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Name: Avner Silber, Ph.D. (Retiree)
Units: Soil, Water and Environmental SciencesSoil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition and Microbiology
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03 5499828
Cell: 054-7800064
Fax:03 9604017
Email:    avnersilber@gmail.com
Address:Averbuch 18, Ramat Hasharon, 47400

Researcher (Emeritus)

Research Interests / Job description
Chemical reactions in the rhizosphere.
Phosphorus reactions in soil and mechanisms of phosphorus uptake by plants.
Soilless culture, fertigation methods.
Nutrition of plants originating from the south hemisphere.
Irrigation methods to optimize nutrient uptake by plants: high fertigation frequency, subsurface drip irrigation.
Physiological disorders induced by nutrient deficiency: blossom-end rot (BER).

 Reviewed Journals and Books Chapters 

  • Singer, A., Silber, A., and Szafranek. D. 1991. Nodular-silica-phosphate minerals of the Har Peres pyroclastics, Golan Heights. Neues. jb. Miner. Mh., H. 8: 337-354.
  • Silber, A., Bar-Yosef, B., Singer, A., and Chen, Y. 1994. Mineralogical and chemical composition of three tuffs from northern Israel. Geoderma, 63: 123-144.
  • Silber, A., and Raviv, M. 1996. Effects on chemical surface properties of tuff by growing rose plants. Plant Soil, 186: 353-360.
  • Silber, A., Ben-Jaacov, J., and Ganmore-Neumann, R. 1998. Effects of nutrient addition on growth and rhizosphere pH of Leucadendron 'Safari sunset'. Plant Soil, 199: 205-211.
  • Raviv, M., Silber, A., and Medina, S. 1998. The effect of medium disinfestation on cut rose productivity and on some chemical properties of tuff. Sci. Hortic. 74: 285-293.
  • Raviv, M. Wallach, R., Silber, A., Medina, S., and Krasnovsky, A. 1999. The effect of hydraulic characteristics of volcanic materials on yield of roses grown in soilless culture. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci., 124: 205-209.
  • Silber, A., Bar-Yosef, B., and Chen, Y. 1999. pH dependent kinetics of tuff dissolution. Geoderma, 93: 125-140.
  • Silber, A., Ganmore-Neumann, R., and Ben-Jaacov, J. 2000. The response of three Leucadendrons cultivars (Proteaceae) to phosphorus levels. Sci. Hortic., 84: 141-149.
  • Silber, A., Ganmore-Neumann, R., Ackerman, A., Mitcnick, B., and Ben-Jaacov, J. 2000. pH dominates Leucadendrons ‘Safari sunset' development. HortScience, 35: 647-650.
  • Silber A., Ganmore-Neumann, R., and Ben-Jaacov, J. 2000. The response of Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' to the fertilization regime. J. Agr., Sci., 135: 27-34.
  • Bar-Tal A., Baas R., Ganmore-Neumann R., Dik A., Marissen N., Silber A., Davidov S., Hazan A., Kirscner B., and Elad Y. 2001. Rose flower production and quality as affected by Ca concentration in the flower. Agronomie, 21: 393-402
  • Silber A., Ben-Jaacov J., Ackerman A., Bar-Tal A., Levkovitch I., Matsevitz-Yosef T., Swartzberg D., Riov J. and Granot D. 2002. Interrelationship between phosphorus toxicity and sugar metabolism in Verticordia plumosa. Plant Soil, 245: 249-260.
  • Raviv R., Wallach R., Silber A., and Bar-Tal A. 2002. Substrates and Their Analysis. In Savvas D. and Passam H. (Ed) "Hydroponic Production of Vegetables and Ornamentals", Athens, pp25-101.
  • Baas, R., Van Oers, S., Silber, A., Bernstein, N., Ioffe, M., keinan, M., and Bar-Tal, A. 2003. Calcium distribution in cut roses as related to transpiration. J. Hortic. Sci Biotech., 78: 1-9.
  • Silber A., G. Xu., Levkovitch I., S. Soriano, Bilu A., and Wallach R. 2003. High fertigation frequency: the effect on uptake of nutrients, water and plant growth. Plant Soil, 253: 467-477.
  • Silber A., Ben-Yones L., and Dori. I. 2004. Rhizosphere pH as a result of nitrogen levels and NH4/NO3 ratio and its effect on zinc availability and on growth of rice flower (Ozothamnus diosmifolius). Plant Soil, 262: 205-213.
  • Xu, G., Levkovitch, I., Soriano, S., Wallach, R., and Silber, A. 2004. Integrated effect of irrigation frequency and phosphorus level on lettuce: P uptake, root growth and yield. Plant Soil, 263, 293-304.
  • Silber, A. 2005. Fertigation frequency and nutrient uptake by plants: Benefits and constraints. Proceedings No. 571, International Fertiliser Society, York, UK, pp 36.
  • Silber, A., Bruner, M., Kenig, E., Reshef, G., Zohar, H., Posalski, I., Yehezkel, H., Shmuel, D., Cohen, S., Dinar, M., Matan, E., Dinkin, I., Cohen, Y., Karni, L., Aloni, B. and Assouline, S. 2005. High fertigation frequency and phosphorus level: effects on summer-grown bell pepper growth and blossom-end rot incidence. Plant Soil, 270, 135-146.
  • Silber, A., Bar-Yosef, B., Singer, A. and Chen, Y. 2005. Mineralogical and chemical composition of tuffs from Mt. Peres, In: Reuveni, M. and Inbar, M. (Eds) "Advances in the Golan Heights: Man and Landscape".
  • Silber, A., Levkovitch, I., Dinkin, I., Soriano, S., Bruner, M., Kenig, E., Reshef, G., Zohar, H., Posalski, I., Yehezkel, H., Shmuel, D., Cohen, S., Dinar, M., Matan, E., and Assouline, S. 2005. High irrigation frequency and temporal NH4 concentration: the effects on soilless-grown bell pepper. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotechnol., 80, 233-239.
  • Silber, A., Levi, M., Cohen, M., David, N., Shtaynmetz, Y., Assouline, S. 2006. Response of Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset' to irrigation and fertilisation levels. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotechnol., 81, 355-364.
  • Assouline, S., Möller, M., Cohen, S., Ben-Hur, M., Grava, A., Narkis, K., Silber, A. 2006. Soil-plant system response to pulsed drip irrigation and salinity: bell pepper case study. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 70, 1556-1568.
  • Ben-Jaacov, J. and Silber, A. 2006. Leucadendron A major Proteaceous floricultural crop. Hortic. Rev., 32, 167-228.
  • Silber, A., Levi, M., Cohen, M., David, N., Shtaynmetz, Y., Assouline, S. 2007. Response of Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset' to regulated deficit irrigation: effects of stress timing on growth and yield quality.  Agric. Water. Manag., 87, 162-170.
  • Xu, G., Chague, V., Melamed-Bessudo, C., Kapulnik, Y., Jain, A., Raghothama, K.G., Levy, A.A., Silber, A. 2007. Functional Characterisation of LePT4: a Phosphate Transporter in Tomato with Mycorrhiza-Enhanced Expression. J. Exp. Bot, 58, 2491-2501.
  • Silber, A. 2008. Chemical Characteristics of Soilless Media. In Raviv, M. and Lieth, H. (Eds) "Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice". Elsevier Science, pp 209-244.
  • Silber, A., and Bar-Tal, A. 2008. Nutrition of Substrate-Grown Plants. In Raviv, M. and Lieth, H. (Eds) "Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice". Elsevier Science, pp 291-339.
  • Raviv, M., Lieth, H., Bar-Tal, A., Silber, A. 2008. Growing Plants in Soilless Culture: Operational Conclusions. In Raviv, M. and Lieth, H. (Eds) "Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice". Elsevier Science, pp. 545-571.
  • Papadopoulos, A. P. Bar-Tal, A., Silber, A., Saha, U. K. Raviv, M. 2008. Inorganic and Synthetic Organic Components of Soilless Culture and Potting Mixes. In Raviv, M. and Lieth, H. (Eds) "Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice". Elsevier Science, pp. 505-543.
  • Silber, A., Bar-Yosef, B., Levkovitch, I., Kautzky, L., Minz, D. 2008. Kinetics and mechanisms of pH-dependent Mn(II) reactions in plant-growth medium. Soil Biol Biochem, 40, 2787-2795.
  • Silber, A., Bar-Tal, A., Levkovitch, I., Bruner, M., Yehezkel, H., Shmuel, D., Cohen, S., Matan, E., Karni, L., Aktas, H., Turhan, E., and Aloni, B. 2009. Manganese nutrition of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.): growth, Mn uptake and fruit disorder incidence. Sci. Hortic., 23, 197-203.
  • Russo, D., Laufer, A., Silber, A.,  Assouline, S. 2009. Water uptake, active root Volume and solute leaching under drip irrigation: a numerical study. Water Resour. Res., 45, W12413, doi:10.1029/2009WR008015.
  • 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.
  • Silber, A., Bar-Yosef, B., Levkovitch, I., Soryano, S. 2010. pH-Dependent surface properties of perlite: effects of plant growth. Geoderma, 158, 275-281.
  • Silber, A., Levkovitch, I., Graber, E. 2010. pH-Dependent mineral release and surface properties of cornstraw biochar: agronomic implications. Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 9318-9323.
  • Silber, A., Bar-Yosef, B., Suryano, S., Levkovitch, I. 2012. Zinc adsorption by perlite: effects of pH, ionic strength, temperature, and pre-use as growth substrate. Geoderma, 170, 159-167.
  • Silber, A., Israeli, Y., Levi, M., Keinan, A., Shapira, O., Chudi, G., Golan, A., Noy, M., Levkovitch, I., Assouline, S. 2012. Response of ‘Hass' avocado trees to irrigation management and root constraint. Agric. Water Manag., 104, 95-103.
  • Cytryn, E., Levkovitch, I., Negreanu, Y., Dowd, D., Frenk, S., Silber, A. 2012. Impact of short-term acidification on nitrification and nitrifying bacterial community dynamics in soilless cultivation media. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78, 6576-6582.

  • Silber, A., Israeli, Y., Levi, M., Keinan, A., Chudi, G., Golan, A., Noy, M., Levkovitch, I., Kfir,  N., Naor, A., Assouline, S. 2013. The roles of fruit sink in the regulation of gas exchange and water uptake: a case study for avocado. Agricultural Water Management, 116, 21-28.

  • Silber, A., Naor, A., Israeli, Y., Assouline, S. 2013. Combined effect of irrigation regime and fruit load on the patterns of trunk-diameter variation of 'Hass' avocado at different phenological periods.  Agricultural Water Management, 129, 87-94.

  • Silber, A., Naor, A., Israeli, Y., Assouline, S. 2013. Combined effect of irrigation regime and fruit load on the patterns of trunk-diameter variation of 'Hass' avocado at different phenological periods.  Agricultural Water Management, 129, 87-94.

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