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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)
Aptamer-based Pen-side Diagnostics for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Rapid Immunoassays for Pen-side Detection of SARS-CoV2 Viral Variants
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Response to APHIS SARS-CoV-2 Research Priorities Phase 1
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Develop Novel Technology to Respond to Emerging Agriculture Problems in Animal and Food Caused by Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative 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)
Effect of Irrigation Regimes on the Romaine Lettuce and Soil Microbiomes, and Their Transmission, Throughout the Growth Season
(Interagency Reimbursable 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)
Developing an Aptamer Magnetic Nanoparticle-Based Lateral Flow Assay for Detecting Pathogens
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Driving Insect-Microbe Interactions by Natural Immune-Modulators: a Novel Tool for Insect Rearing and Control
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Modulation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by the Lettuce Phyllosphere Microbiome
(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)
Development of Detection Technologies and Therapeutics for Botulinum Neurotoxins
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Natural Antibacterial Agents/Formulas for Improving Safety, Quality, and Health Benefits of Fresh Produce
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Foodborne Pathogen Prevalence in Wild Birds Across Species and Landscape Types
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Implementation of gaseous chlorine dioxide fumigation to improve post-harvest stockpile management of almonds
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Proactive Classical Biological Control of Tuta absoluta in California
(Cooperative Agreement)
Proactive Classical Biological Control of Tuta absoluta in California
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Spotted-Wing Drosophila
(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 and Editing in Triticum aestivum and Sorghum Bicolor
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
GrainGenes- A Global Data Repository for Small Grains
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Resources for Enhanced Crop Biotechnology
(In-House Appropriated)
New Genetic and Genomics Resources to Improve Wheat Quality and Resilience to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(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)
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)
Development of Elite Durum Wheat Germplasm with Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight
(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)
Improvement of Hard Red Spring Wheat for Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight
(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 and 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 Resources for Enhanced Crop Biotechnology
(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)
Advancing Biological Control of Cheatgrass
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Western USA
(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)
Genetics, Ecology, and Biological Control of Invasive Annual Grasses - Albany
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug (FY22)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug (FY23)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Establishment and Evaluation of Ganaspis brasiliensis to Suppress Spotted Wing Drosophila
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Invasive Plant Management Strategies for Endangered Plant Recovery and Tidal Wetland Restoration under Changing Environmental Conditions
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Proactive Classical Biological Control of Tuta absoluta in California
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Spotted-Wing Drosophila
(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)
Discovery and Pre-Release Evaluation of Weed Biocontrol Agents
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Discovery and Pre-Release Evaluation of Weed Biocontrol Agents
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Discovery, Identification, Collection and Shipment of Biological Control Agents of Slenderleaf Ice Plant in South Africa
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant-Soil Feedbacks Driving Cheatgrass Invasion
(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)
Synergies in Aquatic Plant Biological Control: Translating Research Between the Southern and Western USA
(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)
Quantifying The Effects of Pesticides on Honey Bee Reproduction
(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 and Genomics Resources to Improve Wheat Quality and Resilience to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(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)
Novel Isochoric Processing for Sustainable, Safe and High Quality Preservation of Fluid Foods
(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)
Utilizing Invasive Apple Snail Shells for Chitosan Films, Coatings and Biocides - Albany, CA
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Bioplastics and Natural Carotenoid from Cheese Byproducts
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of a Novel Triacylglycerol Remodeling Pathway for Accumulation of Industrially Valuable Fatty Acids in Physaria Fendleri
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Engineering Sustainable 3D Scaffolds for Enhancing Delivery and Growth of Probiotics in the Gut
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Synergistic Combination of Polyphenolics with Probiotics for Enhanced Delivery, Persistence and Functionality of Probiotic Bacteria
(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)
Develop Functional Plant-Based Proteins
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Elite Durum Wheat Germplasm with Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight
(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)
Genomic Analysis of the Guayule Joint Genome Institute Community Science Program Data
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Hard Red Spring Wheat for Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight
(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 and 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)
Biodegradation of Latex Balloons
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Production of Environmentally Friendly PHA Biopolymers from Waste BioGas Derived from Under-Valued Biomass Feedstocks
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Seaweed-based Packaging
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)