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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)
Detection, Control and Area-wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests of Tropical/Subtropical Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Pre-and Postharvest Treatment of Tropical Commodities to Improve Quality and Increase Trade Through Quarantine Security
(In-House Appropriated)
3.0292.03 Bactrocera ID Tools FY19
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
3.0351.03 Resolving Species Complexes of Bactrocera Fruit Flies FY20
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
6R.0392.00 Expanding Non-Transgenic Genetic Sexing Systems to New Pest Tephritid Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Classical Biological Control of Coffee Berry Borer
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Bactrocera Rearing, Monitoring and Control Techniques
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Expanding Non-transgenic Genetic Sexing Systems to New Pests Tephritids
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FB6.0331 FF Non-transgenic Genetic Sexing Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genomic Approaches to Fruit Fly Exclusion and Pathway Analysis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genomic Approaches to Fruit Fly Exclusion and Pathway Analysis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identification of a Fruit Fly Surrogate and Development of Postharvest Treatments for the Quarantine Pest Bactrocera Dorsalis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identification of Attractants for Improved Detection of Female Oriental Fruit Flies Invading Florida
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Improving Protection Against Bactrocera and other Tephritid Fruit Flies
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Resolving Species Complexes of Bactrocera Fruit Flies
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biology and Ecology of Invasive Tephritid Fruit Flies
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Simultaneous Applications of SIT and MAT to Enhance Pest Bactrocera Management
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Male Attraction Technique Application Density Against Bactrocera dorsalis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
3.0292.03 Bactrocera ID Tools FY19
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
3.0351.03 Resolving Species Complexes of Bactrocera Fruit Flies FY20
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
6.0179 Expanding Non-transgenic Genetic Sexing Systems to New Pests Tephritids
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
6R.0392.00 Expanding Non-Transgenic Genetic Sexing Systems to New Pest Tephritid Species
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Area-wide IPM for Coffee Berry Borer Control in Hawaii
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Area-wide IPM for Coffee Berry Borer Control under Variable Landscapes in Hawaii's Coffee Growing Regions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide - Integration of Coffee Berry Borer Studies in Puerto Rico
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide IPM of Coffee Berry Borer in Puerto Rico
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide IPM of Coffee Berry Borer in Puerto Rico (Mayaguez)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Bactrocera ID Tools (FB3.0406.04; FY2018)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Classical Biological Control of Coffee Berry Borer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Demonstrating Bioeconomy Technologies for the Tropics
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
FB6.0331 FF Non-transgenic Genetic Sexing Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Approaches to Fruit Fly Exclusion and Pathway Analysis (Year 3)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of a Fruit Fly Surrogate and Development of Postharvest Treatments for the Quarantine Pest Bactrocera Dorsalis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Detection and Control of Tropical Invasive Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Pest Management of Coffee Berry Borer in Puerto Rico
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
On-Farm Validation of Harvesting as a Control Practice for Coffee Berry Borer Infestations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phytosanitary Irradiation Treatments and Equipment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Postharvest Technology and Nutrition Studies for Hawaii Specialty Crops and Fruits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Preharvest and Postharvest Technologies to Improve Production, Disease Management and Quality of Papaya and Other Tropical Fruit
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Systems Approaches to Improve Production and Quality of Specialty Crops Grown in the U.S. Pacific Basin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Ethyl Formate Fumigation and its Application on Pineapple Mealybugs
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Systems Approaches for Reduced Rejection of Cut Flower, Foliage and Potted Bloom Exports from Hawaii
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Postharvest Market Access Treatments for Horticultural Commodities
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Sex Selection Genes from Fruit Fly Species for Use in SITplus
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Trap Development and Biological Assessment of Acalolepta aesthetica (an Invasive Longhorn Beetle Attacking Cacao)
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)