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RICARDO J GOENAGA
Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research
Research Leader

Phone: (787) 831-3435 ext. 226
Fax: (787) 831-3386
2200 P. A. CAMPOS AVE., SUITE 201
MAYAGUEZ, PR, 00680-5470

Projects
Management of Tropical/Subtropical Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424562
Germplasm Regeneration, Characterization, Evaluation and Phytosanitary Assessment of Quarantined and Tropically-Adapted Genetic Resources
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424573
Management Strategies to Improve Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Crop Production
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426143
Plant Germplasm and Technology Exchange between the U.S. and China
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 419002
Plant Germplasm and Technology Exchange between the USDA-ARS and Guangxi Subtropical Crops Research Institute
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 419482
BREEDING AND SEED INCREASE OF SOYBEAN FOR NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 420091
Optimizing the Dispersal of Isaria fumosorosea, a Biocontrol Agent for the Asian Citrus psyllid
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425162

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Influence of aluminum on growth, mineral nutrition and organic acid exudation of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Aug-14)
Aphid population fluctuations and patterns of species dominance in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only) - (12-Jun-14)
Musa spp. germplasm management: microsatellite fingerprinting of USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Irish, B.M., Cuevas, H.E., Simpson, S.A., Scheffler, B.E., Sardos, J., Ploetz, R., Goenaga, R.J. 2014. Musa spp. germplasm management: microsatellite fingerprinting of USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) collection. Crop Science. 54:2140-2151.
Yield performance and bean quality traits of cacao propagated by somatic embryogenesis and grafting - (Abstract Only) - (25-Apr-14)
Evaluation of organic alternatives for weed management in pulasan (Nephelium ramboutan-ake) - (Abstract Only) - (25-Apr-14)
Evaluation and characterization of a genetically diverse Musa germplasm core subset. - (Abstract Only) - (25-Apr-14)
Characterization of naturalized cacao populations in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only) - (25-Apr-14)
An analysis of arthropod interceptions by APHIS-PPQ and Customs and Border Patrol in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Mizell, R., Vanbloem, S., Whitmore, S., Wiscovitch, L., Zaleski, K., Goenaga, R.J. 2014. An analysis of arthropod interceptions by APHIS-PPQ and Customs and Border Patrol in Puerto Rico. American Entomologist. 60:44-55.
Evaluation and characterization in bananas (Musa ssp.) at the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station - (Abstract Only) - (15-Jan-14)
Micro irrigation of tropical fruit crops - (Book / Chapter) - (13-Sep-13)
Evaluation of banana hybrids for tolerance to black leaf streak (Mycosphaerella fijiensis Morelet) in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J., Rios, C., Chavarria-Carvajal, J., Ploetz, R. 2013. Evaluation of banana hybrids for tolerance to black leaf streak (Mycosphaerella fijiensis Morelet) in Puerto Rico. Crop Protection Journal. 54:229-238.
Amending storage vessel and media improves transfer interval of Musa spp. tissue culture plantlets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J., Reed, B.M. 2014. Amending storage vessel and media improves transfer interval of Musa spp. tissue culture plantlets. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 97(1-2):1-3.
Mission of PROCINORTE’s Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Taskforce - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Salazar-García, S., Osuna-Garcia, J., Charlebois, D., Herrera-Gonzalez, J., Lu, R. 2013. Mission of PROCINORTE’s Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Taskforce. Proceedings Annual Meeting of the Interamerican Society of Tropical Horticulture. Page 108.
Yield performance of cacao propagated by somatic embryogenesis and grafting - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Guiltinan, M., Maximova, S. 2013. Yield performance of cacao propagated by somatic embryogenesis and grafting. Proceedings 59th Annual Meeting of the Interamerican Society of Tropical Horticulture. Page 98.
Coccinellid predators do not track populations of the Asian citrus phyllid (Diaphorina citri) in citrus in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jun-13)
First report of Lasiodiplodia theobromae causing inflorescence blight and fruit rot of longan (Dimocarpus longan L.) in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrato-Diaz, L.M., Rivera-Vargas, L.I., Goenaga, R.J., French-Monar, R.D. 2014. First report of Lasiodiplodia theobromae causing inflorescence blight and fruit rot of longan (Dimocarpus longan L.) in Puerto Rico. Plant Disease. 98(2):279.
Yield performance of cowpea plant introductions grown in calcareous soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Ayala Silva, T., Quiles-Belen, A. 2013. Yield performance of cowpea plant introductions grown in calcareous soils. HortTechnology. 23(2):247-251.
First report of Calonectria hongkongensis causing fruit rot of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrato-Diaz, L.M., Latoni-Brailowsky, E., Rivera-Vargas, L., Goenaga, R.J., Crous, P., French-Monar, R. 2013. First report of Calonectria hongkongensis causing fruit rot of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.). Plant Disease. 97(8):1117.
Forest fragments as barriers to fruit fly dispersal: Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) populations in orchards and adjacent forest fragments in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Kendra, P.E., Van Bloem, S., Whitmire, S., Mizell, R., Goenaga, R.J. 2013. Forest fragments as barriers to fruit fly dispersal: Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) populations in orchards and adjacent forest fragments in Puerto Rico. Environmental Entomology. 42(2):283-292.
Attraction of pollinators to atemoya (Magnoliales: Annonaceae) in Puerto Rico: A synergetic approach using multiple nitidulid lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Cline, A., Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J. 2013. Attraction of pollinators to atemoya (Magnoliales: Annonaceae) in Puerto Rico: A synergetic approach using multiple nitidulid lures. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106:305-310.
Dry matter production and nutrient content of longan grown on an acid Ultisol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J. 2013. Dry matter production and nutrient content of longan grown on an acid Ultisol. Experimental Agriculture. 49:225-233.
Aphids capable of fine resolution landing - (Abstract Only) - (08-Jun-12)
Attracting pollinators in atemoya: commercial lures act synergistically when combined - (Abstract Only) - (08-Jun-12)
First report of Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium and G. simplex causing fruit rot of rambutan in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrato-Diaz, L.M., Latoni-Brailowsky, E.I., Rivera-Vargas, L.I., Goenaga, R.J., French-Monar, R.D. 2012. First report of Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium and G. simplex causing fruit rot of rambutan in Puerto Rico. Plant Disease. 96(8):1225.
Five-year agronomic and phenotypic data summary for a replicated cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) germplasm collection - (Abstract Only) - (14-May-12)
Site specific fertilization affects yield, fruit size, quality, and shelf-life of ‘Kent' mango - (Abstract Only)
-Garcia, J.A., Salazar-Garcia, S., Goenaga, R.J. 2012. Site specific fertilization affects yield, fruit size, quality, and shelf-life of ‘Kent' mango. HortScience 47(9):S406.
Reflectance spectroscopy to determine dry matter content in ‘Hass' avocado fruit - (Abstract Only)
Charlebois, D., Osuna, J.A., Vigneault, C., Goenaga, R.J., Salazar-Garcia, S. 2012. Reflectance spectroscopy to determine dry matter content in ‘Hass' avocado fruit. HortScience 47(9):S406.
Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 46. Rambutan. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R. 2012. Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 46. Rambutan. HortScience. 47:555.
Fruit quality traits and yield of six lychee cultivars grown at two locations in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D.A., Marrero Soto, A.R. 2012. Fruit quality traits and yield of six lychee cultivars grown at two locations in Puerto Rico. HortScience 47(9):S303.
Genetic diversity assessment of Musa spp. germplasm using SSR markers - (Abstract Only)
Irish, B.M., Scheffler, B.E., Goenaga, R.J. 2012. Genetic diversity assessment of Musa spp. germplasm using SSR markers. HortScience 47(9):S342.
Use of scanning electron microscopy in the speciation of Gliocephalotrichum spp. in rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) - (Abstract Only)
Latoni-Brailowsky, E., Serrato-Diaz, L., Rivera-Vargas, L., Goenaga, R.J. 2012. Use of scanning electron microscopy in the speciation of Gliocephalotrichum spp. in rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.). Phytopathology. 102:S6.3.
The persistence of Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium and G. simplex causing fruit rot of rambutan in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Serrato-Diaz, L., Rivera-Vargas, L., Latoni-Brailowsky, E., Goenaga, R.J. 2012. The persistence of Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium and G. simplex causing fruit rot of rambutan in Puerto Rico. Phytopathology. 102:S6.6.
Irreversible commitment to flowering in two mango cultivars - (Abstract Only)
Salazar-Garcia, S., Gonzalez-Valdivia, J., Alvarez-Lopez, S., Cossio-Vargas, L.E., Ibarra-Estrada, M.E., Goenaga, R.J. 2012. Irreversible commitment to flowering in two mango cultivars. HortScience 47(9):S286.
Yield and Fruit Quality Traits of Mamey Sapote Cultivars Grown at two Locations in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D.A. 2012. Yield and Fruit Quality Traits of Mamey Sapote Cultivars Grown at two Locations in Puerto Rico. HortTechnology. 22:263-267.
Antennal responses of West Indian and Caribbean fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to ammonium bicarbonate and putrescine lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Montgomery, W.S., Heath, R.R., Jenkins, D.M., Goenaga, R.J. 2012. Antennal responses of West Indian and Caribbean fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to ammonium bicarbonate and putrescine lures. Florida Entomologist. 95(1):28-34.
Relationship between skin color and some fruit quality characteristics of 'Hass' avocado - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osuna-Garcia, J.A., Doyon, G., Salazar-Garcia, S., Goenaga, R.J., Gonzalez-Duran, I. 2012. Relationship between skin color and some fruit quality characteristics of 'Hass' avocado for the export market. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 95(1-2):15-23.
Persistence of Gliocephalotrichum spp. causing fruit rot of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only) - (20-Oct-11)
Managing papaya ringspot virus: Impact of grass barriers on alate aphid immigration into papaya orchards - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jul-11)
First report of Lasmenia sp. causing rachis necrosis, flower abortion, fruit rot and leaf spots on rambutan in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrato-Diaz, L.M., Rivera-Vargas, L.I., Goenaga, R.J., Verkley, G.M., French-Monar, R.D. 2011. First report of Lasmenia sp. causing rachis necrosis, flower abortion, fruit rot and leaf spots on rambutan in Puerto Rico. Plant Disease. 95(10):1313.
Yield performance of cowpea genotypes grown in alkaline soils - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Ayala Silva, T., Quiles-Belen, A. 2012. Yield performance of cowpea genotypes grown in alkaline soils. HortScience 47(9):S341.
Yield and fruit quality traits of mamey sapote grown at two locations in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D.A., Marrero Soto, A.R. 2011. Yield and fruit quality traits of mamey sapote grown at two locations in Puerto Rico [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 46(9):S361.
Pathogenic and non-pathogenic fungi associated with longan (Dimocarpus longan L.) in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Serrato-Diaz, L.M., Rivera-Vargas, L.I., Goenaga, R.J. and French-Monar, R.D. 2011. Pathogenic and non-pathogenic fungi associated with longan (Dimocarpus longan L.), in Puerto Rico. Phytopathology. 101:S163.
Interactions of a Rhabditis sp. on the virulence of Heterorhabditis and Steinernema in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, J., Jenkins, D.A., Chavarria, J.A., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Goenaga, R.J. 2011. Interactions of a Rhabditis sp. on the virulence of Heterorhabditis and Steinernema in Puerto Rico. Florida Entomologist. 94(3):704-705.
Evaluation of Musa spp. hybrids for resistance to black Sigatoka, caused by Mycosphaerella fijiensis Morelet - (Abstract Only)
Irish, B.M., Chavarria-Carvajal, J., Ploetz, R., Goenaga, R.J. 2011. Evaluation of Musa spp. hybrids for resistance to black Sigatoka, caused by Mycosphaerella fijiensis Morelet. Phytopathology. 101(6):S277 (Supplement).
Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua (Diptera;Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R., Goenaga, R.J. 2011. Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua (Diptera;Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 94(2):186-194.
Yield and fruit quality traits of rambutan cultivars grafted onto a common rootstock and grown at two locations in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D.A. 2011. Yield and fruit quality traits of rambutan cultivars grafted onto a common rootstock and grown at two locations in Puerto Rico. HortTechnology. 21:136-140.
Field Performance of Cowpea Genotypes Grown under Virus Pressure in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Gillaspie Jr, A.G., Quiles-Belen, A. 2011. Field Performance of Cowpea Genotypes Grown under Virus Pressure in Puerto Rico. African Crop Science Journal. 19(2):97-103.
Field screening of cowpea cultivars for alkaline soil tolerance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Gillaspie Jr, A.G., Quiles-Belen, A. 2010. Field screening of cowpea cultivars for alkaline soil tolerance. HortScience. 45(11):1639-1642.
Effect of Harvest date and ripening degree on quality and shelf life of 'Hass' avocado in Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osuna-Garcia, J.A., Doyon, G., Salazar-Garcia, S., Goenaga, R.J., Gonzalez-Duran, I.J. 2010. Effect of Harvest date and ripening degree on quality and shelf life of 'Hass' avocado in Mexico. Fruits. 65:367-375.
First report of sooty mold of longan (Dimocarpus longan L.) caused by Tripospermum porosporiferum Matsushima and T. variabile Matsushima in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrato, L.M., Rivera Vargas, L.I., Goenaga, R.J. 2010. First report of sooty mold of longan (Dimocarpus longan L.) caused by Tripospermum porosporiferum Matsushima and T. variabile Matsushima in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 94(3-4):285-287.
Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua - (Abstract Only)
Jenkins, D.A., Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Heath, R.R., Goenaga, R.J. 2010. Food-based lure performance in three locations in Puerto Rico: attractiveness to Anastrepha suspensa and A. obliqua. [absract] Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting, http://flaentsoc.org/2010annmeetabstracts.pdf. page 8.
Effects of invertebrate iridescent virus 6 in Phyllophaga vandinei and its potential as a biocontrol delivery system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Hunter, W.B., Goenaga, R.J. 2011. Effects of Invertebrate Iridescent Virus 6 in Phyllophaga and its potential as a biocontrol delivery system. Journal of Insect Science. Available: http://www.insectscience.org/II.44.
Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 45. Banana, cacao, Spanish lime, plantain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J. 2010. Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 45. Banana, cacao, Spanish lime, plantain. HortScience. 45:720, 723, 728, 743.
Dry Matter Production and Leaf Elemental Concentrations of Rambutan Grown on an Acid Ultisol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J. 2011. Dry Matter Production and Leaf Elemental Concentrations of Rambutan Grown on an Acid Ultisol. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 34:753-761.
Commercial potential of rambutan cultivars grown at two locations in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D.A., Marrero Soto, A.R. 2010. Commercial potential of rambutan cultivars grown at two locations in Puerto Rico. HortScience.45(8):S262.
Mission of PROCINORTE'S Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Task Force - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Salazar-Garcia, S., Osuna-Garcia, J.A., Vigneault, C., Doyon, G., Gonzalez-Duran, J.L. 2010. Mission of PROCINORTE'S Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Task Force. HortScience. 45(8):S198.
The Tropical Fruit Research Program of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D.A., Irish, B.M. 2010. The Tropical Fruit Research Program of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station. HortScience. 45(8)S263.
Characterization of Mamey Sapote (Pouteria sapota [Jacq.] H.E. Moore & Stearn.) germplasm at the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station - (Abstract Only)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J., Crespo, A., Wessel-Beaver, L. 2010. Characterization of Mamey Sapote (Pouteria sapota [Jacq.] H.E. Moore & Stearn.) germplasm at the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station. HortScience. 45(8):S022.
Spatial Distribution of Phyllophaga Vandinei (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)emergence Within and Around a Mamey Sapote Orchard - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Goenaga, R.J. Spatial distribution of Phyllophaga vandinei (Coleoptera: scarabaeidae) emergence within and around a mamey sapote orchard. Florida Entomologist. 93(2):323-324.
Phylogeny and redescription of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rossman, A.Y., Farr, D.F., Schoch, C., Nishijima, K.A., Keith, L.M., Goenaga Portela, R.J. 2010. Phylogeny and redescription of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi. Mycoscience. 51:300-309.
Evaluation of Promalin to promote growth of young mangosteen seedlings - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J. 2010. Evaluation of Promalin to promote growth of young mangosteen seedlings. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. Vol 94(1-2):105-109.
Cacao (Theobroma Cacao L.) Genetic Resources Research at the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station - (Proceedings)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J., Schnell Ii, R.J., Motamayor, J., Brown, J.S., Zhang, D. 2010. CACAO (THEOBROMA CACAO L.) GENETIC RESOURCES RESEARCH AT THE USDA-ARS TROPICAL AGRICULTURE RESEARCH STATION. Proceedings of the International Cocoa Producer's Conference. PP. 417-423.
Manipulation of fruit ripening in "Hass" avocado using 1-Methylcyclopropene(1-MCP) - (Abstract Only) - (23-Sep-09)
Barriers in a tropical orchard landscape: how the presence or absence of hedges influences insect dispersal in mixed orchards of Carica papaya and Manilkara zapota. - (Abstract Only) - (30-Jul-09)
Microsatellite Fingerprinting of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) Germplasm Collection. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga Portela, R.J., Zhang, D., Schnell Ii, R.J., Brown, J.S., Motamayor, J. 2010. Microsatellite Fingerprinting of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) Germplasm Collection. Crop Science. 50:656-667.
Temporal and spatial variation in infestation of fruit by Anastrepha spp. in Puerto Rico: Support for a fruit fly-free zone - (Abstract Only) - (30-May-09)
Fungal diversity associated with rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Serrato, L.M., Rivera, L.I., Goenaga, R.J. 2009. Fungal diversity associated with rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) in Puerto Rico. American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. 100: S176.
Amending Storage Vessel and Media Improves Subculture Interval of Musa sp. Tissue Culture Plantlets - (Abstract Only)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J., Reed, B.M. Amending Storage Vessel and Media Improves Subculture Interval of Musa sp. Tissue Culture Plantlets. HortScience, Vol. 44(4):1103.
Tars Series of Cacao Germplasm Selections - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R., Irizarry, H., Irish, B. 2009. TARS Series of Cacao Germplasm Selections. HortScience 44(3):826-827.
Ploidy level and genomic composition of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station Musa sp. Germplasm Collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Irish, B.M., Crespo, A., Goenaga, R.J., Ayala Silva, T., Niedz, R.P. 2009. Ploidy level and genomic composition of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station Musa sp. Germplasm Collection. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 93(1-2):1-22.
The National Plant Germplasm System: the subtropical and tropical fruit genebanks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ayala Silva, T., Schnell II, R.J., Goenaga, R.J., Zee, F.T., Irish, B.M. 2013. The National Plant Germplasm System: the subtropical and tropical fruit genebanks. Acta Horticulturae. 975:43-54.
Impact of barrier crops on arthropod pests immigrating into orchards of sapodilla and banana. - (Abstract Only) - (07-Nov-08)
Solar sterilization of abscised fruit: a cultural practice to reduce infestations of Anastrepha obliqua around orchards - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Diaz, E., Jenkins, D.M., Goenaga, R.J. 2008. Solar sterilization of abscised fruit: a cultural practice to reduce infestations of Anastrepha spp. around orchards. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 92(3-4):197-206.
Effectiveness of cone emergence traps for detecting Phyllophaga vandinei emergence over time - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Goenaga, R.J. 2008. Effectiveness of cone emergence traps for detecting Phyllophaga vandinei emergence over time. Florida Entomologist. 91:466-469.
The Tropical and Subtropical Germplasm Repositories of The National Germplasm System - (Abstract Only)
Ayala Silva, T., Schnell Ii, R.J., Meerow, A.W., Goenaga, R.J., Irish, B.M. 2008. The Tropical and Subtropical Germplasm Repositories of The National Germplasm System. Hortscience Proceedings.
Procinorte's Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Task Force: a Tri-National Effort to Improve Fruit Quality and Trade - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga Portela, R.J., Salazar-Garcia, S., Doyon, G., Osuna-Garcia, J., Gonzalez-Duran, J.A., Landry, J.A. 2008. PROCINORTE'S Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Task Force: a tri-national effort to improve fruit quality and trade. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. 44(2):438.
Yield and Fruit Quality of Rambutan Cultivars Grown at Two Locations in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga Portela, R.J., Marrero Soto, A.R. 2008. Yield and Fruit Quality of Rambutan Cultivars Grown at Two Locations in Puerto Rico. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. 44(2):413.
Relationship between chlorohphyll fluorescence and dry matter content of 'Hass' avocado fruit - (Abstract Only)
Osuna-Garcia, J., Doyon, G., Gonzalez-Duran, J., Salazar-Garcia, S., Goenaga Portela, R.J. 2008. Relationship between chlorohphyll fluorescence and dry matter content of 'Hass' avocado fruit. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. 44(2):652.
Effect of Harvest Time and Ripening Degree on Quality and Shelf Life of ‘hass’ Avocado - (Abstract Only)
Osuna-Garcia, J.A., Doyon, G., Gonzalez-Duran, J.L., Salazar-Garcia, S., Goenaga Portela, R.J. 2008. Effect of harvest time and ripening degree on quality and shelf life of 'Hass' avocado. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. 44(2);653.
Evaluating Hass Avocado Maturity Using Hyperspectral Imaging - (Proceedings)
Girod, D., Landry, J.A., Doyon, G., Osuna-Garcia, J.A., Salazar-Garcia, S., Goenaga-Portela, R.J. 2008. Evaluating Hass Avocado Maturity Using Hyperspectral Imaging. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. 44(2):144-154.
Placement of cone emergence cages and its impact on monitoring of Phyllophaga vandinei (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - (Abstract Only) - (01-May-08)
Is Leaf Blight in Lychee Caused by a Nutritional Deficiency? - (Proceedings)
Goenaga, R.J., Mendez, Y. 2008. Is Leaf Blight in Lychee Caused by a Nutritional Deficiency? Proceedings Undergraduate Research Program. Livestock and Environmental Group, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR. p. 4-6.
Host status of litchi and rambutan to the West Indian fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Goenaga, R.J. 2008. Host status of litchi and rambutan to the West Indian fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 91(2):228-231
Assessing Yield Potential of Cowpea Genotypes Grown Under Virus Pressure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Gillaspie Jr, A.G., Quiles-Belen, A. 2008. Assessing Yield Potential of Cowpea Genotypes Grown Under Virus Pressure. HortScience 43(3):673-676.
Development of a Micro-Fermentation Process for Cacao Germplasm Evaluation - (Proceedings)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J., Santiago, S., Seguine, E. 2008. Development of a Micro-fermentation process for cacao germplasm evaluation. Proceedings Undergraduate Research Program. Livestock and Environmental Group, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR. p.7-17
Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes versus Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) larvae in a high clay-content Oxisol soil: Greenhouse trials with potted Litchi chinensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Goenaga, R.J. 2008. Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes versus Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) larvae in a high clay-content Oxisol soil: Greenhouse trials with potted Litchi chinensis. Florida Entomologist. 91:75-78.
Hosts breadth and parasitoids of fruit flies (Anastrepha spp.) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Goenaga, R.J. 2008. Hosts breadth and parasitoids of fruit flies (Anastrepha spp.) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Puerto Rico. Environmental Entomology. 37(1):110-120.
First report of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi in Hawaii and Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rossman, A.Y., Goenaga, R.J., Keith, L.M. 2007. First report of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Plant Disease. 91:1685.
Microsatellite fingerprinting of the cacao (Theobroma cacao) germplasm collection at the USDA-ARS, Tropical Agriculture Reserarch Station. - (Abstract Only)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J., Schnell Ii, R.J., Motamayor, J.C., Brown, J.S., Zhang, D. 2007. Microsatellite fingerprinting of the cacao (Theobroma cacao) germplasm collection at the USDA-ARS, Tropical Agriculture Reserarch Station.. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings 43:219.
The Tropical Fruit Research Program of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jul-07)
Mission of PROCINORTE'S Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Task Force - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jul-07)
Relationship between skin color and some quality characteristics of exportable 'Hass' avocado fruits - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jul-07)
Plant Exploration in tropical forests of Puerto Rico to collect ornamental germplasm. - (Proceedings)
Ayala Silva, T., Meerow, A.W., Goenaga, R.J., Irish, B.M. 2007. Plant Exploration in tropical forests of Puerto Rico to collect ornamental germplasm.. Proc. Florida State Hort. Soc. 120:4-7.
Yield and fruit quality traits of carambola cultivars grown at three locations in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R. 2007. Yield and fruit quality of carambola cultivars grown at three locations in Puerto Rico. HortTechnology. 17(4):604-607.
Host Status of Mamey Sapote, Pouteria Sapota (Sapotaceae), to the West Indian Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Obliqua (Diptera:tephritidae)in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D., Goenaga, R. 2007. Host status of mamey sapote, Pouteria sapota (sapotaceae), to the West Indian Fruit Fly, Anastrepha obliqua (diptera:tephritidae) in Puerto Rico. Florida Entomologist. 90(2):384-388.
Virulence of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Against Diaprepes Abbreviatus in An Oxisol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Shapiro Ilan, D., Goenaga, R. 2007. Virulence of entomopathogenic nematodes against Diaprepes abbreviatus in an oxisol. Florida Entomologist. 90(2):401-403
Genomic Composition of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station Musa Sp. Germplasm Collection. - (Abstract Only) - (18-Jan-07)
First Report of Phytophthora Palmivora, Causal Agent of Black Pod, on Cacao (Theobroma Cacao L.) in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R., Park, S., Kang, S. 2007. First Report of Phytophthora palmivora, causal agent of black pod, on cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) in Puerto Rico. Plant Disease. 91:1051.
Production Systems and Genetic Resource Management for Tropical/Subtropical Fruit Crops - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D.A., Irish, B.M. 2006. Production Systems and Genetic Resource Management for Tropical/Subtropical Fruit Crops [abstract]. Interamerican Society of Tropical Horticulture Proceedings.
Effect of Defoliation and Root-Feeding on Mamey Sapote Yield - (Abstract Only)
Jenkins, D.A., Goenaga, R.J. 2006. Effect of defoliation and root-feeding on mamey sapote yield [abstract]. Interamerican Society of Tropical Horticulture Proceedings. Poster No. P-A-20.
A Survey of Root-Feeding Pests on Tropical Fruit Trees in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Jenkins, D.A., Goenaga, R.J. 2006. A survey of root-feeding pests on tropical fruit trees in Puerto Rico [abstract]. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. p. 195.
Hosts of Anastrepha Spp. in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Jenkins, D.A., Goenaga, R.J. 2006. Hosts of Anastrephia spp. in Puerto Rico [abstract]. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. p. 196.
Genetic resource management and development of production systems for tropical/subtropical fruit crops - (Proceedings)
Goenaga, R.J. 2006. Genetic resource management and development of production systems for tropical/subtropical fruit crops. Proceedings Tropical Fruit Production and Handling Workshop. University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center. p. 61-66.
Fruit Quality Traits and Yield of Nine Carambola Cultivars Grown at Three Locations in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Rivera, E., Marrero, Soto, A.R. 2006. Fruit quality traits and yield of nine carambola cultivars grown at three locations in Puerto Rico [abstract]. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. p. 387.
Phenotypic Characterization of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station Banana Germplasm Collection - (Abstract Only)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J. 2006. Phenotypic characterization of the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station Banana Germplasm collection [abstract]. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. p. 388.
Accuracy and Reliability of High-Throughput Microsatellite Genotyping for Cacao Cultivar Identification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, D., Mischke, B.S., Goenaga, R.J., Nicholas, C., Ford, C., Hemeida, A.A., Saunders, J.A. 2006. Accuracy and reliability of high-throughput microsatellite genotyping for cacao cultivar identification. Crop Science. 46:2084-2092.
Mycosphaerella Fijiensis, Causal Agent of Black Sigatoka of Musa SPP., Found in Puerto Rico and Identified by Polymerase Chain Reaction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Irish, B.M., Goenaga, R.J., and Ploetz, R.C. 2006. Mycosphaerella fijiensis, Causal Agent of Black Sigatoka of Musa spp. found in Puerto Rico and Identified by Polymerase Chain Reaction. Plant Disease 90:684.
Yield Performance of Two French-Type Plantain Clones Subjected to Bunch Pruning - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Irizarry, H. 2006. Yield performance of two French-type plantain clones subjected to bunch pruning. J. Agric. Univ. P.R. 90(3-4):173-182.
Field Trials of Lures to Attract Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephriditidae) in Commercial Sapodilla, Mamey Sapote, and Carambola Orchards in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pingel, R.L., Epsky, N.D., Goenaga, R. 2006. Field trials to attract fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in commercial sapodilla, mamey sapote, and carambola orchards in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 90:109-113.
Steps Toward Managing the Armored Scale Andaspis Punicae in Litchi in Florida and Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pena, G.E., Goenaga, R.J., Castillo, J., Hodges, G., Evans, G.D. 2006. Steps toward managing the armored scale andaspis punicae in Litchi in Florida and Puerto Rico. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. Vol(41):138-148.
Survey of the Root-Feeding Beetles Diaprepes Abbreviatus and Phyllophaga Vandinei on Some Tropical Fruit Trees in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Jenkins, D.A., Goenaga, R.J. 2005. Survey of the root-feeding beetles Diaprepes abbreviatus and Phyllophaga vandinei on some tropical fruit trees in Puerto Rico. Entomology Society of America, Annual Meeting, page 106.
Growth and Nutrient Uptake of Mangosteen Grown under Shade Levels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Rivera, E. 2005. Growth and nutrient uptake of mangosteen grown under shade Levels. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 89:149-158.
Current Status of the Subtropical and Tropical Germplasm Repositories of the National Plant Germplasm System - (Proceedings)
Ayala Silva, T., Schnell II, R.J., Meerow, A.W., Goenaga, R.J., Zee, F.T. 2004. Current Status of the Subtropical and Tropical Germplasm Repositories of the National Plant Germplasm System. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 117:182-187.
Yield and Fruit Quality of Carambola Cultivars Grown at Three Locations in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R., Rivera, E. 2004. Yield and fruit quality of carambola cultivars grown at three locations in Puerto Rico [abstract]. American Society of Horticultural Sciences. Paper No. 1846-hna-03.
Field Performance of Two Snap Bean Cultivars at Varying Levels of Exchangeable Aluminum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, J.R., Goenaga, R.J. 2005. Field performance of two snap bean cultivars at varying levels of exchangeable aluminum. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 28:237-246.
Yield of Papaya Irrigated with Fractions of Class a Pan Evaporation in a Semiarid Environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R., Rivera, E., Almodovar, C. Yield of papaya irrigated with fractions of Class A pan evaporation in a semiarid environment. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 2004. v. 88. p. 1-8.
Puerto Rico's Tropical Agriculture Research Station - 100 Years of Tropical Research - (Trade Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Shore, L. 2002. Puerto Rico's Tropical Agriculture Research Station - 100 Years of tropical research. Fruit Gardener. 34:14-21.
The USDA Program in Molecular Genomics, Disease Resistance and Ipm Strategies for Theobroma Cacao - (Proceedings)
Saunders, J.A., Schnell Ii, R.J., Hebbar, P., Goenaga, R.J., Bowers, J.H., Sanogo, S., Bailey, B.A., Brown, S.A., Mischke, B.S. 2002. The usda program in molecular genomics, disease resistance and ipm strategies for theobroma cacao. PCMA International Meeting.
Yield Performance of Introduced Cassava Clones in An Ultisol in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R., Rivera-Amador, E., Chardon, U. 2002. Yield performance of introduced cassava clones in an Ultisol in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. v. 86(1-2):27-33.
The USDA Program in Molecular Genomics, Disease Resistance and Ipm Strategies Fro Theobroma Cacao - (Abstract Only)
Saunders, J.A., Schnell Ii, R.J., Hebbar, P., Goenaga, R.J., Bowers, J.H., Bailey, B.A., Brown, S.A., Mischke, B.S. 2001. The usda program in molecular genomics, disease resistance and ipm strategies fro theobroma cacao [abstract]. PCMA International Meeting.
Yield Response of Papaya Hybrids Grown on a Tropical Oxisol and Ultisol - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Oct-01)
Dry Matter Production and Leaf Elemental Concentrations of Common Bean Grown on An Acid Ultisol - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Oct-01)
The Usda/ceplac Cooperative Strategic Program for Production of Theobroma Cacao in Brazil - (Abstract Only) - (15-Aug-01)
The Use of DNA Fingerprinting in Chocolate Trees to Study Genetic Diversity - (Abstract Only)
Saunders, J.A., Mischke, B.S., Goenaga, R.J., Hemeida, A.A. 2001. The use of dna fingerprinting in chocolate trees to study genetic diversity [abstract]. Mid Atlantic Plant and Molecular Biology Proceedings.
Yield Performance of Banana Irrigated with Fractions of Class a Pan Evaporation on An Oxisol - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-May-00)
Yield Potential and Fruit Traits of the French-Dwarf Superplatano Clone Evaluated at Three Locations - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Feb-98)
Yield and Quality of the "superplatano" Grown on An Ultisol with Supplemental Irrigation - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Mar-97)
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