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Plant Sciences
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Plant Protection
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The Center for Agro-Nanotechnology
Plant Protection
Head: Munir Mawassi, Ph.D.
Plant Protection research covers subjects dealing with identification and control of pests and causal agents of plant diseases (insects, mites, fungi, bacteria, viruses, phytoplasmas, nematodes and noxious weeds), as well as the biology of beneficial insects used for pollination and honey production. Basic and applied research is directed to solve problems by obtaining pest- and disease-free produce using environmentally-friendly means, thereby reducing damage to agriculture and the countryside.


Research objectives:

Solving current agricultural problems and developing future methods for increasing yield and quality of fresh agricultural produce with a priority for the use of environmentally-friendly techniques, while reducing chemical usage

Institute activities:

Development of novel methods for prevention and management, biological and physical control, induced resistance, resistance breeding and decision support systems for precision control -
• Monitoring and control of plant pathogens and pests
• Agrotechnical, biological and integrated management approaches to the control of plant pests and diseases.
• Transgenic plants resistant to virus diseases.
• Disease-indexed ("disease-free") propagation material for export and local use.
• Interactions between environment, climate and plant pathogens.
• Use of nets and selective covers, trap plants and other means to reduce pest establishment in greenhouses.
• Development of induced resistance and plant nutritionagainst diseases and pests.
• Development of simple and rapid identification methods for detection of pesticide residues and pollutants in agricultural produce, food and the environment.
• Development of decision support systems for precision management of plant diseases, pests and weeds for optimal use of means of control.

site plant viruses collection  Plant Viruses Collection
Contact details of the Administration of the Institute



TEL: +972-3-9683437; +972-3-9683457
FAX: +972-3-9604180
E-mail: esti@volcani.agri.gov.il



Departments (sub-units)
Entomology and the Nematology and Chemistry units
Plant Pathology and Weed Research
Contact details
TelephoneTel: 972-3-9683441+
FaxFax: +972-3-9604180
EmailEmail: esti@volcani.agri.gov.il
Email P.O.Box 6, Bet Dagan 5025001
govi semel
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