Born 1929, Haifa
Ph.D. 1957, Univ. of Calif., Davis
Jacob and Rachel Liss Professor of Agronomy Emeritus
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture
Research InterestsOptimal integrated plant breeding approaches. Breeding cultivars for low input conditions. Genetics and breeding of productive, determinate varieties of sesame -dehiscent and indehiscent. Improvement of mutation breeding techniques, using radiation and chemicals. Germ plasm resources in plant breeding. Enhancement, evaluation, documentation and preservation of the genetic resources of sesame, peanuts and safflower. Agricultural research and manpower-training in developing countries.
- Sesame genetic resources: collection and evaluation.
- Improved mutation breeding techniques in oil crops