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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)
Influence of Whole Orchard Recycling on GHG Emissions and Soil Health in a Newly Established Almond Orchard
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Biochar Amendment to Improve Nitrogen and Water Management
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Water Management Strategies for Table Grapes during Periods of Reduced Water Supplies
(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 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)
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)
Identification and Durability of Novel Sources of Resistance to Pierce’s Disease in Table and Raisin Grape
(Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis Cinerea on Wine and Table Grape, Strawberry, and Blueberry
(Cooperative Agreement)
Geographic Distribution of Isolate Virulence in Xylella Fastidiosa Collected From Grape in California and its Effect on Host Resistance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Grape Cultivars and Rootstocks with Resistance to Vine Mealybug
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis Cinerea on Wine and Table Grape, Strawberry, and Blueberry
(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)
Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Grapes Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
(Trust Fund 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)
Identification and Durability of Novel Sources of Resistance to Pierce's Disease in Table and Raisin Grape
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Grape Cultivars and Rootstocks With Resistance to Vine Mealybug
(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)
Identification and Durability of Novel Sources of Resistance to Pierce’s Disease in Table and Raisin Grape
(Cooperative Agreement)
Identification, Assessment, and Delivery of Antimicrobial Compounds for the Management of Citrus Huanglongbing
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
An NGS-based System for Unambiguous Detection of HLB Pathogen
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Impact MCA13-Reactive Citrus Tristeza Virus Isolates in Tulare County Pest Control District Orchards
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Duplex qPCR for Simultaneous Diagnosis of HLB and Stubborn Disease
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Establish a System to Infect and Maintain Nicotiana Benthamiana and Citrus with the Recombinant CTV
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Grape Cultivars and Rootstocks with Resistance to Vine Mealybug
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis Cinerea on Wine and Table Grape, Strawberry, and Blueberry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Opuntia Ficus-Indica: A Highly Water-Use Efficient And Productive Biomass Feedstock For Semi-Arid Lands
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
VitisGen2: Application of Next Generation Technologies to Accelerate Cultivar Development
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Grapes Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
(Trust Fund 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)
Development of New Molecular Markers to Facilitate Selection for Pierce’s Disease Resistant Grapevines in California
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of an Insecticide on Feeding Behavior of the Blue-green Sharpshooter, Graphocephala atropunctata
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Durability of Novel Sources of Resistance to Pierce's Disease in Table and Raisin Grape
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Sensitive Detection of the HLB Pathogen by New Gene Primers for Real Time and Droplet Digital PCR Analyses
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Sensitive Detection of the HLB Pathogen by New Gene Primers for Real Time and Droplet Digital PCR Analyses
(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)
Systems-Based Approaches for Control of Arthropod Pests Important to Agricultural Production, Trade and Quarantine
(In-House Appropriated)
Maintaining Market Access for California Citrus to Australia and South Korea
(Cooperative Agreement)
Phosphorus Acid MRL Barrier to EU Export of California Tree Nuts
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Efficacies Associated with Systems-approaches to Insect Pest Control
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Evaluation of Attractants for Anastrepha Fruit Flies
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Pheromone-based Population Management of Ephestia cautella: Food Safety and Security through Environmental-friendly Pest Management
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Quantifying Efficacies Associated with Systems-Approaches to Insect Pest Control
(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
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breaking Critical Pest-related Trade Barriers for California Citrus Exports
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breaking Insect-related Trade Barriers for the Eastern USA Blueberry Industry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Whole Orchard Recycling on GHG Emissions and Soil Health in a Newly Established Almond Orchard
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Maintaining Market Access for California Citrus to the Australian and South Korean Markets
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
New Fruit Fly Attractants to Reduce Pesticide use in Eradication Programs
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Treatments for Quarantine Insect Pests
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Treatment Development for California Walnuts
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Source, Monitoring, and Management of Navel Orangeworm in Walnuts
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Comparison of Navel Orangeworm Attractants
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Confirmatory Trials on all Fruit Species (Plum and Peach Varieties) of California Stone Fruit Production for Export to Japan
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Improving and Verifying Quality of Mass-Reared Navel Orangeworm for Sterile Insect Technique
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Phosphorus Acid MRL Barrier To EU Export Of California Tree Nuts
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Population Dynamics and Epidemiology of Navel Orangeworm Damage to Pistachios
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Insect Control with Novel Silicates: Phase 1
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Treatments to Eliminate Invasive Pests of Concern to the California Table Grape Industry
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Sorption and Depuration of Sulfur Dioxide Following Fumigation of California Table Grapes
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
The Effect of Adjuvant Choice on In-Season Control of Navel Orangeworm in Pistachios
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
The Postharvest Treatment of California Blueberries to Eliminate Key Insect Pests
(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)
Integrate Pre- and Postharvest Approaches to Enhance Fresh Fruit Quality and Control Postharvest Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Geographic Distribution of Isolate Virulence in Xylella Fastidiosa Collected From Grape in California and its Effect on Host Resistance
(Cooperative Agreement)
Management of Postharvest Diseases of Fresh Fruits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis Cinerea on Wine and Table Grape, Strawberry, and Blueberry
(Cooperative Agreement)
Control of Mucor Rot and Gray Mold on Citrus Fruit
(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)
Managing Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis cinerea on Wine and Table Grape, Strawberry, and Blueberry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Field-Based Diagnostic Strategies for Management of Powdery Mildew in California Specialty Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Grape Cultivars and Rootstocks With Resistance to Vine Mealybug
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Approaches to Extend the Storage and Shelf-life of Table Grapes
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)