|USDA Moxee Research Farm|
The USDA Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research Unit has a 480-acre research farm suitable for research on biology and management of insect pests and pathogens of potato and temperate tree fruits. About 40 acres of irrigated plots are available for research on vegetable crops and for IR-4 studies. About 15 acres of pome and stone fruit orchards are used for research on integrated pest management of tree fruit pests. The remainder of land consists of naturalized or native habitat that is often used to study non-crop sources of agricultural pests.
Shown above is a photo of a research cherry block used to study fruit fly biology and management.
Shown above is a photo of potato rows enclosed in hoop cages for research on potato psyllid and zebra chip disease
Shown above is a photo of a screen house used to test products for efficacy for pear psylla management.