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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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Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Genetics and Breeding of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species to Improve Production and Consumer-related Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics to Increase Disease Resistance in Cucurbit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics to Increase Disease Resistance in Cucurbit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Genetic and Molecular Resources to Improve Spinach Production and Management
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Role of Roots in Breeding for Drought Tolerance and Nutrient Efficiency in Lettuce
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Resistance in Melon to Sweetpotato Whitefly
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Melon Powdery Mildew Race Variation in California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
New Lettuce Cultivars with Resistance to Lettuce Drop
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Genetics and Breeding of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species to Improve Production and Consumer-related Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
Sugar Beet Germplasm Enhancement, Breeding, and Genetics
(In-House Appropriated)
CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics to Increase Disease Resistance in Cucurbit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics to Increase Disease Resistance in Cucurbit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing and Breeding Salt Tolerance in Lettuce
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Classic and Molecular Breeding for Downy Mildew Resistance in Spinach
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics to Increase Disease Resistance in Cucurbit Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Genetic and Molecular Resources to Improve Spinach Production and Management
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Molecular Markers for Selection of Lettuce Genotypes with Resistance to Verticillium Race 1
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Role of Roots in Breeding for Drought Tolerance and Nutrient Efficiency in Lettuce
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Lettuce Cultivars with Improved Salad Processing Efficiency
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Sustaining the Supply of High Quality Lettuce in Changing Technological and Climatic Environments
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Resistance in Melon to Sweetpotato Whitefly
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Melon Powdery Mildew Race Variation in California
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
New Lettuce Cultivars with Resistance to Lettuce Drop
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Lettuce Breeding and Genetics
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Epidemiology, Vector-Host Plant Interactions, and Biology of Vegetable and Cucurbit Viruses
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Pathogens for Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomics-guided RNAi Solutions for Whitefly Management in Cassava and World Food Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Methyl Bromide Alternatives for Weed and Disease Control in Strawberry Production
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
A Production System for High Value Crops at Risk from Downy Mildew: Integrating Detection, Breeding, Extension, and Education
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Site-Specific Management of Soil Pests Using Molecular Quantification, Remote Sensing, and Field Scouting
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of the Population Structure of Macrophomina phaseolina and Optimization of Quantification Assays
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics-guided RNAi Solutions for Whitefly Management in Cassava and World Food Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Refining the Relationship between Host Range and Genotype for Macrophomina phaseolina and Optimization of Soil Quantification Assays
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Advancements Towards Precision Fumigation in Strawberry Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomics to Determine the Mechanism of Curtovirus Transmission by the Beet Leafhopper, Circulifer tennellus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparison of Pigment Cluster Genes in Strains of Verticillium dahliae
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Detection and Disease Forecasting for Downy Mildew Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Alternative Fumigation Treatments for Pest Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enumeration of Fusarium oxysporum f sp. Fragariae in Soil
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Sequencing of Downy Mildews
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolomic Analysis for Identification of Biological Functions Associated with Beet Necrotic Yellow Vein Virus in Sugarbeet
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Pest Control Using Oxygenated Phosphine Fumigation and Nitric Oxide Fumigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing Support for Precision Fumigation in Strawberry Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Molecular Assay for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of the Relationship between the Obligate Pathogen Polymyxa betae and its Hosts
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Risk Assessment, Early Detection, and Control of Downy Mildew of Lettuce and Spinach
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Risk Assessment, Early Detection, and Control of Downy Mildew of Lettuce and Spinach
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Methyl Bromide Replacement: Post-harvest Treatment of Perishable Commodities
(In-House Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Vegetables and Sugar Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Nitric Oxide Fumigation for Postharvest Pest Control
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of Alternative Fumigation Treatments for Pest Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nitric Oxide Fumigation for Control of Pests and Pathogens on Fresh and Stored Products
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nitric Oxide Fumigation for Postharvest Pest Control on Fresh Commodities
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Pest Control Using Oxygenated Phosphine Fumigation and Nitric Oxide Fumigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)