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Rossy Morera-Montoya

Rossy Morera-Montoya
Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado · Agroquímicos y Equipos

Master of Science

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Introduction
My career is focused on biological control, mass rearing of control agents and how the interaction of trophic relationships in the agrosystem interferes with the performance of different control strategies in crops.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
State Phytosanitary Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica
Position
  • Efficacy Test for Plant Protection Products
Description
  • Responsible for analyzing all protocols and final reports that Government receives as registration request. This includes integrating technical-scientific knowledge with current regulations. The analysis is based on aspects of the research, such as proposed experimental designs, variables for evaluation of pests and diseases in crop protection and modes of action of molecules, as well as field inspection of trials. Interpretation of statistical data and conclusion of the pattern of use of the m
June 2015 - September 2017
State Phytosanitary Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica
Position
  • Biological control of fruit flies rearing coordinator
Description
  • Mass rearing of the parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata coordinator. Research on improvement of mass rearing production processes. Quality control of the parasitoid and field release. Mass rearing of fruit flies, of the genus Anastrepha, biological control projects for fruit flies in national crops.
August 2014 - June 2015
INTA Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica
Position
  • Researcher
Education
August 2017 - January 2020
University of Costa Rica
Field of study
  • Master in Science in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with an emphasis on Crop Protection
March 2007 - August 2012
University of Costa Rica
Field of study
  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration
March 2006 - August 2008
University of Costa Rica
Field of study
  • Licentiate in Agronomic Engineering (emphasis on Plant Science)

Publications

Publications (6)
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This book contains 32 chapters focusing on the biological control of many invasive pests, diseases and weeds and ensuring a healthy and sustainable food supply in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The rich history of biological control in the region is documented and steps for the future success of the biological control of inva...
Book
Since 1915 Costa Rica has experienced biological control strategies, and has developed very important information and progress in research, but nowadays it is an urgent need to take it to the field on large scales.
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ABSTRACT. Four protective bagging materials were evaluated (waxed paper, nylon fabric, Taiwan bag and telephone book paper) for guava fruit fly control. The study was carried out in Alajuela, Costa Rica during 2007. Percentage of protected fruit was nylon > Taiwan > waxed paper > telephone guide paper. The longest duration of the bag in the field w...
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The main problem in guava production is fruit fly damage; this insect feeds inside the fruit and facilitates the entrance of pathogens and fruit drop. This study evaluated different materials used for making protective bags for guava fruits in order to reduce fruit fly damage and pathogen presence, as well as to extend their life expectancy in the...
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El presente trabajo se efectuó con el objetivo de identificar microorganismos asociados al fruto de la guayaba en frutos embolsados de una plantación comercial en Carrillo de Poás, Alajuela, Costa Rica, durante la época seca y lluviosa del año 2007. Se realizaron aislamientos en el laboratorio para determinar la presencia y tipo de microorganismo a...

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