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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Programs and Projects at this Location
ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

Clicking on a National Program (NP) will take you to the main ARS site for more information on the program. Clicking on a research project title will take you to more information on the project.


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Animal Health (NP #103)
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Advance the Development of Technologies for Detecting and Determining the Stability and Bioavailability of Toxins That Impact Food Safety and Food Defense
(Appropriated)
Biocontrol Interventions for High-Value Agricultural Commodities
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Detection of Human Pathogens in the Produce Production Continuum
(Appropriated)
Molecular Identification and Characterization of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens associated with Foods
(Appropriated)
Development of An Effective Attractant for Control of Leaffooted Plant Bug (Lfpb) in Pomegranate, Pistachio and Almond
(Reimbursable)
Effect of Plant Systemic Resistance and Role of Type III Secretion System in Colonization of Basil and Lettuce by Salmonella Enterica
(Reimbursable)
Enhancing the Safety and Quality of Fresh Produce and Low-Moisture Foods
(Reimbursable)
Intensive Sampling for E. Coli, Salmonella, Listeria Moncytogenes & Initial Survey & Detection Methods for Norovirus, in the Salinas Valley
(Reimbursable)
Molecular Mechanisms for Interactions Between Listeria Monocytogenes and Produce
(Reimbursable)
Risk Assessment and Intervention Strategies for the Emerging Food Safety Threat of Ochratoxin in the United States
(Reimbursable)
Characterization of Pathogenic Mechanisms Associated with Shiga Toxin 2 Subtypes Produced by Escherichia Coli Strains
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Dairy Waste Water Use As Fertilizer
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Metagenomics-Based Method for Improved Detection of Foodborne Pathogens
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Detection Technologies for Bacterial Neurotoxins and Their Validation in Food Matrices
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Field Evaluation of Biocontrol Agent and Novel Application of Antimicrobial Edible Film in Postharvest Storage for Reducing Aflatoxin in Food
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Fitness and Virulence of Antimicrobial-Resistant Campylobacter in the Poultry Production Ecosystem
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics and Metagenomics of Antimicrobial-Resistance in the Poultry Production Ecosystem
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Salmonella Enterica Plant Colonization Fitness Traits Using Mutant Libraries and Barcode-Based Sequencing
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Toxin Detection with the Spindx Microfluidics Detection Technology
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Host Proteins That Facilitate the Assembly of Viral and Phage Capsids and Small Molecules That Interfere with This Assembly
(Trust)
Use of a Host Plant Volatile Blend to Monitor Navel Orangeworm Populations During Integrated Pest Management(ipm) Treatments in Almond Orchards
(Trust)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship Through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
(Appropriated)
Factors Influencing the Sprouting Dynamics and Establishment of the Monoecious Biotype of Hydrilla
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Improving Chemical Control of Flowering Rush Using Phenological Weak Points
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Search, Identification, and Exportation of Natural Enemies of the Aquatic Weeds Eichhornia Crassipes, Egeria Densa, and Ludwigia
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
The Development of Novel Blood and Cara Cara Like Citrus Varieties
(Trust)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
(Appropriated)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(Reimbursable)
Nanostructed Enzyme Assemblies for Lignocellulosic Biomass Breakdown for Bioproduct and Bioenergy Applications
(Reimbursable)
Combinatorial Enzyme Technology
(Trust)
Safer Natural Preservatives for Home Care and Cleaning Products
(Trust)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Genetic Improvement of Tallgrass Prairie Species for Bioenergy
(Appropriated)
Watershed-Scale Assessment of Pest Dynamics and Implications for Area-Wide Management of Invasive Insects and Weeds
(Appropriated)
Factors Influencing the Establishment, Spread and Management of Invasive Ludwigia Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(Reimbursable)
Areawide Management of Aquatic Weeds in Contra Costa County
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Aquatic Weeds in San Joaquin County
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta: a Cooperative Inter-Agency Approach
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/san Joaquin River Delta to Assist the California Division of Boating and Waterways
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Aquatic Weeds and Their Impacts on Mosquitoes; and Reduction of Pesticide Use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Spread of Invasive Yellow Flag Iris with Climate Change - Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay-Delta and Pacific Coast Estuaries
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Insects Associated with Eurasian Watermilfoil
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Mapping and Prioritization of Sites for Biological and Integrated Control of Arundo in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Socio-Economic Assessment of Areawide Pest Management of Aquatic Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Enhancement of Wheat Through Genomic and Molecular Approaches
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Tallgrass Prairie Species for Bioenergy
(Appropriated)
Host-Specific Molecular Genetic Tools for Development of Disease-Resistant Crops
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
(Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
(Appropriated)
Molecular Tools for Improved Crop Biotechnology
(Appropriated)
Small Grains Database and Bioinformatics Resources
(Appropriated)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(Reimbursable)
The Development of Novel Blood and Cara Cara Like Citrus Varieties
(Reimbursable)
Genomics, Bioinformatics and Database Development for Crop Improvement and Biofuel Research
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Mature Budwood: a New Explant for Agrobacterium-Mediated Citrus Transformation
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Promoters to Control Gene Expression in Crop Plants
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Mature Budwood Transformation Technology
(Trust)
The Development of Novel Blood and Cara Cara Like Citrus Varieties
(Trust)
Utilization of Founder Lines for Improved Citrus Biotechnology Via Rmce
(Trust)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship Through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
(Appropriated)
Management of Invasive Weeds in Rangeland, Forest and Riparian Ecosystems in the Far Western U.S. Using Biological Control
(Appropriated)
Watershed-Scale Assessment of Pest Dynamics and Implications for Area-Wide Management of Invasive Insects and Weeds
(Appropriated)
Factors Influencing the Establishment, Spread and Management of Invasive Ludwigia Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Factors Influencing the Sprouting Dynamics and Establishment of the Monoecious Biotype of Hydrilla
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Improving Chemical Control of Flowering Rush Using Phenological Weak Points
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Areawide Management of Aquatic Weeds in Contra Costa County
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Aquatic Weeds in San Joaquin County
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta: a Cooperative Inter-Agency Approach
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/san Joaquin River Delta to Assist the California Division of Boating and Waterways
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Aquatic Weeds and Their Impacts on Mosquitoes; and Reduction of Pesticide Use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Spread of Invasive Yellow Flag Iris with Climate Change - Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay-Delta and Pacific Coast Estuaries
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Insects Associated with Eurasian Watermilfoil
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Mapping and Prioritization of Sites for Biological and Integrated Control of Arundo in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Search, Identification, and Exportation of Natural Enemies of the Aquatic Weeds Eichhornia Crassipes, Egeria Densa, and Ludwigia
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Socio-Economic Assessment of Areawide Pest Management of Aquatic Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Longitudinal Studies to Determine the Causes of Honey Bee Loss
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Adding Value to Plant-Based Waste Materials Through Development of Novel, Healthy Ingredients and Functional Foods
(Appropriated)
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Defining, Measuring, and Mitigating Attributes That Adversely Impact the Quality and Marketability of Foods
(Appropriated)
Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Industrial Seed Oils
(Appropriated)
Improved Utilization of Ag. Products Through Identification of Nitrogen-Containing Bioactive Components Important to Quality & Human Health
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
(Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
(Appropriated)
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
(Appropriated)
Commercial Demonstration of Innovative Energy Efficient Infrared Processing of Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Snacks
(General Cooperative Agreement)
Commercial Demonstration of Innovative Energy Efficient Infrared Processing of Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Snacks
(General Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Solar Thermal Drum Dryer for Specialty Crop Purees and Pomaces
(General Cooperative Agreement)
Blow Spinning of Agricultural-Based Nanofibers for Value-Added Agricultural Applications
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Evaluation of Laboratory Scale Rice Milling
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Commercial Demonstration of Infrared Dry Blanching and Dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement Between ARS and the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (Uc Solar)
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Bio Based Matrix with Encapsulated Microbes As Substitute for Synthetic Fertilizer and Pesticides
(Reimbursable)
Commercial Demonstration of Innovative Energy Efficient Infrared Processing of Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Snacks
(Reimbursable)
Development of a Solar Thermal Drum Dryer for Specialty Crop Purees and Pomaces
(Reimbursable)
Enhancing the Marketability of California Persimmons
(Reimbursable)
Nanostructed Enzyme Assemblies for Lignocellulosic Biomass Breakdown for Bioproduct and Bioenergy Applications
(Reimbursable)
Waste to Worth: Active Antimicrobial and Health-Beneficial Food Coating from Byproducts of Mushroom Industry
(Reimbursable)
Development of Sustainable Processing Technologies for Improving the Healthiness, Quality and Safety of Speciality Crops and Their Waste Products
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Quality Improvement of Guayule Natural Rubber
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Combinatorial Enzyme Technology
(Trust)
Crop Soil Evaluation and Optimization
(Trust)
Development of Renewable Diesel Additives from Ag-Byproducts
(Trust)
Encapsulation of Microorganisms for Use in Waste Water
(Trust)
Production of Environmentally Friendly Pha Biopolymers from Waste Biogas Derived from Agriculturally-Derived Solid Waste Streams
(Trust)
Safer Natural Preservatives for Home Care and Cleaning Products
(Trust)
Last Modified: 7/26/2016
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