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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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Aquaculture (NP #106)
Establishing Seedstocks for the U.S. Marine Finfish Industry
(In-House Appropriated)
Ensuring A Steady Supply of Warm Water Marine Finfish Seed Stock to Support the Development of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry
(Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Genetic Improvement of Citrus for Enhanced Resistance to Huanglongbing Disease and Other Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
In Support of Development of SuperSour and Other Outstanding Rootstocks with Tolerance to HLB
(Cooperative Agreement)
The Effect of the Ionization State of Iron and Citric Acid on the Health of HLB-infected Trees
(Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating Implementation of Huanglongbing (HLB) Tolerant Hybrids as New Commercial Cultivars for Fresh and Processed Citrus
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
HLB/ACP Resistance Evaluation in Poncirus trifoliata Hybrids and Assessment of DNA Markers and Possibly Resistance Genes
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating Citrus Scion Cultivar Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Approach to the Accelerated Development of Rootstocks that Impart Huanglongbing Tolerance to Trees Grafted with Commercial Scions
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Continuation on Refinement and Application of Greenhouse Methods to Evaluate Scion and Rootstock Tolerance to CLas (CRB Grant 19-5200-168A)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Delivery of Verified Huanglongbing (HLB)-Resistant Transgenic Citrus Cultivars
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Design and Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins for Huanglongbing (HLB) Protection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of SuperSour and Other Outstanding Rootstocks with Tolerance to HLB
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Supersour and Other Promising Rootstocks for Florida
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Fort Pierce Field Site for Validating HLB and/or ACP Resistance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Huanglongbing (HLB) Resistance and Tolerance in Citrus Scion Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolomic Profiling to Accelerate Development of Huanglongbing (HLB) Tolerant Rootstocks
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Refinement and Application of Greenhouse Methods to Evaluate Scion and Rootstock Tolerance to CLas
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Effect of the Ionization State of Iron and Citric Acid on the Health of HLB-infected Trees
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Widespread Field Testing of New HLB-tolerant Citrus Scions & Rootstocks: Tree Evaluation in Field Trials Established by Major MAC-funded Projects
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Integrated Strategies for Managing Pests and Nutrients in Vegetable and Ornamental Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Mitigating High Consequence Domestic, Exotic, and Emerging Diseases of Fruits, Vegetables, and Ornamentals
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Citrus Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Preseason Risk Prediction Models to Facilitate Areawide Pest Management of Whitefly-transmitted Viruses of Vegetables
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Preseason Risk Prediction Models to Facilitate Areawide Pest Management of Whitefly-transmitted Viruses of Vegetables
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Preseason Risk Prediction Models to Facilitate Areawide Pest Management of Whitefly-transmitted Viruses of Vegetables
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Preseason Risk Prediction Models to Facilitate Areawide Pest Management of Whitefly-transmitted Viruses of Vegetables
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Preseason Risk Prediction Models to Facilitate Areawide Pest Management of Whitefly-transmitted Viruses of Vegetables
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identification, Assessment, and Delivery of Antimicrobial Compounds for the Management of Citrus HLB
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Bioherbicide Development for Control of Ailanthus Altissima (Tree-of-Heaven)
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Field Evaluation of the Selected Variants of Ruby Red Grapefruit Volunteer Seedlings for Greater Huanglongbing (HLB) Resistance/Tolerance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Growing New Roots: Grafting to Enhance Resiliency in U.S. Vegetable Industries
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Cucurbit Foliar Disease Management Through Improved Scheduling and Application of Efficacious Fungicides
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Potential of Ethanedinitrile as a Replacement for Soil Fumigation with Methyl Bromide
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Selection, Molecular and Genetic Analysis of HLB Tolerant/resistant Variant Citrus Plants
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Strategic Management of Multiple Diseases in Strawberry Nurseries and Production Fields in the Eastern U.S. Production Fields in the Eastern U.S.
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Thermotherapy For Non-Chemical Management Of Cryptic Infections Of Strawberry Transplants And Emerging Fungicide Resistant Populations
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Pest Management of Whitefly- and Thrips-Transmitted Viruses in Fruiting Vegetables in Four Production Regions of Florida
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Pest Management of Whitefly- and Thrips-Transmitted Viruses in Fruiting Vegetables in Four Production Regions of Florida with F1K9
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Pest Management of Whitefly- and Thrips-transmitted Viruses in Fruiting Vegetables in Four Production Regions of Florida with GCC
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Pest Management of Whitefly- and Thrips-Transmitted Viruses in Fruiting Vegetables in Four Production Regions of Florida with Univ. of FL
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Metabolites in Soil Treated with Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Canine Detection of Exotic and Emerging Plant Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Research to Control Thrips and Tospoviruses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Research to Control Tospoviruses and Thrips
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determinative Identification of Bacteria Associated with Sustainable Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Carbon Input Requirements for Small Farm Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation Under Temperate Production Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification, Characterization, and Control of Seed-Transmitted New Diseases of Citrus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving the Efficiency of Container Substrates: Developing Water and Nutrient Profiles
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Organic Amendments for Weed and Disease Management Using Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nutrient Management in Container Production Utilizing Secondary Water Sources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Organic Amendment Effects on Strawberry Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tomato Resistance-breaking Tospoviruses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Degraded Water Resources for Irrigation in the Production of Horticultural Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Exotic Whitefly Pests of Vegetables and Ornamental Plants
(In-House Appropriated)
IPM Methods for Insect Pests of Orchard Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline for Solutions to HLB
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing a Conservation Biological Control Strategy for Asian citrus psyllid
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Innovative Phytochemical Discovery of New Microbicides and Insecticides
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement between USDA-Agricultural Research Service and the University of Florida, IFAS and FAES
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Huanglongbing (HLB) Resistance through Inarching Novel, Disease Tolerant Hybrids and through Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
High-Throughput Inoculation of Citrus Germplasm for HLB Resistance Screening
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Is there Natural Variation in the Ability of the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Vector Citrus Greening Disease?
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Phloem Specific Responses to CLas for the Identification of Novel HLB Resistance Genes
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of CDNA Microarrays for Gene Expression Research in Floricultural Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Novel Insect Control Strategies Based on RNAi and Insect Deterrent Proteins for Insect Pests of Citrus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Engineering Floral Fragrance to New Heights Using a Two-Pronged Approach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evolving and Integration of Management Plans for Major Taxonomic Groups and Potential New Invasive Pests of Ornamental and Floriculture Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Sustainable Citrus Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Deployment of a Spectrum of Bactericides to Cure and Prophylactically Treat Citrus Huanglongbing
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Therapies Using a Novel Class of Citrus-derived Dual-functional Antimicrobial Peptides to Cure HLB-positive Trees and Protect Healthy Trees
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Huanglongbing (HLB) Resistance Through Inarching Novel, Disease Tolerant Hybrids and Through Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Huanglongbing Resistant/tolerant Citrus Through Genomic Approaches
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Prophylactic Treatments to Prevent Huanglongbing
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Advancing Value-Adding Technologies for Juice Processing Co-Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Determination of Flavor and Healthful Benefits of Florida-Grown Fruits and Vegetables and Development of Postharvest Treatments to Optimize Shelf Life an Quality for Their Fresh and Processed Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Accelerating Implementation of HLB Tolerant Hybrids as new commercial cultivars for fresh and processed citrus
(Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating Implementation of HLB Tolerant Hybrids as New Commerical Cultivars for Fresh and Processed Citrus
(Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating Implementation of Huanglongbing (HLB) Tolerant Hybrids - University of California
(Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating Implementation of Huanglongbing (HLB) Tolerant Hybrids as New Commercial Cultivars for Fresh and Processed Citrus
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Optimization of Orange Juice Extraction and Processing to Improve Flavor and Nutritional Quality for Huanglongbing (HLB) Affected Oranges
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Pre- and Postharvest Methods to Control Diplodia Stem-end Rot to Reduce Mandatory Segregation of Florida Grapefruit Exports to Japan
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)