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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.

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Animal Health (NP #103)
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
(In-House 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
(In-House Appropriated)
Biocontrol Interventions for High-Value Agricultural Commodities
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology and Detection of Human Pathogens in the Produce Production Continuum
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Identification and Characterization of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens Associated with Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
A Survey of Azole-resistant Aspergillus Fumigatus in California Farms at the Animal-Human-Environmental Interface
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Effect of Lettuce Genotype and Phyllosphere Microbiome from Farm through Storage on the Colonization of Fresh-cut Lettuce by E. coli O157:H7
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Effect of the Environmental Microbiome and Plant Genotype on the Lettuce Microbiome and Colonization by E. coli O157:H7
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Campylobacter as Model System to Understand Emergence and Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing the Safety and Quality of Fresh Produce and Low-Moisture Foods
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Detection Technologies and Therapeutics for Botulinum Neurotoxins
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Detection Technologies for Botulinum Neurotoxins and Their Validation in Food Matrices
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Characterization of Bacteria Capable of Suppressing Human Pathogens in Agricultural Soils
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Bithional Against Botulinum Neurotoxins
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Pistachio Associated Volatiles for the Control of Navel Orangeworm
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Use of Pistachio Mummy Volatiles as Lures for Navel Orangeworm
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Aquatic Weeds Associated with Agricultural Water Supply
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
New Genetic Resources for Breeding Better Wheat and Bioenergy Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Watershed-scale Assessment of Pest Dynamics and Implications for Area-wide Management of Invasive Insects and Weeds
(In-House Appropriated)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug (UCB)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Release of Generalist Parasitoids for Suppression of Spotted Wing Drosophila
(Cooperative Agreement)
Testing the Safety and Efficacy of Imported Biocontrol Agents for Bagrada Bug
(Cooperative Agreement)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Control of Invasive Water Primroses, Ludwigia spp.
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assessment of Plant Species Invasions to Guide Adaptive Weed Management for Endangered Plant and Tidal Wetland Recovery
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Release of Generalist Parasitoids for Suppression of Spotted Wing Drosophila
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Testing the Safety and Efficacy of Imported Biocontrol Agents for Bagrada Bug
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Genetics of Biomass Yield in Switchgrass: Discovering Genes Conferring Biomass Yield Heterosis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Spotted-Wing Drosophila
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug (CDFA)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ecological, Ecophysiological and Biochemical Responses of Native and Alien Cordgrasses and Yellow flag Iris to Sea Level Rise with Climate Change
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Trait Responses of Invasive Ludwigia Species to Contrasting Hydrologic Conditions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pest Management and Improvement of Pollinator Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Pacific West Estuaries through Plant Community Restoration
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Release and Evaluation of Biocontrol Agents of Weeds as Part of Areawide Weed Management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Seasonal Dynamics of Spotted Wing Drosophila and its Natural Enemies in Crop Fields and Adjacent Non-crop-Habitats
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
GrainGenes: Enabling Data Access and Sustainability for Small Grains Researchers
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Genetic Tools Advancing the Application of Biotechnology for Crop Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
New Genetic Resources for Breeding Better Wheat and Bioenergy Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of a Transgene Biocontainment System for Switchgrass
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline for Solutions to HLB, Albany, California
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Exploiting Pattern Triggered Immunity to Combat Huanglongbing
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Genetics of Biomass Yield in Switchgrass: Discovering Genes Conferring Biomass Yield Heterosis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Genomics-Based Approach to the Improvement of Agronomically Important Traits in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of the Complete Set of Prolamin Genes and Proteins Expressed in the Korean Wheat ‘Keumkang’
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Abiotic Stress Tolerant Wheat Using Gene Editing
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Effects on Surrounding Gene Activity Due to Gene Stacking within a Predefined Location of the Soybean Genome
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Molecular Genetic Tools Advancing the Application of Biotechnology for Crop Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline for Solutions to HLB, Albany, California
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Exploiting Pattern Triggered Immunity to Combat Huanglongbing
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Abiotic Stress Tolerant Wheat Using Gene Editing
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Effects on Surrounding Gene Activity Due to Gene Stacking within a Predefined Location of the Soybean Genome
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Invasive Weeds in Rangeland, Forest and Riparian Ecosystems in the Far Western U.S. Using Biological Control
(In-House Appropriated)
Watershed-scale Assessment of Pest Dynamics and Implications for Area-wide Management of Invasive Insects and Weeds
(In-House Appropriated)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug (UCB)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Mass Rearing Yellow Starthistle Rosette Weevil
(Cooperative Agreement)
Release of Generalist Parasitoids for Suppression of Spotted Wing Drosophila
(Cooperative Agreement)
Testing the Safety and Efficacy of Imported Biocontrol Agents for Bagrada Bug
(Cooperative Agreement)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Control of Invasive Water Primroses, Ludwigia spp.
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Determination of the Genetic Origin of Invasive Common Ice Plants in California and Identification of Biological Control Agents
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Develop Methods to Mass Rear, Store and Release the Rosette Weevil, a New Biological Control Agent of Yellow Starthistle
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assessment of Plant Species Invasions to Guide Adaptive Weed Management for Endangered Plant and Tidal Wetland Recovery
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Release of Generalist Parasitoids for Suppression of Spotted Wing Drosophila
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Testing the Safety and Efficacy of Imported Biocontrol Agents for Bagrada Bug
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Aquatic Weeds Associated with Agricultural Water Supply
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Spotted-Wing Drosophila
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug (CDFA)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determination of the Origin of Invasive Common Ice Plants and Identification of Biological Control Agents in South Africa
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determination of the Origin of Invasive Common Ice Plants and Identification of Biological Control Agents in the Mediterranean Basin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ecological, Ecophysiological and Biochemical Responses of Native and Alien Cordgrasses and Yellow flag Iris to Sea Level Rise with Climate Change
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Foreign Explorations for Natural Enemies of Invasive Weeds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Trait Responses of Invasive Ludwigia Species to Contrasting Hydrologic Conditions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pest Management and Improvement of Pollinator Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Pacific West Estuaries through Plant Community Restoration
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Release and Evaluation of Biocontrol Agents of Weeds as Part of Areawide Weed Management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Seasonal Dynamics of Spotted Wing Drosophila and its Natural Enemies in Crop Fields and Adjacent Non-crop-Habitats
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Longitudinal Studies to Determine the Causes of Honey Bee Loss
(In-House Appropriated)
Analyzing Factors Contributing to Long-term Honey Bee Health and Hive Performance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides in Pollination Dependent Crops of California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Bioproducts and Biopolymers from Agricultural Feedstocks
(In-House Appropriated)
Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Resins
(In-House Appropriated)
New Genetic Resources for Breeding Better Wheat and Bioenergy Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
New Technologies and Methodologies for Increasing Quality, Marketability and Value of Food Products and Byproducts
(In-House Appropriated)
Prevention of Obesity Related Metabolic Diseases by Bioactive Components of Food Processing Waste Byproducts and Mitigation of Food Allergies
(In-House Appropriated)
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries that Produce Marketable Biobased Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Advanced Carbon From Almond Byproducts
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biobased Nanofibers
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Food Processing Solar Thermal Technologies
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Inhibition of the Gut Microbial Metabolite Trimethylamine N9oxide (TMAO) Using Orange Peel to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Preservation of Food By Isochoric (Constant Volume) Freezing
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Programmed Assembly of Cell Based Carriers for Improved Functionality of Bioactives in the Gut
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Genetics of Biomass Yield in Switchgrass: Discovering Genes Conferring Biomass Yield Heterosis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Expression and Function of Rubber Particle Proteins
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing End-Use Applications of Almond and Walnut Shells by Activating its Carbon
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of the Complete Set of Prolamin Genes and Proteins Expressed in the Korean Wheat ‘Keumkang’
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Production of Environmentally Friendly PHA Biopolymers from Waste BioGas Derived from Agriculturally-Derived Solid Waste Streams
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)