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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. Shmuel Gazit


Born: 1929, Tel Aviv
Ph. D. 1961, Hebrew Univ.; Lect. 1965; Sen. Lect. 1971
Assoc. Prof. 1978; Prof. 1992; Prof. Emeritus 1999.

Research Interests:

Reproductive biology and productivity of subtropical fruit tree crops ( especially, avocado, mango, litchi and annona); Avocado pollination and pollinators; Breeding, selection and evaluation of avocado, mango and litchi cultivars; Selection of mango rootstocks. 

Professional affiliation:

The International society for Horticultural Science; 
The American Society for Horticultural Science; The Interamerican Society for Tropical Horticulture; The Rare Fruit Council, International. 


1999 – The Interamerican Society for Tropical Horticulture “Wilson Popenoe Award”.