

M. Meron; M. Sprintsin; J. Tsipris; V. Alchanatis; Y. Cohen
Precision Agriculture 2013 Volume 14 Issue 5 Pages 467-477

Crop water stress mapping for site-specific irrigation by thermal imagery and artificial reference surfaces

M. Meron; J. Tsipris; V. Orlov; V. Alchanatis; Y. Cohen
Precision Agriculture 2010 Volume 11 Issue 2 Pages 148-162

Evaluation of different approaches for estimating and mapping crop water status in cotton with thermal imaging

V. Alchanatis; Y. Cohen; S. Cohen; M. Moller; M. Sprinstin; M. Meron; J. Tsipris; Y. Saranga; E. Sela
Precision Agriculture 2010 Volume 11 Issue 1 Pages 27-41

Use of thermal and visible imagery for estimating crop water status of irrigated grapevine

M. Möller; V. Alchanatis; Y. Cohen; M. Meron; J. Tsipris; A. Naor; V. Ostrovsky; M. Sprintsin; S. Cohen
Journal of Experimental Botany 2007 Volume 58 Issue 4 Pages 827-838

In-field assessment of single leaf nitrogen status by spectral reflectance measurements

V. Alchanatis; Z. Schmilovitch; M. Meron
Precision Agriculture 2005 Volume 6 Issue 1 Pages 25-39

Estimation of leaf water potential by thermal imagery and spatial analysis

Y. Cohen; V. Alchanatis; M. Meron; Y. Saranga; J. Tsipris
Journal of Experimental Botany 2005 Volume 56 Issue 417 Pages 1843-1852

The management of Lake Agmon Wetlands (Hula Valley, Israel)

M. Gophen; Y. Tsipris; M. Meron; I. Bar-Ilan
Hydrobiologia 2003 Pages 803-809

Tree shape and volume measurement by light interception and aerial photogrammetry

M. Meron; S. Cohen; G. Melman
Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 2000 Volume 43 Issue 2 Pages 475-481

Climatic and hydrological aspects of the Hula restoration project

J. Tsipris; M. Meron
Wetlands Ecology and Management 1998 Volume 6 Issue 02-??? Pages 91-101

Effect of fall irrigation level in 'Mauritius' and 'Floridian' lychee on soil and plant water status, flowering intensity, and yield

R. A. Stern; M. Meron; A. Naor; R. Wallach; B. Bravdo; S. Gazit
Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 1998 Volume 123 Issue 1 Pages 150-155

Canopy clumpiness and radiation penetration in a young hedgerow apple orchard

S. Cohen; P. Mosoni; M. Meron
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 1995 Volume 76 Issue 03-??? Pages 185-200

Pressure chamber procedures for leaf water potential measurements of cotton

M. Meron; D. W. Grimes; C. J. Phene; K. R. Davis
Irrigation Science 1987 Volume 8 Issue 3 Pages 215-222

Response of cotton water stress indicators to soil salinity

T. A. Howell; J. L. Hatfield; J. D. Rhoades; M. Meron
Irrigation Science 1984 Volume 5 Issue 1 Pages 25-36


I. Levin; M. Meron
Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1980