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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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)
Rapid Assays and Mobile Technologies to Improve Animal Health and Food Safety
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
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)
Metagenomics and Phenotypic Arrays-based Approaches for the Assessment of Foodborne Pathogen Persistence on Lettuce and Cilantro
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Large Scale Non-Destructive Sampling of Field Crops
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development of an Effective Attractant for Control of Leaffooted Plant Bug (LFPB) in Pomegranate, Pistachio and Almond
(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)
Characterization of Pathogenic Mechanisms Associated with Shiga Toxin 2 Subtypes Produced by Escherichia coli Strains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Dairy Waste Water Use as Fertilizer
(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)
Fitness and Virulence of Antimicrobial-resistant Campylobacter in the Poultry Production Ecosystem
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics and Metagenomics of Antimicrobial-resistance in the Poultry Production Ecosystem
(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 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)
Use of a Host Plant Volatile Blend to Monitor Navel Orangeworm Populations During Integrated Pest Management(IPM) Treatments in Almond Orchards
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Search, Identification, and Exportation of Natural Enemies of the Aquatic Weeds Eichhornia Crassipes, Egeria Densa, and Ludwigia
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries that Produce Marketable Biobased Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Combinatorial Enzyme Technology
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Safer Natural Preservatives for Home Care and Cleaning Products
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Genetic Improvement of Tallgrass Prairie Species for Bioenergy
(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
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Factors Influencing the Establishment, Spread and Management of Invasive Ludwigia Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Comprehensive Invasive Plant Species Assessment and Management to Enhance Endangered Plant and Tidal Wetland Recovery
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(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)
Colonization Dynamics of Ludwigia Peploides Germinants and Asexual Ramets Under Changing Hydrologic Conditions
(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)
Ecophysiological and Biochemical Responses of Native and Alien Cordgrasses to Sea Level Rise with Climate Change
(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)
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)
Enhancement of Wheat through Genomic and Molecular Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Tallgrass Prairie Species for Bioenergy
(In-House Appropriated)
Host-Specific Molecular Genetic Tools for Development of Disease-Resistant Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Wheat Quality through Molecular Genetics
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Tools for Improved Crop Biotechnology
(In-House Appropriated)
Small Grains Database and Bioinformatics Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Design and Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins for HLB Protection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Development of Novel Blood and Cara Cara Like Citrus Varieties
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics, Bioinformatics and Database Development for Crop Improvement and Biofuel Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Methods of Citrus Genetic Transformation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Promoters to Control Gene Expression in Crop Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Mature Budwood Transformation Technology
(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
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Factors Influencing the Establishment, Spread and Management of Invasive Ludwigia Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Comprehensive Invasive Plant Species Assessment and Management to Enhance Endangered Plant and Tidal Wetland Recovery
(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)
Colonization Dynamics of Ludwigia Peploides Germinants and Asexual Ramets Under Changing Hydrologic Conditions
(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)
Ecophysiological and Biochemical Responses of Native and Alien Cordgrasses to Sea Level Rise with Climate Change
(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)
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)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (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)
Improvement of Wheat Quality through Molecular Genetics
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
(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)
Commercial Demonstration of Innovative Energy Efficient Infrared Processing of Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Snacks
(Cooperative Agreement)
Commercial Demonstration of Innovative Energy Efficient Infrared Processing of Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Snacks
(Cooperative Agreement)
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)
Blow Spinning of Agricultural-Based Nanofibers for Value-Added Agricultural Applications
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Evaluation of Laboratory Scale Rice Milling
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Evaluation of Laboratory Scale Rice Milling
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Commercial Demonstration of Infrared Dry Blanching and Dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Monitoring Devices to Track Shipping and Storage Conditions that Impact Food Safety and Quality
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Nanoemulsions on Porosity and Surface Area of Ceramic Fibers
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Gluten-Free Spaghetti Made from a Mixture of Pulses, Blue Corn, and Plantain Flours
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Commercial Demonstration of Innovative Energy Efficient Infrared Processing of Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Snacks
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Continuous Torrefaction and Gasification of 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)
Enhancing the Marketability of California Persimmons
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Sensitizing Navel Orangeworm to Radiation for Sterile Insect Technique Programs
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Waste to Worth: Active Antimicrobial and Health-Beneficial Food Coating from Byproducts of Mushroom Industry
(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)
Quality Improvement of Guayule Natural Rubber
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Combinatorial Enzyme Technology
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Continuous Torrefaction and Gasification of Shells: Scale-up and Characterization for Optimal Commercial Applications
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Soil Evaluation and Optimization
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Renewable Diesel Additives from Ag-Byproducts
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Encapsulation of Microorganisms for Use in Waste Water
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Production of Environmentally Friendly PHA Biopolymers from Waste BioGas Derived from Agriculturally-Derived Solid Waste Streams
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Reduction In Navel Orange Worm Damage In Pistachio Orchards Using Cultural And Chemical Control Methods
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Safer Natural Preservatives for Home Care and Cleaning Products
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Last Modified: 08/21/2017
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