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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Asher Bar-Tal, Ph.D. (Retiree)
Units: Soil, Water and Environmental SciencesSoil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition and Microbiology
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-3-9683310
Cell: 050-6220310
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

Soil Scientist

Lab Site

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.


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


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.



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