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Extension Associate Professor
French Hall 201
1998 Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Plant & Soil Sciences.
- Implement research and extension activities on all aspects of sustainable vegetable production
- Identify and research new vegetable crops for production by farmers in Massachusetts for the large and growing immigrant populations in the state and region
- Analysis of market dynamics of local food systems
- Update webpage with research results, www.worldcrops.org
Research and Extension Summary
Please click HERE for details about Dr. Mangan's Research and Extension programs.
Mangan, F. R. Mendonça, M. Moreira. S. Nunes, F. Finger, Z. Barros, H. Galvão, G. Almeida, and M. Anderson. 2007. Production and marketing of vegetables for the ethnic markets in the United States. Revista Horticultura Brasileira (Horticultural Journal of Brazil). In Press.
Mendonca, R. , F. Mangan, M. Moreira, A. Criswell, S. Nunes, and W. Autio. 2007. Adaptation of tropical pumpkin cultivars (Curcubita spp.) for production in the Northeastern United States. Proceedings of the InterAmerican Society for Tropical Horticulture. Vol. 50. ISSN-0245-2528. pp 1-6.
Mendonca, R. , F. Mangan, M. Moreira, A. Criswell, S. Nunes, W. Autio, F. Finger, G. Almeida, G. Allen, and T. Brashear. 2007. Evaluation of hard squash varieties for Production in Massachusetts. UMass Veg. Notes. Vol. 18. No. 4. pp 1-4.
Andersen, C. L. , R. Hazzard, R. Van Driesche, and F. X. Mangan. 2006. Alternative management strategies for control of Phyllotreta cruciferae and Phyllotreta striolata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on Brassica rapa in Massachusetts. Journal of Economic Entomology vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 803 - 810
Andersen, C. L., R. Hazzard, R. Van Driesche, and F. X. Mangan. 2005. Overwintering and seasonal patterns of feeding and reproduction in Phyllotretra cruciferae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the northeastern United States. Environmental Entomology 34: 794-800.
Mendonca, Raquel U.