Prof. Raffi Stern

Telephone
972-50-5680126
דואר אלקטרוני
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.

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