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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)
Characterizing and Evaluating the Genetic Diversity and Horticultural Value of Genetic Resources for Cacao and Other Tropical tree crops Economically important to the United States
(In-House Appropriated)
Support for the Cacao for Peace
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identification and Conservation of Fine Flavored Cacao Varieties (Theobroma cacao)
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Assess Cacao Germplasm for Abiotic Factors and Improved Agronomic Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Soil Quality parameters in Tropical Soils and Elemental Composition in Tropical Crops Subjected to Abiotic Stresses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cacao Genotypic Response to Abiotic Stresses, and Management Practices on Soil and Cocoa Bean Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Genomics Resources for Tropical Perennial Crops Economically Important to the United States
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of GBS and SNP Tools for Tropical Plant Genotyping
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Cacao Germplasm for Targeted Agronomic Traits in the International Cocao Genebank, Trinidad
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Diversity Studies of Phytophthora species
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genome Sequencing with Dovetail Genomics, LLC
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization and Diversity Analysis of Colombian Cacao Genebank Collections and Cacao Pathogens from Various Regions of Colombia
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization of CATIE International Coffee Collections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization of Coffee Germplasm Collection in the Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA), Cóte d’Ivoire
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Developing Pathogen- and Plant-Based Genetic Tools for Breeding Disease Resistance in Theobroma cacao
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Pathogen and Plant Based Genetic Tools for Breeding Disease Resistance in Theobroma Cacao
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolomic Analysis of Various Theobroma Cacao Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Assembly and Analysis of Genomes and Transcriptomes from Plant Pathogens of Theobroma Cacao
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Utilization of Next Generation Sequences to Address Genetic Diversity and Disease Interactions of Perennial Tropical Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a comprehensive genomic database of pathogens of Theobroma cacao.
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Quarantine, Germplasm Acquisition/Maintenance, Phytopathology Studies and Clone Evaluation of Theobroma Cacao
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Develop Pest Management Technologies and Strategies to Control the Coffee Berry Borer
(In-House Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Characterizing and Evaluating the Genetic Diversity and Horticultural Value of Genetic Resources for Cacao and Other Tropical tree crops Economically important to the United States
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification and Conservation of Fine Flavored Cacao Varieties (Theobroma cacao)
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Assess Cacao Germplasm for Abiotic Factors and Improved Agronomic Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Soil Quality parameters in Tropical Soils and Elemental Composition in Tropical Crops Subjected to Abiotic Stresses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cacao Genotypic Response to Abiotic Stresses, and Management Practices on Soil and Cocoa Bean Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Genomics Resources for Tropical Perennial Crops Economically Important to the United States
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Cacao Germplasm for Targeted Agronomic Traits in the International Cocao Genebank, Trinidad
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genome Sequencing with Dovetail Genomics, LLC
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization and Diversity Analysis of Colombian Cacao Genebank Collections and Cacao Pathogens from Various Regions of Colombia
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization of CATIE International Coffee Collections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization of Coffee Germplasm Collection in the Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA), Cóte d’Ivoire
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)