Ertan Yildirim is Full Professor of Department of Horticulture, Agriculture Faculty at the Atatürk University in Turkey. His research is focused on teaching and researching of vegetable growing, vegetable breeding, greenhouse management, seed germination and physiology, organic agriculture, stress physiology. He has been at Cornell University as a visiting scientist. He served as Director of the Vocational Training School and Director of the Graduate School of Natural And Applied Sciences. Member of national and international social and governmental organizations. He has a registered garden cress cultivar and applied to register for two bean and two pinto bean cultivars. Professor Yildirim has published more than 200 publications. He has served as reviewer for high impact factor journals. He has attended many international courses, congress and symposiums.