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Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, Israel

Administrator: Neomi Maimon 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,

Secretary of teaching program:
Ms. Iris Izenshtadt
Tel: 972-8-9489333

Director: Prof. David Weiss
Tel: 972-8-948-9436
Fax: 972-8-948-9899


Prof. Avishalom Marani

1924 Born, Cernauti, Romania; in Israel since 1926.
1947 M.Sc. (Agr.) Hebrew University, Jerusalem. 
1955 Ph.D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem 
1955-56 Post-Doctoral Research at the Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, England.
1957 Lecturer 
1962-1963 Sabbatical at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.
1963 Senior Lecturer 
1968-1974 Chairman, Department of Field and Vegetable Crops.
1969 Associate Professor 
1974-1975 Sabbatical at the Department of Genetics, University of Birmingham, England.
1979-1980 Sabbatical at the Crop Simulation Research Unit, ARS, USDA, Mississippi State, MS, USA.
1986-1988 Chairman, Department of Field and Vegetable Crops.
1988-1989 Sabbatical at the Systems Research Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Beltsville, MD, USA.
1990 Sabbatical at the Root Physiology Research Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Urbana, IL, USA.
1991 Emeritus.
1991-1997 Visiting Scientist at the Water Management Research Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Fresno, CA, USA.

Research Interests:

Cotton physiology and breeding.

Moisture stress in field crops and their response to irrigation.

Quantitative genetics in plant breeding.
Heterosis in cotton and its role in breeding.

The use of interspecific crosses in cotton breeding.

Computer modeling of physiological and soil processes, and of agricultural activities.

Current Activity:

Development of a comprehensive computer model of cotton.
Cotton2K simulation model Nisuy Anova Software