Dr. Karim M Farag completed Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences from University of Alexandria, Egypt in Pomology. He received Master degree from University of Assiut, Egypt in Pomology (Physiology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ph.D degree in Horticulture, Major; Horticulture & Minor: (Botany) from the Faculty of Sciences (University of Wisconsin-Madison). He served as teaching assistant of Pomology courses (1975-1983). At University of Assiut, he was the Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture Department, Egypt. He was a Ph.D. degree student, then Research Associate, then Assistant Scientist (1983-1993) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Faculty of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Horticulture Department, USA. He also worked as Assistant Professor (1994-2000), University of Alexandria, Damanhour Branch, Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture Department, Egypt; Associate Professor (2000-2007) at University of Alexandria, Damanhour Branch, Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture Department, Egypt and Full Professor (2008-Present) at University of Alexandria, Damanhour Branch, Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture Department, Egypt.
Use of natural compounds to improve fruit quality and enhance its storability; Effect of abiotic- environmental stresses on plant growth and productivity; Novel approaches in the field to increase fruit quality and yield; Use of safe phytohormones and new growth regulators to improve fruit quality and coloration; Treatments to delay plant senescence and alleviate stress injury.