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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)
Rapid Antemortem Tests for the Early Detection of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies and Other Animal Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Response to APHIS SARS-CoV-2 Research Priorities Phase 1
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Elucidating the Factors that Determine the Ecology of Human Pathogens in Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
Human Pathogens within the Produce Production Continuum; their Detection, Mechanisms for Persistence, and Ecology
(In-House Appropriated)
Novel Methods for the Mitigation of Human Pathogens and Mycotoxin Contamination of High Value California Specialty Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Technologies for the Detection of Bacterial and Plant Toxins and Allergens that Impact Food Safety and Food Defense
(In-House Appropriated)
Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum - TTU
(Cooperative Agreement)
Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum - UC Davis
(Cooperative Agreement)
Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum- U-Arizona
(Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Lettuce Cultivars that are Inhibitory to E. coli O157:H7 Survival upon Fresh-cut Processing and Cold Storage
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Driving Insect-Microbe Interactions by Natural Immune-Modulators: a Novel Tool for Insect Rearing and Control
(Non-Funded Cooperative 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)
Genomic Epidemiology of Campylobacter to Improve Disease Control in Low and Middle Income Countries
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Features of Human Adaptation of Campylobacter in Low-Income Settings
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Towards a Holistic Assessment of the Food-Safety Risks Imposed by Wild Birds
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Detection Technologies and Therapeutics for Botulinum Neurotoxins
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Characterization of Bacteria Capable of Suppressing Human Pathogens in Agricultural Soils
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Natural Antibacterial Agents/Formulas for Improving Safety, Quality, and Health Benefits of Fresh Produce
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Implementation of gaseous chlorine dioxide fumigation to improve post-harvest stockpile management of almonds
(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)
Aquatic Weeds Associated with Agricultural Water Supply
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
New Genetic Resources for Breeding Better Wheat and Bioenergy Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Proactive Classical Biological Control of Tuta absoluta in California
(Cooperative 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)
Proactive Classical Biological Control of Tuta absoluta in California
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Toxicity Testing of Weed Biological Control Agents as Food for Fish of Concern in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
(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)
Genetic and Sequence Resources of Aegilops Markgrafii for Application in Wheat Crop Improvement Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Mechanisms of Two Tauschii-Derived Genes for Insect Resistance and Yield Increase in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Pacific West Estuaries through Plant Community Restoration
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Toward Improving Transformation & Editing in Triticum aestivum and Sorghum Bicolor
(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)
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)
Adapting Agricultural Databases for Genome Features
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing New Methodologies to Obtain High- Throughput, Transgene- Free Gene Edited Microvine
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic and Sequence Resources of Aegilops Markgrafii for Application in Wheat Crop Improvement Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics and Biotechnological Approaches to Reduce the Impact of Wildfire Smoke on Grape Composition
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Mechanisms of Two Tauschii-Derived Genes for Insect Resistance and Yield Increase in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Smoke Exposure Effects on Grape Berry Development and Metabolism
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Toward Improving Transformation & Editing in Triticum aestivum and Sorghum Bicolor
(Non-Assistance 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 New Methodologies to Obtain High- Throughput, Transgene- Free Gene Edited Microvine
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics and Biotechnological Approaches to Reduce the Impact of Wildfire Smoke on Grape Composition
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Smoke Exposure Effects on Grape Berry Development and Metabolism
(Non-Assistance 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)
Biological Control of Invasive Pests in Agroecosystems and Wetland, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystems in the Far Western U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Weed Management and Restoration Strategies to Protect Water Resources and Aquatic and Wetland Ecosystems of the Far Western U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Mass Rearing Yellow Starthistle Rosette Weevil
(Cooperative Agreement)
Proactive Classical Biological Control of Tuta absoluta in California
(Cooperative Agreement)
Proactive Classical Biological Control of Tuta absoluta in California
(Cooperative Agreement)
Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Western USA
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Control of Invasive Water Primroses, Ludwigia spp.
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Continued Work to Determine Genetic Origin of Invasive Common Ice Plants in California and to Prioritize Candidate 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)
Development of Cheatgrass Biological Control with Microbes and Integrated Cape-ivy Control to Reduce Populations of Non-native, Invasive Weeds
(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 (FY22)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Proactive Classical Biological Control of Tuta absoluta in California
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Toxicity Testing of Weed Biological Control Agents as Food for Fish of Concern in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Aquatic Weeds Associated with Agricultural Water Supply
(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)
Foreign Explorations for Natural Enemies of Invasive Weeds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Prioritizing Weed Targets for Biological Control: Testing a South African Model for Western USA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Factors that Contribute to the Enemy Release in Weed of Urban Versus Natural Ecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Pacific West Estuaries through Plant Community Restoration
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Conduct Longitudinal Studies on Colony Performance and Explore Near-term Effects of Nutritional and Agrochemical Stressors on Honey Bee Health
(In-House Appropriated)
Analyzing Factors Contributing to Long-term Honey Bee Health and Hive Performance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analyzing Nutritional Content of Pollen in Relation to Long-term Honey Bee Colony Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides in Pollination Dependent Crops of California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Organosilicone Surfactant Components on Honey Bee Reproduction and the Endocrine System
(Trust Fund 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 Processes, Preservation Technologies, and Product Concepts for Specialty Crops and Their Co-Products
(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)
Zero Waste Agricultural Processing
(In-House Appropriated)
Alleviating Specialty Crop Export Barriers to France with Home Compostable Stickers
(Cooperative Agreement)
Alleviating Specialty Crop Export Barriers to France with Home Compostable Stickers
(Cooperative Agreement)
Advanced Carbon From Almond Byproducts
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Alleviating Specialty Crop Export Barriers to France with Home Compostable Stickers
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Novel Isochoric Processing For Sustainable, Safe And High Quality Preservation Of Fluid Foods
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Characterization of a Novel Triacylglycerol Remodeling Pathway for Accumulation of Industrially Valuable Fatty Acids in Physaria Fendleri
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Natural Antimicrobial Agents from Byproducts of Olives
(Reimbursable 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)
Advanced Carbon From Almond Byproducts - Vapor Dose, LLC
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Advanced Carbon from Almond Byproducts - West Biofuels
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Expression and Function of Rubber Particle Proteins
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic and Sequence Resources of Aegilops Markgrafii for Application in Wheat Crop Improvement Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Mechanisms of Two Tauschii-Derived Genes for Insect Resistance and Yield Increase in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Toward Improving Transformation & Editing in Triticum aestivum and Sorghum Bicolor
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biobased and Biodegradable Chemicals and Materials for Home and Personal Care Products
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Seaweed-based Packaging
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)