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Weed Management Under Changing climate

We study the genetic, biology and phenology of weeds and invasive plant species addressing ecological and evolutionary questions in order to improve future weed management 

Selected Publications

  1. Abu-Nassar J., Gal S., Shtein I., Distelfeld A. and Matzrafi M. (2022). Functional leaf anatomy of the invasive weed Solanum rostratum Dunal. Weed research 62:172–180.

  2. Hübner S. Sisou D., Mandel T., Todesco M., Matzrafi M, Eizenberg H. (2022). Wild sunflower goes viral: citizen science and comparative genomics allow tracking the origin and establishment of invasive sunflower in the Levant. Molecular Ecology 31:2061–2072.

  3. Achdari G., Eizenberg H., Lati R.N. and Matzrafi M. (2022). Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) response and weed control efficacy of pre-plant-incorporated of pendimethalin. Accepted. Phytoparasitica.

  4. Matzrafi M., Preston C., Brunharo C. (2021). Review: Evolutionary drivers of agricultural adaptation in Lolium spp. Pest Management Science 77:2209-2218.

  5. Matzrafi M., Raz H., Rubin B., Yaacoby T. and Eizenberg H. (2021). Distribution and biology of the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorus L. in Israel. Frontiers in Agronomy doi: 10.3389/fagro.2021.639991.​

  6. Mesgaran M.B., Matzrafi M. and Ohadi S. (2021). Sex lability and dimorphism in diecious Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Planta 254:17.​

  7. Matzrafi M., Preston C., Brunharo C. (2021). Review: Evolutionary drivers of agricultural adaptation in Lolium spp. Pest Management Science 77:2209-2218.

  8. Zohar M, Matzrafi M, Abu-Nassar J, Khoury O, Gaur RZ, Posmanik R (2021). Subcritical water extraction as a circular economy approach to recover energy and agrochemicals from sewage sludge. Journal of Environmental Management,​

  9. Abu-Nassar J and Matzrafi M (2021). Effect of herbicides on the management of the invasive weed Solanum rostratum Dunal (Solanaceae). Plants 10, 284.

  10. Neves C.J., Matzrafi M., Thiele M., Lorant A., Mesgaran M.B., Stetter M.G. (2020). Male linked genomic regions determine sex in dioecious Amaranthus palmeri. Journal of Heredity 111:606-612.

  11. Matzrafi M, Gerson O, Sibony M, Rubin B (2020). Target Site Resistance to Acetolactate Synthase Inhibitors in Diplotaxis erucoides and Erucaria hispanica–Mechanism of Resistance and Response to Alternative Herbicides. Agronomy 10: 471.

  12. Tehranchian P, Nandula VK, Matzrafi M, Jasieniuk M (2019), Multiple herbicide resistance in California Italian ryegrass (Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum) I: characterization of ALS-inhibiting herbicide resistance. Weed Science. 67:273-280.

  13. Matzrafi M, Brunharo C, Tehranchian P, Hanson BD, Jasieniuk M (2019). Increased temperatures and elevated CO2 levels reduce the sensitivity of Conyza canadensis and Chenopodium album to glyphosate. Scientific Reports. 9:2228.

  14. Matzrafi M (2018). Climate change exacerbates pest damage through reduced pesticide efficacy. Pest Management Science, 75: 9–13.

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​We are looking for hard working MSc, PhD and Postdocs, please apply by sending your CV to Dr. Maor Matzrafi.

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