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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)
Campylobacter as Model System to Understand Emergence and Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Plant Systemic Resistance and Role of Type III Secretion System in Colonization of Basil and Lettuce by Salmonella enterica
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing the Safety and Quality of Fresh Produce and Low-Moisture Foods
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Detection Technologies for Botulinum Neurotoxins and Their Validation in Food Matrices
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Evaluation of Biocontrol Agent and Novel Application of Antimicrobial Edible Film in Postharvest Storage for Reducing Aflatoxin in Food
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics and Transcriptomics Investigation of Atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus for Biocontrol of Aflatoxin in High-Value Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Characterization of Bacteria Capable of Suppressing Human Pathogens in Agricultural Soils
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Salmonella Enterica Plant Colonization Fitness Traits Using Mutant Libraries and Barcode-Based Sequencing
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Sulfur Dioxide Fumigation on Survival of Foodborne Pathogens on Freshly-Harvested California Table Grapes
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Host Proteins that Facilitate the Assembly of Viral and Phage Capsids and Small Molecules that Interfere with this Assembly
(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)
Search, Identification, and Exportation of Natural Enemies of the Aquatic Weeds Eichhornia Crassipes, Egeria Densa, and Ludwigia
(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
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Comprehensive Invasive Plant Species Assessment and Management to Enhance Endangered Plant and Tidal Wetland Recovery
(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 Aquatic Weeds in Contra Costa County
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Aquatic Weeds in San Joaquin County
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta: A Cooperative Inter-Agency Approach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta to Assist the California Division of Boating and Waterways
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Agricultural Pesticide Use and Water Quality Modeling to Predict Aquatic Weed Growth
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Aquatic Weeds and their Impacts on Mosquitoes; and Reduction of Pesticide Use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
(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)
Ecology and Spread of Invasive Yellow Flag Iris With Climate Change - Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay-Delta and Pacific Coast Estuaries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Trait Responses of Invasive Ludwigia Species to Contrasting Hydrologic Conditions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mapping and Prioritization of Sites for Biological and Integrated Control of Arundo in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring Seasonal Dynamics of Two Major Crop Pests and Their Resident Natural Enemies in California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pest Management and Improvement of Pollinator Health
(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)
Socio-Economic Assessment of Areawide Pest Management of Aquatic Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta
(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)
Design and Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins for HLB Protection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of "All Plant" Transgenic Citrus with Potential Broad Spectrum Disease Resistance Using Gene Gun
(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)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Molecular Genetic Tools Advancing the Application of Biotechnology for Crop Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of "All Plant" Transgenic Citrus with Potential Broad Spectrum Disease Resistance Using Gene Gun
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Abiotic Stress Tolerant Wheat Using Gene Editing
(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)
Suitability of the Gall Forming Mite Aceria genistae for Redistribution as a Biological Control Agent of Scotch Broom
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Control of Bagrada Bug
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Comprehensive Invasive Plant Species Assessment and Management to Enhance Endangered Plant and Tidal Wetland Recovery
(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 Aquatic Weeds in Contra Costa County
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Aquatic Weeds in San Joaquin County
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta: A Cooperative Inter-Agency Approach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta to Assist the California Division of Boating and Waterways
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Agricultural Pesticide Use and Water Quality Modeling to Predict Aquatic Weed Growth
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Aquatic Weeds and their Impacts on Mosquitoes; and Reduction of Pesticide Use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
(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)
Ecology and Spread of Invasive Yellow Flag Iris With Climate Change - Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay-Delta and Pacific Coast Estuaries
(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)
Mapping and Prioritization of Sites for Biological and Integrated Control of Arundo in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring Seasonal Dynamics of Two Major Crop Pests and Their Resident Natural Enemies in California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pest Management and Improvement of Pollinator Health
(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)
Search, Identification, and Exportation of Natural Enemies of the Aquatic Weeds Eichhornia Crassipes, Egeria Densa, and Ludwigia
(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)
Socio-Economic Assessment of Areawide Pest Management of Aquatic Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Longitudinal Studies to Determine the Causes of Honey Bee Loss
(In-House Appropriated)
Collaborative Pollinator Bee Research and Pollinator Health Research Site Development
(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)
Adding Value to Plant-Based Waste Materials through Development of Novel, Healthy Ingredients and Functional Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
(In-House Appropriated)
Defining, Measuring, and Mitigating Attributes that Adversely Impact the Quality and Marketability of Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Industrial Seed Oils
(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)
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries that Produce Marketable Biobased Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Novel Antioxidant-Rich Healthy Food Products Fortified with Pomegranate Peel Powder and Extract
(Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Laboratory Scale Rice Milling
(Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Laboratory Scale Rice Milling
(Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Laboratory Scale Commercial Rice Milling
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Monitoring Devices to Track Shipping and Storage Conditions that Impact Food Safety and Quality
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Food Processing Solar Thermal Technologies
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Gluten-Free Spaghetti Made from a Mixture of Pulses, Blue Corn, and Plantain Flours
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Continuous Torrefaction of Walnut Shells: Scale-up and Characterization for Optimal Commercial Applications
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Novel Antioxidant-Rich Healthy Food Products Fortified with Pomegranate Peel Powder and Extract
(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)
Sensitizing Navel Orangeworm to Radiation for Sterile Insect Technique Programs
(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)
Development of Sustainable Processing Technologies for Improving the Healthiness, Quality and Safety of Speciality Crops and their Waste Products
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing End-Use Applications of Almond and Walnut Shells by Activating its Carbon
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quality Improvement of Guayule Natural Rubber
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of the Complete Set of Prolamin Genes and Proteins Expressed in the Korean Wheat ‘Keumkang’
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Almond Coproducts: Continuous Torrefaction of Shells as Plastics’ Additives and Isolation of Hull-Derived Sugars for Bee Diets
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Production of Bioplastics from Food and Agricultural Waste
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Production of Environmentally Friendly PHA Biopolymers from Waste BioGas Derived from Agriculturally-Derived Solid Waste Streams
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)