Prof. Raffi Stern

Telephone: 
972-50-5680126
Field: 
Orchards
Position: 
Researcher

Fields of research:

• Studying the pollination and fertilization processes in deciduous (pear, apple, plum, apricot) and subtropical (avocado, lychee) fruit trees.
• Development of techniques for chemical thinning of deciduous trees to reduce hand-thinning costs.
• Development of innovative techniques to increase fruit size of deciduous trees in order to improve profitability
• Studying the fruit-cracking disorder in 'Pink Lady' apples and development of new techniques for reducing cracking.
• Studying the relationship between vegetative: fruiting balance
• Identification of the best rootstocks for growing apples and pears in the warm climate of Israel.