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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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Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Coordinated Precision Application Technologies for Sustainable Pest Management and Crop Protection
(In-House Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide – Food/Ornamentals
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Production and Pest Management Practices for Nursery, Greenhouse, and Protected Culture Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern U.S. Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-UGA
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Auburn
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Clemson
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Cornell
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-NCSU
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Penn State
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-TSU
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-UF
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-UTenn
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Virginia Tech
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Approaches to Mitigate Biofilm-Associated Food Safety Risks in Indoor Leafy Greens Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
CEA HERB: Controlled Environment Agriculture Herb Extension and Research Base
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Integration of Next-Generation Propagation Strategies to Increase the Resilience of the US Strawberry Supply Chain
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Technical Support for New Test Material of ISO sprayer Cleanout Standard
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Advancement of Intelligent Spray Technology into Greenhouse Crop Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Carbon Dioxide Enrichment in Controlled Environments: Characterizing and Overcoming Acclimation Responses in Horticultural Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Water Quality and Quantity in Greenhouse and Nursery Waters in the Piedmont Ecoregion of the USA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Water Quality in Greenhouse and Nursery Waters in Erie Lake Lowland and Drift Plain of the USA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing Plant- and Virus-Derived Proteins in Important Crops that Enhance the Resistance to White Mold
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Chemical and Physical Properties of Novel Potting Substrates from Wood-Based Biochar and Their Impacts on Fungus Gnats
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Coupling Soilless Containerized Production Systems and Irrigation Technology to Address Water, Agrichemical, and Weed Management
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Management Strategies for Ambrosia Beetle and Red-headed Flea Beetle, as Key Pests in Ornamental Nursery Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of new approaches to manage exotic ambrosia beetles in nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Energy Balance Model Development for Indoor Farming Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating the Influence of Beneficial Microbes on Crop Quality in the Nursery and Greenhouse Industry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating the Performance of a Variable Orchard Rate Sprayer with a Stereo Vision System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of growth, fertility, and temperature in southeastern U.S. stratified substrate nursery and greenhouse production systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Examining Producers’, Scientists’, and Regulators’ Perceptions of Water Use Impacts on Agricultural Production and the Environment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring RNAi-Based Management Strategies to Confer Plant Resistance to White Mold Infection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring the Virome and RNAi Strategies for Disease Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Germplasm Resources for the Floriculture Nursery Industry at the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying and Managing Soilborne Pathogens in High Tunnel Vegetable Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of the Container Environment on Fertilizer Availability and Crop Growth in U.S. Pacific Northwest Nursery Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Implementation of Variable-Rate Airflow to Intelligent Sprayers Used in Apple Orchards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improve Spray Droplet Retention Capabilities on Targets with Amendment of Spray Solution Properties
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Nursery Irrigation through Coupled Advances in Substrate Composition and Cyclic Irrigation Scheduling
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integration of Intelligent Spray Technology into IPM Programs in Specialty Crop Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Effects of Algal Toxins on Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Leaf Angle Response to Temperature and Carbon Dioxide
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Feasibility of Utilizing Stereo Vision Systems in Variable Rate Application Systems for Specialty Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Container Substrate Temperature to Predict Controlled Release Fertilizer Release and Crop Root Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing Floriculture Production with LEDs While Co-Optimizing the Environment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain Facilitating Adoption of Cost-Effective Technologies to Create New & Resilient Crops in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain: Facilitating Adoption of Cost-Effective Technologies to Create Resilient Crops in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain: Facilitating Adoption of Cost-Effective Technologies to Create Resilient Crops in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain: Introducing Novel Postharvest Techniques for Improving Unrooted Cutting
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular and Cellular Analysis of the Effects of Silicon on Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Crop Production while Reducing Energy Use through Improved Lighting and Greenhouse Control Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Production Protocols for Ginger and Other High Value Crops in Controlled Environment Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimum Nutrient Management for Leafy Green Production in Hydroponic Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Organic and Metal Contaminant Occurrence and Fate in Operational Water when Producing Containerized Specialty Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Precision Climate Data for Improved Spray and Greenhouse Production Models
(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)
Strategies and Technologies to Optimize Resources in Controlled Environment Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Strategies and Technologies to Optimize Resources in Controlled Environment Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Strategies and Technologies to Optimize Resources in Controlled Environment Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Technology Transfer to Assist Nursery and Horticultural Growers in Research Adoption
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Chemical and Physical Properties of Novel Potting Substrates from Wood-Based Biochar
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Coordinated Precision Application Technologies for Sustainable Pest Management and Crop Protection
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Production and Pest Management Practices for Nursery, Greenhouse, and Protected Culture Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern U.S. Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-UGA
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Auburn
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Clemson
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Cornell
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-NCSU
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Penn State
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-TSU
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-UF
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-UTenn
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops-Virginia Tech
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Approaches to Mitigate Biofilm-Associated Food Safety Risks in Indoor Leafy Greens Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
CEA HERB: Controlled Environment Agriculture Herb Extension and Research Base
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Integration of Next-Generation Propagation Strategies to Increase the Resilience of the US Strawberry Supply Chain
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Technical Support for New Test Material of ISO sprayer Cleanout Standard
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Advancement of Intelligent Spray Technology into Greenhouse Crop Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Carbon Dioxide Enrichment in Controlled Environments: Characterizing and Overcoming Acclimation Responses in Horticultural Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Water Quality and Quantity in Greenhouse and Nursery Waters in the Piedmont Ecoregion of the USA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Water Quality in Greenhouse and Nursery Waters in Erie Lake Lowland and Drift Plain of the USA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing Plant- and Virus-Derived Proteins in Important Crops that Enhance the Resistance to White Mold
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Chemical and Physical Properties of Novel Potting Substrates from Wood-Based Biochar and Their Impacts on Fungus Gnats
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Coupling Soilless Containerized Production Systems and Irrigation Technology to Address Water, Agrichemical, and Weed Management
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Management Strategies for Ambrosia Beetle and Red-headed Flea Beetle, as Key Pests in Ornamental Nursery Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Computer Program to Predict Spray Droplet Displacement Discharged from Intelligent Sprayers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of new approaches to manage exotic ambrosia beetles in nurseries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Energy Balance Model Development for Indoor Farming Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating the Influence of Beneficial Microbes on Crop Quality in the Nursery and Greenhouse Industry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating the Performance of a Variable Orchard Rate Sprayer with a Stereo Vision System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of growth, fertility, and temperature in southeastern U.S. stratified substrate nursery and greenhouse production systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Examining Producers’, Scientists’, and Regulators’ Perceptions of Water Use Impacts on Agricultural Production and the Environment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring RNAi-Based Management Strategies to Confer Plant Resistance to White Mold Infection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring the Virome and RNAi Strategies for Disease Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Germplasm Resources for the Floriculture Nursery Industry at the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying and Managing Soilborne Pathogens in High Tunnel Vegetable Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of the Container Environment on Fertilizer Availability and Crop Growth in U.S. Pacific Northwest Nursery Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Implementation of Variable-Rate Airflow to Intelligent Sprayers Used in Apple Orchards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improve Spray Droplet Retention Capabilities on Targets with Amendment of Spray Solution Properties
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Nursery Irrigation through Coupled Advances in Substrate Composition and Cyclic Irrigation Scheduling
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Sensor Detection Accuracy for Greenhouse Intelligent Sprayer Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integration of Intelligent Spray Technology into IPM Programs in Specialty Crop Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Effects of Algal Toxins on Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Leaf Angle Response to Temperature and Carbon Dioxide
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Feasibility of Utilizing Stereo Vision Systems in Variable Rate Application Systems for Specialty Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Container Substrate Temperature to Predict Controlled Release Fertilizer Release and Crop Root Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing Floriculture Production with LEDs While Co-Optimizing the Environment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain Facilitating Adoption of Cost-Effective Technologies to Create New & Resilient Crops in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain: Facilitating Adoption of Cost-Effective Technologies to Create Resilient Crops in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain: Facilitating Adoption of Cost-Effective Technologies to Create Resilient Crops in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain: Introducing Novel Postharvest Techniques for Improving Unrooted Cutting
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular and Cellular Analysis of the Effects of Silicon on Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Crop Production while Reducing Energy Use through Improved Lighting and Greenhouse Control Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Production Protocols for Ginger and Other High Value Crops in Controlled Environment Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimum Nutrient Management for Leafy Green Production in Hydroponic Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Organic and Metal Contaminant Occurrence and Fate in Operational Water when Producing Containerized Specialty Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Precision Climate Data for Improved Spray and Greenhouse Production Models
(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)
Strategies and Technologies to Optimize Resources in Controlled Environment Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Strategies and Technologies to Optimize Resources in Controlled Environment Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Strategies and Technologies to Optimize Resources in Controlled Environment Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Technology Transfer to Assist Nursery and Horticultural Growers in Research Adoption
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Intelligent Sprayer Technology to Enhance Economic and Environmental Sustainability in Nurseries and Apple Orchards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Chemical and Physical Properties of Novel Potting Substrates from Wood-Based Biochar
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)