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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 190 projects listed

Gail C Wisler
Crop Production and Protection
General Biological Science
Horticulture and Sugar

Phone: (301) 504-4562
Fax: (301) 504-6191
Room 4-2210

BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-5139

Program Teams
Plant Diseases (303) (co-leader)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (306)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (216)
Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies
Cocoa, Coffee, and Alternative Crops Research
Ecologically-Based Management of Insect Pests of Corn, with Emphasis on Corn Borers, Rootworms, and Cutworms
Production, Stabilization and Formulation of Microbial Agents and Their Natural Products
Managing Farms for Environmental Stewardship and Profit
Soil and Crop Management Systems for Improved Natural Resource Quality and Efficiency
Management Strategies for Meeting Agronomic, Environmental, and Societal Crop Production Demands
Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Watersheds: Water and Nutrient Management and Targeted Conservation Effects at Field to Watershed Scales
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
Chemical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Post-Harvest Pest Control on Perishable Commodities
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Non-Grain Energy Uses
Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat for End-Use Quality and Disease Resistance
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
Curation of the U.S. National Fungus Collections and Associated Information Resources
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry: Utilization of Genomic Resources and Phenotypic/genotypic Characterization
Management and Characterization of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops
Genetic Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
Improving Stress and Disease Resistance in Tree Fruit Crops
Improving Fruit Quality, Disease Resistance, and Tolerance to Abiotic Stress in Grape
Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States
Genetic Improvement of Prunus and Vitis Scions and Rootstocks for Fruit Quality and Pest Resistance
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
Potato Genetic Improvement for Eastern U.S. Production
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
Reducing the Impact of Diseases on Hop Production
Improved Crop Production Systems for the Northeast
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Mitigating Alternate Bearing of Pecan
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
Enable New Marketable, Value-Added Coproducts to Improve Biorefining Profitability
Sustainable Dryland Cropping System for the Central Great Plains
Advancing Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for the Short Growing Seasons and Cold, Wet Soils of the Upper Midwest
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining
Improving the Product Value of Catfish
Integrating the Development of New Feed Ingredients and Functionality and Genetic Improvement to Enhance Sustainable Production of Rainbow Trout
Chemical Modification of Cotton for Value Added Applications
Nondestructive Quality Assessment and Grading of Fruits and Vegetables
Cotton-Based Nonwovens
Cotton Ginning Research to Improve Processing Efficiency and Product Quality in the Saw-Ginning of Picker-Harvested Cotton
Developmental Genomics and Metabolomics Influencing Temperate Tree Fruit Quality
Technologies for Producing Renewable Bioproducts
Technologies for Producing Biobased Chemicals
Improved Potato Market Quality Through Germplasm Processing Evaluations and Optimized Storage Technologies
Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Industrial Seed Oils
Improved Utilization of Proteinaceous Crop Co-Products
Commercial Flocculants from Low-Value Animal Protein
Improving Quality, Stability, and Functionality of Oils and Bioactive Lipids
Conversion of Polysaccharides and Other Bio-Based Materials to High-Value, Commercial Products
Improving the Sustainability and Quality of Food and Dairy Products from Manufacturing to Consumption Via Process Modeling and Edible Packaging
Evaluation of the Chemical and Physical Properties of Low-Value Agricultural Crops and Products to Enhance Their Use and Value
Improved Utilization of Low-Value Oilseed Press Cakes and Pulses for Health-Promoting Food Ingredients and Biobased Products
Preservation and Utilization of Vegetables to Produce Safe, High Quality Products and Reduce Waste
Innovative Processing Technologies for Creating Functional Food Ingredients with Health Benefits from Food Grains, Their Processing Products, and By-Products
Renewable Biobased Particles
Effect of Processing of Milk on Bioactive Compounds in Fresh High-Moisture Cheeses
Rapid Methods for Quality and Safety Inspection of Small Grain Cereals
Improving the Quality of Animal Hides, Reducing Environmental Impacts of Hide Production, and Developing Value-Added Products from Wool
Adding Value to Plant-Based Waste Materials Through Development of Novel, Healthy Ingredients and Functional Foods
Increasing the Value of Cottonseed
Wheat Quality, Functionality and Marketablility in the Western U.S.
Bioactive Food Ingredients for Safe and Health-Promoting Functional Foods
Integrate Pre and Postharvest Approaches to Enhance Fresh Fruit Quality and Control Postharvest Diseases
Rapid Assessment of Grain, Seed, and Nut Quality Attributes with Microwave Sensors
Postharvest Sensory, Processing and Packaging of Catfish
Enhancing the Quality, Utility, Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Western and Long-Staple Cotton Through Improvements in Harvesting, Processing, and Utilization
Genetic and Biochemical Basis of Soft Winter Wheat End-Use Quality
Improving Potato Nutritional and Market Quality by Identifiying and Manipulating Physiological and Molecular Processes Controlling Tuber Wound-Healing and Sprout Growth
Reducing Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
Impact of the Environment on Sorghum Grain Composition and Quality Traits
Impact of Environmental Variation on Genetic Expression (Phenotype) of Hard Winter Wheat Quality Traits
Impacting Quality Through Preservation, Enhancement, and Measurement of Grain and Plant Traits
Discovery and Development of Natural Products for Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Applications II
Defining, Measuring, and Mitigating Attributes That Adversely Impact the Quality and Marketability of Foods
Improved Utilization of Ag. Products Through Identification of Nitrogen-Containing Bioactive Components Important to Quality & Human Health
Postharvest Systems to Assess and Preserve Peanut Quality and Safety
Value-Added Bio-Oil Products and Processes
Enhancing the Profitablility and Sustainability of Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, and Agricultural Byproducts Through Improvements in Pre and Post-Harvest Processing
Improved Quality Assessments of Cotton from Fiber to Final Products
Quality, Shelf-Life and Health Benefits for Fresh, Fresh-Cut and Processed Products for Citrus and Other Tropical/subtropical-Grown Fruits and Vegetables
Health-Promoting Bioactives and Biobased Pesticides from Medicinal and Herbal Crops
Nutritional and Sensory Properties of Rice and Rice Value-Added Products
Enhancing Utilization of Citrus Processing Co-Products
Strategies to Predict and Manipulate Responses of Crops and Crop Disease to Anticipated Changes of Carbon Dioxide, Ozone and Temperature
Commercial Products from Microbial Lipids
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
Detection and Identification of Soil-Borne Plant Pathogens and Mitigation of Soil-Borne Diseases
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Microstructured and Health-Functionalized Food Proteins (Bridge Project)
Industrial Monomers and Polymers from Plant Oils
Replacement of Petroleum Products Utilizing off-Season Rotational Crops
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide Soil Fumigation for Vegetable and Floriculture Production
Forest Products Research
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
Integration of Host-Genotype and Manipulation of Soil Biology for Soil-Borne Disease Control in Agro-Ecosystems
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops
Identifying the Next Generation of Malting Barley Through Improved Selection Criteria and Quality Analysis of Breeding Lines
Detection and Management of Pathogens in Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems
Alternative Disease Management Strategies for Soilborne Pathogens of Cucumber
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
Sustainable Production, Profit, and Environmental Stewardship Through Conservation Systems
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
Enhanced System Models and Decision Support Tools to Optimize Water Limited Agriculture
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
Improved Crop Production Systems for the Northeast
Coordinated Analysis of Soybean Breeding Germplasm
Methods for Rapid Identification and Functional Analysis of Fungi Causing Postharvest Decay of Pome Fruit
Integration of Site-Specific Crop Production Practices and Industrial and Animal Agricultural Byproducts to Improve Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainability
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
Identification, Characterization, and Biology of Foreign and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Plant Pathogens
Management of Diseases of Saccharum Hybrids Through Development and Evaluation of Resistant Germplasm
Novel Disease Control Strategies for Cellular and Sub-Cellular Pathogens
Enhanced Utilization of Carbohydrates and Polysaccharides from Citrus Processing Waste Streams
Develop Methods to Assess and Improve Poultry and Eggs Quality
Potato Research
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative
Small Fruit and Nursery Research
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
National Plant Diseases Recovery System
Wheat Stripe Rust Initiative
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Effective Disease Management Through Enhancement of Resistant Sugarcane
Morphological and Molecular Identification and Systematics of Agriculturally Important Nematodes
Molecular Approaches for Improved Cercospora Leaf Spot Control in Sugarbeet
Physiological and Molecular Signaling in Viroid and Bacterial Disease
Manipulation of Plant Disease Resistance Genes for Improved Crop Protection
Potato and Tomato Disease Management Through Understanding of Host Resistance and Pathogen Variability
Electron and Confocal Microscopy Applications to Pests and Plant Processes Impacting Agricultural Productivity
Systematics and Diagnostics of Emerging and Quarantine-Significant Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Improved Resistance to Soybean Pathogens and Pests
Genomic Charecterization and Management of Fungal Diseases of Cacao
Epidemiology and Management of Pierce's Disease and Other Maladies of Grape
Population Dynamics and Disease Management of Soybean Root Pathogens
Characterizing, Detecting, and Eliminating Pathogens to Enable the Safe Introduction of Plant Genetic Resources
Improved Control of Stripe Rust in Cereal Crops
Host Plant Resistance and Other Management Strategies for Nematodes in Cotton and Peanut
Invasive Pathogens of Citrus
Characterization, Epidemiology and Management Strategies of Citrus Tristeza Virus and Spiroplasma Citri on Citrus in California
Characterization and Identification of Resistance in Sorghum to Fungal Pathogens
Pseudomonas Systems Biology
Biocontrol of Aflatoxin and Other Mycotoxins in Maize Using Non-Toxigenic Strains of Aspergillus Flavus
Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to Wheat Fungal Pathogens
Integrated Strategies for Advanced Management of Fruit, Nut, and Oak Tree Diseases
Characterization, Etiology, and Disease Management for Vegetable Crops
Genome Sequence-Based Strategies for Detection & Identification of Plant Pathogenic Phytoplasmas & Spiroplasmas, & Vascular Walled Bacteria
Cereal Rust Fungi: Genetics, Population Biology, and Host-Pathogen Interactions
Improved Strategies for Management of Soilborne Diseases of Horticultural Crops
Biocontrol Agent Production and Deployment Technologies for the Integrated Management of Plant Pathogens
Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Pathogen Interactions in Cereal Crops
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
Development of Disease and Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops
Emerging Foreign Fungal Plant Pathogens: Detection, Biology, and Interactions with Host Plants
Biology, Pathology, and Epidemiology of Emerging Oomycete Pathogens
Management of Reniform Nematode in Cotton
Nematode and Disease Management of Deciduous Fruits
Frameworks for Infectious Disease Dynamics
Fusarium Head Blight of Cereals: Pathogen Biology and Host Resistance
Control of Virus Diseases in Corn and Soybean
Host-Pathogen Interactions in Barley and Wheat
Genetics and Management of Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Diseases for Sustainable Production
Genetics, Populations Dynamics, and Mycotoxin Prevention in Peanut
Emerging Diseases of Citrus, Vegetables, and Ornamentals
Management Strategies for Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Cover Crops, Amendments, and Internal Molecular Targets
Exotic and Emerging Plant Diseases of Horticultural Crops
Management and Biology of Virus and Nematode Diseases of Potato and Small Grains
Sclerotinia Initiative
Development of Biological Systems for Controlling Fruit Decay
New and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Diseases of Ornamental Plants: Detection, Identification, and Characterization
Biology and Biological Control of Root Diseases of Wheat, Barley and Biofuel Brassicas
Cotton Disease Management Strategies for Sustainable Cotton Production
Biology, Epidemiology and Management of Vector-Borne Viruses of Sugarbeet and Vegetable Crops

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Evaluation of low-volume sprayers used in asian citrus Psyllid control applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E., Atwood, R., Hurner, T., Ledebuhr, M., Tandy, M., Jackson, J., Wisler, G.C. 2010. Evaluation of low-volume sprayers used in asian citrus Psyllid control applications. HortTechnology. 20:632-639.
Last Modified: 9/4/2015