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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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Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Advancing the Nutritional Quality of Staple Food Crops for Improved Intestinal Function and Health
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology for Fruit and Vegetable Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Applying Biotechnology Techniques to Improve Tomato in the US and Philippines
(Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Fruit Ripening at the Tissue and Cellular Level
(Cooperative Agreement)
Computational Genomic Assessment of Gene Editing Fidelity
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Approaches of Improving Crop Nutritional Quality Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Approaches of Improving Crop Nutritional Quality Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic and Metabolic Analysis of Tomato as a Model for Improved Performance and Quality of Fruit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing Small-Farm Viability, Sustainable Production and Human Nutrition in the Local Food Systems of the New England States
(Cooperative Agreement)
Nutritional Quality and Micronutrient Bioavailability of Foods
(Cooperative Agreement)
Phenotypic Characterization of a Tomato Epi-RIL Population
(Cooperative Agreement)
Translation of Plant Pathology and Agricultural Nutritional Impact Research Outcomes to Stakeholders
(Cooperative Agreement)
Applying Biotechnology Techniques to Improve Disease Resistance of Tomato
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
BTT EAGER: Epi-TOM: The Development and Characterization of an EpiRIL TOMato Population
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Deciphering the Genetic and Molecular Mechanism Underlying Green Curd Color in Cauliflower
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Uncovering Novel Genes and Mechanisms Underlying Carotenoid Accumulation in Melon Fruit
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Memorandum of Agreement by and Between US Dept of Agriculture and The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Energy Division
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Collaborative Animal Research Between Cornell University and USDA-ARS
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Profiling Cell Specific Transcriptomes and Proteomes to Understand Pollen Development Under Heat Stress in Tomato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Training 1890 Faculty in CRISPR Technology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Crop Resistance to Soil-based Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Function, Structure and Regulation of Membrane Transport Proteins Mediating Plant Mineral Nutrition and Abiotic Stress Responses
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Approaches to Improve Wheat Aluminum Resistance in a Carbon-Use-Efficient Means
(Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Transgenerational Adaptation of Plants to Acidic pH and Toxic Metals in Soil
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of High Throughput Phenotyping Platforms for the Quantification of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Database Tools for Managing and Analyzing Big Data Sets to Enhance Small Grains Breeding
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Crop Resistance to Soil-based Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology for Fruit and Vegetable Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Crop Efficiency Using Genomic Diversity and Computational Modeling
(In-House Appropriated)
Mapping Crop Genome Functions for Biology-Enabled Germplasm Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
Applying Biotechnology Techniques to Improve Tomato in the US and Philippines
(Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Insight Phase 2: Expansion to Support More Diverse Plant and Animal Use Cases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Insight Platform (BIP) Initiative
(Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Fruit Ripening at the Tissue and Cellular Level
(Cooperative Agreement)
Computational and Genomic Resources to Support Plant Genome Function
(Cooperative Agreement)
Computational Genomic Assessment of Gene Editing Fidelity
(Cooperative Agreement)
Function, Structure and Regulation of Membrane Transport Proteins Mediating Plant Mineral Nutrition and Abiotic Stress Responses
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Approaches of Improving Crop Nutritional Quality Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Approaches of Improving Crop Nutritional Quality Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Approaches to Improve Wheat Aluminum Resistance in a Carbon-Use-Efficient Means
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic and Metabolic Analysis of Tomato as a Model for Improved Performance and Quality of Fruit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Phenotypic Characterization of a Tomato Epi-RIL Population
(Cooperative Agreement)
Predictive Modeling of Mature Oat Seed Composition Using Metabolomics and Transcriptomics
(Cooperative Agreement)
Translation of Plant Pathology and Agricultural Nutritional Impact Research Outcomes to Stakeholders
(Cooperative Agreement)
Applying Biotechnology Techniques to Improve Disease Resistance of Tomato
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
BTT EAGER: Epi-TOM: The Development and Characterization of an EpiRIL TOMato Population
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Deciphering the Genetic and Molecular Mechanism Underlying Green Curd Color in Cauliflower
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Uncovering Novel Genes and Mechanisms Underlying Carotenoid Accumulation in Melon Fruit
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Memorandum of Agreement by and Between US Dept of Agriculture and The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Energy Division
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Profiling Cell Specific Transcriptomes and Proteomes to Understand Pollen Development Under Heat Stress in Tomato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Transgenerational Adaptation of Plants to Acidic pH and Toxic Metals in Soil
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Avena Clintland60 Genome Sequence
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genomic and Computational Resources to Support Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Maize and Sorghum Efficiency Using Grass Diversity and Computational Modeling
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Standards Development for Phenotypes and Pathway Resource for Sorghum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Training 1890 Faculty in CRISPR Technology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of High Throughput Phenotyping Platforms for the Quantification of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Characterization of Molecular Networks in Diseases Caused by Emerging and Persistent Bacterial Plant Pathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Emerging and Invasive Nematode and Virus Pathogens Affecting Potato
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic and Functional Analysis of Emerging and Persistent Plant Pathogenic Bacteria to Support Disease Control
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic and Molecular Characterization of Bacterial Strategies Used in Plant Pathogen Interactions
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics Approaches for Understanding and Managing Blackleg and Soft Rot in Potato
(Cooperative Agreement)
Immunity to Potato Cyst Nematodes
(Cooperative Agreement)
Mechanisms of Compatible and Incompatible Interactions Between Potato and Potato Cyst Nematodes
(Cooperative Agreement)
Phytopathogenic Bacteria Biology, Diagnostics, Epidemiology, and Control
(Cooperative Agreement)
Top-Down Proteomics in Support of Proteogenomics of Bacterial Plant Pathogens
(Cooperative Agreement)
Immunity to Potato Cyst Nematodes
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Integrating Next-generation Technologies for Blackleg and Soft Rot Management in Potato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Release of Golden Nematode Resistant Potatoes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Updating Potato Seed Certification Practices to Effectively Manage Emerging Virus Disease
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Updating Potato Seed Certification Practices to Effectively Manage Emerging Virus Disease Issues
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Management and Biology of Arthropod Pests and Arthropod-borne Plant Pathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Genes and Gene Products Involved in Vector-Pathogen Interactions to Control Vector-borne Pathogens
(Cooperative Agreement)
Interfering with Insect Vector Transmission of Plant Pathogens Using RNA-based Technology
(Cooperative Agreement)
Leveraging a Structure-Function Approach to Block Polerovirus Transmission by Aphids
(Cooperative Agreement)
Microbial Interactions in the Soybean Cyst Nematode Suppressive Soil Microbiome
(Cooperative Agreement)
Virus-Protein Interactions Mediating Protein Trafficking
(Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology and Integrated Management of Ambrosia Beetles in Eastern US Orchard and Ornamental Tree Crops
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Leveraging a Structure-Function Approach to Block Polerovirus Transmission by Aphids
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Microbial Interactions in the Soybean Cyst Nematode Suppressive Soil Microbiome
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
New Approaches to Control Development of Novel Management Tools for Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus and its Insect Vectors Using Molecular Virology
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline for Solutions to HLB
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Discovery and Management of Diseases of Floriculture Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics and Demography of Invasive Knapweeds (Centaurea spp.)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring and Molecular Characterization of Pythium species in Floricultural Greenhouses of NY and OK
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Crop Resistance to Soil-based Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Function, Structure and Regulation of Membrane Transport Proteins Mediating Plant Mineral Nutrition and Abiotic Stress Responses
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Approaches to Improve Wheat Aluminum Resistance in a Carbon-Use-Efficient Means
(Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Transgenerational Adaptation of Plants to Acidic pH and Toxic Metals in Soil
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of High Throughput Phenotyping Platforms for the Quantification of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)