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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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Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Potato Germplasm Development for Improved Sustainability, Disease Resistance, Nutrition, and Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of new ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ Haplotypes and Their Psyllid Vectors and Plant Hosts in the Northwest United States
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development Of Sustainable System-Based Management Strategies For Two Vector-Borne, Tuber Necrotic Viruses In Potato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Systems Approach to Controlling Nematodes in US Potato Production
(Reimbursable 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)
Characterization of Soil Health Parameters from Nematode Infested Potato Fields in the Columbia Basin
(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 Pathogenicity Factors of Phytoplasma Causing Potato Purple Top Disease in the Northwestern U.S.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of New ‘Ca. L. solanacearum’ Plant Pathogens and Their Psyllid Vectors and Plant Hosts in Oregon State.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of New ‘Ca. L. solanacearum’ Plant Pathogens and Their Psyllid Vectors and Plant Hosts in 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)
Tools for the Accurate Diagnosis of Two Tuber Necrotic Viruses, Potato Mop-Top Virus, and Tobacco Rattle Virus
(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)
Advancement of Disease Resistant Germplasm using Quantitative Genetics and Marker Assisted Selection
(Trust Fund 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)
Pyramiding of Potato Virus Y and Columbia Root-Knot Nematode Resistances using Greenhouse and Molecular Marker Screening
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Regional Sampling Network for Insect Pests of Potato in the Columbia Basin of WA
(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)
The Development of an Effective Trapping System for the Invasive Greater Banded Hornet, Vespa tropica, in Guam
(Cooperative Agreement)
Asian Giant Hornet (AGH) Lure Development
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Factors mediating long term success in a biological control introduction
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Treatment Development for Apple Maggot Fly in Apples using Vacuum Steam Method
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Control of Insect Pests in Non-Crop Habitats
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Biology, Management and Reducing the Impact of the Spotted Lanternfly
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Best Practices for Releasing Lacewings in Apples
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Integrated Insect Pest Management Strategies for U.S. Potato Production Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Insights into Leafhopper/Phytoplasma Interactions and Gene-Based Immunization for Plant Disease Control
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Lure Development and Models to Aid in Eradication of Northern Giant Hornet
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Development of an Effective Trapping System for the Invasive Greater Banded Hornet, Vespa tropica, in Guam
(Reimbursable 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)
Biological Control of Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Novel Viruses Pathogenic to Potato Psyllid
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determining the Threat and Spread of New and Novel South American Ca. Liberibacter Species to North American Potato Crops and Wild Potato Germplasms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Discovery and Application of Click Beetle Attractants for IPM of Wireworms in Potatoes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Discovery and Application of Click Beetle Attractants for IPM of Wireworms in Potatoes
(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)
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)
Molecular Analysis of the Psyllids Potentially Vectoring Ca. Liberibacter Species to North American Potato Crops and Wild Potato Germplasms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quality Assurance Services and Support for IR-4 Minor Use Pesticides Residue Laboratory in Wapato, Washington
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Spotted Wing-Drosophila Areawide Project - Phase II
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Whirligig Mite and New Biological Control Opportunities in Potatoes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Threat and Spread of New and Novel South American Ca. Liberibacter Species
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA-ARS/Washington State University Little Cherry Disease Research Partnership
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Calibrating Current NE Action Thresholds with Lure-Baited Trap Catch
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Experimental Orchard for X-Disease and Little Cherry Disease Research
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring Alternatives to Neonicotinoids for Insect-Vectored Virus Management in Potatoes
(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)
Identifying Biological Controls of Insect Vectors in Non-Crop Habitats of the Columbia Basin
(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)
Tactics To Improve Natural Enemy Releases In Tree Fruit
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
What Factors Impact Mite Outbreaks In Pear?
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)