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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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Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Develop Water Management Strategies to Sustain Water Productivity and Protect Water Quality in Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Kaweah River Basin Watershed Assessment Study
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Conveyance of the Economic, Ecological, and Environmental Impacts of Mixed Species Cover Crops for California Growers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Whole Orchard Recycling on GHG Emissions and Soil Health in a Newly Established Almond Orchard
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Regional Orchard Soil Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions After Whole Orchard Recycling
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Biochar Amendment to Improve Nitrogen and Water Management
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Modeling Assessment of Agricultural Land Groundwater Recharge in the Kaweah River Watershed, California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Whole Orchard Recycling on GHG Emissions and Soil Health in a Newly Established Almond Orchard
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Improved Management, Quality and Utilization of Alfalfa for Dairies in the Western U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Develop Improved Alfalfa Post-Harvest and Utilization Strategies as Affected by Genetics and Agricultural Practices
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Improved Irrigation Strategies for Alfalfa Production in California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving the Efficiency of Alfalfa Irrigation in the Great Plains Region with Subsurface Drip Irrigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Management Practices to Promote Soil Biological Health with Reduced Irrigation Inputs
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Develop Water Management Strategies to Sustain Water Productivity and Protect Water Quality in Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Regional Orchard Soil Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions After Whole Orchard Recycling
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Whole Orchard Recycling on GHG Emissions and Soil Health in a Newly Established Almond Orchard
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Breeding Prunus and Vitis Scions for Improved Fruit Quality and Durable Pest Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources and Regeneration of Accessions with Special Climatic Requirements
(In-House Appropriated)
Geographic Distribution of Isolate Virulence in Xylella Fastidiosa Collected From Grape in California and its Effect on Host Resistance
(Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Field-Based Diagnostic Strategies for Management of Powdery Mildew in California Specialty Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Vitis Rootstocks with Partial Resistance to Vine Mealybug
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
FRAME: Fungicide Resistance Assessment, Mitigation and Extension Network for Wine, Table and Raisin Grapes
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Geographic Distribution of Isolate Virulence in Xylella Fastidiosa Collected From Grape in California and its Effect on Host Resistance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Field-Based Diagnostic Strategies for Management of Powdery Mildew in California Specialty Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
VitisGen2: Application of Next Generation Technologies to Accelerate Cultivar Development
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of NPGS Parthenium argentatum Accessions for Resistance to Damping-off and Seedling Root Rot
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fludioxonil Resistance in Botrytis Cinerea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Table Grapes Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Table Grapes with Superior Quality Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Developing molecular markers and a vocabulary for breeding fruit texture in table grapes
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Mitigation of Powdery Mildew Fungicide Resistance on Table Grape Production in California – Second Year
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Characterization and Management of Citrus Pathogens Transmitted by Phloem-Feeding Insect Vectors
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Novel Management Strategies for Key Pests and Pathogens of Grapevine with Emphasis on the Xylella Fastidiosa Pathosystem
(In-House Appropriated)
An NGS-based System for Unambiguous Detection of HLB Pathogen
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
California Citrus Tristeza Virus Survey
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics Based Technology for Identification, Tracking, Insecticide Resistance Surveillance, and Pest Management of Vine Mealybug in Vineyards
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Opuntia Ficus-Indica: A Highly Water-Use Efficient And Productive Biomass Feedstock For Semi-Arid Lands
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Preventing Xylella Fastidiosa in California Ripe Olive by Determining Susceptibility of California Ripe Olive Varieties
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
VitisGen2: Application of Next Generation Technologies to Accelerate Cultivar Development
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Vine Mealybug Genomic Resources for Species Identification, Tracking, and Insecticide Resistance Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Behavioral Mechanisms for Potential Suppression of Black Widow Spiders, Lactrodectus hesperus Chamberlin and Ivie, in Vineyards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Imidacloprid Resistance in Vine Mealybug: Collections, Assay Development, and Surveys
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Behavioral Mechanisms for Potential Suppression of Black Widow Spiders, Latrodectus Hesperus Chamberlin and Ivie, in Vineyards
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Develop Water Management Strategies to Sustain Water Productivity and Protect Water Quality in Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Systems-based Approaches that Maintain Commodity Quality and Control of Arthropod Pests Important to U.S. Agricultural Production, Trade and Quarantine
(In-House Appropriated)
Biological Characterization of Sterile Navel Orangeworm With and Without Mating Disruption
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Evaluation of Navel Orangeworm for Sterile Insect Release Program
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Handling, Transport and Release Methods for Sterile Navel Orangeworm (Amyelois transitella)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Handling, Transport and Release Methods for Sterile Navel Orangeworm (Amyelois transitella)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Kaweah River Basin Watershed Assessment Study
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development and Evaluation of Attractants for Anastrepha Fruit Flies
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development and Evaluation of Navel Orangeworm for Sterile Insect Release Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development and Evaluation of Navel Orangeworm for Sterile Insect Release Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of Handling, Transport and Release Methods for Sterile Navel Orangeworm (Amyelois transitella)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Characterization of Sterile Navel Orangeworm with and without Mating Disruption
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breaking Critical Pest-Related Trade Barriers for California Citrus Exports: Systems Approach Evaluations
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Conveyance of the Economic, Ecological, and Environmental Impacts of Mixed Species Cover Crops for California Growers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Eliminating Pest-Related Trade Barriers for the Alaska Grown Peony Trade Industry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Whole Orchard Recycling on GHG Emissions and Soil Health in a Newly Established Almond Orchard
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Refining Sustainable Navel Orangeworm Management in California Almond
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Regional Orchard Soil Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions After Whole Orchard Recycling
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Modeling Assessment of Agricultural Land Groundwater Recharge in the Kaweah River Watershed, California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Chlorate MRL Barrier to EU Export of California Dried Fruit and Tree Nut Exports
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Comparison of Navel Orangeworm Attractants
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Confirmatory Cold Treatment Trials on all Fruit Species of California Stone Fruit for Export to Australia
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of United Phosphorus Inc. Technologies for Delivering Phosphine Fumigant
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Control of Navel Orangeworm: Focus on Increasing Insecticide Efficacy using Adjuvants and Improved Timing
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Improving and Verifying Quality of Mass-Reared Navel Orangeworm for Sterile Insect Technique
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Effectiveness and Sustainability of Gill’s Mealybug Management Program in Pistachio
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Whole Orchard Recycling on GHG Emissions and Soil Health in a Newly Established Almond Orchard
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Phosphine for the Future
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Insect Control with Novel Silicates: Phase 1
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Preserving Sulfuryl Fluoride for Dried Fruit Exports to the European Union
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Producing Sterile Navel Orangeworm on Demand for Improvement of Pest Management
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Breeding Prunus and Vitis Scions for Improved Fruit Quality and Durable Pest Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
New Approaches to Enhance Fresh Fruit Quality and Control Postharvest Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Control of Postharvest Diseases of Table Grapes
(Cooperative Agreement)
Geographic Distribution of Isolate Virulence in Xylella Fastidiosa Collected From Grape in California and its Effect on Host Resistance
(Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Field-Based Diagnostic Strategies for Management of Powdery Mildew in California Specialty Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Vitis Rootstocks with Partial Resistance to Vine Mealybug
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
FRAME: Fungicide Resistance Assessment, Mitigation and Extension Network for Wine, Table and Raisin Grapes
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Geographic Distribution of Isolate Virulence in Xylella Fastidiosa Collected From Grape in California and its Effect on Host Resistance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Field-Based Diagnostic Strategies for Management of Powdery Mildew in California Specialty Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Fludioxonil Resistance in Botrytis Cinerea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Table Grapes Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Table Grapes with Superior Quality Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Developing molecular markers and a vocabulary for breeding fruit texture in table grapes
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Mitigation of Powdery Mildew Fungicide Resistance on Table Grape Production in California – Second Year
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)