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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)
Building Genomic Resources in the Anastrepha ludens Genetic Sexing Strain to Improve Efficacy of Sterile Insect Programs
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Classical Biological Control of Coffee Berry Borer
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Bactrocera Rearing, Monitoring and Control Techniques
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FB6.0331 FF Non-transgenic Genetic Sexing Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Finding the Genetic Basis of Pupal Color and Fecundity in Anastrepha ludens Released for SIT Supporting Area Wide Suppression
(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)
Phytosanitary Irradiation for High Impact Invasive Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Resolving Species Complexes of Bactrocera Fruit Flies
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biology and Ecology of Invasive Tephritid Fruit Flies
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Adding Value and Controlling Pests and Diseases of Papaya and Other Tropical Fruit
(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 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)
Control of Pests and Diseases and Adding Value to Specialty Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Low-cost Cabinet X-ray Tube Machine for Phytosanitary Irradiation
(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 1)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Approaches to Fruit Fly Exclusion and Pathway Analysis (Year 3)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Approaches to Fruit Fly Exclusion and Pathway Analysis - Year 2
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
On-farm Validation of Harvesting as a Control Practice for Coffee Berry Borer Infestations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phytosanitary Irradiation Effects on the Semi-slug Parmarion Martensi
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phytosanitary Irradiation Treatments and Equipment
(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)
Prevention and Control of Invasive Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance 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)
The Development of a Breeding Station for a Predator of the Coffee Berry Borer
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Methyl Bromide Alternatives (NP #308)
Adding Value and Controlling Pests and Diseases of Papaya and Other Tropical Fruit
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control of Pests and Diseases and Adding Value to Specialty Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Approaches to Fruit Fly Exclusion and Pathway Analysis (Year 1)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Prevention and Control of Invasive Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)