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Research Project: Management Strategies to Improve Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Crop Production

Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

First report of Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae and Colletotrichum siamense causing cacao pod rot, and first report of C. tropicale causing cacao pod rot in Puerto Rico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrato-Diaz, L.M., Mariño, Y.A., Guadalupe, I., Bayman, P., Goenaga, R.J. 2019. First report of Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae and Colletotrichum siamense causing cacao pod rot, and first report of C. tropicale causing cacao pod rot in Puerto Rico. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-19-1333-PDN.

Yield and fruit quality traits of two plantain cultivars grown at two locations in Puerto Rico under black leaf streak disease pressure Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Irish, B.M., Marrero Soto, A.R. 2019. Yield and fruit quality traits of two plantain cultivars grown at two locations in Puerto Rico under black leaf streak disease pressure. HortTechnology. 29(6):958-966. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH04425-19.

Long term productivity of three rambutan cultivars grown in an ultisol soil in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J. 2019. Long term productivity of three rambutan cultivars grown in an ultisol soil in Puerto Rico. HortTechnology. 28:863-866.

Cause of shrunken shoulders in ‘Tommy Atkins’ fruit grown in diverse production areas in Mexico - (Abstract Only)

Cacao genetic resources research at the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)

Dry matter production and nutrient content of mamey sapote grown on an acid ultisol Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J. 2018. Dry matter production and nutrient content of mamey sapote grown on an acid ultisol. Experimental Agriculture. pgs. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479718000054.

Yield, fruit quality traits and leaf nutrient concentration of sapodilla cv ‘Prolific’ grafted onto 16 rootstocks in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Irizarry, H., Jenkins, D.A., Boykin, D.L., Marrero Soto, A.R. 2018. Yield, fruit quality traits and leaf nutrient concentration of sapodilla cv ‘Prolific’ grafted onto 16 rootstocks in Puerto Rico. HortTechnology. 27(4)563-571.

Handling of ‘Tommy Atkins’ mango (Mangifera indica L.) for ripe and ready to eat markets - (Abstract Only)

First report of Colletotrichum fructicola and C. queenslandicum causing fruit rot of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrato-Diaz, L., Latoni-Brailowski, E., Rivera-Vargas, L., Goenaga, R.J., Bayman, P., French-Monar, R. 2017. First report of Colletotrichum fructicola and C. queenslandicum causing fruit rot of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.). Phytopathology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-16-1557-PDN.

Yield Performance of six lychee cultivars grown at two locations in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D., Marrero Soto, A.R. 2016. Yield Performance of six lychee cultivars grown at two locations in Puerto Rico. HortTechnology. 26(6):748-753.

Yield and fruit quality traits of atemoya hybrids grown in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D.A. 2016. Yield and fruit quality traits of atemoya hybrids grown in Puerto Rico. HortTechnology. 26:547-551.

Yield and fruit quality traits of dragon fruit lines and cultivars grown in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)

Yield performance and bean quality traits of cacao propagated by grafting and somatic embryo-derived cuttings - (Abstract Only)

Diversity of Papaya ringspot virus isolates in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Asian citrus psyllids and shade: Survival of Diaphorina citri on Murraya exotica foliage exposed to different levels of light - (Abstract Only)

Yield and Fruit Quality Traits of Atemoya Cultivars Grown in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)

Development of the yellow common bean germplasm PR1146-138 - (Abstract Only)

First report of Fusarium decemcellulare causing inflorescence wilt, vascular and flower necrosis of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), longan (Dimocarpus longan) and mango (Mangifera indica) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Serrato-Diaz, L.M., Perez-Cuevas, M., Rivera-Vargas, L.I., Goenaga, R.J., French-Monar, R.D. 2015. First report of Fusarium decemcellulare causing inflorescence wilt, vascular and flower necrosis of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), longan (Dimocarpus longan) and mango (Mangifera indica). Plant Disease. Available: http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/abs/10.1094/PDIS-09-14-0923-PDN.

Yield performance and bean quality traits of cacao propagated by grafting and somatic embryo-derived cuttings - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goenaga, R.J., Guiltinan, M., Maximova, S., Seguine, E., Irrizary, H. 2015. Yield Performance and bean quality traits of cacao propagated by grafting and somatic embryo-derived cuttings. HortScience. 50(3):358-362.

Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera:Liviidae) abundance in Puerto Rico declines with elevation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, D.A., Hall, D.G., Goenaga, R.J. 2015. Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera:Liviidae) abundance in Puerto Rico declines with elevation. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(1):252-258.

Attracting Pollinators to Atemoya: Effects of lures and attractants on yield. - (Abstract Only)

Influence of aluminum on growth, mineral nutrition and organic acid exudation of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez, D.O., Goenaga, R.J. 2015. Influence of aluminum on growth, mineral nutrition and organic acid exudation of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum). Experimental Agriculture. doi: 10.1017/S00144779714000489.

Aphid population fluctuations and patterns of species dominance in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)

Fungal pathogen complexes associated with rambutan, longan and mango diseases in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)

Yield performance and bean quality traits of cacao propagated by somatic embryogenesis and grafting - (Abstract Only)
Goenaga, R.J., Guiltinan, M., Maximova, S., Seguine, E. 2014. Yield performance and bean quality traits of cacao propagated by somatic embryogenesis and grafting. HortScience 49(9) Supplement, American Society of Horticulture Science Annual Conference. S324.

Evaluation of organic alternatives for weed management in pulasan (Nephelium ramboutan-ake) - (Abstract Only)
Oliveras, V., Morales-Payan, P., Goenaga, R.J., Robles-Vasquez, W. 2014. Evaluation of organic alternatives for weed management in pulasan (Nephelium ramboutan-ake). American Society of Horticultural Sciences Annual Conference. HortScience 49(9) supplement, S392.

Genetic diversity of papaya ring spot virus in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)