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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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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)
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)
Inorganic Residue Barriers to EU Export of California Tree Nuts
(Cooperative Agreement)
Sulfuryl Flouride Barrier to EU Export of California Tree Nuts
(Cooperative 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)
Biological Characterization of Sterile Navel Orangeworm with and without Mating Disruption
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Biology, Monitoring, and Management of Native and Invasive Stink Bugs in Almond Orchards
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breaking Critical Pest-Related Trade Barriers for California Citrus Exports: Systems Approach Evaluations
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breaking Critical Pest-Related Trade Barriers for California Citrus Exports: Systems Approach Evaluations
(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)
Postharvest Treatments for Insect Control in California Pomegranates
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Refining Sustainable Navel Orangeworm Management in California Almond
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Biosecurity Treatment Options for Brown Marmorated Stinkbug
(Trust Fund 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)
Optimizing Phosphine for the Future
(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)
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)
New Approaches to Enhance Fresh Fruit Quality and Control Postharvest Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
New Approaches to Extend the Storage and Shelf-Life of Table Grapes
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)