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שלח באימייל הדפס
 
Name: Asher Bar-Tal, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Soil, Water and Environmental SciencesSoil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition and Microbiology
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-3-9683310
Cell: 972-50-6220310
Fax:972-3-9604017
Email:  asherbartal@gmail.com  abartal@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences
Address:Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences
The volcani Center
P.O.B. 6
Bet Dagan 50250
Israel
Soil Scientist
Research Interests / Job description
Soil chemistry, plant nutrition, Fertigation, GHG
The general topic is soil chemistry and plant nutrition, the specific subjects are:
• Fertigation methods in soil and soilless culture to optimize yields and quality and minimize pollution.
• Irrigation with secondary effluent, its effect on nutrient uptake and on nutrient and salt leaching bellow the root zone.
• Simulation of nutrient chemistry and transport in soil, its uptake by root and its effects on plant growth.
• Application of sludge and organic waste materials to agricultural fields, using models to predict the decomposition of the organic material and the mineralization and transformation of nitrogen in soil.
Greenhouse Gases emissions from agriculture activities.
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Education and Additional Training

 

1977 - 1980

B.Sc. in Agronomy, Soil Science, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

 

 

1980 - 1983

M.Sc. in Soil Science, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Jerusalem, Israel Title of thesis: Zinc movement to a simulated root in absorbing porous media as affected by pH and various chelating agents Supervision by: Y. Chen and B. Bar-Yosef

 

 

1983 - 1987

Ph.D. in Soil Science, Soil Chemistry, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Jerusalem, Israel Title of thesis: Effect of pepper (Capsicum annuum) seedling nutrition in the nursery on transplant development, establishment in the field and fruit yield Supervision by: U. Kafkafi and B. Bar-Yosef

 

 

1987 - 1988

Postdoctoral position at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE. USA. with prof. Donald L. Sparks Research subject: Kinetics of K-Ca exchange on clays and soils

 

 

1996 - 1997

Sabbatical leave at the Cooperative Research Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA) at the University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia with Dr. J.W. Bowden Research subject: Application of the NWHEAT-APSIM model to predict protein content in wheat grain in Mediterranean climate

2008-2009

Sabbatical leave at the Department of Land, air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, California, with Prof. William Horwath. Research subject: Decomposition of plant residues under different application modes.

 

 

 

 

Recent publications (Since 2000)

Reviewed Journals

1. Karni, L., Aloni, B., Bar-Tal, A., Moreshet, S., Keinan, M. and Yao, C. (2000) The effect of root restriction on the incidence of blossom-end rot in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech. 75:364-369

2. Bar-Tal, A., Aloni, B., Karni, L., Oserovitz, J., Hazan, A., Itach, M. Gantz, S., Avidan, A., Posalski, I., Tratkovski, N. and Rosenberg, R. (2001) Nitrogen nutrition of greenhouse pepper: I. Effects of Nitrogen concentration and NO3:NH4 ratio on yield, fruit shape, and the incidence of blossom-end rot in relation to plant mineral composition. HortScince 36:1244-1251

3. Bar-Tal, A., Aloni, B., Karni, L. and Rosenberg, R. (2001) Nitrogen nutrition of greenhouse pepper: II. Effects of Nitrogen concentration and NO3:NH4 ratio on growth, transpiration and nutrients uptake. HortScince 36:1244-1251

4. 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

5. Asseng, S., Bar-Tal, A., Bowden, J.W., Keating, B.A., Van Herwaarden, Palta, J.A., Huth, N. and Probert, E.M. (2002) Simulation of grain protein content with APSIM-Nwheat. European Journal of Agronomy 16:25-42.

6. 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 plumose L. Plant and Soil 245:249-260

7. 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. Hort. Sci. and Biotech. 78: (6)1-9.

8. Bar-Tal, A., Yermiyahu, U., Beraud, J., Keinan, M., Rosenberg, R., Zohar, D., Rosen, V. and Fine, P. (2004). N, P and K uptake by wheat and their distribution in soil following successive annual application of composts. J. Envir. Qual. 33:1855-1865.

9. Beraud, J. Fine, P., Keinan, M., Rosenberg, R., Hadas A. And Bar-Tal, A. (2005) Modeling carbon and nitrogen transformations for adjusting compost application with N consumption by wheat. J. Envir. Qual. 34:664-675.

10. Atkas, H.,  Karni, L., Chang, D.C., Turhan, E., Bar-Tal, A., and Aloni, B. (2005) The suppression of salinity-associated oxygen radicals production, in pepper (capsicum annuum L.) fruit, by manganese, zinc and calcium in relation to its sensitivity to blossom-end rot. Physiol. Plant. 123:67-74

11. Bernstein N., Bar-Tal A., Friedman H., Snir P., Chazan A., Ioffe M. (2006) Application of treated wastewater for cultivation of roses (Rosa hybrida) in soil-less culture. Sci. Hort. 108:185-193

12. Bar-Tal, A., Aloni, B., Arbel, A., Barak, A., Karni, L., Oserovitz, J., Hazan, A., Gantz, S. Avidan, A., Posalski, I. and Keinan, M. (2006) Effects of evaporating cooling system on the incidence of blossom-end rot and fruit cracking in bell pepper (capsicum annuum L.). J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech.  81:599-606

13. Turhan, E., Karni, L., Aktas, H., Deventurero, G., Chang, C. C., Bar-Tal, A. and Aloni, B. (2006) Apoplastic antioxidants in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) fruit and their relationship to blossom-end rot. J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech.  81:661-667

14. Turhan, E., Aktas, H., Deventurero, G., Karni, L., Silber, A., Bar-Tal, A. and Aloni, B. (2006) Blossom-end rot is associated with impairment of sugar uptake and metabolism in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) fruits. J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech.  81:921-927

15. Weinberg, Z.G., Bar-Tal, A., Chen, Y., Gamburg, M. Brener, S., Dvash, L., Markovitz, T. and Landau, Y.S. (2007) The effect of irrigation and nitrogen fertilization on the ensiling of safflower. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 134:152-161

16. Yermiyahu, U., Tal, A. Ben-Gal, A., Bar-Tal, A., Tarchisky, J. and Lahav, O. (2007) Rethinking Desalinated Water Quality and Agriculture. Science 318:920-921

17. Bhardwaj, A.K., Mandal, U.K., Bar-Tal, A., Gilboa, A. and Levy, G.J. (2008) Replacing saline-sodic irrigation water with treated wastewater: Effects on saturated hydraulic conductivity, slaking, and swelling. Irrig. Sci. 26:139-146

18. Mandal, U.K., Warrington, D.N., Bhardwaj, A.K., Bar-Tal, A., Kautzky, L., Minz, D. and Levy, G.J. (2008) Evaluating impact of irrigation water quality on a calcareous clay soil using principal component analysis. Geoderma 144:189-197

19. Bar-Tal, A., Yermiyahu, U., Keynan, M., Faingold, I. and Ben-Gal, A. (2008) Boron deficiency and toxicity in young persimmon (Diospyrus kaki L.). J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech. 83:469-473

20. Mandal, U.K., Bhardwaj, A.K., Warrington, D.N., Goldstein, D., Bar Tal, A., Levy, G.J. (2008) Irrigation with Treated Wastewater vs. Saline-Sodic Water: Effects on Soil Hydraulic Conductivity, Infiltration, Runoff and Interrill Erosion. Geoderma 144:509-516

21. Bar-Tal, A., Landau, Y.S., Li-xin, Z., Markovitz, T., Keinan, M., Dvash, L., Brener, S. and Weinberg, Z.G. (2008) Fodder quality of safflower across an irrigation gradient and nitrogen rates. Agronomy Journal. 100:1499-1505.

22.   Bernstein, N., Guetsky, R., Friedman, H., Bar-Tal, A., and Rot, I. (2008) Monitoring bacterial populations in agricultural greenhouse production system irrigated with reclaimed wastewater. J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech.  83:821-827

23.   Danga, B. O., Ouma, J. P.,  Wakindiki, I. C., and Bar-Tal, A. (2008) Legume-Wheat Rotation Effects on Residual Soil Moisture, Nitrogen and Wheat Yield in Tropical Regions. Advances in Agronomy (101: 315-349)

24. 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. Hort. 123:197-203

25. Danga, B. O., Ouma, J. P.,  Wakindiki, I. C., and Bar-Tal, A. (2010) Chickpea - Wheat Rotation for higher production in a humid tropical region.   Agron. J. 102:363-371

26. Heller, H., Bar-Tal, A., Tamir, G., Venterea, R.T., Chen, D., Zhang, Y., Clapp, E.C., Bloom, P., and Fine, P. (2010)   Manure and Cultivation Effects on CO2 and N2O Emissions from a Corn Field. J. Envir. Qual. 39:437-448

27. Antil, R.S., Bar-Tal, A., Fine, P.,and Hadas, A. (2011) Predicting Nitrogen and Carbon mineralization of Composted Manure and Sewage Sludge in Soil. Compost Sci. & Utilization 19:33-43

28. Tamir, G., Shenker, M., Heller, H., Bloom, P.R., Fine, P. and Bar-Tal, A. (2011) Can soil carbonate dissolution lead to overestimation of soil respiration? Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. (75: 1414-1422)  

29. Elifantz, H., Kuatzky, L., Mor-Yosef, M., Tarchitzky, J., Bar-Tal, A., Chen, Y. and Minz, D. (2011) Microbial activity and organic matter dynamics during four-years of irrigation with effluents. Microbial Ecology 62:973-981

30. Lado, M., Bar-Tal, A. Azenkot, A. Assouline, S., Ravina, I., Erner, Y., Fine, P., Dasberg, S. and Ben-Hur, M. (2012) Changes in chemical properties of semiarid soils under long-term secondary-treated wastewater irrigation. Soil Science Society American Journal 76:1358-1369

31. Tamir, G., Shenker, M., Heller, H., Bloom, P.R., Fine, P. and Bar-Tal, A. (2012). Dissolution and Re-Crystallization Processes of Active CaCO3 in Soil Developed on Tufa. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76:1606-1613

 32. Tamir, G, Shenker, M., Heller, H., Bloom, P.R., Fine, P. and Bar-Tal, A. (2013) Organic N mineralization and transformation in soils treated with an animal waste in relation to carbonates dissolution and precipitation. Geoderma 209-210:50-56

33. Kurtzman, D., Shapira, R., Bar-Tal, A., Fine, P. and Russo, D. (2013) Nitrate fluxes to ground water under citrus orchards in a Mediterranean climate: observations, calibrated models, simulations and agro-hydrological conclusions. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 151:93-104 

34. Danga, B. O., Hadas, A., Ouma, J. P., Wakindiki, I. C., and Bar-Tal, A. (2013) Chickpea Residue Properties Controlling Decomposition Dynamics and N Availability in Some Tropical Acid Soils. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 30:203-212 

Book Chapters

1. Raviv, M. Wallach, R. Silber, A. and Bar-Tal, A. (2002) Substrates and Their Analysis. In D. Savvas and H.C. Passam (Eds.) "Hydroponic Production of Vegetables and Ornamentals". pp. 25-102.  Embryo Publications.

2. Silber, A. and Bar-Tal, A. (2008) Nutrition of Substrates-Grown Plants. In M. Raviv and J.H. Lieth (Eds.) "Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice". pp 291-339. Elsevier.

3. Papadopoulos, A.P., Bar-Tal, A., Silber, A., Saha, U.K. and Raviv, M. (2007) Inorganic and Synthetic Organic Components of Soilless Culture and Potting Mixes. In M. Raviv and J.H. Lieth (Eds.) "Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice". pp 505-543. Elsevier.

4. Raviv, M., Lieth, J.H., Bar-Tal, A. and Silber, A. (2007) Growing plants in soilless culture: Operational conclusions. . In M. Raviv and J.H. Lieth (Eds.) "Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice". pp 545-571. Elsevier.

5.   Bar-Tal, A. (2011) Nitrogen in Treated Waste Water Used for Irrigation. In G. Levy, A. Bar-Tal and P. Fine (Eds.) "Treated Waste Water in Agriculture: Use and Impacts on the Soil Environment and Crops". Wiley-Blackwell

6. Levy, G., A. Bar-Tal, A. and P. Fine (2011) "Treated Waste Water in Agriculture: Use and Impacts on the Soil Environment and Crops". Wiley-Blackwell

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