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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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Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Advancement of Sensing Technologies for Food Safety and Security Applications
(In-House Appropriated)
Detection and Characterization of Zoonotic and Emerging Parasites Affecting Food Safety and Public Health
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluation of Genetic and Management Factors to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance in Dairy Cattle
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Pre-harvest Produce Safety through Reduction of Pathogen Levels in Agricultural Environments and Development and Validation of Farm-Scale Microbial Quality Model for Irrigation Water Sources
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Mitigate the Food Safety Risks Associated with the Fresh Produce Supply Chain
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessing Romaine Lettuce Forward Processing for Potential Impacts on EHEC Growth, Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Infectivity
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of an Infrared-Functionalized Microbalance Sensor for Cyclospora Cayetanensis Detection and Differentiation
(Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety Innovations and Preventive Controls during Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce Washing, Packing, and Retail Display
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Hyperspectral Imaging for Health and Food Safety in Cislunar Salad Crop Production
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum-Beltsville
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Spectral Sensing Technologies for Safety and Quality Assessment of Food, Food Contact Surfaces, and Controlled-Environment Food Production Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assessing Romaine Lettuce “Forward Processing” for Potential Impacts on EHEC Growth, Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Infectivity
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of an Infrared-Functionalized Microbalance Sensor for Cyclospora Cayetanensis Detection and Differentiation
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Scientific Challenges and Cost-Effective Management of Risks Associated with Implementation of Produce Safety Regulations
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Antimicrobial Resistance in the Gut Microflora of Young Calves
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Automated Portable Sensing Technologies for Screening Food Contaminants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control Environment Crop Health and Safety Monitoring System Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Detection and Disinfection of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) on Food Contact Surfaces
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Detection of Contaminants and Sanitation Inspection in Poultry Processing Environments
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Detection of Contamination on Meat Products and Equipment Surfaces in Meat Processing Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Scanning-based Detection of Food Contamination and Mitigation for Biofilm Removal on Equipment Surfaces
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Embedded AI Techniques for Compact Optical Sensing Systems for Food Safety
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Factors Affect the Transfer of Bacterial Pathogens to Leafy Greens from Soils
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integration of Multimodal UAV Sensors for Preharvest Food Safety Monitoring Applications
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Machine Learning-Enabled Novel Pathogen Detection Platform for Nondestructive Supply Chain Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Microbial and Physico-Chemical Technologies to Control Bacterial Pathogens during Hydroponic, Aquaponic, and Soil Production of Fresh Produce
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Fate and Transport of Indicator and Pathogenic Organisms to Assess Microbial Water Quality of Irrigation Water Sources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring and Managing Microbial Water Quality for Food Safety
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring and Modeling Microbial Quality of Irrigation Water
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Spectral Sensing and Instrumentation for Automated Food Integrity Assessment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understand the Chemistry in Food System to Improve Toxin Detection and Food Safety
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Modeling to Develop Monitoring Strategy and Scheduling for Microbial Quality of Irrigation Water Sources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Nondestructive Sensing Technologies for In-Field Biological and Chemical Contaminant Screening of Agricultural Products
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)