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Department of Plant Pathology

Rodrigo Borba Onofre

Dr. Rodrigo Borba Onofre

Assistant Professor / Extension Specialist / Row Crops Pathologist

Email Dr. Borba Onofre

Kansas State University
4744 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Fx: +1-785-532-5692

Education

  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Universtiy of Florida
  • M.S. in Agronomic Engineering, Universidade Federal de Vicosa

Publications

  • Onofre, R. B., Gadoury, D. M., Stensvand, A., Bierman, A., Rea, M., Peres, N. A. UV- Transmitting plastics reduce powdery mildew in strawberry tunnel production. Plant Disease. submitted. 
  • Onofre, R. B., Gadoury, D. M., Stensvand, A., Bierman, A., Rea, M., Peres, N. A. Practical application of ultraviolet light to suppress strawberry powdery mildew in fruit production fields. Plant Disease. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-20-0781-RE. 
  • Onofre, R. B., Gadoury, D. M., Peres, N. A. High efficacy and low risk of phytotoxicity of sulfur in the suppression of strawberry powdery mildew. Plant Health Progress. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP04-20-0034-RS 
  • Asalf, B.; Onofre, R. B.; Gadoury, D. M.; Peres, N.; Stensvand, A. Pulsed water mists for suppression of strawberry powdery mildew. Plant Disease. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-20-0735-RE 
  • Rossi, F. G.; Asalf, B.; Grieu, C.; Onofre, R. B.; Peres, N.; Gadoury, D. M.; Stensvand, A. Effect of water stress on reproduction and colonization of Podosphaera aphanis of Strawberry. Plant Disease. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-10-19-2172-RE Borba Onofre CV 3
  • Onofre, R. B.; Suguinoshita Rebello, C.; Mertely, J.; Peres, N. First report of target spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on strawberry in North America. Plant Disease. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-01-19-0057-PDN
  • Amiri, A.; Onofre, R. B.; Peres, N. First report of gray mold caused by Botryotinia ricini (Amphobotrys ricini) on strawberry in United States. Plant Disease. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-14-0511-PDN
  • Onofre, R. B.; Mertely, J. C.; Aguiar, F. M.; Timilsina, S.; Harmon, P.; Vallad, G. E.; Peres, N. A. First report of target spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on blueberry in Florida. Plant Disease. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-15-0316-PDN 

Research

Extension program - row crops, including soybean, sorghum, corn, and others.