The information on these countries was obtained through scientific publications and or journal communication. We are in contact with investigators from many of these countries. If you know about additional countries in which solarization research is carried out, please inform us.
Combining organic amendments with soil solarization is a nonchemical approach to improvement of the control of soilborne plant diseases. Pathogen control in solarized- amended soil is attributed to a combination of thermal killing and enhanced generation of biotoxic volatile compounds.
Utilization of Soil Solarization
Publication: Grinstein, A. 1992. Introduction of a new agricultural technology - soil solarization - in Israel. Phytoparasitica 20.Suppl.:127S-131S.
Modes of Application
Publication: Grinstein, A. & A. Hetzroni. 1991. The technology of soil solarization. in J. Katan & J. E. DeVay (eds.) Soil Solarization. CRC Publications, Boca Raton: 159-170.
Highlights on Recent Studies and Progress in Soil Solarization
Summarized by J. Katan, A. Grinstein and A. Gamliel
The Soil Solarization (Solar heating)
(Updated April 2013)
The Soil Solarization Home site is
dedicated to the memory of
Dr. Avi Grinstein
Selected Publications (see also full publications list):
(Published over 175 articles in refereed Journals and over 80 chapters, invited reviews and books, or book editing, from 1966 to 2010).
Katan, J. and J.E. DeVay (eds.). 1991.
Soil Solarization. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
Awards and Special Appointments (see also full CV):
1977-1979 President, The Israeli Phytopathological Society.
1981-1986 Appointed by the President of Israel to the Council of Higher Education.
1990 The incumbent Buck Family Chair in Plant Pathology and Microbiology.
1991 Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society.
Biology, ecology and control of soil-borne plant pathogens.
Soil solarization for controlling soil-borne plant diseases (See the soil solarization home page)
Soilborne diseases in vegetables and cotton.
Vegetative compatibility grouping of Fusarium and Verticillium.
Epidemiology of soilborne pathogens.
Interactions between pesticides and plant pathogens and other soil microbes.
Biology, ecology and control of soil-borne plant pathogens, Soil solarization.