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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)
Improving Soil and Water Productivity and Quality in Irrigated Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Almond-Alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability (CSU)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Almond-Alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability (Kearney Ag)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Linking Soil Carbon Building Practices to Almond Nutritional Quality
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil health in the Central Valley of California
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health in the Central Valley of California
(Cooperative Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Kaweah River Basin Watershed Assessment Study
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil health in the Central Valley of California
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Almond-alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Linking Soil Carbon Building Practices to Almond Nutritional Quality
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Modeling Assessment of Agricultural Land Groundwater Recharge in the Kaweah River Watershed, California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Developing Diversified and Climate Resilient Forage Systems for 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)
Developing Alfalfa Varieties for a Water-Challenged Future
(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)
Improving Soil and Water Productivity and Quality in Irrigated Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Almond-Alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability (CSU)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Almond-Alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability (Kearney Ag)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Linking Soil Carbon Building Practices to Almond Nutritional Quality
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health in the Central Valley of California
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil health in the Central Valley of California
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil health in the Central Valley of California
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Almond-alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Linking Soil Carbon Building Practices to Almond Nutritional Quality
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Breeding Prunus and Vitis to Improve Disease Resistance, Fruit Quality, and Climate Change Adaptation
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Germplasm and Associated Descriptive Data for Crops Adapted to Arid Lands and Regeneration of Germplasm with Special Climate Needs
(In-House Appropriated)
Breeding and Evaluation of Raisin Grapes with Superior Quality Including Disease Resistance and Natural Dry on Vine Types
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Completing the Grapevine Powdery Mildew Resistance Pipeline: From Genes-on-the-Shelf to Sticks-in-the-Ground
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Table Grapes Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Development of Applied Management Systems for Diseases of Perennial Crops with Emphasis on Vector-Borne Pathogens of Grapevine and Citrus
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying Vulnerabilities in Vector-host-pathogen Interactions of Grapevine and Citrus Pathosystems to Advance Sustainable Management Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Study of the Putative Vectors Associated with Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus (CYVCV) discovered in Tulare County, California
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Non Funded Cooperative Agreement Between Parlier Unified School District and the USDA-ARS
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
CAP- Advanced Testing and Commercialization of Novel Defensin Peptides and Therapies for HLB Control
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics Based Technology for Identification, Tracking, Surveillance, and Pest Management of Vine Mealybug in Vineyards
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Novel Central Valley Trichoderma Isolates for Biological Control of Pierce’s Disease in California
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Large-scale Breeding and Evaluation of the Next Generation of Superior Rootstocks for Citrus Production in Regions with Huanglongbing (HLB)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Opuntia Ficus-Indica: A Highly Water-Use Efficient And Productive Biomass Feedstock For Semi-Arid Lands
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Pilot Citrus Breeding Research Project at the USDA-ARS San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center in Parlier, CA
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Substrate-borne Vibrational Signals in Intraspecific Communication of the Blue-Green Sharpshooter
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
AI/Machine-Learning Software for Measurement of EPG Waveforms from Mosquito Feeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Rapid and Sensitive Serological Method for Early Detection of Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus in Citrus Groves
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Updating and Enhancing Statistical Analysis Software for EPG of Arthropod Feeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Novel Central Valley Insect-Attacking Fungi for Biocontrol of Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter and Vine Mealybug
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
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)
Improving Soil and Water Productivity and Quality in Irrigated Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Almond-Alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability (CSU)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Almond-Alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability (Kearney Ag)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Linking Soil Carbon Building Practices to Almond Nutritional Quality
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil health in the Central Valley of California
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health in the Central Valley of California
(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)
Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil health in the Central Valley of California
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Sterile Navel Orangeworm Technology and Development of an Area-wide IPM program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Evaluation of ethyl formate fumigation for decay and insect control
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Modifications in Rearing and Transport of Novel Orangeworm for Improved Effectiveness of SIT
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Almond-alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Biology, Monitoring, and Management of Native and Invasive Stink Bugs in Almond Orchards
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing the Use of X-ray and eBeam as Safe Alternatives for Sterile Insect Technique to Control Key Lepidoptera Pests in Orchards
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Monitoring of Walnut Husk Fly through a New Pheromone Lure
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Artificial Intelligence & Computer Learning into the SolaRid Monitoring Device to Create a Comprehensive Decision-Making Support System
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Linking Soil Carbon Building Practices to Almond Nutritional Quality
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Treatment Development for California Walnuts
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Treatments for Insect Control in California Pomegranates
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Modeling Assessment of Agricultural Land Groundwater Recharge in the Kaweah River Watershed, California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sterile Navel Orangeworm Technology and Development of an Area-wide IPM Program
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Control of Navel Orangeworm: Focus on Increasing Insecticide Efficacy using Adjuvants and Improved Timing
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Effectiveness and Sustainability of Gill’s Mealybug Management Program in Pistachio
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Pistachio Hull Degradation and Shell Split on NOW Egg Deposition and Infestation
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Maui Lime Market Access to the Continental United States
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Postharvest Treatments Using Propylene Oxide
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Phosphine for the Future
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Treatment of Brown Marmorated Stinkbug
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Treatments to Eliminate Invasive Pests of Concern to the California Table Grape Industry
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Prediction of Navel Orangeworm (NOW) Damage Independent of Mating Disruption
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Preserving Sulfuryl Fluoride for Dried Fruit Exports to the European Union
(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)
Producing Sterile Navel Orangeworm on Demand for Improvement of Pest Management (Dr. Raman Bansal)
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
The Detection and Quantification of Residual Sulfuryl Fluoride and Fluoride Ion Resulting From Sulfuryl Fluoride Fumigation
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Breeding Prunus and Vitis to Improve Disease Resistance, Fruit Quality, and Climate Change Adaptation
(In-House Appropriated)
New Approaches to Enhance Fresh Fruit Quality and Control Postharvest Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Breeding and Evaluation of Raisin Grapes with Superior Quality Including Disease Resistance and Natural Dry on Vine Types
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Completing the Grapevine Powdery Mildew Resistance Pipeline: From Genes-on-the-Shelf to Sticks-in-the-Ground
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Table Grapes Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
New Approaches to Extend the Storage and Shelf-Life of Table Grapes
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
General National Program (NP #990)
Memorandum of Understanding Between California State University, Fresno and the Agricultural Research Service
(Memorandum of Understanding)