photo: garciaTeddy Garcia

Graduate Student
E-mail: TGarciaAroca@agcenter.lsu.edu
Major Professor: Dr. Vinson Doyle & Dr. Trey Price

 

EDUCATION:

2017 to present: Ph.D. student at Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70820.

2014-2016: Master’s degree in Plant Pathology at Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70820. Thesis: “Effects of glyphosate on soybean nutrition, endophytic colonization by Cercospora cf. flagellaris and development of Cercospora Leaf Blight”.

2008-2012: B.S. in Agronomy. Universidad Nacional de Agricultura (UNA), Catacamas, Honduras. Undergraduate research project: “Use of six fungicides to determine baseline of sensitivity of Dollar Spot (Sclerotinia  homoeocarpa) in seashore Paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum)” at University of Georgia (UGA), USA

2010-2011: Erasmus Mundus Undergraduate Exchange Program. 60 Credits (ETCS) in Food Science. Universidad del Pais Vasco (UPV), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

CURRENT RESEARCH:

1. Phylogenetics and population genetics of Xylaria associated with taproot decline across the range of the disease to determine areas of endemism and understand patterns of dispersal.

2. Determine routes of infection and optimal conditions for colonization of soybean in the greenhouse.

PUBLICATIONS:

Garcia, TG; Robertson, CL; Tubana, E; Ward, BM; Silva, EC; Price, PP; Levy, R; and Schneider, RW. Effects of Glyphosate on Soybean Nutrition, Endophytic Colonization by Cercospora cf. flagellaris and Development of Cercospora Leaf Blight. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 107:S3.1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-107-4-S3.1 

Garcia, TG; Silva, EC; Ward, BM; Robertson, CL; Price, P; Schneider, RW; and Levy, R. 2016. Correlating the Effects of Glyphosate on Soybean Nutrition with Cercospora Leaf Blight and Septoria Brown Spot Severity. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-106-12-S4.1 

Silva, E; Garcia, T; Chanda, A; Robertson, C; Lygin, A; Ward, B; and Schneider, R. 2016. Two symptoms of Cercospora leaf blight of soybean: An indication of two diseases caused by the same pathogen. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S2.6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-106-4-S2.6 

Garcia, TG; Silva, EC; Ward, BM; Robertson, CL; Levy, R; and Schneider, RW. 2015. Glyphosate Affects Cercospora Leaf Blight and Brown Spot of Soybean. Southern Soybean Disease Workers 42nd Annual Meeting. (Abs) http://www.ssdw.net/images/2015.pdf 

Ward, BM; Robertson, CL; Silva, EC; Garcia, TG; and Schneider, RW. 2015. Minor Element Application as a Management Strategy for Soybean Rust and Cercospora Leaf Blight. Southern Soybean Disease Workers 42nd Annual Meeting. (Abs) http://www.ssdw.net/images/2015.pdf 

Chagas Ferreira Da Silva, E; Garcia, TG; Lygin, A; Chanda, AK; Robertson, CL;· Ward, BM; and Schneider, RW. 2015. Fungal colonization and cercosporin and flavonoid concentrations for two different symptoms of Cercospora leaf blight in soybean. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 105(Suppl. 2):S2.1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-105-4-S2.1 

E. C. Silva, T. G. Garcia, A. V. Lygin, A. K. Chanda, C. L. Robertson, B. M. Ward, and R. W. Schneider. 2015. A New Perspective on Cercospora Leaf Blight Symptoms on Soybean. (Abs) Southern Soybean Disease Workers 42nd Annual Meeting (SSDW). Pensacola, FL.

Ward, BM; Robertson, CL; Schneider, RW; Chagas Ferreira da Silva, E; and Garcia, TG. 2015. Foliar applications of minor elements suppress Cercospora leaf blight and rust in soybeans. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 105(Suppl. 2):S2.1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-105-4-S2.1 

Chagas Silva, E; Chanda, AK;·Schneider, RW;·Garcia Aroca, TG;·Robertson, CL;·Tubana, EBS; and Ward, BM. 2014. Influence of iron on soybean leaf infection by Cercospora kikuchii and symptom expression.  (Abstr.) Phytopathology 104(Suppl. 2):S2.1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-104-5-S2.1