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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 Diseases (NP #303)
Biomonitoring of Nutritional and Environmental Stress in Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Development of Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Crop Production in Containerized and Protected Horticulture Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide-Food/Ornamentals
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessing the Presence and Management of Weed Seeds in Irrigation Water in Container Production Nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing New Strategies for Managing Exotic Ambrosia Beetle Pests in Ornamental Nursery Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Applied Strategies to Prevent Exotic Ambrosia Beetle Damage in Ornamental Nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Elucidating the Role of Abiotic and Biotic Stressors in the Rapid Dieback of Trees Attacked by Ambrosia Beetles
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Strategies and Plant Growth Regulator Applications to Increase Plant Resilience
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Insecticide Resistance Management Strategies for Insects Attacking Horticultural Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interactive Effects of Temperature and Photoperiod on Flower Initiation and Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Resilient Plants: Production, Shipping and Postharvest Techniques to Maximize Sales and Sell-Through While Minimizing Inputs (including labor)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Resilient Plants: Production, Shipping and Postharvest Techniques to Maximize Sales and Sell-Through While Minimizing Inputs
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Resilient Plants: Production, Shipping and Postharvest Techniques to Maximize Sales and Sell-Through While Minimizing Inputs (including labor)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding the Container Media Microbiome and its Effects on Plant Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Development of Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Crop Production in Containerized and Protected Horticulture Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Pest Control Application Technologies for Sustainable Crop Protection
(In-House Appropriated)
Adaptation of intelligent spray application technologies in peach orchards-CFDA # 10.309
(Cooperative Agreement)
Advancement of Intelligent Spray Application Technologies in Ornamental Nurseries and Apple Orchards in Southeastern States-CFDA #10.309
(Cooperative Agreement)
Advancement of Intelligent Spray Application Technologies in Ornamental Nurseries and Other Specialty Crops in Oregon and Western States
(Cooperative Agreement)
Advancement of Intelligent Spray Application Technologies in Pecan Orchards-CFDA #10.309
(Cooperative Agreement)
Advancing Sprayer Technologies for Specialty Crops - from Components to Sophisticated Systems-CFDA # 10.309
(Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacious Insect and Disease Control with Intelligent Spray Application Technologies in Ornamental Nurseries in the Midwest Area
(Cooperative Agreement)
Advancement of Pesticide Spray Applications in Specialty Crop Production with Intelligent-Decision Technologies
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Advancement of Intelligent Spray Application Technology in Oregon Specialty Crop Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Alternative Irrigation Water Sources for Sustainable Nursery Production and Urban Landscapes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Alternative Irrigation Water Sources for Sustainable Nursery Production and Urban Landscapes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of Mechanisms Involved in Induction of Abiotic or Biotic Stress Tolerance in Horticulture Crops Through Nutrition or Temperature
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing the Presence and Management of Weed Seeds in Irrigation Water in Container Production Nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Automatic Control Systems to Advance Pesticide Spray Application Technologies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biomonitoring of Iron Deficiency and Toxicity in Ornamental Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biomonitoring of Nutritional and Environmental Stress in Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biomonitoring of Nutritional and Environmental Stress in Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Deposition Quality of Intelligent Sprayers used in Orchards and Nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing New Strategies for Managing Exotic Ambrosia Beetle Pests in Ornamental Nursery Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Applied Strategies to Prevent Exotic Ambrosia Beetle Damage in Ornamental Nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacious Insect and Disease Control with Intelligent Spray Application Technologies in Ornamental Nurseries in Northwest Pacific Area
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacy of Intelligent Spray Technology in Apple and Grape Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Elucidating the Role of Abiotic and Biotic Stressors in the Rapid Dieback of Trees Attacked by Ambrosia Beetles
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Strategies and Plant Growth Regulator Applications to Increase Plant Resilience
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Intelligent Spray Application Technologies in Ornamental Nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fate of Controlled Release Fertilizer Nitrogen in Container Substrates
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genotyping-by-Sequencing the Phlox Collection in the National Plant Germplasm System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Germplasm Resources for the Floriculture and Nursery Industry at the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Insecticide Resistance Management Strategies for Insects Attacking Horticultural Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interactive Effects of Temperature and Photoperiod on Flower Initiation and Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of Laser-guided Variable-rate Spray Technology in Washington State Apple Orchards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Population Genetic Studies of Penstemon eatonii and P. palmeri in Preparation for Germplasm Acquisition, Breeding, and Curation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Resilient Plants: Production, Shipping and Postharvest Techniques to Maximize Sales and Sell-Through While Minimizing Inputs (including labor)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Resilient Plants: Production, Shipping and Postharvest Techniques to Maximize Sales and Sell-Through While Minimizing Inputs
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Resilient Plants: Production, Shipping and Postharvest Techniques to Maximize Sales and Sell-Through While Minimizing Inputs (including labor)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding the Container Media Microbiome and its Effects on Plant Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pest Control Efficacy of Air-Assisted Variable-Rate Sprayer in Nursery Applications
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)