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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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Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Development of Improved Technologies and Management Practices to Enhance Soil Biodiversity and Agricultural Resilience to Climate Variability
(In-House Appropriated)
Cover Crop Green Bridge: The Ecosystem Service of Using Cover Crop and Cash Crop Rotations to Beneficially Shift the Agroecosystem Phytobiomes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Microbiome of Fungal Farming Termite (Macrotermes) Habitat and Implications for Landscape Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Improved Technologies and Management Practices to Enhance Soil Biodiversity and Agricultural Resilience to Climate Variability
(In-House Appropriated)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Leveraging Long-Term Agroecological Research to Improve Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance of Organic Grain Production
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Breeding and Agronomy of Quinoa for Organic Farming Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cover Crop Germplasm and Breeding in Support of New Cultivar Development
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Decision Support Tools for Cover Crops: Crediting Water and Nitrogen Conservation
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cover Crop Green Bridge: The Ecosystem Service of Using Cover Crop and Cash Crop Rotations to Beneficially Shift the Agroecosystem Phytobiomes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Water Availability and Crop Stress using Soil Water and Plant Canopy Sensors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Leveraging Long-Term Agroecological Research to Improve Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance of Organic Grain Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Project Sustain II: Enhancing Urban Agriculture through Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Project Sustain: Enhancing Urban Agriculture through Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Microbiome of Fungal Farming Termite (Macrotermes) Habitat and Implications for Landscape Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Cover Crop Species and Establishment Method on Biomass Accumulation, Nitrogen Scavenging, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water: The Story that will Finally push Cover Adoption in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Improved Technologies and Management Practices to Enhance Soil Biodiversity and Agricultural Resilience to Climate Variability
(In-House Appropriated)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Leveraging Long-Term Agroecological Research to Improve Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance of Organic Grain Production
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Breeding and Agronomy of Quinoa for Organic Farming Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cover Crop Germplasm and Breeding in Support of New Cultivar Development
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Decision Support Tools for Cover Crops: Crediting Water and Nitrogen Conservation
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cover Crop Green Bridge: The Ecosystem Service of Using Cover Crop and Cash Crop Rotations to Beneficially Shift the Agroecosystem Phytobiomes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Water Availability and Crop Stress using Soil Water and Plant Canopy Sensors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Leveraging Long-Term Agroecological Research to Improve Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance of Organic Grain Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Project Sustain II: Enhancing Urban Agriculture through Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Project Sustain: Enhancing Urban Agriculture through Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Microbiome of Fungal Farming Termite (Macrotermes) Habitat and Implications for Landscape Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Cover Crop Species and Establishment Method on Biomass Accumulation, Nitrogen Scavenging, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water: The Story that will Finally push Cover Adoption in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Molecular Understanding of the Nexus between Plant Bioregulators, Stress Tolerance, and Nutrient Content in Plants
(In-House Appropriated)
Research Exchange and Presentations with Tohoku and Other Universities
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Discerning Metabolome and Transcriptome of Elite Germplasm Grown in the Field under Different Cultivation Practices
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NMR Spectroscopy-Based Quantification of Metabolomics in Seeds (corn grain) and Fruits (tomato)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Tissue Analysis for Quantification of Phytohormones in Fruits (tomato)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Biologically Based Technologies for Control of Soil-Borne Pathogens of Vegetables and Ornamentals
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessment of Genetic Variations of Rhizoctonia Solani Subgroup AG2 Isolates with Genome Fingerprinting Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Legume Root Nodule Associated Bacteria as Biocontrol Agents Against Soil Borne Plant Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genome Analyses of the Two Plant Pathogenic Isolates (K-1 and K-4) of Ceratobasidium sp. Belonging to Anastomosis Groups AG-K and AG-I, Respectively
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic, Transcriptomic, and Proteomic Analyses of Fungal Plant Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Pathogen Detection and Management of Bulb Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mutational Analysis of Inhibitory Extract from Serratia Marcescens N4-5
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Coordination Activities for Research to Register Minor Use of Pesticides
(In-House Appropriated)
Cover Crop-Based Weed Management: Defining Plant-Plant and Plant-Soil Mechanisms and Developing New Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Cover Crop Decision Support Tools and Meta-analysis for NRCS and the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest Cover Crop Councils
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Cover Crop Decision Support Tools and Meta-analysis for NRCS and the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest Cover Crop Councils
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Leveraging Long-Term Agroecological Research to Improve Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance of Organic Grain Production
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Managing Cover Crop-herbicide Interactions to Improve Herbicide Efficacy
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Crop Grouping Classification Petition Review
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding and Agronomy of Quinoa for Organic Farming Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cover Crop Germplasm and Breeding in Support of New Cultivar Development
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Decision Support Tools for Cover Crops: Crediting Water and Nitrogen Conservation
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Arizona)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Arkansas)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Delaware)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Illinois)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-Resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (LSU AgCenter)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Mississippi)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Missouri)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Nebraska)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Pennsylvania)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Tennessee)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production--OR
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-Resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production--VA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production-MD
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production-MN
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production-NC
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production-TX
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Cover Crop Growth Stage and Quality on Allelochemical Bioavailability in Soil Rhizosphere
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Water Availability and Crop Stress using Soil Water and Plant Canopy Sensors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Leveraging Long-Term Agroecological Research to Improve Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance of Organic Grain Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Project Sustain II: Enhancing Urban Agriculture through Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Project Sustain: Enhancing Urban Agriculture through Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Cover Crop Species and Establishment Method on Biomass Accumulation, Nitrogen Scavenging, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water: The Story that will Finally push Cover Adoption in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)