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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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ARRA - Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, West Virginia

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Link to ARS Recovery Act Info.

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Link to White House's site.

Photo: Plums which are resistant to plum pox virus.

ARS has developed the first plum that has resistance to plum pox disease.

Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, West Virginia

  • Scope of work under Recovery Act

Amount: $650,000

Repairing critical deferred maintenance including replacing Air Distribution System and recoating of the location water tower to prevent structural deterioration and negative impact on location water supply.


June 2010 - A construction contract for $365,290 was awarded to replace the multi-zone air handling duct system.

September 2010 - Construction contract awarded for $197,000 to repair the water tower.

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Research at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station

The Appalachian Fruit Research Station develops new berry, apple, pear, plum, and other fruit varieties that are more resistant to diseases.. For instance, the laboratory developed a new variety of plum trees (HoneySweet) that is resistant to the devastating plum pox virus, which will allow the U.S. plum industry to survive if plum pox disease becomes endemic.

The Station also develops ways to maximize the productivity and quality of fruit crops, and minimize any adverse effects on the environment, which ensures a stable and cost-efficient supply of safe and nutritious fruits to American consumers.

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Repairs to be done in Kearneysville Repairs in Kearneysville

Last Modified: 8/28/2016
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