Prof. (Emeritus) Dan Levanon

 Prof. (Emeritus) Dan Levanon
Scientific Director
Managment
Research Group Leader
Agricultural Biotechnology of Fungi
Phone
97246953503
Edible mushrooms; Medicinal mushrooms; Compost; Mushrooms ingredients; Exotic mushrooms

The mushroom research group at MIGAL is the only unit in Israel, that deals with applied research and development of mushroom cultivation and mushroom products. Research responsibilities include the initiation of research, according to the needs of mushroom growers in Israel. Although the research is mainly applied (for the benefit of mushroom growers), our studies have made significant contributions too. They include: The establishment of chemical, physical and biological parameters for the quality control of mushroom compost production and utilization. Recycling agricultural wastes for the use as casing soils in mushroom production. Recycling spent mushroom substrates. Enhancement of postharvest quality of edible mushrooms. Development of drip irrigation for mushrooms. Cultivation of exotic and medicinal mushrooms. Composting of organic wastes including agricultural and municipal wastes.

Scientific Publications

From Theory to Practice - Success in Implementing Drip Irrigation in Commercial Mushroom ( A. bisporus ) Cultivation

Ofer Danay, Paul Van den Berg , Dov Raz, Yoram Engel, Eran Kobi, Ilana Barski , Dan Levanon
Mushroom News 2017 Volume 65 Issue 3 Pages 4-7
2017

Extracts from Lentinula edodes (Shiitake), edible mushrooms, enriched with vitamin D2 exert an anti-inflammatory hepato-protective effect.

Drori, A., Shabat, Y., Ben Ya'acov, A., Danay, O., Levanon, D., Zolotarov, L. and Ilan, Y.
Journal of Medicinal Food 2016 Volume 19 Issue 4 Pages 1-7
2016

Extracts of Vitamin D2 Enriched Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) mushrooms exert an Anti-Inflammatory Hepato-Protective Effect.

Dan Levanon, Sharon Avni, Yaron Ilan, Ariel Drori, Ami Ben Yaakov , Ofer Danay
In 19th ISMS-conference ,2016, Baars & Sonnenberg Ed. ,ISMS Amsterdam The Netherlands, Pages 237-240.
2016

From Theory to Practice - Success in Implementing Drip Irrigation in Commercial Mushroom ( A. bisporus ) Cultivation.

Ofer Danay, Paul Van den Berg , Dov Raz, Yoram Engel, Eran Kobi, Ilana Barski , Dan Levanon
In 19th ISMS-conference ,2016, Baars & Sonnenberg Ed. ,ISMS Amsterdam The Netherlands,, Pages 27-30
2016

Development of Suitable Irrigation Regime for a Summer Truffle (Tuber aestivum) Orchard in Israel.

Ofer Danay, Nirit Evov, Yoram Luzzati, Dan Levanon
In 19th ISMS-conference ,2016, Baars & Sonnenberg Ed. ,ISMS Amsterdam. The Netherlands, Pages 403-406.
2016

Drip Irrigation in Mushroom Cultivation should be aligned with Common Practice.

Dov Raz, Ofer Danay, Paul Van den Berg, Yoram Engel, Eran Kobi, Ilana Barski, Pieter Van Der Meij and Dan Levanon
In 19th ISMS-conference ,2016, Baars & Sonnenberg Ed. ,ISMS Amsterdam The Netherlands, Pages 31-34
2016

Attempts to introduce black truffle in Israel

Danay, O., Ezov, N., Levanon, D., Luzzati,Y., Kagan-Zur,V. and Masaphy S.
1st Int. Con. On Truffle Research. Vic. Barcelona, Spain. 2014
2014

Cultivation of Tuber aestivum in northern Israel

Danay, O., Evov, N., Luzati, Y. and Levanon, D.
The 8th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. New Delhi, India. 2014
2014

Drip irrigation, an alternative way for watering, during Agaricus bisporus cultivation

Danay, O., Raz, D. and Levanon, D.
The 8th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. New Delhi, India. 2014
2014

Drip irrigation: a new way to supply water for the cultivation of Agaricus bisporus

Danay,O. and Levanon, D.
World Soc. Mush.Biol.Mush.Prod.Bulletin 2013 Volume 9
2013

The development of a new concept and system for watering during Agaricus bisporus cultivation

Danay,O., Kadosh, R., Raz, D., Yasinov ,G., Ezov, N., Miron ,M., Hadar ,Y. and Levanon , D.
Mushroom Science 2012 Volume XVIII Pages 863-868
2012

Recycling lignocellulosic wastes for mushroom production and cattle feed

Danay, O., Ezov , N., Yosef , E. and Levanon, D.
Mushroom Science 2012 Volume XVIII Pages 875-880
2012

Recycling of spent mushroom substrates (SMS) in Avocado orchards

Danai, O., Cohen, H., Ezov, N., Yehieli, N. and Levanon, D.
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B 2012 Volume 2 Issue 11 Pages 1165 ? 1170
2012

RECYCLING OF SPENT MUSHROOM SUBSTRATE (SMS) IN AVOCADO ORCHARDS

Danai, O., Cohen, H., Ezov, N., Yehieli, N. and Levanon, D.
7th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. Arcachon. France.357-365. 2011
2011

THE IMPACT OF WHEAT VARIETIES AND FUNGICIDE APPLICATION, DURING WHEAT CULTIVATION, ON PLEUROTUS GROWTH ON STRAW

Danai, O., Ezov, N., Rabinovitz, O. and Levanon, D.
Proc. 7th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. Arcachon. France. 398-402. 2011
2011

Intrahepatic CD8+ lymphocyte trapping during tolerance induction using mushroom derived formulations: A possible role for liver in tolerance induction

M. Shuvy; T. Hershcovici; C. Lull-Noguera; H. Wichers; O. Danay; D. Levanon; L. Zolotarov; Y. Ilan
World Journal of Gastroenterology 2008 Volume 14 Issue 24 Pages 3872-3878
2008

Introduction of new exotic mushroom species into cultivation in Israel

O. Danai; N. Ezov; D. Levanon; S. Masaphy
Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 2008 Volume 56 Issue 4 Pages 295-301
2008

Olive mill waste as a substrate for the cultivation of Pleurotus spp.

Soler-Rivas,C., Ferreira Polonia, M. I.G.D., Duarte,J.C.,. Wichers, H. J.and Levanon,D.
Mushrooms Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. keynote lecture. Bonn, Germany. 2008
2008

The impact of waste's composition, on composting and cultivation procedures of mushrooms.

Danai, O., Ezov, N., Levanon, D.
Proc. 6th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. Bonn .52-53. 2008
2008

The contribution of information and communication technologies ( ICT) to the management of agricultural research.

Gelb.E. and Levanon.D.
In management of agricultural research ,2007, Lobestein. G. and Theoltappilly. Q. Ed. ,Springer publications Dordrecht, Pages 149-168
2007

Mushroom Production

Levanon, D. and Danai O.
In Encyclopeadia for Bioresource technology ,2004, Pandey A. Ed. ,Haworth Press USA, Pages 265-276.
2004

Environmental aspects of growing mushrooms

Levanon, D. and Danai, O.
In Manual for Growing Pleurotus spp. ,2002, Jose .E. Sanchez and Daniel.J. Royse Ed. ,ECOSUR-UTEHA, Noriega Editors Mexico, Pages 259-271
2002

Morchella conica exhibiting a long fruiting season

M. Goldway; R. Amir; D. Goldberg; Y. Hadar; D. Levanon
Mycological Research 2000 Volume 104 Issue 8 Pages 1000-1004
2000

Selection of substrates for mushroom cultivation and Spawn production

Danai, O. and Levanon D.
In Mushroom Genetic resources for food and agriculture ,2000, J.E Labarere & U.G Menini Ed. ,FAO publication , Pages 203-207
2000

Survey of pesticide distribution in upper Jordan Basin

Bar-Ilan, Y., Shmerkin, S., Mingelgrin, U. and Levanon, D.
Water, Air & Soil Poll. 2000 Volume 119 Issue 1-4 Pages 139-156
2000