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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Collaborations

The Pacific West Area has a long and productive history of collaborative research involving stakeholders.


Current collaborators and projects:

AGROFRESH, INC., SPRING HOUSE, PA
  • Identification of Genetic Factors Responsible for Apple Fruit Postharvest Co2 Injury

  • Manipulation of Ethylene Responses in Apple and Pear Fruit


  • AJINOMOTO USA, INC., ,
  • Effects of Ingesting Msg on Energy Balance and Eating Behavior Following Moderate Energy Restriction and Weight Loss in Overweight Women


  • ALMOND BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, MODESTO, CA
  • Control of Navel Orangeworm in Almonds Using Insecticides and Assessing Spray Coverage

  • Development of Genomic Tools for Almond Rootstock Improvement


  • AMERICAN VINEYARD FOUNDATION, NAPA, CA
  • Utilizing High Resolution Computed Tomography to Visualize Early Stages of Wood Canker Disease in Resistant and Susceptible Grapevines


  • ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, ARGONNE, IL
  • Non-Proprietary User Agreement Between University of Chicago, Argonne, LLC., and USDA Agricultural Research Service


  • ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS, TUCSON, AZ
  • Evaluating the Effects of Conservation Practices on Western Rangelands


  • BARD, BETDAGAN 50250,
  • Winter Chickpea: Towards a New Winter Pulse for the Semiarid Pacific Northwest and Wider Adaptation in the Mediterranean Basin

  • The Role of Potassium in Quality of Grapes after Harvest


  • BEET SUGAR DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, DENVER, CO
  • Sugarbeet Germplasm Development and Innovative Genetic and Management Approaches to Reducing Losses Caused by Pathogens

  • Cooperative Sugar Beet Research


  • CAL-PURE PISTACHIOS, INC., LOS ANGELES, CA
  • Reduction in Navel Orange Worm Damage in Pistachio Orchards Using Cultural and Chemical Control Methods

  • Improved Navel Orangeworm Control in Pistachios


  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, SACRAMENTO, CA
  • Rapid, Non-Invasive, and Early Warning Detection of Mycotoxigenic Aspergilli on Almonds and Pistachios in Holding, Storage, and Transit

  • Improved Diagnostics for Phytophthora Plant Pathogens Important to California Agriculture

  • Creating New Weed Management Tools for Lettuce and Spinach Production in California

  • Identification and Development of Olive Knot Resistant Olive Cultivars for Commercial Production in California

  • Infrared Heating for Improved Drying Efficiency and Quality of Almonds and Pistachios

  • Detection and Quantification of Pathogenic Pythum Species in Calla Lily Soils

  • Determination of Post Fumigation Recovery of Soil Microbial Communities over Time


  • CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM BOARD, SACRAMENTO, CA
  • Retaining Export and Food Security of U.S. Specialty Crops: Low-Emission Methyl Bromide Fumigations for Quarantine and Pre-Shipment Uses


  • CALIFORNIA GRAPE AND TREE FRUIT LEAGUE, FRESNO, CA
  • Designation of Fruit Host Preference of Spotted Wing Drosophila to Different Types of Stone Fruit Marketed for Commercial Export


  • CALIFORNIA OLIVE COMMITTEE, FRESNO, CA
  • Development of Attract and Kill Traps for Olive Fruit Fly


  • CALIFORNIA TABLE GRAPE COMMISSION, FRESNO, CA
  • Postharvest Treatments to Eliminate Invasive Pests of Concern to the California Table Grape Industry


  • CALIFORNIA WALNUT BOARD, FOLSOM, CA
  • Genomic and Horticultural Approaches to Manage Blackline Disease in Walnuts


  • CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, BEIJING,
  • Development of Novel Cool-Season Grasses, Legumes, and Forage Shrub Germplasm for Use in Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Dry Environments


  • CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTRAL SCIENCES, BEIJING,
  • The Evaluation of Novel Cool-Season Grasses, Legumes and Forage Shrub Germplasm for Use in Irrigated and Nonirrigated Temperate Environments

  • Evaluation of Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Faba Bean and Pea Germplasm Maintained at Wrpis


  • CITRUS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, LAKE ALFRED, FL
  • Analyzing Liberibacter Isolates Undetectable by Standard Diagnostic Methods in Florida


  • CLARK COUNTY STOCKGROWERS ASSOCIATION, DUBOIS, ID
  • Livestock Grazing in Rangeland Management Systems


  • CLARK KAUFFMAN, FILER, ID
  • Evaluating Spring and Winter Barley Breeding Material in the Magic Valley


  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NY
  • Environmental Vulnerability, Assessment, and Monitoring of Grazing Systems under Index-Based Livestock Insurance Programs in East Africa


  • COTTON INCORPORATED, CARY, NC
  • Improving Nitrogen Fertilizer Management and Fate of Nitrogen in Surface Irrigated Cotton


  • DAIRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, ROSEMONT, IL
  • Milk Vs. Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D for Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women


  • DUPONT CROP PROTECTION, NEWARK, DE
  • Assessing Feeding Deterrence of Potato Psyllid to Prevent Zebra Chip Transmission


  • EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY, HARRISONBURG, VA
  • Identification and Field Use of Semiochemicals of Invasive Insect Pests in Hawaii


  • FLUX FARM, CARBONDALE, CO
  • Testing Perennial Grasses for Low-Input Biomass Production and Persistence in Cold High-Elevation Growing Environments of the Western U.S.


  • HARVESTPLUS, WASHINGTON, DC
  • Vitamin a Equivalence of Carotenoids from Cassava in Women


  • HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, HONOLULU, HI
  • Improved Semiochemicals for Detection of Coffee Berry Borer for Detection and Control

  • Improved Semiochemicals for Detection of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, An Invasive Pest on Coconut and Other Tropical Plants


  • IDEAL-INDEPENDENT DAIRY ENV ACTION LEAGUE, TWIN FALLS, ID
  • Identification and Quantification of Pathogens in Dairy Wastewaters


  • ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CHICAGO, IL
  • Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Interactions of Enteric Pathogens with Postharvest Leafy Vegetables


  • INRS - INSTITUT ARMAND - FRAPPIER, LAVAL QUEBEC,
  • Development of a Diffusion Delivery Medium for Bioactive Compounds of Natural Plant Product Origin That Ensures the Safety and Disinfestation


  • INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE, NAIROBI,
  • Collaboration to Advance Vaccine Control of East Coast Fever (Theileria Parva)


  • MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY, MARSFIELD, NSW 2122,
  • Diversity and Composition of Microbial Communities in the Rhizosphere of Wheat


  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST LANSING, MI
  • Proof of Concept Testing of Pvy Resistance Exploiting Factor 4e(eif4e) over-Expression: Targeting Key Varieties in the Industry


  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, WASHINGTON, DC
  • Solid Waste Management for Bioenergy Production


  • NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, WASHINGTON, DC
  • Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Nfca


  • NATIONAL STARCH FOOD INNOVATION, BRIDGEWATER, NJ
  • Effect of Fermentable Fiber on Human Gut Microbiota,formation of Bioactive Metabolites, Inflammation and Blood Glucose Control


  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, LAS CRUCES, NM
  • Assessing and Monitoring of Biodeversity Metrics at Multiple Scales in the Southwest to Support the Conservation Effects Assessment Project


  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC
  • To Control Viral Food Borne Disease

  • Molecular Mechanisms for Interactions Between Listeria Monocytogenes and Produce


  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, FARGO, ND
  • Screening of Potato Germplasm for Genetic Resistance to the Potato Mop-Top Virus


  • NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, FLAGSTAFF, AZ
  • Pathogen Load in Bumble Bee Communities Across An Elevational Gradient


  • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, CORVALLIS, OR
  • Evaluation and Testing of Berry Crops for Commercial Production in the Pacific Northwest

  • Northwest-Adapted Barleys for Resistance to Stem Rust (Ug99)

  • Canopy and Crop Load Management for Vine Balance and Fruit Quality in Wine Grapes

  • Advanced Breeding Line Evaluation, Testing and Hygienic Seed Multiplication of Potato for the Pacific Northwest

  • Finding and Deploying Genes Confering Durable Resistance to Barley Stripe Rust

  • Developing Methods to Eradicate Pcn

  • Alternatives to Fumigating Greenhouses for Control of Soilborne Plant Pathogens

  • Long-Term Impact of Nitrogen Fertilizer Rate, Sawdust Mulch, and Pre-Plant Amendment on Yield, Fruit Quality, and Soil Microbiology in Blueberry

  • Essential Nematode Data to Enable Decision-Making by Pacific Northwest Grape Growers

  • Quality Evaluation of Berry Selections and Varieties

  • Development and Application of An Epidemiological Framework for Management of Phytophthora Ramorum on Rhododendron in Nursery Settings

  • Efficacy of a Systems Approach for Producing Nursery Stock Free of Plant Pathogenic Phytophthora Species

  • Antibiotics and Their Biosynthetic Intermediates: Inter-Cellular Chemical Messengers Mediating Genome-Wide Transcriptional Effects in Soil


  • PACIFIC POLLINATION, EL DORADO, AR
  • Achieving Uniform Pollination by Osmia Lignaria, the Blue Orchard Bee, by Improved Bee Distribution and Retention


  • PAKISTANI NUCLEAR INST FOR AGRIC & BIOLOGY, FAISALABAD,
  • Breeding High Yielding Basmati Rice with Low Phytic Acid for Increasing Bioavailability of Iron and Zinc


  • PAN THERA BIOPHARMA, LLC, AIEA, HI
  • Anti-Botulism Monoclonal Antibodies As Tools to Identify Small Molecule Toxin Inhibitors


  • PARAMOUNT FARMING COMPANY, LLC, BAKERSFIELD, CA
  • Assessing Impact of Fungicides on Osmia Lignaria, the Blue Orchard Bee, and Determining Impact of Bee Nesting Site Placement on Almond Yield


  • PEERBOLT CROP MANAGEMENT, PORTLAND, OR
  • Evaluating the Feasibility of Coordinated Regional on-Farm Trials of Advanced Raspberry and Blackberry Selections


  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
  • Automation of Dormant Pruning of Specialty Crops


  • PURESENSE REAL-TME IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT, OAKLAND, CA
  • Remote Measurement of Soil Water in Grapevines


  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, CA
  • Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement Between University of California, Berkeley and U.S. Department of Agriculture,agricultural Research Service

  • Demonstration of Mebr Alternatives Plus Herbicides for Broad-Spectrum Pest Control in Open-Field Nurseries

  • Integrated Methyl Bromide Alternatives in Walnut Orchards

  • Metabolomic Characterization of “candiatus Liberibacter" Associated Citrus Huanglongbing and Potato Zebra Chip Diseases

  • California-Adapted Barleys for Resistance to Stem Rust (Ug99)

  • Fertilization of Pomegranate with Drip Irrigation

  • Triticeae Cap Project

  • Developing and Deploying New Tools for Crop Plant Biotechnology

  • Insects Associated with Eurasian Watermilfoil

  • Educational Outreach for the Pacific Area-Wide Pest Management Program for Integrated Methyl Bromide Alternatives

  • Research to Better Understand and Manage Vascular Disease and Drought by Looking at the Inner Workings of the Grapevine Vascular System

  • Development and Use of Metagenomic Approaches to Address Challenging Soilborne Disease Problems in Horticultural Crops


  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ANR, DAVIS, CA
  • Characterization of Macrophomina Phaseolina on Strawberry


  • SALINAS VALLEY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY, SALINAS, CA
  • Digestion Process for Converting Agricultural Byproducts, and Municipal Solid Wastes into Bioenergy


  • SAMUEL ROBERTS NOBLE FOUNDATION, INC., ARDMORE, OK
  • Effects of Rangeland Disturbances on Vegetation and Livestock Grazing Behavior


  • SESVANDERHAVE NV., TIENEN,
  • Inheritance and Molecular Analysis of Beet Curly Top in Sugar Beet


  • SHANGHAI SHUNENG IRRADIATION TECHNOLOGY CO, SHANGHAI,
  • Development of Technologies for Detection and Mitigation of Undesirable Organisms Associated with Food


  • SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY, ANKENY, IA
  • Quantifying Plant Growth Response and Environmental Benefits Derived from Implementing Grazing Land Conservation Practices


  • TEXAS AGRILIFE RESEARCH, COLLEGE STATION, TX
  • Management of Potato Psyllid and Zebra Chip Disease

  • Tick-Host-Landscape Interactions Influencing the Ecology of Equine Piroplasmosis in Sub-Tropical Texas

  • Functional Analysis and Control of Virulence Genes of Candidatus Liberibacter Solanacearum Associated with Potato Zebra Chip Disease


  • THE CALIFORNIA PISTACHIO RESEARCH BOARD, FRESNO, CA
  • Standard and Commercial Formulatins for the Navel Orangeworm Sex Pheromone


  • THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, OH
  • Genetic and Biochemical Regulation of Rubber Biosynthesis


  • THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE, ADELAIDE,
  • Inhibition of Aquaporin for Novel Control of Bemisia Tabaci


  • TRICAL INC., HOLLISTER, CA
  • The Effect of Co-Formulation of 1,3-D and Chloropicrin on Emission from Soil Columns


  • U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, WASHINGTON, DC
  • Cooperative Science & Management Program Between the Blm Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area & the Usda/ars


  • UN OF CA-MERCED, ADVANCED SOLAR TECH INSTITUT, MERCED, CA
  • Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement Between ARS and the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (Uc Solar)


  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, AL
  • Atn 109 and Atn 117 Sample Repository and Laboratory Studies


  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE, AR
  • Impact of Bioenergy Crops on Pests, Natural Enemies and Pollinators in Agricultural and Non-Crop Landscapes


  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, CA
  • Reducing Losses to Potato and Tomato Late Blight by Enhanced Monitoring of Pathogen Populations and Improved Resistant Plants, and Education

  • Improved Agricultural Management Practices to Reduce Adverse Impacts on Water Resources in Semi-Arid Regions

  • Impact of Degraded Waters on Soil Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Crop Response to Wastewater Irrigation As Related to Water Salinity and Ion Composition

  • Development of Improved Methods to Predict Emissions of Pesticides and Soil Fumigants in Semi-Arid Regions

  • The Regents of the University of California at Riverside and USDA-ARS U.S. Salinity Laboratory Non-Funded Memorandum of Understanding


  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, DAVIS, CA
  • Long-Term Assessment of Perennial Fruit and Nut Crop Responses to Methyl Bromide Alternatives


  • UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN (KOBENHAVINS UNIVER), FREDESIKSBERG,
  • Diversity and Host-Specificity of Chalkbrood, a Bee Disease


  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, HILO, HI
  • Characterization of Potential Feedstocks of Hawaii Island for Development of “zero-Character” Biofuels

  • Adding Value and Controlling Pests and Diseases of Papaya

  • Investigation into Effect of Soil Moisture Depletion on Vegetable Crop Uptake of Microcontaminants under Recycled Water Irrigation

  • Water and Carbon Footprint and Plant Parameters of Biofuel Production on the Hc&s Sugarcane Lands in Maui, Hawaii

  • Development of Diagnostic Resources to Support Fruit Fly Exclusion and Eradication


  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, MOSCOW, ID
  • Identification of Mannheimia Haemolytica Shedding Dynamnics of Domestic Sheep under Range Conditions

  • Testing of Advanced Potato Germplasm for Agronomic, Storage, and Processing Quality Characteristics

  • Technical Assistance to the Eradication of Potato Cyst Nematode in the State of Idaho

  • Improved Breeding and Variety Evaluation Methods to Reduce Acrylamide Content and Increase Quality in Processed Potato Products

  • Risk Assessment Using the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model

  • Developing Resistance to Potato Cyst Nematode As a Tool for Eradication

  • Production of Antibodies to Detect for Viruses from the Grapevine Leafroll Complex by Elisa


  • UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, NV
  • Polymer-Protein Interactions in Natural Rubber Latex

  • Quantifying Environmental Benefits Derived from Implementing Rangeland Conservation Practices to Improve Water Quality


  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX
  • Probiotics and Chalkbrood Disease in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee


  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, MADISON, WI
  • Development of Detection Technologies for Bacterial Neurotoxins and Their Validation in Food Matrices

  • Improved Breeding and Variety Evaluation Methods to Reduce Acrylamide Content and Increase Quality in Processed Potato Products


  • USDA FOREST SERVICE, WASHINGTON, DC
  • ARS Research Sheep Grazing - USDA ARS U.S. Sheep Experient Station and the USDA Forest Service Caribou-Targhee National Forest Agreement


  • USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, PORTLAND, OR
  • Research and Development in Meteorological and Snow Sensing Instrumentation,snowmelt Hydrology, and Hydrologic Modeling


  • USDA, FOREST SERVICE, IDAHO FALLS, ID
  • The Effect of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (Cdnst) on Ecosystem Processes


  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, LOGAN, UT
  • Evaluate and Develop Low Maintenance Turfgrasses

  • Comparative Analysis of Chalkbrood in Bees

  • Collection and Evaluation of Plant Materials for Rangelands of the Intermountain Region of the Western U.S.

  • Assessing the Effects of Climate Change on Environmental Variables, Biodiversity, Invasive Species, and Nutrient Cycling in Semiarid Shrublands

  • Assessment of Rangeland and Turf Grasses for Abiotic Stress Response

  • Development and Utilization of Genetic Markers and Maps for Breeding Perennial Forage, Range, and Turf Plants of the Western U.S.


  • WASHINGTON STATE FRUIT COMMISSION, YAKIMA, WA
  • Identification of Chemical Lure for Spotted Wing Drosophila


  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, PULLMAN, WA
  • Germplasm Enhancement for Improved Biological Nitrogen Efficiency in Common Bean

  • Eradication of Soil Pests and Pathogens by Cultivation of Non-Hosts

  • Testing of Potato Genotypes for Utilization by Industry in Washington State

  • Genetics and Management of Sclerotinia and Related Pathogens of Grain Legumes

  • Managing Soil Borne Diseases of Raspberry in Western States: Development of Decision Making Tools and Sustainable Management Systems

  • Characterization of Mechanisms Regulating Nutritional Content and Quality of Specialty and Processing Potatoes

  • Breeding for Resistance Against Root-Knot Nematode in Potato

  • Genetics of Wheat Responses to Abiotic and Biotic Stress

  • Pakistan Wheat Productivity Enhancement

  • Role of Phenazine-1-Carboxylic Acid in the Mobilization of Iron and Manganese in the Wheat Rhizosphere

  • Systematic Germplasm Enhancement of Cool Season Food Legumes


  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY, WINGATE, NC
  • Does Sex of Littermates Affect Lifetime Productivity of Ewes?


  • WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, GENEVA,
  • Efficacy of Newborn Vitamin a Supplementation in Improving Immune Function


  • XINJIANG AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, URUMQI,
  • Development of Novel Cool-Season Grasses and Legumes for Use in Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Dry Temperate Growing Environments


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