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Research Project: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF THE COFFEE BERRY BORER Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Carbon, nitrogen, organic phosphorus, microbial biomass and N mineralization in soils under cacao agroforestry systems in Bahia, Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zaia, F.C., Gama-Rodrigues, A.C., Gama-Rodrigues, E.F., Fontes, A.G., Machado, R.C., Baligar, V.C. 2012. Carbon, nitrogen, organic phosphorus, microbial biomass and N mineralization in soils under cacao agroforestry systems in Bahia, Brazil. Agroforestry Systems. 86:197-212.
Aluminum effects on growth, photosynthesis, and mineral nutrition of cacao genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ribeiro, M.A., Almeida, A.F., Mielke, M.S., Gomes, F.P., Pires, M.V., Baligar, V.C. 2013. Aluminum effects on growth, photosynthesis, and mineral nutrition of cacao genotypes. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 36:1161-1179.
Symbiosis-mediated outbreaks - (Book / Chapter)
(10-Jun-11)
The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei: A short review with recent findings and future research directions - (Review Article)
Vega, F.E., Infante, F., Castillo, A., Jaramillo, J. 2009. The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei: A short review with recent findings and future research directions. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews. 2:129-147.
Aspergillus oryzae NRRL 35191 from coffee, a non-toxigenic endophyte with the ability to synthesize kojic acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaves, F.C., Gianfagna, T.J., Aneja, M., Posada, F., Peterson, S.W., Vega, F.E. 2012. Aspergillus oryzae NRRL 35191 from coffee, a non-toxigenic endophyte with the ability to synthesize kojic acid. Mycological Progress. 11:263-267.
Growth and mineral nutrition of field crops 3rd Edition - (Book / Chapter)
Fageria, N.K., Baligar, V.C., Jones, C.A. 2010. Growth and mineral nutrition of field crops 3rd Edition. Boco Raton, FL: CRC Press. 586 pages.
Differential soil acidity tolerance of dry bean genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fageria, N.K., Baligar, V.C., Meio, L.C., De Oliveira, J.P. 2012. Differential soil acidity tolerance of dry bean genotypes. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 43:1523-1531.
Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) products use on agricultural land - (Book / Chapter)
Baligar, V.C., Clark, R.B., Korcak, R.F., Wright, R.J. 2011. Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) products use on agricultural land. Advances in Agronomy. 111:51-86.
A predator of the coffee berry borer: is it present in your country? - (Other)
(20-Apr-10)
Distribution of oxidizable organic c fractions in soils under cacao agroforestry systems in Southern Bahia, Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barreto, A.B., Gamma-Rodrigues, E.F., Gamma-Rodrigues, A.C., Polidoro, J.C., Moco, M.K., Machado, R.C., Baligar, V.C. 2010. Distribution of oxidizable organic c fractions in soils under cacao agroforestry systems in Southern Bahia, Brazil. Agroforestry Systems. 81:213-220.
Carbon storage in soil-size fractions under two cacao agroforestry systems in Bahia, Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gama-Rodrigues, E.F., Ramachandran, N.P., Nair, V.D., Gama-Rodrigues, A.C., Baligar, V.C., Machado, R.C. 2010. Carbon storage in soil-size fractions under two cacao agroforestry systems in Bahia, Brazil. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 45:274-283.
Karnyothrips flavipes, a previously unreported predatory thrips of the coffee berry borer: DNA-based gut content analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaramillo, J., Chapman, E.G., Vega, F.E., Harwood, J.D. 2010. Karnyothrips flavipes, a previously unreported predatory thrips of the coffee berry borer: DNA-based gut content analysis. Naturwissenschaften. 97:291-298.
Molecular, physiological and morphological analysis of waterlogging tolerance in clonal genotypes of Theobroma cacao - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bertolde, F.Z., Almeida, A.A., Correa, R.X., Loguercio, L.L., Gomes, F.P., Gaiotto, F.A., Baligar, V.C. 2009. Molecular, physiological and morphological analysis of waterlogging tolerance in clonal genotypes of Theobroma cacao. Tree Physiology. 30:56-67.
Hidden depths: understanding the evolution and ecology of fungal entomopathogens - (Literature Review)
Roy, H.E., Chandler, D., Goettel, M.S., Pell, J.K., Wajnberg, E., Vega, F.E. 2010. Hidden depths: understanding the evolution and ecology of fungal entomopathogens. Biocontrol. 55:1-6.
Fungal entomopathogens with activity against plant pathogens: ecology and evolution - (Literature Review)
Ownley, B., Gwinn, K.D., Vega, F.E. 2010. Fungal entomopathogens with activity against plant pathogens: ecology and evolution. Biocontrol. 55:113-128.
Susceptibility of the parasitoid Phymastichus coffea LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) to Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. under laboratory conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castillo, A., Gomez, J., Infante, F., Vega, F.E. 2009. Susceptibility of the parasitoid Phymastichus coffea LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) to Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. under laboratory conditions. Neotropical Entomology. 38:665-670.
Fungal endophyte diversity in coffee plants from Colombia, Hawaii, Mexico and Puerto Rico     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vega, F.E., Simpkins, A., Aime, M., Posada, F., Peterson, S.W., Rehner, S.A., Infante, F., Castillo, A. 2009. Fungal endophyte diversity in coffee plants from Colombia, Hawaii, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Fungal Ecology. 3:122-138.
Dry bean genotype evaluation for growth, yield components and phosphorus use efficiency - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fageria, N.K., Baligar, V.C., Moreira, A., Portes, T.A. 2010. Dry bean genotype evaluation for growth, yield components and phosphorus use efficiency. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 33:2167-2181.
Thermal tolerance of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): inferences of climate change impact on a tropical insect pest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaramillo, J., Chabi-Olaye, A., Kamonjo, C., Jaramillo, A., Vega, F.E., Poehling, H., Borgemeister, C. 2009. Thermal tolerance of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): inferences of climate change impact on a tropical insect pest. PLoS One. 4(8):e6487.
Influence of Cacao Genotypes on Soil Rhizosphere Biological Parameters Under Agro Forestry System - (Proceedings)
Arevalo-Gardini, E., Baligar, V.C., Manuel, C.S., Alegree, J.C. 2010. Influence of Cacao Genotypes on Soil Rhizosphere Biological Parameters Under Agro Forestry System. Proceedings of the International Cocoa Producer's Conference. 527-532.
Soil Biological Parameters Influenced By Cocoa Management Systems - (Proceedings)
Arevalo-Gardini, E., Baligar, V.C., Manuel, C.S., Alegree, J.C. 2010. Soil Biological Parameters Influenced By Cocoa Management Systems. Proceedings of the International Cocoa Producer's Conference. 303-309.
Fungal entomopathogens: new insights on their ecology - (Review Article)
Vega, F.E., Goettel, M.S., Blackwell, M., Chandler, D., Jackson, M.A., Keller, S., Koike, M., Maniania, N.K., Monzon, A., Ownley, B., Pell, J.K., Rangel, D., Roy, H. 2009. Fungal entomopathogens: new insights on their ecology. Fungal Ecology. 2:149-159.
Coffee Genomics and Germplasm - (Book / Chapter)
Vega, F.E., Ebert, A., Ming, R. 2008. Coffee genomics and germplasm. Plant Breeding Reviews. p. 415-447.
The Oil of Matico (Piper aduncum L.) an Alternative for the Control of Cacao Frosty Pod Rot (Moniliophthora roreri) in Peru - (Proceedings)
(28-Mar-09)
Cabruca its agrobiodiversity potential on small farmers in Southern region of Bahia, Brazil - (Proceedings)
(31-Jan-09)
Cacau Cabruca Agroforestry System of Production in Bahia, Brazil - (Proceedings)
(31-Jan-09)
Carbon stock and available nutrients in soils under “cacao-cabruca” system in southeast areas of Bahia, Brazil - (Proceedings)
(31-Jan-09)
The biology of Phymastichus coffea LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) under field conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espinosa, J.C., Infante, F., Castillo, A., Perez, J., Nieto, G., Pinson, E., Vega, F.E. 2009. The biology of Phymastichus coffea LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) under field conditions. Biological Control. 49:227-233.
Where to sample? Ecological implications of sampling strata in determining abundance and impact of natural enemies of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaramille, J., Chabi-Olaye, A., Borgemeister, C., Kamonjo, C., Poehling, H.M., Vega, F.E. 2009. Where to sample? Ecological implications of sampling strata in determining abundance and impact of natural enemies of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei. Biological Control. 49:245-253.
Biological control of coffee berry borer: the role of DNA-based gut-content analysis in assessment of predation - (Proceedings)
Chapman, E.G., Jaramillo, J., Vega, F.E., Harwood, J.D. 2009. Biological control of coffee berry borer: the role of DNA-based gut-content analysis in assessment of predation. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods.475-484.
Micronutrients for Sustainable Agriculture - (Proceedings)
(05-Nov-08)
Aphanogmus sp. (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae): a hyperparasitoid of the coffee berry borer parasitoid Prorops nasuta (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) in Kenya - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jara, O.J., Vega, F.E. 2009. Aphanogmus sp. (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae): a hyperparasitoid of the coffee berry borer parasitoid Prorops nasuta Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) in Kenya. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19:113-116.
Parasitoids for biocontrol of coffee berry borer: past, present and future. - (Abstract Only)
(25-Mar-08)
Insect pathology and fungal entomopathogens - (Review Article)
Vega, F.E. 2008. Insect pathology and fungal entomopathogens. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 98:277-279.
Fungal endophytes in green coffee seeds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vega, F.E., Posada, F.J., Aime, M.C., Peterson, S.W., Rehner, S.A. 2008. Fungal endophytes in green coffee seeds. Mycosystema. 27:75-84.
Mites (Arachnida: Acari) inhabiting coffee domatia: a short review and recent findings from Costa Rica. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vega, F.E., Astorga, C., Ochoa, R., Walter, D.E. 2007. Mites (Arachnida: Acari) inhabiting coffee domatia: a short review and recent findings from Costa Rica. International Journal of Acarology. 33:291-295.
Coffee Berry Borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Colecptera: Curculiondae: Scolytinae) - (Literature Review)
Vega, F.E. 2008. Coffee Berry Borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Colecptera: Curculiondae: Scolytinae). Encyclopedia of Entomology. pp.959-960.
Entomopathogenic fungal endophytes - (Abstract Only)
Vega, F.E., Posada, F.J. 2007. Entomopathogenic fungal endophytes. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting. p63
Inoculation of coffee plants with the fungal entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Posada, F.J., Aime, M.C., Peterson, S.W., Rehner, S.A., Vega, F.E. 2007. Inoculation of coffee plants with the fungal entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales). Mycological Research. 111(6):748-757.
Coffee: A Dark History - (Book / Chapter)
Vega, F.E. 2007. coffee: a dark history by antony wild, w. w. norton & co., inc., new york,. Quarterly Review of Biology. 82:283-284
Naming names: the etymology of fungal entomopathogens. - (Book / Chapter)
Vega, F.E. 2007. Naming names: the etymology of fungal entomopathogens. Use of Entomopathogenic Fungi in Biological Pest Management. P. 1-11
Dissemination of Beneficial Microbial Agents by Insects - (Book / Chapter)
Vega, F.E., Dowd, P.F., Lacey, L.A., Klein, M.G. 2007. Dissemination of beneficial microbial agents by insects. Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology. 18 p.
Coffee Endophytes - (Abstract Only)
Vega, F.E., Posada, F., Aime, M.C., Peterson, S.W., Rehner, S.A. 2006. Coffee endophytes [abstract]. Inoculum 57(4):38.
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