Prof. Yona Chen


1975 - Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry of Soil from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1970 - M.Sc. (with honors) in Soil Chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1968 - B.Sc. (with honors) in Soil Science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests:

The physical chemistry of humic substances, minerals and their interactions.

Effects of organic matter on soil fertility and structure.

The role of organic matter and bacteria in the iron nutrition of plants.

Composting of agricultural wastes and the application of composts as soil conditioners and as peat substitutes in horticulture.

Chemical transformation in composts.

Treated wastewater application to soil and its effects on soil quality.


Curriculum Vitae January 202096 KB
List of Publications January 2020326 KB
List of Ph.D. and M.Sc. Students January 201883 KB
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Anion adsorption on soil organic matter: Boron in reclaimed wastewater and its effects on plant growth.

Composting of agricultural and municipal wastes: Transformations of organic matter and effects on heavy metals availability.

Microbial siderophores as carriers of iron to higher plants: Production mode of action and effectiveness.

Effects of irrigation with treated wastewater on soil properties.

Rhizosphere ecology of plant-beneficial microorganisms.

Irrigation and fertigation management of soilless culture.

Towards defining maturity of composted municipal solid waste: Transformation of the organic matter to humic substances.

Sustained suppression of Phythium diseases: Interactions between compost maturity and nutritional requirements of biocontrol agents.

Microbial siderophores and their effects on plant growth.

The mechanisms of plant growth enhancement by humic substances.

Humic substances and soil structure.


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