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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 Production (NP #305)
Sustainable Crop Production and Wildland Preservation through the Management, Systematics, and Conservation of a Diversity of Bees
(In-House Appropriated)
Blue Orchard Bee (BOB) Response to Climate Change in Orchard Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Blue Orchard Bee Pollination in Washington Pear and Sweet Cherry Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Bumble Bee Foraging and Colony Dynamics in Agricultural Landscapes
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Database Modernization for the US National Pollinating Insect Collection
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Mojave Poppy Bee (Perdita Meconis) Range-Wide Population, Habitat, And Ecological Status Surveys, 2022-2024
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Pollinator plantings: oasis or pesticide trap
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Recovery outline for the rusty patched bumble bee, 2018
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Surveys for Mojave Poppy Bee (Perdita meconis)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Utah Rare Plant Studies and Endangered Species Act Recovery Actions: Mojave Poppy Bee assessment in Washington County, Utah
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Institutional Biosafety Committee Oversight between Utah State University and Co-located USDA-ARS Entities in Logan
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
A Holistic Approach to Determining the Impact of an Established Exotic Pollinator, Bombus impatiens, on Bumble Bee Health in the Pacific Northwest
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Bees of the World – Phylogenomics, Biogeography, and Evolution of Host-Plant Associations
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Best Management Practices for Regionally-distinct Populations of the Blue Orchard Bee
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Research on Maternal Effects on Offspring Development in Crop-Pollinating Bees, Megachile Rotundata
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
How Many Routes to the Same Phenotype? Genetic Changes Underlying Parallel Acquisition of Mimetic Color Patterns Across Bumble Bees
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Mojave Poppy Bee Surveys
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Multi-Generational Adaptation of Blue Orchard Bees (Osmia Lignaria) in Response to Climate Change in Orchard Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Using Pesticide Fate Models to Guide Application Timing and Improve Alfalfa Seed Yields
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Using the Native Blue Orchard Bee for Commercial Pollination of Washington Pears and Sweet Cherries
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Advanced Monitoring of Established and Emerging Pathogens and Parasitoid Infections of Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee (Megachile rotundata)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Spring Storage Duration during Development on Reproductive Fitness in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile rotundata
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing and Protecting Populations of Alfalfa Seed Pollinators
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing and Protecting Populations of Alfalfa Seed Pollinators
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impacts of IPM Technologies and Ag-Inputs on Bee Health and Pathogen Infections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Implementing High Priority Actions to Support Recovery of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, Bombus affinis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Informing Effective Alkali Bee (Nomia melanderi) Management Decisions with Novel Microsatellite Markers and Population Genetic Analysis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Pesticide Transfer in Alfalfa Leafcutting and Blue Orchard Bee Nests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Surveys for Mojave Poppy Bee (Perdita meconis)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Pesticide Fate Models to Guide Application Timing and Improve Alfalfa Seed Yields
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ensuring healthy pollinators for crop production: Defining forage needs of bees, through examination of interactions of bee species and pollen use
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Osmia lignaria: Strategies to Ensure and Enhance the Native Bee’s and Relatives’ Role in Pollination of Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)