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Name: Yigal Elad, Prof. (Researcher)
Units: Plant ProtectionPlant Pathology and Weed Research
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683539 03-9683580
Cell: 050-6220580
Fax:03-9683688
Email:    elady@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Plant Pathology
Address:Institute of Plant Protection, Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, ARO, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel

Researcher, Head of the Plant Protection Institute

Research Interests / Job description
Diseases of covered crops; Foliar diseases; Integrated management; Low input management, Global climate change effect on agriculture, plants and plant diseases; Mitigation and adaptation to climate change; Plant-Pathogen-Microb interactions.
Special emphasis on cultural, chemical, biological and integrated control, epidemiology, physiology and parasitism; Biocontrol agents.

 Yigal Elad CURRICULUM VITAE

 

University education and overseas research

1974 - 1977 B.S. with honors in Agriculture. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture (HUJI), Rehovot, Israel.

1978 M.Sc. with honors. HUJI; Title of thesis: Biological control of Sclerotium rolfsii with Trichoderma harzianum; Supervised by I. Chet, Y. Katan and Y. Henis.

1979 - 1983 Ph.D. HUJI; Title of thesis: The mechanism of biological control of soil-borne plant pathogens by Trichoderma harzianum Rifai agrr. Supervised by I. Chet.

1983 - 1984 Visiting Scientist, Colorado State University, Dept, of Botany and Plant Pathology. With the late R. Baker; Subject: Interaction of Pseudomonads with Fusaria.

1984 - 1985 Researcher, HUJI, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology; Subject: Biocontrol of Pythium aphanidermatum with bacteria.

1992 Visiting scientist at IPO-DLO, Wageningen, The Netherlands. With N. J. Fokkema; Subject: Suppression of infection and sporulation of Botrytis cinerea.

2002 - 2003 Honorary Scientific Research Fellow - Birkbeck, University of London with J. Nicklin, S. Baker and P. Bridge; Subject: Interaction between host plant, biocontrol agent, pathogen and indigenous microflora.

 

Positions held and academic status

1985 to date Research scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel.

1991 Promoted to Senior Scientist (rank A).

1995 Promoted to A+ - Similar to Full Professor.

1998-2002 Head, Dept. of Plant Pathology, The Volcani Center, Israel

2002-2007 Head, Plant Pathology Unit, Centre for research and development of crop protection with low environment and consumer-health impact, SafeCrop, Istituto Agrario di S. Michele all'Adige IASMA, Trentino, Italy.

2006-2015 Scientific manager, Central and North Arava Research and Development, Israel.

2015-         Head, Institute of Plant Protection

 

Teaching experience (including tutorship of students)

Currently one course on ecology and epidemiology of plant disease at the HUJI.

Guided M Sc. students - ca 40, Ph. D. students - 10; Researchers - 8.

 

Membership in scientific, administrative and agricultural committees

Member and head of several committees at national, ministry and institute levels for pesticides approvals, research programs and integrated pest management implementation.

Organizer, co-organizer, member of scientific and management committees in 20 international scientific meeting.

1998-2002 Elected, convenor of the Phytopathogens Working Group of the International Organization of Biological control (IOBC) WPRS.

2002-2008 Reelected, convenor of the Phytopathogens WG, IOBC/WPRS.

2008-2009 Vice President, Israeli Phytopathological Society.

2009-2011 President, Israeli Phytopathological Society.

2012-        Member, Council of the IOBC WPRS

 

Editorial responsibilities

2000-2015 Advisory editorial board of the journal Biocontrol Science and Technology.

Edited and co-edited 29 books.

 

Participation in international meetings and functions

1979-2016 ca 100 meetings, participant, chair-person, organizer.

 

Membership in Scientific Societies

Phytopathological Society of Israel (current president), American Phytopathological Society, Phytochemical Society of North America (Honorary membership), British Mycological Society.

 

Honors and awards

Recipients of 6 prizes and 11 personal awards.

Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society (2010)

 

Area of present research

Diseases of covered crops; Foliar diseases; Integrated management; Low input management, Global climate change effect on agriculture, plants and plant diseases; Mitigation and adaptation to climate change; Plant-Pathogen-Microb interactions.

Special emphasis on cultural, chemical, biological and integrated control, epidemiology, physiology and parasitism; Biocontrol agents.

 

Publications

165 refereed journals publications; 55 book chapters and reviews as well as other publications and meeting abstracts; 5 patents.

Elad, Y., Ayish, N., Ziv, O. and Katan, J. (1990) Control of grey mould with film-forming polymers. Plant Pathology 39:249-254.

Yunis, H., Elad, Y. and Mahrer, Y. (1990) The effect of air temperature, relative humidity and canopy wetness on gray mold of cucumbers in unheated greenhouses. Phytoparasitica 18:203-215.

Yunis, H., Elad, Y. and Mahrer, Y. (1990) Influence of fungicide control of cucumber and tomato grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) on fruit yield. Pesticides Science 31:325-335.

Elad, Y. and Volpin, H. (1991) Heat treatment for the control of rose and carnation grey mould (Botrytis cinerea). Plant Pathology 40:278-286.

Volpin, H. and Elad, Y. (1991) Influence of calcium nutrition on susceptibility of rose flowers to gray mold. Phytopathology 81:1390-1394.

Elad, Y. (1991) An inhibitor of polyamine biosynthesis- difluoromethyl- ornithine and the polyamine spermidine for the control of gray mold (Botrytis cinerea). Phytoparasitica 19:201-209.

Elad, Y. (1992) Reduced sensitivity of Botrytis cinerea to two sterol biosynthesis-inhibiting fungicides, fenetrazole and fenethanil. Plant Pathology 41:47-54.

Elad, Y. (1992) The use of antioxidants (free radical scavengers) to control grey and white moulds in various crops. Plant Pathology 41:417-426.

Elad, Y., Yunis, H. and Katan, T. (1992) Multiple resistance to benzimidazoles, dicarboximides and diethofencarb in field isolates of Botrytis cinerea in Israel. Plant Pathology 41:41-46.

Elad, Y. and B. Kirshner (1992) Calcium reduces Botrytis cinerea damages to plants of Ruscus hypoglossum. Phytoparasitica 20:285-291.

Grinstein, A., Elad, Y., Temkin-Gorodeiski, N., Rivan Y. and Frankel, H. (1992) Reduced application of fungicides for the control of onion rots. Phytoparasitica 20:293-300.

Elad, Y., Kirshner, B., Gokkes, M. and Peer, R. (1992) Disease symptoms caused by Botrytis cinerea in ruscus (Ruscus hypoylossum L.) plants and their control. Phytoparasitica 21:53-61.

Elad, Y., Kirshner, B. and Gotlib, Y. (1992) Attempts to control Botrytis cinerea of rose by pre- and post-harvest treatments with biological and chemical agents. Crop Protection 12:69-73.

Elad, Y., Yunis, H. and Volpin, H. (1993) Effect of nutrition on susceptibility of cucumber, eggplant and pepper crops to Botrytis cinerea. Canadian Journal of Botany 71:602-608.

Elad, Y., Zimand, G., Zaqs, Y., Zuriel, S. and Chet, I. (1993) Biological and integrated control of cucumber grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) under commercial greenhouse conditions. Plant Pathology 42:324-332.

Elad, Y. and Yunis, H. (1993) Effect of microclimate and nutrients on development of cucumber gray mold (Botrytis cinerea). Phytoparasitica 21:257-268.

Elad, Y. (1993) Regulators of ethylene biosynthesis or activity as a tool for reducing sensitivity of host plant tissues to infection by Botrytis cinerea. Netherlands Journal of Plant Pathology 99:105-113.

Elad, Y. and Kirshner, B. (1993) Survival in the phylloplane of an introduced biocontrol agent (Trichoderma harzianum) and populations of the plant pathogen Botrytis cinerea as modified by abiotic conditions. Phytoparasitica 21:303-313.

Elad, Y. and Volpin, H. (1993) Reduced sensitivity to grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) of bean and tomato plants by means of calcium nutrition. Journal of Phytopathology 139:146-156.

Elad, Y. (1994) Biological control of grape grey mould by Trichoderma harzianum. Crop Protection 13:35-38.

Yunis, H., Steinberg, D., Elad, Y. and Mahrer, Y. (1994) Qualitative approach for modelling outbreaks of grey mould epidemics in non-heated cucumber greenhouses. Crop Protection 13:99-104.

Elad, Y. and Shtienberg, D. (1994) Effect of compost water extracts on grey mould (Botrytis cinerea). Crop Protection 13:109-114.

Zimand, G., Valinsky, L., Elad, Y., Chet, I. and Manulis, S. (1994) The use of RPAD procedure for the identification of Trichoderma isolates. Mycological Research 98:531-534.

Elad, Y., Köhl, J. and, Fokkema, N. J. (1994) Control of infection and sporulation of Botrytis cinerea on bean and tomato by saprophitic yeasts. Phytopathology 84:1193-1200.

Elad, Y., Köhl, J. and Fokkema, N. J. (1994) Control of infection and sporulation of Botrytis cinerea on bean and tomato by saprophitic bacteria and fungi. European Journal of Plant Pathology 100:315-33Elad, Y., Gullino, L.M., Shtienberg, D. and Aloi, C. (1994) Coping with tomato grey mould under mediteranean conditions. Crop Protection 14:105-109.

Shaul, O., Elad, Y. and Zieslin, N. (1995) Suppression of Botrytis blight disease of rose flowers with gibberellic acid: effect of concentration and mode of application. Postharvest Biology and Technology 6:321-330.

Shaul, O., Elad, Y. and Zieslin, N. (1995) Suppression of Botrytis blight disease of rose flowers with gibberellic acid: effects of postharvest timing of the gibberellin treatment, conidial inoculation and cold storage period. Postharvest Biology and Technology 6:331-339.

Shaul, O., Elad, Y. and Zieslin, N. (1996) Suppression of Botrytis blight disease of rose flowers with gibberellic acid: effect of absicic acid and paclobutrazol. Postharvest Biology and Technology 7:145-150.

Williamson, B., Dunkan, G. H., Harrison, J. G., Harding, L. H., Elad, Y. and Zimand, G. (1995) Effect of humidity on infection of rose petals by dry-inoculated conidia of Botrytis cinerea. Mycological Research 99:1303-3010.

O'Neill, T. M., Niv, A., Elad, Y. and Shtienberg, D. (1996) Biological control of Botrytis cinerea on tomato stem wounds with Trichoderma harzianum. European Journal of Plant Pathology 102:635-643.

Zimand, G., Elad, Y. and Chet, I. (1996) Effect of Trichoderma harzianum on Botrytis cinerea pathogenicity. Phytopathology 86:1255-1260.

Zieslin, N., Shaul, O. and Elad, Y. (1996) Suppression of Botrytis blight in rose flowers with gibberellic acid. Formation of endogenous inhibitory compounds. Journal of Plant Physiology 149:580-584.

Kapulnik, Y., Volpin, H., Itzhaki, H., Ganon, D., Galili, S., David, R., Shaul, O., Elad, Y., Chet, I. and Okon, Y. (1996) Suppression of defence responses in mycorrhizal alfalfa and tobacco roots. New Phytologist 133:59-64.

O'Neill, T.M., Shtienberg, D. and Elad, Y. (1997) Effect of some host and microclimate factors on infection of tomato stems by Botrytis cinerea. Plant Disease 81:36-40.

Shtienberg, D. and Elad, Y. (1997) Incorporation of weather forecasting in integrated, biological-chemical management of Botrytis cinerea. Phytopathology 87:332-340.

Grinstein, A., Rivan, Y. and Elad, Y. (1997) Improved chemical control of Botrytis blight in roses. Phytoparasitica 25:S 87-92.

Elad, Y. (1997) Effect of filtration of solar light on the production of conidia by field isolates of Botrytis cinerea and on several diseases of greenhouse crops. Crop Protection 16:635-642.

De Meyer, G., Bigirimana, J., Elad, Y. and Höfte, M. (1998) Induced systemic resistance in Trichoderma harzianum T39 biocontrol of Botrytis cinerea. European Journal of Plant Pathology 104:279-286.

Kapat, A., Zimand, G. and Elad, Y. (1998) Biosynthesis of pathogenicity hydrolytic enzymes by Botrytis cinerea during infection of bean leaves and In vitro. Mycological Research 102:1017-1024.

Kapat, A., Zimand, G. and Elad, Y. (1998) Effect of two isolates of Trichoderma harzianum on the activity of hydrolytic enzymes produced by Botrytis cinerea. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 52:127-137.

Ginzberg, I., David, R., Shaul, O., Elad, Y., Wininger, S., Ben-Dor, B., Badani, H., Fang, Y., van Rhijn, P., Li, Y., Hirsh, A. M. and Kapulnik, Y. (1998) Glomus intraradices colonization regulates gene expression in tobacco plants. Symbiosis 24:145-157.

Shtienberg, D., Elad, Y., Niv, A., Nitzani, Y. and Kirshner, B. (1998) Significance of leaf infection by Botrytis cinerea in stem rotting of tomatoes grown in non-heated greenhouses. European Journal of Plant Pathology 104:753-763.

Elad, Y., Kirshner, B., Yehuda, N. and Sztjenberg, A. (1998) Management of powdery mildew and gray mold of cucumber by Trichoderma harzianum T39 and Ampelomyces quisqualis AQ10. BioControl 43:241-251.

Ginzburg, I., David, R., Shaul, O., Atzmon, N., Elad, Y., Wininger, S., Ben-Dor, B., Badani, H., Fang, Y., van Rhijn, P., Li, Y., Hirsch, A.M., and Kapulnik, Y. 1998. Glomus intraradices colonization regulates gene expression in alfalfa and tobacco roots. Symbiosis 25:145-157.

Elad, Y. and Kapat, A. (1999) Role of Trichoderma harzianum protease in the biocontrol of Botrytis cinerea. European Journal of Plant Pathology 105:177-189.

Dik, A.J. and Elad, Y. (1999) Comparison of antagonists of Botrytis cinerea in greenhouse-grown cucumber and tomato under different climatic conditions. European Journal of Plant Pathology 105:123-137.

Sharabani, G., Shtienberg, D., Elad, Y. and Dinoor, A. (1999) Epidemiology of Botrytis cinerea in sweet basil and implications for disease management. Plant Disease 83:554-560.

Shaul, O., Galili, S., Volpin, H., Ginzberg, I., Elad, Y., Chet, I. and Kapulnik, Y. (1999) Mycorrhiza-induced changes in disease severity and PR protein expression in tobacco leaves. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 12:1000-1007.

Elad, Y. (2000) Trichodema harzianum T39 preparation for biocontrol of plant diseases - control of Botrytis cinerea, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Cladosporium fulvum. Biocontrol Science and Technology 10:499-507.

Elad, Y. (2000) Biological control of foliar pathogens by means of Trichoderma harzianum and potential modes of action. Crop Protection 19:709-714.

Guetsky R., Shtienberg, D., Elad, Y., and Dinoor, A. (2001) Combining biocontrol agents to reduce the variability of biological control. Phytopathology 91:621-627.

Bar-Tal, A., Baas, R., Ganmore-Neumann, R., Dik, A., Marissen, N., Silber, A., Davidov, S., Hazan, A., Kirshner, B. and Elad, Y. (2001) Rose flower production and quality as affected by Ca concentration in the petal. Agronomie 21:393-402.

Shaul-Keinan, O., Gadkar V., Ginzberg, I., Grünzweig J.M., Chet, I., Elad, Y., Wininger, S., Belausov, E., Eshed, Y., Atzmon, N., Ben-Tal, Y. and Kapulnik, Y. (2002) Hormone concentration in tobacco roots change during arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization with Glomus intraradices. New Phytologist 154:501-507.

Chagué, V., Elad, Y., Barakat R., Tudzynski, P. and Sharon, A. (2002) Ethylene biosynthesis in Botrytis cinerea. FEMS microbiology Ecology 40:143-149.

Freeman, S., Maymon, M., Kirshner, B., Rav-David D. and Elad, Y. (2002) Use of GUS transformants of Trichoderma harzianum isolate T39 (TRICHODEX) for studying interactions on leaf surfaces. Biocontrol Science and Technology 12:401-407.

Guetsky, R., Shtienberg, D., Elad, Y., Fischer, E. and Dinoor, A. (2002) Improving biological control by combining biocontrol agents with several mechanisms of disease suppression. Phytopathology 92:976-985.

Al-Masri, M.I., Ali-Shtayeh, M., S., Elad, Y., Sharon, Y., Tudzynski, P. and Barakat, R. (2002) Effect of plant growth regulators on white mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) on bean and cucumber. Journal of Phytopathology 150:481-487.

Guetsky, R., Elad, Y., Shtienberg, D. and Dinoor, A. (2002) Establishment, survival and activity of the biocontrol agents Pichia guilermondii and Bacillus mycoides applied as a mixture on strawberry plants. Biocontrol Science and Technology 12:705-714.

Guetsky, R., Elad, Y., Shtienberg, D. and Dinoor, A. (2002) Improved biocontrol of Botrytis cinerea on detached strawberry leaves by adding nutritional supplements to a mixture of Pichia guillermondii and Bacillus mycoides. Biocontrol Science and Technology 12:625-630.

Freeman, S., Minz, D., Kolesnik, I., Barbul, O., Zveibil, A., Maymon, M., Nitzani, Y., Kirshner, B., Rav-David, D., Bilu, A., Dag, A., Shafir, S. and Elad, Y. (2004) Trichoderma biocontrol of Colletotrichum acutatum and Botrytis cinerea in strawberry, population survival, and identification of biocontrol isolates according to ITS sequence analysis. European Journal of Plant Pathology 110:361-370.

Bilu, A., Dag, A., Elad, Y. and Shafir, S. (2004) Honey bee dispersal of biocontrol agents: an evaluation of dispensing devices. Biocontrol Science and Technology 14:607-617.

Maymon, M., Minz, D., Barbul, O., Zveibil, A., Elad, Y. and Freeman, S. (2004) Identification of Trichoderma biocontrol isolates to clades according to Ap-PCR and ITS sequence analyses. Phytoparasitica 32:370-375.

Akad, A., Teverovsky, E., Gidoni, D., Elad, Y., Kirshner, B., Rav David D., Czosnek, H. and Loebenstein, G. (2005) Resistance to Tobacco mosaic virus and Botrytis cinerea in tobacco transformed with cDNA encoding an inhibitor of viral reception (IVR)-like proteine. Annals of applied Biology 147:89-100.

Amsalem. L., Freeman, S., Rav-David, D., Nitzani, Y., Sztejnberg, A., Pertot, I. and Elad, Y. (2005) Biology and epidemiology of powdery mildew caused by Sphaerotheca macularis on strawberry. European Journal of Plant Pathology 114:283-292.

Korolev, N., Katan, T., Elad, Y. (2006) The use of selenate-resistant strains as markers for the spread and survival of Botrytis cinerea under greenhouse conditions. Phytopathology 96:1195-1203.

Shafir, S., Dag, A., Bilu, A., Abu-Toamy, M. and Elad, Y. (2006) Honey bee dispersal of the biocontrol agent Trichoderma harzianum T39: effectiveness in suppressing Botrytis cinerea on strawberry under field conditions. European Journal of Plant Pathology 116:119-128.

Al-Masri. M.I., Elad, Y., Sharon, A. and Barakat, R. (2006) Ethylene production by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and influence of exogenously applied hormone and its inhibitor aminoethoxyvinylglycine on white mold. Crop Protection 35:356-361.

Leitner-Dagan, Y., Ovadis, M., Shklarman, E., Elad, Y., Rav David, D. and Vainstein, A. (2006) Spatial and temporal regulation of plastid lipid-associated protein CHRC supports its dual functionality. Plant Physiology 142:233-244.

Pertot, I., Fiammingo, F., Amsalem, L., Maymon, M., Freeman, S., Gobbin, D. and Elad Y. (2007) Sensitivity of two Podosphaera aphanis populations to disease control agents. Journal of Plant Pathology 89:85-96.

Elad, Y., Messika, Y., Brand, M., Rav David, D. and Sztejnberg, A. (2007) Effect of colored shade nets on pepper powdery mildew (Leveillula taurica). Phytoparasitica 35:285-299.

Elad, Y., Messika, Y., Brand, M., Rav David, D. and Sztejnberg, A. (2007) Microclimate effect on Leveillula taurica powdery mildew of sweet pepper. Phytopathology 97:813-824.

Pertot, I., Zasso, R., Amsalem, L., Baldessari, M., Angeli, G. and Elad, Y. (2008) Integrating biocontrol agents in strawberry powdery mildew control strategies in high tunnel growing systems. Crop Protection 27:622-631.

Jacob, D., Rav David., D., Sztjenberg, A, and Elad, Y. (2008) Conditions for development of powdery mildew of tomato caused by Oidium neolycopersici. Phytopathology 98:270-281.

Swartzberg, D., Kirshner, B., Elad, Y. and Granot, D. (2008) Botrytis cinerea induces senescence and is inhibited by autoregulated expression of the IPT gene. European Journal of Plant Pathology 120:289-297.

Korolev, N., Rav David D. and Elad, Y. (2008) The role of phytohormones in basal resistance and Trichoderma-induced systemic resistance to Botrytis cinerea in Arabidopsis thaliana. BioControl 53:667-668.

Korolev, N., Elad, Y. and Katan, T. (2008) Vegetative compatibility of Botrytis cinerea strains in Israel. European Journal of Plant Pathology 122:369-383.

Moser, R., Elad, Y. and Pertot, I. (2008) A comparative study of socio-economic parameters and growers' attitude on biocontrol agents use in three strawberry growing areas in different countries. Biological Control 47:125-132.

Alaphilippe, A., Elad, Y., Rav David, D., Derridj, S. and Gessler, G. (2008) Effects of a biocontrol agent of apple powdery mildew (Podosphaera leucotricha) on the host plant and on non-target organisms: an insect pest (Cydia pomonella) and a pathogen (Venturia inaequalis). Biocontrol Science and Technology 18:121-138.

Perazzolli, M., Dagostin, S., Ferrari, A., Elad, Y. and Pertot, I. (2009) Induction of systemic resistance against Plasmopara viticola in grapevine by Trichoderma harzianum T39 and benzothiadiazole. Biological. Control 47: 228-234.

Jeger, M.J., Jeffries, P., Elad, Y. and Xu, X-M. (2009) A generic theoretical model for biological control of foliar plant diseases. Journal of Theoretical Biology 256:201-214.

Shpialter, L., Rav David, D., Dori, I., Yermiahu, U., Pivonia, S., Levite, R. and Elad, Y. (2009) Cultural methods and environmental conditions affecting gray mold and its management in lisianthus. Phytopathology 99:557-570.

Elad, Y., Brand, M., Messika, Y., Rav David, D. and Sztejnberg, A. (2009) Spray treatments combined with climate modification for the management of Leveillula taurica in sweet pepper. European Journal of Plant Pathology 124:309-329.

Longa, C.M.O., Savazzini, F., Tosi, S., Elad, Y. and Pertot, I. (2009) Evaluating the survival and environmental fate of the biocontrol agent Trichoderma atroviride SC1 in vineyards in northern Italy. Journal of Applied Microbiology 106:1549-1557.

Shtienberg, D., Elad Y. Bornstein, M., Ziv G., Grava, A. and Cohen, S. (2010) Polyethylene mulch modulates greenhouse microclimate and reduces infection of Phytophthora infestans in tomato and Pseudoperonospora cubensis in cucumber. Phytopathology 100:97-104.

Loebenstein, G., Rav David, D., Leibman, D., Gal-On, A., Vunsh, R., Czosnek, H. and Elad, Y. (2010) Tomato plants transformed with the Inhibitor of Virus Replication (IVR) gene are partially resistant to Botrytis cinerea. Phytopathology 100:225-229.

Vishnevetsky, J., White Jr., T.L., Palmateer, A.J., Flaishman, M., Cohen, Y., Elad, Y., Velcheva, M., Hanania, U., Sahar, N., Dgani, O. and Perl, A. (2010) Improved tolerance toward fungal diseases in transgenic Cavendish banana (Musa spp. AAA group) cv. Grand Nain. Transgenic Research 16:515-525.

Elad, Y., Rav David, D., Meller Harel, Y., Borenshtein, M., Ben Kalifa, H., Silber, A. and Graber, E.R. (2010) Induction of systemic resistance in plants by biochar, a soil-applied carbon sequestering agent. Phytopathology 100:913-921.

Graber, E.R., Meller Harel, Y., Kolton, M., Cytryn, E., Silber, A., Rav David, D., Tsechansky, L., Borenshtein, M., Elad, Y. (2010) Biochar impact on development and productivity of pepper and tomato grown in fertigated soilless media. Plant and Soil 337:481-496.

Korolev, N., Mamiev, M., Zahavi, T. and Elad, Y. (2011) Screening of Botrytis cinerea isolates from vineyards in Israel for resistance to fungicides. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 129:591-608.

Kolton, M., Meller Harel, Y., Pasternak, Z., Graber, E.R., Elad, Y. and Cytryn, E. (2011) Impact of biochar application to soil on the root-associated bacterial community structure of fully developed greenhouse pepper plants. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:4924-4930.

Pertot, I., Kuflik, T., Gordon, I., Freeman, S. and Elad, Y. (2012) Identificator: A web-based tool for visual plant disease identification, a case study on strawberry. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 84:144-154.

Meller Harel, Y., Elad, Y., Rav-David, D., Borenshtein, M., Shulchani, R., Lew, B. and Graber, E. R. (2012) Biochar-induced systemic response of strawberry to foliar fungal pathogens. Plant and Soil 357:245-257.

Elad, Y., Rav-David, D., Leibman, D., Vintal, H., Vunsh, R., Moorthy, H., Gal-On, A. and Loebenstein, G. (2012) Tomato plants transformed with the inhibitor-of-virus-replication gene are partially resistant to several pathogenic fungi. Annals of Applied Biology 161: 16-23. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2012.00547.x

Kolton, M., Green, S., Meller Harel, Y., Sela, N., Elad, Y. and Cytryn, E. (2012) Draft genome Sequence of Flavobacterium sp. strain F52, isolated from the rhizosphere of bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L. cv. Maccabi) Journal of Bacteriology 194: 5462-5463.

Gan-Mor, S., Hetzroni, A., Elad, Y., Ronen, B. and Mizrach, A. (2012) Compact energy-saving emulsifier for on-site production of edible oil-based control agents. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 55: 2079-2085.

Meller Harel, Y., Rav David, D. and Elad, Y. (2013) Soil treatment with the biocontrol agent Trichoderma harzianum T39 induces disease resistance in strawberry plants. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 22: 1742-1747.

Mamiev, M., Korolev, N. and Elad, Y. (2013) Resistance to polyoxin AL and other fungicides in Botrytis cinerea collected from sweet basil crops in Israel. European Journal of Plant Pathology 137: 79-91. DOI 10.1007/s10658-013-0218-3

Kumar Jaiswal, A., Elad, Y., Graber, E. R., Frenkel, O. (2013) Rhizoctonia solani suppression and plant growth promotion in cucumber as affected by biochar pyrolysis temperature, feedstock and concentration. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 69: 110-118.

 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038071713003957

Meller Harel, Y., Haile Mehari, Z., Rav-David, D., Borenstein, M., Shulchani, R. and Elad, Y. (2014) Induced systemic resistance against gray mold in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) by benzothiadiazole and Trichoderma harzianum T39. Phytopathology 104:150-7. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-02-13-0043-R.

Elad, Y., Israeli, L., Fogel, M., Rav David, D., Kenigsbuch, D., Chalupowicz, D., Maurer, D., Lichter, A., Silverman, D., Biton, S., Yitzhak, S., Harari, D., Maduel, A., Pivonia, S. and Adler, U. (2014) Conditions influencing the development of sweet basil grey mould and cultural measures for disease management. Crop Protection 64:67-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.cropro.2014.06.006

Kolton, M., Frenkel, O., Elad, Y., Cytryn, E. (2014) Potential role of flavobacterial gliding-motility and type IX secretion system complex in root colonization and plant defense. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 27:1005-1013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-03-14-0067-R

Kolton, M., Sela, N., Elad, Y., Cytryn, E. (2014) Comparative genomic analysis indicates that niche adaptation of terrestrial Flavobacteria is strongly linked to plant glycan metabolism. PLoS one 8 (9), e76704                   Correction: Comparative Genomic Analysis Indicates that Niche Adaptation of Terrestrial Flavobacteria Is Strongly Linked to Plant Glycan Metabolism PloS one 9 (1)

Okon Levy, N., Meller Harel, Y., Haile, Z.M., Elad, Y., Rav-David, E., Jurkevitch, E. and Katan, J. (2015) Induced resistance to foliar diseases by soil solarization and Trichoderma harzianum Plant Pathology 64:365-374. doi: 10.1111/ppa.12255

Elad, Y., Fogel, M., Silverman, D., Biton, S., Yitzhak, S., Harari, D. and Adler, U. (2015) White mould of sweet basil: Conditions influencing its development in greenhouses and cultural measures for disease management. Plant Pathology 64: 951-960. DOI: 10.1111/ppa.12317

Mehari, Z.H., Elad, Y., Rav-David, D., Graber, E.R. and Meller Harel, Y. (2015) Induced systemic resistance in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) against Botrytis cinerea by biochar amendment involves jasmonic acid signaling. Plant and Soil 395:31-44 DOI: 10.1007/s11104-015-2445-1

Jaiswal, A. K., Frenkel, O., Elad, Y., Lew, B., Graber, E.R. (2014) Non-monotonic influence of biochar dose on bean seedling growth and susceptibility to Rhizoctonia solani: The Shifted Rmax-Effect. Plant and Soil 395:125-140. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-014-2331-2

Yermiyahu, U., Israeli, L., Rav David, D., Faingold, I. and Elad, Y. (2015) Higher potassium concentration in shoots reduces gray mold in sweet basil. Phytopathology 105:1059-1068. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-09-14-0256-R

Nesler, A., Perazzolli, M., Puopolo, G., Giovannini, O., Elad, Y. and Pertot, I. (2015) A complex protein derivative acts as biogenic elicitor of grapevine resistance against powdery mildew under field conditions. Front. Plant Sci. 6:715. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00715

Elad, Y., Omer, C., Nisan, Z., Harari, D., Goren, H., Adler, U., Silverman, D. and Biton, S. (2016) Passive heat treatment of sweet basil crops suppresses Peronospora belbahrii downy mildew. Annals of applied Biology 168: doi: 10.1111/aab.12269

Schor, N., Bechar, A., Ignat, T., Dombrovsky, A., Elad, Y. and Berman, S. (2016) Robotic Disease Detection in Greenhouses: Combined Detection of Powdery Mildew and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2016.2518214

  

Books

1993 Biological control of foliar and post-harvest diseases (J. Köhl, N.J. Fokkema and Y. Elad, eds). IOBC/WPRS Bulletin Vol. 16(11), 246 pp.

2000 Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops. (R. Albajes, M.L. Gullino, J. C. van Lenteren and Y. Elad, eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 545 pp.

2000 Plant Diseases in Israel. (Co-editor of second printing).

2001 Biocontrol Agents Modes of Action and Their Interaction with Other Means of Control (Y. Elad, S. Freeman and E. Monte, eds) IOBC/WPRS Bulletin Vol 24(3), 376 pp.

2002 Influence of abiotic and biotic factors on biocontrol agents. (Y. Elad, J. Köhl and D. Shtienberg, eds). IOBC/WPRS Bulletin Vol. 25(10), 418 pp.

2004 Botrytis: Biology, Pathology and Control, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Springer), Dordrecht, The Netherlands (Y. Elad, B. Williamson, P. Tudzynski and N. Delen, eds), 416 pp.

2004 Management of Plant Diseases and Arthropod Pests by BCAs and their Integration in Agricultural Systems. (Y. Elad, I. Pertot and A. Enkegaard, eds). IOBC/WPRS Bulletin Vol. 27(8), 431 pp.

2006 L'oidio della fragola (I. Pertot, R. Moser and Y. Elad, eds), Instituto Agrario di Sam Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, 71 pp.

2007 Fundamental and practical approaches to increase biocontrol efficacy. (Y. Elad , M. Ongens, M. Höfte, and M.H. Jijakly, eds) IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 30(6), 585 pp.

2007 La Muffa grigia della vite (I. Pertot, Y. Elad and M. Tasin, eds), Instituto Agrario di Sam Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, 66 pp.

2009 Molecular Tools for Understanding and Improving Biocontrol (Y. Elad, M. Maurhofer, C. Keel, C. Gessler, B. Duffy, eds) IOBC wprs Bulletin Vol. 43 (1-2), 389 pp.

2012 IOBC/wprs Bulletin Vol. 78, 2012 Working Group "Biological Control of Fungal and Bacterial Plant Pathogens". Proceedings of the meeting at Graz (Austria), 07 - 10 June, 2010. Edited by: Pertot, I., Elad, Y., Gessler, C., and Cini, A. ISBN 978-92-9067-256-2 XXII + 400 pp.

2013 IOBC/wprs Bulletin Vol. 86 2013 Working Group "Biological Control of Fungal and Bacterial Plant Pathogens". Proceedings of the meeting at Reims, France, 24 - 27 June 2012. Edited by Pertot, I., Elad, Y., Ait Barka, E. and Clément, C. ISBN 978-92-9067- 264-7 [XIX + 368 pp.].

 2016   Botrytis - the Fungus, the Pathogen and its Management in Agricultural Systems, Springer, (S. Fillinger and Y. Elad, eds), 486 pp.

 

Review articles

Elad, Y. (1990) Reasons for the delay in development of biological control of foliar pathogens. Phytoparasitica 18:99-105.

Elad, Y. and Shtienberg, D. (1995) Botrytis cinerea in greenhouse vegetables; chemical, cultural, physiological and biological controls and their integration. Integrated Pest Management Reviews 1:15-29.

Elad, Y. and Evensen, K. (1995) Physiological aspects of resistance to Botrytis cinerea. Phytopathology 85:637-643.

Elad, Y., Malathrakis, N.E. and Dik, A.J. (1995) Biological control of Botrytis incited diseases and powdery mildews in greenhouse crops. Crop Protection 15:229-240.

Elad, Y. (1996) Mechanisms involved in the biological control of Botrytis cinerea incited diseases. European Journal of Plant Pathology 102:719-732.

O'Neill, T. M., Elad, Y., Shtienberg, D. and Cohen, A. (1996) Control of grapevine grey mould with Trichoderma harzianum T39. Biocontrol Science and Technology 6:139-146. 

Elad, Y. (1997) Responses of plants to infection by Botrytis cinerea and novel means involved in reducing their susceptibility to infection. Biological Reviews 72:381-422.

Elad, Y. (1998) Leveillula taurica In: Global Crop Protection Compendium (electronic version) CAB International.

Elad, Y. (2001) TRICHODEX: commercialization of Trichoderma harzianum T39 - a case study. Agrow Report, Biopesticides: Trends and Opportunities. PJB Publications Ltd, Richmond, GB pp. 45-50.

Steyaert, J.M., Ridgway, H.J., Elad, Y. and Stewart, A. (2003) The genetic basis of mycoparasitism - a mechanism of biological control by Trichoderma spp. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science 31:281-291.

Elad, Y., Cytryn, E., Meller Harel, Y., Lew, B., and Graber, E.R. (2011) The Biochar Effect: plant resistance to biotic stresses. Phytopathologia Mediterrenea 50: 335-349.

Elad, Y. and Pertot, I. (2014) Climate change impacts on plant pathogens and plant diseases. Journal of Crop Improvement. 28:1-41. DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2014.865412

 Graber, E.R., Frenkel, O., Jaiswal, A.K. and Elad, Y. (2014) How may biochar influence severity of diseases caused by soilborne pathogens? Carbon Management, 5:2, 169-183 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17583004.2014.913360

Book chapters  

Elad, Y., Shtienberg, D., Yunis, H. and Mahrer, Y. (1992) Epidemiology of grey mould in vegetable greenhouses. In: Recent Advances in Botrytis Research. (K. Verhoeff, N.E. Malathrakis and B. Williamson, eds.), Pudoc Scientific Publishers, Wageningen, pp. 272-276.

Shaul, O., Elad, Y., Kirshner, B., Volpin, H. and Zieslin, N. (1992) Control of Botrytis cinerea in cut rose flowers by gibberellic acid, ethylene inhibitors and calcium. In: Recent Advances in Botrytis Research. (K. Verhoeff, N.E. Malathrakis and B. Williamson, eds.), Pudoc Scientific Publishers, Wageningen, pp. 257-261.

Elad, Y. and Zimand, G. (1992) Integrated biological chemical control of grey mould. In: Recent Advances in Botrytis Research. (K. Verhoeff, N.E. Malathrakis and B. Williamson, eds.), Pudoc Scientific Publishers, Wageningen, pp. 272-276.

Elad, Y. (1995) Mycoparasitism. In: Pathogenesis and Host Specificity in Plant Diseases: Histopathological, Biochemical, Genetic and Molecular Basis. Volume II: Eukaryotes. (K. Kohmoto, U.S. Singh and R.P. Singh, eds), Pergamon, Elsevier Science Ltd. Oxford, UK, pp. 289-307.

Elad, Y. and Chet, I. (1995) Practical approaches for biocontrol implementation. In: Novel Approaches to Integrated Pest Management. (R. Reuveni, ed.), Lewis Publishers, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp. 323-338.

Elad, Y. (1995) Physiological factors involved in susceptibility of plants to pathogens and possibilities for disease control - The Botrytis cinerea example. In: Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds. (H. Lyr, P.E. Russel and H.D. Sisler, eds), Intercept, Andover, Hants, UK, pp. 217-233.

Shaul, O., Elad, Y., Gallili, S., Volpin, H., Itzhaki, H., Kapulnik, Y. and Chet, I. (1995) Peroxidase and pathogenicity related proteins in plant tissues infected by Botrytis cinerea. In: Physiological Responses of Plants to Pathogens. (D. Walters, J.D. Scholes, R.J. Bryson, N.D. Paul and N. McRoberts, eds), Association of Applied Biologists, Aspects of Applied Biology, Wellesbourne, Warik, 42:285-291.

Elad, Y. (1996) Bacterial and fungal cell-wall hydrolytic enzymes in relation to biological control of Rhizoctonia solani. In: Rhizoctonia Species: Taxonomy, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Pathology and Disease Control. (B. Sneh, S. Jabaji-Hare, S. Neate and G. Dijst, eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 455-462.

Elad, Y., Rav David, D., Levi, T., Kapat, A, Kirshner, B. Guvrin, E. and Levine, A. (1998) Trichoderma harzianum T39 - mechanisms of biocontrol of foliar pathogens. In: Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds II. (H. Lyr, P.E. Russell, H.-W. Dehne and H.D. Sisler, eds), Intercept, Aandover, Hants, UK, pp. 459-467.

Elad, Y. (1999) Plant diseases in greenhouses. In: The Greenhouse Ecosystem. (G. Stanhill and H.Z. Enoch, eds), Elsevier, The Netherlands, pp. 191-210.

Elad, Y. Bélanger, R. and Köhl, J. (1999) Biological control of diseases in the phylloplane. In: Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops. (R. Albajes, M.L. Gullino, J.C. van Lenteren, and Y. Elad, eds) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp. 338-352.

Blumel, S., Mathews, G. A., Greenstein, A. and Elad, Y. (2000) Pesticides in IPM: selectivity, application, side effects and resistance problems. In: Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops. (R. Albajes, M.L. Gullino, J.C. van Lenteren, and Y. Elad, eds), Kluwer Academic Publisher, Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp. 150-167.

Elad, Y. and Freeman, S. (2002) Biological control of fungal plant pathogens. In: The Mycota, A comprehensive Treatise on Fungi as Experimental Systems for Basic and Applied Research. XI. Agricultural Applications. (F. Kempken, ed.), Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 93-109.

Elad, Y., Williamson, B., Tudzynski, P. and Delen, N. (2004) Botrytis spp. and diseases they cause in agricultural systems - an introduction. In: Botrytis: Biology, Pathology and Control. (Y. Elad, B. Williamson, P. Tudzynski, and N. Delen, eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 1-8.

Sharon, A., Elad, Y., Barakat, R. and Tudzynski, P. (2004) Phytohormones in Botrytis-plant interactions. In: Botrytis: Biology, Pathology and Control. (Y. Elad, B. Williamson, P. Tudzynski, and N. Delen, eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 163-179.

Elad, Y. and Stewart, A. (2004) Microbial control of Botrytis spp. In Botrytis: Biology, Pathology and Control. (Y. Elad, B. Williamson, P. Tudzynski, and N. Delen, eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 223-241.

Stotz, H., Elad, Y., Powell, A. and Labavitch, J. (2004) Innovative biological approaches to Botrytis suppression. In: Botrytis: Biology, Pathology and Control. (Y. Elad, B. Williamson, P. Tudzynski, and N. Delen, eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 369-392.

Elad, Y. and Pertot, I. (2006) Ciclo Biologico in: L'oidio della Fragola. (I. Pertot, R. Moser and Y. Elad, eds), Instituto Agrario di San Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, pp. 18-29.

Pertot, I and Elad, Y. (2006) La ricerca e le prospettive future, in: L'oidio della Fragola. (I. Pertot, R. Moser and Y. Elad, eds), Instituto Agrario di Sam Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, pp. 66-67.

Elad, Y. and Fokkema, N.J. (2006) Working group Biological Control of Fungal and Bacterial Plant Pathogens (Phytopathogens) (1989-present). In: International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants, History of the first 50 Years (1956-2006). (E.F. Boller, J.C. van Lenteren, and V. Delucchi, eds), IOBC Publisher, pp. 253-257.

Pertot, I. and Elad, Y. (2007) Agente causale e biologia, in: La Muffa grigia della vite (I. Pertot, Y. Elad and M. Tasin, eds), Instituto Agrario di Sam Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, pp. 9-13.

Pertot, I. and Elad, Y. (2007) Il meccanismo dell'infezione, in: La Muffa grigia della vite (I. Pertot, Y. Elad and M. Tasin, eds), Instituto Agrario di Sam Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, pp. 14-21.

Pertot, I. and Elad, Y. (2007) Ciclo biologicao ed epidemiologia, in: La Muffa grigia della vite (I. Pertot, Y. Elad and M. Tasin, eds), Instituto Agrario di Sam Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, pp. 22-29.

Pertot, I. and Elad, Y. (2007) La difesa contro la muffa grigia della vite, in: La Muffa grigia della vite (I. Pertot, Y. Elad and M. Tasin, eds), Instituto Agrario di Sam Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, pp. 34-43.

Elad, Y. (2007) La muffa grigia nelle diverse colture, in: La Muffa grigia della vite (I. Pertot, Y. Elad and M. Tasin, eds), Instituto Agrario di Sam Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, pp. 44-49.

Pertot, I. and Elad, Y. (2007) La ricerca in corso press oil Centro SafeCrop e le prospettive future, in: La Muffa grigia della vite (I. Pertot, Y. Elad and M. Tasin, eds), Instituto Agrario di Sam Michele All'Adige, Safe Crop Center, pp. 50-55.

Elad, Y., Shpialter, L., Korolev, N., Mamiev M., Rav David, D., Dori, I., Ganot, L., Shmuel, D. Matan, E. Messika Y. (2008) Chemical and cultural means of control integrated for grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) management in lisianthus. In: Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds V, H.W. Dehne, H.B. Deising, U. Gisi, K. H. Kuck, P.E. Russell, H. Lyr (Eds.), Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft, Braunschweig, Germany, pp. 322-218.

Elad, Y. and Pertot, I. (2012) Climate change impact on plant pathogens and plant disease. In: Combating Climate Change: An Agricultural Perspective. Manjit S. Kang (ed), CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), Boca Raton, FL. In Press.

 Graber E.R. and Elad, Y. (2013) Biochar impact on plant resistance to disease. In: Biochar and Soil Biota, N. Ladygina and F. Rineau (eds). CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), Boca Raton, FL. Pp. 41-68.

Schor, N., Berman, S., Dombrovsky, A., Elad, Y., Ignat, T. and Bechar, A. (2015) A robotic inspection system for diseases of pepper in greenhouse. Pp. 627 - 634 in Stafford, John V. (ed) Precition Agriculture '15, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Elad, Y., Vivier, M., and Fillinger, S. (2016) Botrytis, the good, the bad and the ugly. In: Botrytis - the Fungus, the Pathogen and its Management in Agricultural Systems, Fillinger, S. and Elad, Y. (eds), Springer, pp. 1-15.

Korolev, N. and Elad, Y. (2016) Vegetative incompatibility in Botrytis. In: Botrytis - the Fungus, the Pathogen and its Management in Agricultural System, Fillinger, S. and Elad, Y. (eds), Springer, pp. 55-70.

Elad, Y. (2016) Cultural and integrated control of Botrytis spp. In: Botrytis - the Fungus, the Pathogen and its Management in Agricultural Systems, Fillinger, S. and Elad, Y. (eds), Springer, pp. 149-164.

Nicot, P.C., Stewart, A., Bardin, M., and Elad, Y. (2016) Biological control and biopesticide suppression of Botrytis-incited diseases. In: Botrytis - the Fungus, the Pathogen and its Management in Agricultural Systems, Fillinger, S. and Elad, Y. (eds), Springer, pp. 165-187.

Elad, Y., Pertot, I., Cotes Prado, A.M., and Stewart, A. (2016) Plant hosts of Botrytis spp. In: Botrytis - the Fungus, the Pathogen and its Management in Agricultural Systems, Fillinger, S. and Elad, Y. (eds), Springer, pp.413-486.

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