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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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Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Improved Biologically-Based Methods for Insect Pest Management of Crop Insect Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Biologically-Based Tactics to Manage Invasive Insect Pests and Weeds
(In-House Appropriated)
An Attract-and-Kill Device for the Asian Citrus Psyllid
(Cooperative Agreement)
An Attract-And-Kill Device for the Asian Citrus Psyllid
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assessment and Mitigation of Genetic Breakdown of Transgenic Conditional Lethality Systems in Insect Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biological Control of the Harrisia Cactus Mealybug, Hypogeococcus sp. (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), of Puerto Rico
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Biological Control and Mating Disruption Tactics for Control of Cactoblastis cactorum
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enhanced Mitigation Techniques for Control of Cactoblastis Cactorum
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genomic Engineering of Fruit Fly Pest Species to Improve Their Control by Biologically-based Methods
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Rapid Post-Hurricane Assessment of the Invasive Harrisia Cactus Mealybug on their Native Cactus Host Plants in Puerto Rico
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Florida Strawberries: Species Composition, Impact, and Biopesticides for Management
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Conditional Lethal Tephritid Strains for Improved SIT and Genetic Stability
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Hermetic Storage on Red Flour Beetle Acoustic Activity Patterns and Mortality
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Florida Olive Insect Pest Survey
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Characterization of Spodoptera frugiperda Populations (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Ecuador
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of Migratory Moth Agricultural Pests with Genetic Markers
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of Migratory Moth Agricultural Pests with Genetic Markers
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone Trapping Network for Fall Armyworm in Africa
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone Trapping Network for Fall Armyworm in Africa
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone Trapping Network for Fall Armyworm in Africa
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone Trapping Network for Fall Armyworm in Africa
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Testing of Different Pheromone Lures for Fall Armyworm in Africa
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
The Molecular Regulation of Sex Determination and Female-Specific Lethality or Embryonic Conditional Lethality in Bactrocera Species
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Adapting and Expanding High Tunnel Organic Vegetable Production for the Southeast
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Extended pest migration in Bt versus non-transgenic crops:impacts on risk assessment and Bt resistance dissemination.
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis and Manipulation of Transgene Expression in Fruit Fly Species for Improved Population Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Biologically-Based Tactics to Manage Invasive Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Genetically Modified Fruit Fly Strains for Use in the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)