Oscar Rodriguez

Oscar Rodriguez

Oscar Rodriguez

Research Professor

B.S. Agronomy, Universidad Autonoma Agraria "Antonio Narro," 1983

M.S. Plant Breeding and Genetics, Universidad Autonoma Agraria "Antonio Narro," 1989

Ph.D. Plant Pathology & Microbiology / Breeding and Genetics, Texas A&M University, 1995

Area of Focus

Popcorn Breeding


  • Rodriguez-Ballesteros, O.R., A. S. B. Mansuetus, R. A. Frederiksen, G. N. Odvody, and D. T. Rosenow. Free and Bound Phenolic Acids in Mature Sorghum Caryopses as Affected by Inoculation with Fusarium thapsinum. p. 269-272 in Leslie, J. F., ed. 2002. Sorghum and Millets Diseases. Iowa State Press, Ames, Iowa. 504 p.
  • Rodriguez, O., Gonzalez-Dominguez, J., Krausz, J. P., Odvody, G. N., Wilson, J. P., Hanna, W. W. and Levy, M. 1999. First report and epidemics of buffelgrass blight caused by Pyricularia grisea in South Texas. Plant Disease 83(4):398
  • Rodriguez, O. 1998. Plant breeding and its impact in the improvement of buffelgrass Cencrus ciliaris L. in: Proceedings, First International Symposium of Forage Seed Production. Universidad Autonoma Agraria "Antonio Narro", Saltillo, Coah. Mexico
  • Rodriguez, O. 1998. Production and conditioning of buffelgrass seed. in: Proceedings, First International Symposium of Forage Seed Production. Universidad Autonoma Agraria "Antonio Narro", Saltillo, Coah. Mexico
  • Ocumpaugh, W. R and Rodriguez, O. 1998. Pasture Forage Production: Integration of Improved Pasture Species into South Texas Livestock Production Systems. in: Proceedings, Management of Grazinglands in Northern Mexico and South Texas pp.49-60, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX
  • Rodriguez, O. 1998. Breeding for Cold Tolerance and Disease Resistance on Buffelgrass. pp.144-147 in: Proceedings American Forage and Grassland Council, Indianapolis, IN
  • Rodriguez-Ballesteros, O. R., Marcon, A., Frederiksen, R. A., Rush, C. M., Heidel, G., Jeffers, D., Kaeppler, S. and Jensen, S. 1995. Genetics of Resistance to High Plains Disease in Maize. pp 59-77. in: Proceedings High Plains Disease Symposium, Texas A&M University, Agric. Res. and Ext. Ctr., Amarillo, TX.
  • Collins, S. D., Rodriguez-Ballesteros, O. R., Frederiksen, R. A. and Kaufman, H. W. 1993. Reaction of food maize cultivars to southern corn rust. Biological and Cultural Tests. 8:62 1993
  • Krausz, J. P., Frederiksen, R. A., Rodriguez-Ballesteros, O. R., Odvody, G. N and Kaufman, H. W. 1993. Epidemic of northern corn leaf blight in Texas in 1992. Plant Disease 77:1063
  • Rodriguez-Ballesteros, O. R. and Frederiksen, R. A.. 1992. Two alternatives to classical epidemiological models for predicting disease resistance in maize to southern rust Puccinia polysora Undrew. Phytopathology 82(10):1162 Abstr.
  • Rodriguez-Ballesteros, O. R. and R. A. Frederiksen. 1991. Epidemiological Parameters Comparing Maize Cultivars in Their Reaction to Southern Rust (Puccinia polysora Undrew). pp 50. Texas Plant Protection Conference, College Station, TX
  • Ron, P. J., Ramirez D. J. L., Rodriguez, B. O. R., Valdez, M. H. and Delgado, M. M. 1988. Cigotic selection in the generation of two and three way corn hybrids. Revista Fitotecnia Mexicana. 11:32-38