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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)
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)
Conveyance of the Economic, Ecological, and Environmental Impacts of Mixed Species Cover Crops for California Growers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Linking Soil Carbon Building Practices to Almond Nutritional Quality
(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)
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)
Improving Soil and Water Productivity and Quality in Irrigated Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
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)
Regional Orchard Soil Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions After Whole Orchard Recycling
(Reimbursable 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)
Evaluation of NPGS Parthenium argentatum Accessions for Resistance to Damping-off and Seedling Root Rot
(Non-Assistance 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)
Genomics Based Technology for Identification, Tracking, Surveillance, and Pest Management of Vine Mealybug in Vineyards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Study of the Putative Vectors Associated with Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus (CYVCV) discovered in Tulare County, California
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Machine-Buildable Version of the AC-DC Electropenetrograph for Commercialization
(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)
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)
Preventing Xylella Fastidiosa in California Ripe Olive by Determining Susceptibility of California Ripe Olive Varieties
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Substrate-borne Vibrational Signals in Intraspecific Communication of the Blue-Green Sharpshooter
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Discovering Stem-Dwelling Fungal Biocontrol Agents to Manage Grapevine Fungal Canker Diseases and Pierce's Disease
(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)
Inorganic Residue Barriers to EU Export of California Tree Nuts
(Cooperative Agreement)
Sterile Navel Orangeworm Technology and Development of an Area-wide IPM program – UCR Subaward
(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 of Handling, Transport and Release Methods for Sterile Navel Orangeworm (Amyelois transitella)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Postharvest Treatments for Spotted Lanternfly
(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)
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)
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)
Develop Postharvest Treatment of Blueberries for Pest Control for Export
(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)
Eliminating Pest-Related Trade Barriers for the Alaska Grown Peony Trade Industry
(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 Treatments for Insect Control in California Pomegranates
(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)
Biosecurity Treatment Options for Brown Marmorated Stinkbug
(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 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)
Optimizing Phosphine for the Future
(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)
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)
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)