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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)
Genetic Improvement of Citrus for Enhanced Resistance to Huanglongbing Disease and Other Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
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)
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)
Implementing Trangenic Tools to Produce Commercial Scion Cultivars Resistant to Huanglongbing (HLB) and Canker
(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)
Secure Site for Testing Transgenic and Conventional Citrus for Huanglongbing (HLB) and Psyllid Resistance
(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)
Comparing Rootstocks by Metabolic Profiling
(Non-Assistance 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)
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)
Identification, Assessment, and Delivery of Antimicrobial Compounds for the Management of Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Identification, Assessment, and Delivery of Antimicrobial Compounds for the Management of Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Identification, Assessment, and Delivery of Antimicrobial Compounds for the Management of Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB)
(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)
Effects of Seed Quality Management Practices on Phytosanitary Risk Reduction
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of a Decision Support System for Regional Management of Disease and Insect Pests of Fruiting Vegetables
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Hydro-Solar and Solar Heated Air for Thermotherapy of HLB-Infected Citrus
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
DEVELOPMENT NEW THERAPIES FOR HLB VIA CULTURING CA.LIBERIBACTER ASIATICUS
(Reimbursable 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)
Investigating the Potential of Ethanedinitrile as a Replacement for Soil Fumigation with Methyl Bromide
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Predict Likelihood of ACP/HLB Dispersal Into CA Commercial Citrus Under Different Control Protocols
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Risk-based Survey for Decision Making in the Management of Huanglongbing: Phase II
(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)
Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Florida Commercial Tomato Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Production of Bell Peppers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Production of In-ground Ornamentals
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Small Farms in the Southeastern United States
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Tomato Production in Florida
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Metabolites in Soil Treated with Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Research on Emerging Plant Viruses and Their Insect Vectors
(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)
Economic Analysis of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation in the Southeastern United States
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Potential Gas Emissions During Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Non-fumigant Systems for Specialty Crop Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Extension and Outreach of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation in the Southeast
(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)
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)
An Attract-and-Kill Device for the Asian Citrus Psyllid in California
(Cooperative Agreement)
An Attract-and-Kill Device for the Asian Citrus Psyllid in Florida
(Cooperative Agreement)
An Attract-and-Kill Device for the Asian Citrus Psyllid in Texas
(Cooperative Agreement)
An Attract-and-Kill Device for the Asian Citrus Psyllid
(Interagency Reimbursable 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)
Optimization of the Sex Pheromone for Attraction of a Cossid Moth in Chile
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Transcriptome and Small Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) Profiling Studies in the Asian Citrus Psyllid
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Developing an Infrastructure and Product Test Pipeline to Deliver Novel Therapies for Citrus Greening Disease
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
High-Throughput Inoculation of Citrus Germplasm for HLB Resistance Screening
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
High-Throughput Inoculation of Trangenic Citrus for Huanglongbing (HLB) Resistance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Is there Natural Variation in the Ability of the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Vector Citrus Greening Disease?
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Targeting microbes to control HBL disease of citrus
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Synthetic Liberibacter as a Cross-protective Strain Against HLB
(Non-Assistance 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)
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)
Horticultural, Physiological, and Genetic Factors Affecting Sustainable Citrus Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Deployment of a Spectrum of Bactericides to Cure and Prophylactically Treat Citrus Huanglongbing
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
FL-1 Longitudinal (Time Course) Studies of HLB EDT Earliness in Florida and California
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Early Detection of CLas Infections in Citrus
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Prophylactic Treatments to Prevent Huanglongbing
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Enhancing Utilization of Citrus Processing Co-products
(In-House Appropriated)
Quality, Shelf-life and Health Benefits for Fresh, Fresh-cut and Processed Products for Citrus and Other Tropical/Subtropical-grown Fruits and Vegetables
(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)
An Innovative Chlorine Dioxide Technology to Protect Fresh Produce from Decay and Foodborne Microbial Contamination
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)