The Research Subjects

Rafi was interested in the complex porous system of the soil and in its influence on the growing plant. He developed innovative experimental systems that enabled him to study the soil-water-plant relationship on a microscopic level. Among his research topics:

- Chlorosis – lime-induced yellowing of plant tissues

- Water and soil salinity

- Migration of ions and salts in porous media

- Mobility of salts in unsaturated soil

- Fertilizer distribution in the soil profile

- Structure of water adsorbed to clay