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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
Phloem Specific Responses to CLas for the Identification of Novel HLB Resistance Genes
(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)