Master of Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1979.
Chairman, Upper Galilee Council, Israel, 1974-1979; chairman, Tel Hai College, Israel, 1974-1979; president, Migal Center for Research and Development, Israel, 1979-1985; director, Northern Research and Development, Israel, 1980-1990; senior scientist, Ministry of Agriculture, Israel, 1982-1990; research scientist, USDA/Agricultural Research Svc., Beltsville, Maryland., since 1990. Board directors Agricultural Research and Development, Israel, 1980-1990. Consultant Jewish Agency, Israel, 1984-1990.
Lieutenant colonel Israeli Army. Member American Society Microbiology, American Society Agronomy.
Married Ora Shalev, March 13, 1964. Children: Nirit, Ido, Asaf, Rina.