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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)
Development Of Sustainable System-Based Management Strategies For Two Vector-Borne, Tuber Necrotic Viruses In Potato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Potato Purple Top: Leafhopper and BLTVA Landscape Ecology
(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)
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)
Developing New Potato Cultivars and Identifying Germplasm with Improved Performance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Potatoes with Improved Resistance to Soil-Borne Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Strategies to Monitor and Mitigate Damage Caused by Soil-Borne Potato Pathogens
(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 Tobacco Rattle Virus Insensitivity Differences Between North Dakota and Washington State
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identify Non-Crop Host Plants of the Beet Leafhopper and BLTVA in the Columbia Basin
(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)
Analysis of Factors That Influence Potato Disease Resistance, Quality, and Nutritional Value
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Methods to Protect Potato Quality, Yields and Profitability.
(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)
Developing Augmentative Biocontrol Programs for Oregon
(Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Augmentative Biocontrol Programs for Washington
(Cooperative Agreement)
Earwig Augmentation and Conservation in Oregon
(Cooperative Agreement)
Earwig Augmentation and Conservation in the Wenatchee Valley
(Cooperative 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)
Developing Augmentative Biocontrol Programs for Northwest Tree Fruit
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Establishing Risk of Invasive Insect Pests in Green Yard Waste
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Gut Content Analysis to Pinpoint the Weed Sources of Potato Psyllid
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating The Chemical Ecology Of The Asian Giant Hornet (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Under Field And Laboratory Conditions
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
New Tools for Improving Biological Control of Pear Psylla by Trechnites Parasitoids
(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)
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)
Field Testing of Minor Use Pesticides
(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)
Is Matrimony Vine the June Source of Potato Psyllids Colonizing Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest?
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Potato Cultivar Sensitivity to Feeding of Three Lygus Species
(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)
Can We Get Codling Moth Females To Stop Laying Eggs On Apple
(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)
Role of Vector Saliva in Pathogen Transmission
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Tactics To Improve Natural Enemy Releases In Tree Fruit
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)