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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Eric Palevsky, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Newe Ya'arResearch teams-Newe Yaar
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  04-9539546
Cell: 050-6220111
Email:    palevsky@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Newe-Ya'ar Research Center
Address:Dr. Eric Palevsky
Dept. of Entomology, Newe-Ya'ar Research Center,
Agricultural Research Organization,
Ministry of Agriculture, P.O. Box 1021,
Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel



Research Interests / Job description
1. Integrated control of plant feeding mites
2. Conservational bio-control in outdoor systems using acarine (mite) predators
3. Food provisioning for the enhancement of acarine bio-control agent in protected crops
4. Food web interactions between soil predatory mites and free living non parasitic nematodes.

On going projects:

Utilizing free living non parasitic nematodes as alternate prey for soil predatory mites for the conservation biological control of soil pests. On sabbatical, in collaboration with Gilberto de Moraes et al. ESALQ, USP, SP, Brazil & Ron Ochoa, USDA, Beltsville MD, USA. 

Intraguild interactions among predatory mites and the development of an ecological management technique for controlling citrus rust mites and for enhancing species diversity in organic citrus orchards. Supported by: Chief Scientist of the ministry of Agriculture.

New bio-rational methods applied to control selected pests as an alternative to chemical pesticides to prevent contamination of soil and water resources. Supported by: Israeli Ministry of Science in collaboration with Ministry of Science of the Czech Republic. 


Recent Publications:

Warburg, S., Inbar, M., Gal, S., Salomon, M., Palevsky, E. and Sadeh A. (2018) The effects of a windborne pollen-provisioning cover crop on the phytoseiid community in citrus orchards in Israel. Pest Management Science doi/abs/10.1002/ps.5129.

Ueckermann, E.A., E. Palevsky, U. Gerson, E. Recht and Theron P.D. (2018) The Tenuipalpidae (acari: Trombidiformes) of Israel. Acarologia 58, 483-525.

Pekas, A., Palevsky, E., Sumner, J.C., Perotti, M.A., Nesvorna, M. and Hubert, J. (2017). Comparison of bacterial microbiota of the predatory mite Neoseiulus cucumeris (Acari: Phytoseiidae) and its factitious prey Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acari: Acaridae). Sci. Rep. 7:1-12.

Maoz, Y., Adar, E., Gal, S., Yaari, I. and Palevsky, E. (2016). Pollen provisioning for the conservation of omnivorous phytoseiids: An integrated approach for pest control in protected cropping systems, vineyards and orchards. In: Weed and pest control: Molecular biology, practices & environmental impact (Travlos, I. ed.). pp. 125-142. Nova Science, USA.

Shaltiel-Harpaz, L., Masaphy,S., Tsror (Lahkim) L. and Palevsky, E. (2016). Biorational, Environmentally Safe Methods for the Control of Soil Pathogens and Pests in Israel. In: Agriculturally Important Microorganisms - Commercialization and Regulatory Requirements in Asia (Singh, H.B., Sarma, B.K., Keswani, C. eds.). pp. 273-291. Springer, Singapore.

Maoz, Y. s, Gal, S., Argov, Y., Domeratzky, S., Coll, M. and Palevsky, E. (2016). Intraguild interactions among specialized pollen-feeders and generalist phytoseiids and their effect on citrus rust mite suppression. Pest Management Science 72: 940-949.

Adar, E. s, Inbar, M., S. Gal, S., L. Issman, L. and Palevsky, E. 2014. Plant cell piercing by a predatory mite: evidence and implications. Experimiental and Applied Acarology 65: 183-191.

Messelink, G.J., Bennison, J., Alomar, O., Ingegno, B.L., Tavella, L., Shipp, L., Palevsky, E., Wackers, F.L., 2014. Approaches to conserving natural enemy populations in greenhouse crops: current methods and future prospects. BioControl 59: 377-393.

Maoz, Y., Gal, S., Argov, Y., Domeratzky, S., Melamed, E., Gan-Mor, S., Coll, M. and Palevsky, E. 2014. Efficacy of indigenous predatory mites (Acari:Phytoseiidae) against the citrus rust mite Phyllocoptruta oleivora (Acari:Eriophyidae): Augmentation and conservation biological control in Israeli citrus orchards. Experimiental and Applied Acarology 63: 295-312.

Adar, E., Inbar, M., Gal, S., Gan-Mor, S. and Palevsky, E. 2014. Pollen On-Twine for food provisioning and oviposition of predatory mites in protected crops. BioControl 59: 307-317.

Ofek, T., Gal, S., Inbar, M., Lebiush-Mordechai, S.,Tsror, L., and Palevsky, E. 2014. The role of onion associated fungi in bulb mite infestation and damage to onion seedlings. Experimiental and Applied Acarology 62: 437-448.

Lebiush-Mordechai, S., Erlich, O., Maymon, M., Freeman, S., Ben-David, T., Ofek, T., Palevsky, E., Tsror (Lahkin), L. 2014.Bulb and root rot in lily (Lilium longiforum) and onion (Allium cepa) in Israel. Journal of Phytopathology 162: 466-471.

Peña, J.E., Hoddle, M.S., Aluja, M., Palevsky, E., Renato Ripa, R.and Wysoki, M. 2013. Insect and Mite Pests. In: The Avocado Botany, Production and Uses. Ed Schaffer, B. CABI, Oxfordshire, UK.

Palevsky, E., Gerson, U. and Zhang, Z.-Q. 2013. Can exotic phytoseiids be considered ‘benevolent invaders' in perennial cropping systems? Experimental and Applied Acarology 59: 11-26.

Zindel, R.,Ofek, M., Minz, D., Palevsky, E., Zchori-Fein, E. and Aebi, A. 2013. The role of the bacterial community in the nutritional ecology of the bulb mite Rhizoglyphus robini (Acari:Astigmata: Acaridae) FASEB 27: 1-10.

Adar, E., Inbar, M., Gal, S., Doron, N., Zhang, Z.-Q. and Palevsky, E. 2012. Plant-feeding and non-plant feeding phytoseiids: Differences in behavior and cheliceral morphology. Experimental and Applied Acarology 58: 341-357.

Maoz, Y., Gal, S., Argov, Y., Coll, M and Palevsky, E. 2011. Evaluation of an exotic spider mite predator and an indigenous pollen feeder for the biocontrol of Oligonychus perseae. Biological Control 59: 147-157.

Maoz, Y., Gal, S., Zilberstein, M., Izhar, Y., Alchanatis, V., Coll, M and Palevsky, E.. 2011. Determining an economic injury level for the persea mite Oligonychus perseae, a new pest of avocados in Israel. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 138: 110-116.

Gamliel-Atinsky, E., Freeman, S., Maymon, M., Belausov, E., Ochoa, R., Skoracka, A., Peña, J. and Palevsky, E. 2010. The role of eriophyoids in fungal pathogen epidemiology, mere association or true interaction? Experimental and Applied Acarology 51: 191-204.

Palevsky, E., Lotan, A. and Gerson, U. 2010. Evaluation of Eutetranychus palmatus (Acari: Tetranychidae) as a pest of date palms in Israel. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 58:43-51.

Gamliel-Atinsky, E., Freeman, S., Sztejnberg, A., Maymon, M., Ochoa, R., Belausov, E., and Palevsky, E. 2009. Interaction of the mite Aceria mangiferae with Fusarium mangiferae, the causal agent of mango malformation disease. Phytopathology 99: 152-159.

Palevsky, E., Gal, S. and Ueckermann, E. 2009. Phytoseiidae from date palms in Israel with descriptions of two new taxa and a key to the species found on date palms world-wide (Acari: Mesostigmata). Journal of Natural History 43: 1715-1747.

Palevsky, E., Walzer, A., Gal, S. and Schausberger, P. 2008. Evaluation of dry-adapted strains of the predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus for spider mite control on cucumber, strawberry and pepper. Experimental and Applied Acarology 45: 15-27.

Weintraub, P.G, and Palevsky, E. 2008. Evaluation of the predatory mite, Neoseiulus californicus, for spider mite control on greenhouse sweet pepper under hot arid field conditions. Experimental and Applied Acarology 45: 29-37.

Weintraub, P.G, Kleitman, S., Alchanatis, V. and Palevsky, E. 2007. Factors affecting the distribution of a predatory mite on greenhouse sweet pepper. Experimental and Applied Acarology 42: 23-35.

Walzer, A., Castagnoli, M., Simoni, S., Linguori, M., Palevsky, E. and Schausberger, P. 2007. Intraspecific variation in humidity susceptibility of the predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus: survival, development and reproduction. Biological Control 41: 42-52.

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