Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is a great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Israel.
On behalf of the organizing committee of the 10th ECPA we cordially invite you to attend the European Conference on Precision Agriculture which will be held on July 12-16, 2015. The conference will be held under the auspices of the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) and the venue is ARO (The Volcani Center) – the largest agricultural public research center in Israel. ARO is situated in the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, a modern city that promises a cultural experience, excitement and pleasure. ARO's six institutes are responsible for Plant Sciences, Animal Science, Plant Protection, Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, and Postharvest and Food Sciences. ARO also operates four research stations, in various parts of the country, and serves as a testing center for agricultural produce and equipment. Israel's Gene Bank for Agricultural Crops is also located on the ARO - Volcani Center campus. While encompassing the full range of agricultural research activities, ARO focuses in particular on an arid zone agriculture, enabling Israel - a country short of all the resources required for agriculture - to achieve among the highest levels of agricultural output in the world.
The meeting will provide the necessary platform on which researchers from all over Europe and other continents to meet in order to present the state of the art in the rapidly evolving field of Precision Agriculture. The latest research will be discussed and debates on crucial topics will be conducted by eminent scientists.
The Scientific Program will include presentations covering new developments in all aspects of precision agriculture, as well as basic and translational research relevant to the field. This conference’s theme is “Precision agriculture for efficient resources management under changing global conditions”. The scientific sessions will be an excellent opportunity to intensify the cooperation between our professional groups.
The program will be complemented with a professional exhibition and a professional tour. The professional tour will expose the participants to the activities of precision agriculture in Israel and have the opportunity to explore part of Israeli scenery.
All participants are welcome to submit abstracts for both oral and poster sessions. Many of us involved in Precision Agriculture have established during the years lasting friendships with colleagues from abroad, and this meeting will be an excellent platform to integrate young colleagues into our friendly network.
We look forward to welcoming you to Israel, for what we hope will be a stimulating and inspiring scientific, social and cultural event.
Looking forward to seeing you in Israel!
Victor Alchanatis Yafit Cohen
Conference Chair Conference Chair