Sesame: From Ancient Seed to Modern Crop

Sesame seeds are healthy and tasty, but it’s a very labor-intensive crop, as pods must be picked by hand. As a result, sesame production has left Israel, moving entirely overseas. Now, Idan Sabag is working to bring it back. Together with Prof. Zvi Peleg, he is bringing sesame into modern agriculture, making it better suited for mechanized harvest.
Idan Sabag is a doctoral student in the Department of Plant Sciences & Genetics in Agriculture.

Watch the video on YouTube HERE, or download from Google Drive HERE.

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