Plant Protection and Orchard Head Researcher.

Originally from Kfar Monash but lives in Rehovot. He has an undergraduate degree in Horticulture and a Master’s degree in Plant Protection from the Agriculture Faculty of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He also has a diploma in Public Service Management from the JDC Institute for Leadership and Governance.

At Shaham (Agricultural Extension Service of the Ministry of Agriculture) he is a Citrus Instructor in the following roles/capacities:

  • SENIOR REFERENT – CITRUS PRUNING
  • CHIEF OF EXTENSION SERVICE FOR DISEASE AND WEED CONTROL IN CITRUS
  • CHIEF OF EXTENSION SERVICE FOR INTEGRATED PEST CONTROL IN CITRUS
  • PROFESSIONAL/SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR OF TZERIFIN FARM PLANTATIONS.

 Avi joined the Southern Arava R&D in 2007.

 His main areas of practice are:

  • POLLINATION
  • FERTILIZATION
  • FRUIT RIPENING
  • THINNING-OUT
  • YIELD AND FRUIT SIZE OF THE MAJHOUL DATE
  • MECHANICAL HARVESTING OF MEDJHOUL DATES
  • DATE PLANT PROTECTION (SMALL DATE MOTH, LARGE DATE MOTH, BLACK BURN)
  • R&D OF EARLY-VARIETY POMEGRANATES
  • IMPROVEMENT AND SELECTION OF EARLY VARIETY RED POMEGRANATES WITH LOW SENSITIVITY TO LIGHT AND HEAT STRESS
  • POMEGRANATE PLANT PROTECTION (INVENTORY OF HAZARDS IN THE ARAVA, R&D OF INTEGRATED PEST-CONTROL)
  • MARULA PROLIFERATION AND SELECTION OF SPECIES FOR THE ARAVA

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אבי סדובסקי
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