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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Uri Yermiyahu, Prof. (Researcher)
Units: Gilat CenterSoil and water
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-3-9683226 972-3-9683288
Cell: 972-50-6220136
Email:    uri4@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Administration Building
Address:Agricultural Research Organization
The Volcani Center
68 HaMaccabim Rd., Rishon Le Zion
P.O.B 15159, 7528809

ARO Deputy Director for R&D

Research Interests / Job description
Boron uptake by plants
Plant nutrition


University Education

1981-1984    B.Sc. in Soil Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of  Agriculture.

1985-1988    M.Sc. in Soil Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture. Title of thesis: "Boron sorption by soil and uptake by plant as affected by organic matter".

1989-1994    Ph.D. in Soil and Plant Physiology Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture. Title of thesis: "Exchange of Ca with cation on the plasma membrane in root cell and its effect on root elongation".

1994          Postdoctoral position at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, with Prof. Y. Chen and Prof. Y. Hadar.

1995-1996      Postdoctoral position at US Dep. of Agriculture, Appalachian Soil and Water Conservation Research Laboratory, Beckley, WV, USA, with Dr. T.B. Kinraide.  Research Subject: "Surface properties of wheat root plasma membrane different in Al sensitivity."

  Updated Publication list:  

Articles in  journals

Yermiyahu, U., Keren, R., Chen, Y. (1988). Boron sorption on composted organic matter. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 53:1309-1313.

Lautter, J., Meiri, A., Yermiyahu, U. (1989). Tolerance of peanut to excess boron. Plant and Soil. 114:35-38.

Yermiyahu, U., Nir, S., Ben-Hayyim, G., Kafkafi, U. (1994). Quantitative competitive sorption of calcium against sodium or magnesium on plasma membrane vesicles of melon root cell. Membrane Biology. 138:55-63.

Nir, S., Rytwo, G., Yermiyahu, U., Margulies, L. (1994). A model for cation adsorption to clays and membranes. Colloid and Polymer Sci. 272:619-632.

Yermiyahu, U., Keren, R., Chen, Y. (1995).  Boron sorption by soil in the presence of organic matter. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 59:405-409.

Yermiyahu, U., Nir, S., Ben-Hayyim, H., Kafkafi, U., Kinraide, T.B. (1997). Root elongation in saline solution related to calcium binding to root cell plasma membranes. Plant and Soil. 191:67-76.

Yermiyahu, U., Rytwo, R., Brauer, D.K., Kinraide, T.B. (1997). Binding and electrostatic attraction of lanthanum (La3+) and aluminum (Al3+) to wheat root plasma membranes. J. Membrane Biology.159:239-252.

Yermiyahu, U., Brauer, D.K., Kinraide, T.B. (1997). Sorption of aluminum to plasma membrane vesicles isolated from root of Scout 66 and Atlas 66 wheat.  Plant Physiol. 115:1119-1125.

Kinraide, T.B., Yermiyahu, U., Rytwo, U. (1998). Computation of surface electrical potential of plant cell membranes.  Correspondence to published zeta potential from diverse plant sources.  Plant Physiol. 118:505-512.

Yermiyahu, U., Nir, S., Ben-Hayyim, G., Kafkafi, U., Scherer. G.F.E. (1999). Surface properties of plasma membrane vesicles isolated from melon (Cucumus melo L.) root cells differing in salinity tolerance. Colloids and Surfaces. 14:237-249.

Vintal, H., Ben-Noon, E., Shievin, E., Yermiyahu, U., Shtienberg, D., Dinoor, A. (1999). Influence of rate of soil fertilization on alternaria leaf blight (Alternaria dauci) in carrots. Phytoparasitica. 27(3):193-200.

Epstein, A.L., Gussman, C.D., Blaylock, M.J., Yermiyahu, U., Huang, J., Kapulnik, Y., Orser, C. (1999).  EDTA and Pb-EDTA accumulation in Brassica juncea grown in Pb-amended soil.  Plant and Soil. 208 (1):87-94.

Brauer D.K., Yermiyahu, U., Rytwo, G., Kinraide, T.B. (2000). Characteristics of the quenching of 9-aminoacridine fluorescence by liposomes made from plant lipids. J. Membrane Biology. 178:43-48.

Meerbach, D., Cohen, S., Yermiyahu, U., Wallach, R. and Dirksen, C. (2000). Influence of drip irrigation layout on salt distribution and sap flow in effluent irrigated cotton. Acta Hort. 537:709-718.

Yermiyahu, U., Keren, R., Chen, Y. (2001). Effect of composted organic matter on boron uptake by plants.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.  65:1436-1441.

Nadler, A., Raveh, E., Yermiyahu, U., Green, S.R. (2003).  Using TDR to monitor changes in the stem water content of lemon trees and their response to water stress. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67(2):377-680.

Oka, Y., Yermiyahu, U. (2003). Nematode-suppressive effects of composts against the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne    javanica on tomato. Nematology. 4(8):891-898.

Shomer,  I., Novacky, A., Pike, S., Yermiyahu U.,  Kinraide T.B. (2003). Electrical potentials of plant cell walls. Plant Physiol. 133 (1):411-422.

Yermiyahu, U., Keren, R., Faingold, I., Cohen, Y., Yehezkel, H. and Shmoel, D. (2003). Response of pepper to boron and salinity under greenhouse conditions. Acta Hort. 609:149-154.

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.

Vulkan, R., Yermiyahu, U., Mingelgrin, U., Rytwo, G., and Kinraide, T.B. (2004). Sorption of copper and zinc to the plasma membrane of wheat root. J. Membrane Biology. 202-2:97-104.

Beraud, J., Fine, P., Yermiyahu, U., Keinan, M., Rosenberg, R., Hadas, A., and Bar-Tal, A. (2005). Modeling carbon and nitrogen transformations for adjustment of compost application with nitrogen uptake by wheat. J. Envir. Qual. 34:664-675.

Triky, S., Yermiyahu, U., Katan J. U. and Gamliel, A. (2005). Development of Crown and Root Rot Disease of Tomatoes under irrigation with saline water. Phytopathology. 25:1438-1444.

Nadler, A., Raveh, E., Yermiyahu, U. and Green, S.R. (2006). Stress induced water content variations in mango stem by time domain reflectometry. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 70:510-520.

Yermiyahu, U., Shamai, I., Peleg, R., Dudai, N. and Shtienberg, D. (2006). Reduction of Botrytis cinerea sporulation in sweet basil by altering the concentrations of nitrogen and calcium in the irrigation solution. Plant Pathology 55:544-552.

Yermiyahu, U., Ben-Gal, A. and Sarig, P. (2006). Boron toxicity in grapevines.  HortScience. 41(7):1698-1703.

Oka, Y., Tkchi, N., Shuker, S. and Yermiyahu, U. (2007). Enhanced nematicidal activity of organic and inorganic ammonia-releasing amendments by Azadirachta indica extracts. J. of Nematology. 39(1):9-16.

Yermiyahu, U., Ben-Gal, A., Sarig, P. and Zipilevitch, E. (2007). Boron toxicity in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) in conjunction with salinity and rootstock effects. J. of Horticultural Science and Biotrchnology. 82(4):547-554.

Kinraide, T.B. and Yermiyahu, U. (2007).  A scale of metal ion binding strengths correlating with ion charge, Pauling electronegativity, and toxicity.  J. of Inorganic biochemistry. 101:1201-1213.

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. 

Ben-Gal, A., Ityel, E., Dudley, L., Cohen, S., Yermiyahu, U., Presnov, E., Zigmond, L. and Shani, U. (2008). Effect of irrigation water salinity on transpiration and on leaching requirements: A case study for bell peppers. Agric. Water Manag. 95:587-597.

Ben-Gal, A., Yermiyahu, U., Presnov, E., Faingold, I. and Dag, A. (2008). Evaluation of irrigation levels in a converted, rain fed olive orchard: the transition year. Acta Hort. 792: 99-106.


Ben-Gal, A., Yermiyahu, U., Veste, M. and Shani, U. (2008). Irrigating table grapes in arid regions with low quality water: effects of salinity and excess boron. Acta Horticulturae. 792, 107-114.

Yermiyahu, U., Ben-Gal, A., Keren, R. and Reid R. J. (2008). Combined effect of salinity and excess boron on plant growth and yield. Plant and soil. 304:73-87

Nadler, A., Raveh, E., Yermiyahu, U., Lado, M., Nasser, H. and Green, S.R. (2008). Detecting water stress in trees using stem electrical conductivity measurements. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:1014-1024.

Bar-Tal, A., Yermiyahu, U., Keinan, M., Faingold, I., and Ben-Gal, A. (2008). Boron deficiency and toxicity in young persimmon (Diospyrus kaki L.). J. of Hortic. Sci. and Biotech. 83 (4):469-473.

Dag, A., Ben-Gal, A., Yermiyahu, U., Basheer, L., Yogev, N. and Kerem, Z. (2008). The effect of irrigation level and harvest mechanization on virgin olive oil quality in a traditional rain-fed "Souri" olive orchard converted to irrigation. J. of the Sci. of Food and Agri. 88:1524-1528.

Gross, A., Bernstein, A., Vulkan, R., Tarchitzky, J., Ben-Gal, A. and Yermiyahu, U. (2008). Simple digestion procedure followed by the azomethine-H method for accurate boron analysis and discrimination between its fractions in wastewater and soils. chemosphere. 2008: 400-406. 

Erel, R**., Dag, A., Ben-Gal, A., Schwartz, A. and Yermiyahu, U. (2008). lowering and fruit set of olive trees in response to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 133, 639-647.

Ben-Gal, A., Yermiyahu, U. and Cohen, S. (2009). Fertilization and blending alternatives for irrigation with desalinated water. J. Environ. Quality. 38:529-536.

Ben-Gal, A., Neori-Borochov, H., Yermiyahu, U. and Shani, U. (2009). Is osmotic potential a more appropriate property than electrical conductivity for evaluating whole plant response to salinity? Environ. Exp. Bot. 65:232-237. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2008.09.006

Ben-Gal, A., Agam, N., Alchanatis, V., Cohen, Y., Tzippori, Y., Presnov, E., Yermiyahu, U., Sprintsin, M., and Dag, A. (2009). Evaluating water stress in irrigated olives: correlation of soil water status, tree water status and thermal imagery. Irrigation Science. 27:36-376.

Shpialter, L., Rav D., Dori, I., Yermiyahu, U. and Elad, Y. (2009). Cultural methods and environmental conditions affecting gray mold and its anagement in lisianthus.Phytopathology. 99:557-570.

Dag, A., Yermiyahu, U., Alon Ben-Gal, A., Zipori, I., and Kapulnik, Y. (2009). Nursery and post-transplant field response of olive trees to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in arid region. Crop & Pasture Science. 60: 427-433.

Dag, A., Ben-David, E., Kerem, Z., Ben-Gal, A., Erel, R., B., Loai and Yermiyahu, U. (2009). Olive oil composition as a function of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium plant nutrition. J. Sci. Food Agric. 89: 1871-1878.

Yermiyahu, U., and U. Kafkafi. (2009) Higher yields and reduction of incidence of stem brittle in white carnation by increasing potassium concentration and NO3 -:NH4+ ratio in the fertigation medium. International Fertilizer Correspondent. http://www.ipipotash.org/eifc/2009/20/2.

Frenkel, O., Yermiyahu, U., Forbes, G.A, Fry, W.E., and Shtienberg, D. (2010). Boron induces systemic acquired resistance against Phytophthora infestans. European Journal of Plant Pathology. In press.

Books chapter:

Yermiyahu, U. and Kinraide, T.B. (2005). Binding and Electrostatic Attraction of Trace Elements to Plant-Root Surface In: Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in the Rhizospere. Ed P.M. Huang and G.R. Gobran.  Elsevier, Amsterdam pp. 365-389.

Ben-Gal, A., Yermiyahu, U. and Dudley, L.M. (2008). Irrigation Management Under Saline Conditions. In: Agriculture in Arid and Semiarid Zones: Soil, Water, and Environment Aspects. Ed M. Ben-Hur. Research Signpost Publishers. (in press).

Yermiyahu, U. and Ben-Gal A. (2008). Boron in Arid Zone Agriculture. In: Agriculture in Arid and Semiarid Zones: Soil, Water, and Environment Aspects. Ed M. Ben-Hur. Research Signpost Publishers. (in press).

Dag, A., Ben-Gal, A., Yermiahu, U., Zipori, I., Wininger, S. and Kapulnik, Y. (2009). Response of olive trees under arid conditions to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). In: Mycorrhiza works; Applications and real case field studies. Ed F. Feldman, Y. Kapulnik, and S. Baar. (ISBN 978-3-00-021432-5). pp. 190-196.

Pivonia, S., Levita, R., Cohen, S., Wininger, S., Ben-Gal, A., Yermiyahu, U., and Kapulnik, Y. (2009). Reducing the effects of biotic and abiotic stresses on pepper cultivated under arid conditions using arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) technology. In: Mycorrhiza works; Applications and real case field studies. Ed F. Feldman, Y. Kapulnik, and S. Baar. (ISBN 978-3-00-021432-5). pp. 197-208.

Yermiyahu, U., Ben-Gal A. and Keren, R. (2008). Boron in effluent. In: Use of Treated Waste Water in Agriculture: Impacts on Soil Environment and Crop. Ed  G. Levy, A. Bar-Tal and P. Fine. Blackwell (in press).

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