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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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Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Developing New Potatoes with Improved Quality, Disease Resistance, and Nutritional Content
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessment of Beet Leafhopper and BLTVA Phytoplasma Impact on Potato Tuber Yield and Quality
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development Of Sustainable System-Based Management Strategies For Two Vector-Borne, Tuber Necrotic Viruses In Potato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Addressing Prevalence of Beet Curly Top Virus in Beet Leafhopper and Potato, and Screening Potato Cultivars for Susceptibility to BCTV
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Application of Image Analysis Techniques to Quantify Potato Processing Quality and Disease Symptomatology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Traits or Optimizing Management of New Potato Lines with Improved Disease Resistance, Yield, or Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Beyond Micronutrients – Discovering Natural Compounds in Potato and their Health Benefits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Soil Health Parameters from Nematode Infested Potato Fields in the Columbia Basin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Strategies to Monitor and Mitigate Damage Caused by Soil-Borne Potato Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Heat Stress on Glycoalkaloid Amounts in Potato Tubers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Phenotypes or Optimizing Management of New Potato Lines with Improved Disease Resistance, Yield, or Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring Differences in P. allius Populations through Whole-genome Sequencing and the Effect of Different Potato Cultivars on Population Fecundity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring Tobacco Rattle Virus Insensitivity Differences Between North Dakota and Washington State
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Potato Performance and Quality through Breeding and Management
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phenotyping or Optimizing Management of New Potato Lines with Improved Disease Resistance, Yield, or Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Profiling Pathogenic Genome Variation in Novel Haplotypes of 'Candidatus Liberibacter Solanacearum' Isolated from Psyllid Species from Potato
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Differences in P. allius Populations from North Dakota and Washington State, and Their Role in TRV Transmission in Potato
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Differences in P. allius Populations from North Dakota and Washington State, and their Role in TRV Transmission in Potato
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Applying Molecular Markers To Select For Promising Virus Resistant Germplasm
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Dev of Better Methods to Det Cultivar Resist to Internal Discoloration from Heat Necrosis, After-Cooking Darkening, Blackheart and Hollow Heart
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Methods to Protect Potato Quality, Yields and Profitability.
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Support For The Investigation Of Emerging And Persistent Potato Diseases In The Northwest
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Field Testing of Minor Use Pesticides
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Approach to Manage the Pest Complex on Temperate Tree Fruits
(In-House Appropriated)
New Technologies and Strategies for Managing Emerging Insect Pests and Insect Transmitted Pathogens of Potatoes
(In-House Appropriated)
Residue Analysis of Minor Use Pesticides
(In-House Appropriated)
Earwig Augmentation and Conservation in Oregon
(Cooperative Agreement)
Earwig Augmentation and Conservation in the Wenatchee Valley
(Cooperative Agreement)
Asian Giant Hornet (AGH) Lure Development
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Asian Giant Hornet Lure Development
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biology, Management and Reducing the Impact of the Spotted Lanternfly
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Insights into Leafhopper/Phytoplasma Interactions and Gene-Based Immunization for Plant Disease Control
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
New Tools for Improving Biological Control of Pear Psylla by Trechnites Parasitoids
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Oak Leaf Volatiles for Pest Suppression and Disease Management
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
AgriVectors: An Open Access Resource to Encourage Productive Collaboration between Researchers of Potato and Citrus Pests and Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Insect Vectors in Columbia Basin Vegetable and Seed Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Insect Vectors in the Columbia Basin of Oregon
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Management of Insect Vectors in the Columbia Basin of Washington
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Whether Potato Leafroll Virus Transmission and Feeding Behavior of the Green Peach Aphid in Potatoes is Altered by Afidopyropen
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Augmenting Earwigs with Drones
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Novel Viruses Pathogenic to Potato Psyllid
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Trapping Systems for the Asian Giant Hornet
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Trapping Systems for the Asian Giant Hornet
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Discovery and Application of Click Beetle Attractants Toward Management of Wireworms in Oregon
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Testing of Minor Use Pesticides
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Insights into Leafhopper/Phytoplasma Interactions and Gene-based Immunization for Plant Disease Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Green Peach Aphid–Plant Interactions in Southern Idaho
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Psyllid Salivary Proteins to Improve Use of Host Plant Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Important Parasites and Predators of Potato Psyllid in Non-Crop Habitats of the Columbia Basin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying the Sources of Aphids and Aphid-vectored Viruses Afflicting Potato Fields
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrative Approaches to Understanding how Vector Proteins Affect Plant Defense and Plant-Insect Interactions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quality Assurance Services and Support for IR-4 Minor Use Pesticides Residue Laboratory in Wapato, Washington
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Search For Wireworm Attractants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Search for Wireworm Attractants in Idaho
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Search for Wireworm Attractants in Illinois
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Spotted Wing-Drosophila Areawide Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Spotted Wing-Drosophila Areawide Project Phase II
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA-ARS/Washington State University Little Cherry Disease Research Partnership
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Can We Get Codling Moth Females To Stop Laying Eggs On Apple
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Experimental Orchard for X-Disease and Little Cherry Disease Research
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Engineering of Moth Viruses for Enhanced Insecticidal Efficacy
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Pear Tree Volatiles Attractive to Winterform Psylla
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Incorporating Trechnites Into a Psylla Biocontrol Program
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Control of Codling Moth with RNA Interference
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
RNA-Based Pesticides To Manage Insect-Vectored Plant Pathogens In Potato
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Role of Vector Saliva in Pathogen Transmission
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Tactics To Improve Natural Enemy Releases In Tree Fruit
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
What Factors Impact Mite Outbreaks In Pear?
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)