The Full Story
I started my relationship with trees at the agricultural High School Ha'Kfar Hayarok. I majored in Horticulture and second-major in Food-Technology. I made roots to farming trees and crops, as well as developed good team-work attics.
At Kibutz Afiq on the Golan Heights I managed the deciduous and avocado orchards, and helped with the establishment of the Yarden Winery as a regional consultant. I served my country and community and was rewarded with an abundance of friends.
At the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) of the Ministry of Agriculture, I became a scientist and a breeder, involved in breeding self compatible and self fertile almond varieties, early ripening apricots, wine grapes for Mediterranean climate (Argaman for example), and seedless table grapes.
My work on understanding seedlessness in table grapes, from the biological aspect, and the search form molecular markers linked to this trait became the thesis for my Ph.D. research.
At Cornell University, Geneva, New York, I had the opportunity to widen the horizon of breeding grapes using modern techniques of molecular genetics.
At Sun World International LLC I had the honor of expanding in scale and geographically; testing advanced selections globally, Breeding table grapes.
Registering a Plant Patent is a significant step to commercialize a new selection.
It was a pleasure serving and supporting the industry in many ways (CGC member).
Working and collaborating with my good friend, Prof. Bruce Reisch from Cornell University, is a great pleasure.
Now I make my diverse experience available to others by consulting.
I designed tools which could help you enhance your breeding program: A database with pedigree information; with tools to build pedigree trees; and a tool to compile tables to view genetic diversity, comparing varieties and breeding lines.
Please contact me for details.