Yaacov Okon

 
 
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology,
Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
 
 
Role: the Professional Advisory Committee
Professor Emeritus in Agricultural Microbiology. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Professor Okon has worked on biological nitrogen fixation and plant growth promoting effects in associations of rhizophere bacteria-Azospirillum brasilense and roots of grasses, and on coinoculation of legumes with rhizobia and azospirilla. An important achievement is that there are millions of hectares of maize and other plants of economic interest, inoculated with commercial inoculants of Azospirillum.
 
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