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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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Aquaculture (NP #106)
Developing Methods to Improve Survival and Maximize Productivity and Sustainability of Pacific Shellfish Aquaculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Oyster Stocks for the Pacific Northwest
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Genetic Factors Associated with the Expression and Regulation of Economically Important Traits in Cultured Pacific Oysters
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Examining Inheritance and Breeding for Resistance to Effects of Ocean Acidification in Pacific Oysters
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Improving Plant, Soil, and Cropping Systems Health and Productivity through Advanced Integration of Comprehensive Management Practices
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Quality of Grapes, Other Fruits, and their Products through Agricultural Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Water and Nutrient Management Systems for Sustainable and High-Quality Production of Temperate Fruit and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Calibrating Imagery Obtained by Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in Nursery Production Systems
(Grant)
Detection of Wine Faults Using the Electronic Tongue
(Grant)
Developing Pinot noir Crop Load Metrics that are Adaptable to Vineyard Site and Wine Quality Production Goals II - Grape and Wine Quality Evaluation
(Grant)
Evaluating Commercially Available Technologies for Weed Management in Blueberry: Saturated Steam and Rotary Brush
(Grant)
Grape Berry Splitting: From Mechanism to Mitigation
(Grant)
Inducement of Malolactic Fermentation Using Lactobacillus plantarum in Musts and Wines from the Pacific Northwest
(Grant)
Practical Applications of Stomatal Conductance to Efficient Irrigation and Water Management in Grapevine
(Grant)
Utilizing Non-Saccharomyces Yeast as Bioprotectants During Pre-fermentation Cold Soaking
(Grant)
Development of Improved Grape Production and Utilization Practices in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Fertilizer and Water Use in Pacific Northwest Nursery Production Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
(In-House Appropriated)
California-Adapted Barleys for Resistance to Stem Rust (UG99) - An Integrated Effort
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Northwest-Adapted Barleys for Resistance to Stem Rust (UG99)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Plant, Soil, and Cropping Systems Health and Productivity through Advanced Integration of Comprehensive Management Practices
(In-House Appropriated)
Establishing a Roadmap for Biochar Research at the Agricultural Research Service
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Formosa Mine Project: Amending Metals Contaminated Mine Soil with Biochar and Other Amendments to Facilitate Soil Remediation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Prevention of Pesticide Infiltration or Translocation (PPInOT) Project: An Integrated Approach to Reducing Pesticide Residues in Wine
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Juniper Biomass Optimization Project (JuBOP): Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Biobased Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Bio-based Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration (Delaney Forestry Services, LLC)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Bio-based Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration (Oregon Department of Forestry)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Bio-based Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration (T.R. Miles Technical Consulting)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Bio-based Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration (Wheeler Soil & Water Conservation District)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Breeding, Genomics, and Integrated Pest Management to Enhance Sustainability of U.S. Hop Production and Competiveness in Global Markets
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Blackberry, Red and Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, and Winegrape Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Temperate-Adapted Fruit, Nut, and Specialty Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Alternative Controls for Cranberry Insect and Disease Pests in the (Pacific Northwest) PNW
(Grant)
Alternative Management Systems of 'Columbia Star' Blackberry for Improved Machine-harvested Yield & Quality
(Grant)
Connecting Breeders to Producers: Regional On-Farm Trials of Strawberry Cultivars and Elite Selections
(Grant)
Developing Tetraploid Forms of Maples to Breed for Reduced Invasiveness
(Grant)
Development of Alternate Fertilization Programs to Mitigate Nutrient Problems Found in Long-term Organic Production Systems
(Grant)
Elucidate Genetic Diversity of Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3 for Managing Grapevine Leafroll Disease in PNW Vineyards
(Grant)
Optimizing Nutrient Management for Organically Grown Blueberries in Eastern Washington
(Grant)
Transferability of Natural Sulfite Production Among Commercial Wine Yeasts
(Grant)
Virus-derived Biopesticide for Control of the Red Blotch Disease in Grapevine
(Grant)
Survey for New and Economically Important Viruses in US National Berry Germplasm Collections
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Testing, Therapy, Clean-up, and Diagnostics for Berry Crops
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee Oversight and Research between Oregon State University and the ARS Corvallis location.
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Stability of High-Quality Traits of Berry in Different Environments & Cultivation Systems for the Benefit of European Farmers & Consumers
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing the Response of Hops to Drought and Heat
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
RosBREED: Combining Disease Resistance with Horticultural Quality in New Cultivars Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
RosBREED: Combining Disease Resistance with Horticultural Quality in New Rosaceous Cultivars
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Timing of Field Transmission of Grapevine Red Blotch Associated Virus
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Genetic Diversity in the Cultivated Strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) Collection at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Disease Resistant Hop Cultivars
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Discovering Sources of Resistance to Armillaria mellea in Pyrus Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation and Development of Hop Germplasm for the Washington State Hop Growing Region
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pyrus Tree Architecture and Dwarfing Rootstock Potential
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quality Evaluation of Berry Selections and Varieties
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Small Fruit Breeding in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Survey Important Viruses in U.S. National Berry Germplasm Collections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Testing and Evaluation of Berry Crops for Commercial Production in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interstem Grafts to Evaluate Pear Germplasm for Dwarf Potential
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
USDA-ARS Breeding for Aroma Hops with Disease Resistance
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Breeding, Genomics, and Integrated Pest Management to Enhance Sustainability of U.S. Hop Production and Competiveness in Global Markets
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Knowledge-based Approaches for Disease Management in Small Fruit and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Blackberry, Red and Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, and Winegrape Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Plant, Soil, and Cropping Systems Health and Productivity through Advanced Integration of Comprehensive Management Practices
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Disease Management of Exotic and Emerging Plant Diseases of Horticultural Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Alternative Controls for Cranberry Insect and Disease Pests in the (Pacific Northwest) PNW
(Grant)
Alternative Management Systems of 'Columbia Star' Blackberry for Improved Machine-harvested Yield & Quality
(Grant)
Assessing Carryover Potential for Several Herbicides in Field Peony Nurseries
(Grant)
Connecting Breeders to Producers: Regional On-Farm Trials of Strawberry Cultivars and Elite Selections
(Grant)
Developing Tetraploid Forms of Maples to Breed for Reduced Invasiveness
(Grant)
Development of Alternate Fertilization Programs to Mitigate Nutrient Problems Found in Long-term Organic Production Systems
(Grant)
Efficacy and Crop Safety of Herbicide-Treated Mulch for Liner Production of Woody Ornamental Plants
(Grant)
Elucidate Genetic Diversity of Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3 for Managing Grapevine Leafroll Disease in PNW Vineyards
(Grant)
Evaluation of Natural Sulfite-Producing Wine Yeast for Making Organic Wine
(Grant)
Mummy Berry of Blueberry in the Pacific Northwest: A Prediction Model for Primary Inoculum Release
(Grant)
Optimizing Nutrient Management for Organically Grown Blueberries in Eastern Washington
(Grant)
Transferability of Natural Sulfite Production Among Commercial Wine Yeasts
(Grant)
Virus-derived Biopesticide for Control of the Red Blotch Disease in Grapevine
(Grant)
Determine the Epidemiological Threat and Evolutionary History of New Populations of the Sudden Oak Death Pathogen Phytophthora ramorum in Asia
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Eradication Strategies for Globodera pallida, the Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Eradication Strategies for Globodera pallida, the Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identification of Germplasm with Resistance to Potato Cyst Nematodes
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Immunity to Potato Cyst Nematodes
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Immunity to Potato Cyst Nematodes
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Monitoring Migration and Population Structure of the Sudden Oak Death Pathogen Phytophthora ramorum in North America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Testing, Therapy, Clean-up, and Diagnostics for Berry Crops
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee Oversight and Research between Oregon State University and the ARS Corvallis location.
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Stability of High-Quality Traits of Berry in Different Environments & Cultivation Systems for the Benefit of European Farmers & Consumers
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing the Response of Hops to Drought and Heat
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Dynamical Interactions Between Plant and Oomycete Biodiversity in a Temperate Forest
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Pre-Plant Management Techniques for Nematodes and Soilborne Diseases in Red Raspberry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Risk Assessment and Eradication of Globodera spp. in U.S. Production of Potato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
RosBREED: Combining Disease Resistance with Horticultural Quality in New Cultivars Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Timing of Field Transmission of Grapevine Red Blotch Associated Virus
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing the Risk of Globodera spp. to U.S. Potato Production by Defining Global Diversity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Disease Resistant Hop Cultivars
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
California-Adapted Barleys for Resistance to Stem Rust (UG99) - An Integrated Effort
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Application of an Epidemiological Framework for Management of Phytophthora Ramorum in Nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Hazelnuts for Resistance to Eastern Filbert Blight
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation and Development of Hop Germplasm for the Washington State Hop Growing Region
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Approaches for Improving Plant Health in Nursery Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Insights into Potato Cyst Nematodes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Germplasm with Resistance to Potato Cyst Nematode
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification, Detection, and Diagnostics of Verticillium species of the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact and Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Washington Juice and Wine Grape Vineyards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Plant Health for Nursery Production in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Plant Health for Nursery Production in the Pacific Northwest – Molecular Detection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Northwest-Adapted Barleys for Resistance to Stem Rust (UG99)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pan-mycobiome of Potato Cyst Nematodes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Population Diversity of Pythium cryptoirregulare
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Probabilistic Sensor Deployment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quality Evaluation of Berry Selections and Varieties
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Small Fruit Breeding in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Survey Important Viruses in U.S. National Berry Germplasm Collections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Testing and Evaluation of Berry Crops for Commercial Production in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA-ARS Breeding for Aroma Hops with Disease Resistance
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Biologically-based Management of Arthropod Pests in Small Fruit and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Floral and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Spotted Wing Drosophila Management Inside Covered Tunnels in Commercial Blackberry and Blueberry Fields
(Grant)
Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in U.S. Specialty Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of RNAi and Other Biologically-based Pest Control Strategies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Management of Invasive Insects in Small Fruits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Improving the Quality of Grapes, Other Fruits, and their Products through Agricultural Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Water and Nutrient Management Systems for Sustainable and High-Quality Production of Temperate Fruit and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Calibrating Imagery Obtained by Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in Nursery Production Systems
(Grant)
Detection of Wine Faults Using the Electronic Tongue
(Grant)
Developing Pinot noir Crop Load Metrics that are Adaptable to Vineyard Site and Wine Quality Production Goals II - Grape and Wine Quality Evaluation
(Grant)
Evaluating Commercially Available Technologies for Weed Management in Blueberry: Saturated Steam and Rotary Brush
(Grant)
Grape Berry Splitting: From Mechanism to Mitigation
(Grant)
Inducement of Malolactic Fermentation Using Lactobacillus plantarum in Musts and Wines from the Pacific Northwest
(Grant)
Practical Applications of Stomatal Conductance to Efficient Irrigation and Water Management in Grapevine
(Grant)
Utilizing Non-Saccharomyces Yeast as Bioprotectants During Pre-fermentation Cold Soaking
(Grant)
Development of Improved Grape Production and Utilization Practices in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Fertilizer and Water Use in Pacific Northwest Nursery Production Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Establishing a Roadmap for Biochar Research at the Agricultural Research Service
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Formosa Mine Project: Amending Metals Contaminated Mine Soil with Biochar and Other Amendments to Facilitate Soil Remediation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Prevention of Pesticide Infiltration or Translocation (PPInOT) Project: An Integrated Approach to Reducing Pesticide Residues in Wine
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Juniper Biomass Optimization Project (JuBOP): Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Biobased Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Bio-based Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration (Delaney Forestry Services, LLC)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Bio-based Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration (Oregon Department of Forestry)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Bio-based Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration (T.R. Miles Technical Consulting)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Bio-based Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration (Wheeler Soil & Water Conservation District)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Methyl Bromide Alternatives (NP #308)
Evaluation of Natural Sulfite-Producing Wine Yeast for Making Organic Wine
(Grant)
Optimizing Pre-Plant Management Techniques for Nematodes and Soilborne Diseases in Red Raspberry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Risk Assessment and Eradication of Globodera spp. in U.S. Production of Potato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Identification, Detection, and Diagnostics of Verticillium species of the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact and Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Washington Juice and Wine Grape Vineyards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Population Diversity of Pythium cryptoirregulare
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)