A- Selection of a rootstock tolerant to biotiques and abiotiques constraints in Lebanon. The
objectives of this project are mainly introducing new rootstock tolerant to calcareous soil
and viruses as Malsseco and Tristeza; and also studying the adaptability of new varieties to
B- Biological control of citrus pests by using parasites , predaters and cultural practices in
citrus fields in Southern Lebanon.
C- Study of new varieties of tropical and subtropical crops ( mango, annona, avocado,…) to
be introduced as alternative crops of the wide citrus and banana plantations in Southern
D- Studyof the disease Verticillium dahliae on olives in Southern Lebanon.
E- Production of bananas by tissue culture and study the adaptability of the products in the
F- Study the integrated management of olive disease Spilocaea oleagina ( peacock spot )
and its control in olive fields in Southern Lebanon.
G- Study of citrus and olives varieties ( local , introduced ) by the establishment of a new
genetic resource fields .
H- Study the integrated management and Biological control of olive pests in olive fields in
Southern Lebanon .