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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 Blueberry and Cranberry Through Breeding and Development/Utilization of Genomic Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Potato and Other Solanaceous Crop Improvement and Disease Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Strawberry Crop Improvement through Genomics, Genetics, and Breeding
(In-House Appropriated)
Targeting Cranberry Fruit Chemistry to Develop Cultivars with Novel Phytochemical Profiles for Healthier, Reduced ‘Added-Sugar’ Products
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Vaccinium Cap: Leveraging Genetic & Genomic Resources, Enable Development of Blueberry & Cranberry Cultivars with Improved Fruit Quality Attributes
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Heat Tolerance in the Field to Direct Variety Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Diploid Potato Germplasm for Nitrogen Use Efficiency to Reduce Fertilizer Use and Ground Water Contamination
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Genomic Resources for Cranberry Breeding and Genetic Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Validation of a Quantitative PCR Diagnostic Assay for Common Scab of Potato
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Validation of a Quantitative PCR Diagnostic Assay for Common Scab of Potato
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genotyping and Phenotyping of Cranberry for Genome Wide Association Mapping
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genotyping of Vaccinium Association Panel
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Genes for Late Blight, Early Blight and Common Scab Resistance and Processing Traits in a Tetraploid Potato Mapping Population
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Cranberry Production for Enhanced Phenotyping of Diverse Germplasm Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Leveraging the National Potato Soil Health Project Platform
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Survey of Beneficial Endophytic Fungi in the Potato Endobiome
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry Through Breeding and Development/Utilization of Genomic Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Potato and Other Solanaceous Crop Improvement and Disease Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Strawberry Crop Improvement through Genomics, Genetics, and Breeding
(In-House Appropriated)
Targeting Cranberry Fruit Chemistry to Develop Cultivars with Novel Phytochemical Profiles for Healthier, Reduced ‘Added-Sugar’ Products
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Vaccinium Cap: Leveraging Genetic & Genomic Resources, Enable Development of Blueberry & Cranberry Cultivars with Improved Fruit Quality Attributes
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Heat Tolerance in the Field to Direct Variety Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control of Potato Root-Knot Nematodes Using Antagonistic Streptomycetes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control of Pythium Leak (Pythium Ultimum) and Silver Scurf (Helminthosporium Solani) Infection of Potato Using Antagonistic Streptomycetes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Rnai Techniques for Managing Phytophthora Infestans and P. Erythroseptica
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Rnai Techniques for Managing Phytophthora Infestans and P. Erythroseptica
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Diploid Potato Germplasm for Nitrogen Use Efficiency to Reduce Fertilizer Use and Ground Water Contamination
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Genomic Resources for Cranberry Breeding and Genetic Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Validation of a Quantitative PCR Diagnostic Assay for Common Scab of Potato
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Validation of a Quantitative PCR Diagnostic Assay for Common Scab of Potato
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genotyping and Phenotyping of Cranberry for Genome Wide Association Mapping
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genotyping of Vaccinium Association Panel
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Genes for Late Blight, Early Blight and Common Scab Resistance and Processing Traits in a Tetraploid Potato Mapping Population
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Cranberry Production for Enhanced Phenotyping of Diverse Germplasm Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Leveraging the National Potato Soil Health Project Platform
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Survey of Beneficial Endophytic Fungi in the Potato Endobiome
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Strawberry Crop Improvement through Genomics, Genetics, and Breeding
(In-House Appropriated)