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Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research
Goenaga, Ricardo
Research Leader
Ricardo.Goenaga@ars.usda.gov
(787)831-3435
TROPICAL CROPS & GERMPLASM RES
2200 P.A. Campos Ave., Ste. 201
MayaguezPR00680

Mission:
The mission of the Tropical Agriculture Research Station (TARS) is to conduct agricultural research to: 1) assess tropical sorghum and dry bean genetic resources for disease resistance and genetic diversity and develop germplasm adapted to temperate regions, and 2) to introduce, preserve, evaluate, regenerate, distribute and develop cultural and management systems for tropical/subtropical crops that are of economic importance to the Continental and Insular U.S. The TARS research program consists of projects involving: 1) the introduction, evaluation, characterization, preservation, regeneration, multiplication, and distribution of valuable sorghum, tropical fruits and cacao germplasm; 2) development of efficient production systems for tropical/subtropical fruit crops; 3) genetic improvement and incorporation of resistance to biotic/abiotic stresses into bean germplasm; and 4) growout of quarantined germplasm for the National Plant Germplasm System.

  Southeast Area
    Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
      Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research
People:
Alvarez, Myriam
(787) 831-3435

Accounting Technician Typing
Arocho, Josue
(787) 831-3435

Laboratory Worker
Ayala-Silva, Tomas
(787) 831-3435

Horticulturist
Cosme, Stephanie
(787) 831-3435

Biological Laboratory Technical
Cuevas, Hugo
(787) 831-3435

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Goenaga, Ricardo
(787) 831-3435

Research Leader
Hart, John
(787) 831-3435

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Lorenzo, Esmeralda
(787) 831-3435

Office Automation Assistant
Marrero Soto, Angel
(787) 831-3435

Biological Science Technician (Plants)
Mayol, Ramon
(787) 831-3435

Gardener
Mendoza, Alexis
(787) 831-3435

Maintenance Worker
Montalvo, Ramon
(787) 831-3435

GARDENER
Nieves, Luis
(787) 831-3435

Farmer
Parrilla, Luis
(787) 831-3435

Farmer
Perez, Delvis
(787) 831-3435

Chemist
Porch, Timothy Tim
(787) 831-3435

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Rios, Carlos
(787) 831-3435

Information Technology Specialist
Roldan, Maribel
(787) 831-3435

Secretary
Santiago, Angel
(787) 831-3435

Biological Science Aid
Torres-Cardona, Salvio
(787) 831-3435

Location Administrative Officer
Vargas, Elkin
(787) 831-3435

Agricultural Science Research Technician (Plants)
Vasquez, Reinardo
(787) 831-3435

Tractor Operator
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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