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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)
Biological Control of Invasive Wood-Boring Insect Pests such as Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned Beetle
(In-House Appropriated)
Classical Biological Control of Insect Pests of Crops, Emphasizing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Spotted Wing Drosophila and Tarnished Plant Bug
(In-House Appropriated)
Host Specificity and Systematics of Insect Biological Control Agents
(In-House Appropriated)
Taxonomic Support for Research of Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
(Cooperative Agreement)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Classical Biological Control – Phase II/year 2
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of Biological Control Approaches to Supplementing the Eradication/Management Strategy Against the Asian Longhorned Beetle
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Expanded Foreign Exploration for New Natural Enemies of the Emerald Ash Borer in Central and South China for Classical Biological Control
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genetics and Genomics of Host Specificity in Aphid Parasitoids
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Integrated Management of the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer to Protect Heritage Ash Trees in Urban Forests
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Monitoring for the Presence and Impact of Trissolcus japonicus – Classical Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Studies on Rearing and Biology of Spotted Lantern Fly
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Compatibility of Insect Traps and Attractants with Natural Enemies of Invasive Pests
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in US Specialty Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Rapid Evolution in Biological Control: Implications for Safety and Effectiveness
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management for United States Fruit Crops - Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Area-wide Management of the Emerald Ash Borer to Protect U.S. Plant-Related Industries and Urban and Natural Forest Ecosystems in Midwest Region
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Area-wide Management of the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer to Protect U.S. Plant-Related Industries and Urban and Natural Forest Ecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biological Control of the Asian Longhorned Beetle With Native North American Parasitoids
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Collection and Rearing of Emerald Ash Borer and Associated Parasitoids from Infested Ash Logs in Maryland
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating the Impact of Asian Parasitoids of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug on Native Predatory Pentatomid Species
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Newly Introduced Parasitoids for Biocontrol of Wood-Boring Insects such as Emerald Ash Borer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of the Establishment, Dispersal and Impact of Newly Introduced Parasitoids for Biocontrol of the Emerald Ash Borer in Virginia
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Expanded Foreign Exploration for New Natural Enemies of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in China for Classical Biological Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Area-Wide Management of Soybean Aphid with Biological Control Introductions and Host Plant Resistance - Iowa
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Area-Wide Management of Soybean Aphid with Biological Control Introductions and Host Plant Resistance - Minnesota
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Area-Wide Management of Soybean Aphid with Biological Control Introductions and Host Plant Resistance - Ohio
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Studies on Biology and Natural Enemies of Spotted Lantern Fly
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Studies on Biology and Natural Enemies of Spotted Lantern Fly
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Taxonomic Studies on Scelionid Parasitoids of Pentatomid Stink Bugs
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)