Dr. Simcha Finkelman, Entomologist
The study of nature is a major part of my wellbeing, in particular insects. The realm of insects is diverse, colorful, unique, and endless. Within this realm some insects have adapted to the world of humans, competing with us on our food and property. Understanding thoroughly the complexity of insects’ life-cycle and biology, enabled me to develop environmentally-friendly solutions that protect our food and property from damages created by pest insects.
After years of promoting post-harvest technology solutions, advising for government departments, escorting international delegations, and training pest exterminators, I decided to start an independent path to share my knowledge in an accessible manner to individuals and business who need a professional opinion on pest damages.
What do I do?
After years of promoting post harvest technology solutions, escorting international delegations in developing countries, advising for government representees, and training pest exterminators I decided to work independently and share my knowledge in a more accessible way to business and people who need a professional opinion on pest damages. This includes a visit at the damaged commedity location, gathering of data and official report to clients personal use or court law testimony.
Brief Academic Resume
- BA+MA, Hebrew University
- Assistant Proffesor, Harvard Univerisity
- Agricultural Research Organization of Israel
Post Harvest Technologies Center ltd
PHTC is a consulting company that offers professional analysis and solutions on domestic and industrial pest insect damages. PHTC empowers professionals to make smart and cost-effective decisions by clarifying the chain of events resulting in insect damaging activity.
PHTC’s services include pest damage expert opinion, quality assurance and risk assessment of IPM systems, sustainable storage technologies, and training of pest controllers.
PHTC also provides fumigation services for nurseries and exporters of perishable agriculture commodities (flowers, herbs, and vegetables) under low temperature.
Propylene oxide as a potential alternative to methyl bromide.
Isikber A.A., Navarro S., Finkelman S., Azrieli A., Rindner M., and R. Dias, (2003) Proceedings of the 8th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, (eds. Credland, P. F., Armitage, D. M., Bell, C. H., Cogan, P. M., Highley, E.), July 22-26, 2002, pp 823-826. York, UK.
Finkelman, S., Navarro, S., Rindner M., Dias, R. and Azrieli, A. (2003) Journal of stored Products, 39:423-431.
Environmentally friendly methods to control food insects using low pressure or high CO2 concentrations in transportable structures (In Hebrew).
Rindner M., Finkelman S., Navarro, Dias R. and Azrieli, A. (2002) Derech Hamazon, 25:43-45.
Insects control of cocoa pests using a novel vacuum approach.
Finkelman S., Navarro S., Isikber A., Dias R., Azrieli A., Rindner M., Lotan Y. and Debruin T. (2003) Proceedings of the 8th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, (eds. Credland, P. F., Armitage, D. M., Bell, C. H., Cogan, P. M., Highley, E.), July 22-26, 2002, pp 579-582. York, UK.
Navarro S., Finkelman S., Sabio G., Isikber A., Dias R., Rindner M. and Azrieli A., (2002) Proceeding of International Conference on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide (eds. T.A. Batchelor and J.M. Bolivar), pp. 130-134 Sevilla, Spain. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
Navarro S., Finkelman S., Sabio G., Isikber A., Dias R., Rindner M., and Azrieli A., (2003) Proceedings of the 8th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, (eds. Credland, P. F., Armitage, D. M., Bell, C. H., Cogan, P. M., Highley, E.), July 22-26, 2002, pp. 818-822. York, UK.