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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)
Bioavailability of Iron, Zinc and Select Phytochemicals for Improved Health (Bridging Project)
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology for Fruit and Vegetable Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Controlled Plant Growth Facilities to Facilitate USDA-ARS/Cornell Cooperative Research
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chromoplast Biogenesis for Carotenoid Accumulation
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Basis and Approaches for Crop Nutritional Quality Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Elements that Control Color Formation in Melon Fruit
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic and Metabolic Analysis of Tomato as a Model for Improved Performance and Quality of Fruit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Micronutrient Bioavailability of Foods
(Cooperative Agreement)
Micronutrient Bioavailability of Foods
(Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Basis of Chromoplast Biogenesis
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chromoplast Biogenesis for Carotenoid Accumulation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Optimizing the Convenience, Nutrition, and Taste of Yellow Dry Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to Promote Pulse Consumption in the U.S.
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collaborative Animal Research between Cornell University and ARS
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of the Or Regulatory Network for Carotenoid Biofortification in Food Crops – Phase II
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Engineering a Small Intestinal Microbiome to Evaluate Food Additive Exposure
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Tissue-Specific Analysis of Fruit Transcriptome Activity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Crop Resistance to Soil-based Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioinformatic Analysis of Transgene Effects on Crop Plants
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Genetic, Molecular and Physiological Basis of Aluminum Tolerance in Rice: Implications for Cereal Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Role of Root System Architecture and Function in Improving Crop Nutrient and Water Efficiency
(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)
High Throughput Phenotyping and Analysis 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)
Bioinformatic Analysis of Transgene Effects on Crop Plants
(Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Insight Platform (BIP) Initiative
(Cooperative Agreement)
Controlled Plant Growth Facilities to Facilitate USDA-ARS/Cornell Cooperative Research
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Genetic, Molecular and Physiological Basis of Aluminum Tolerance in Rice: Implications for Cereal Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chromoplast Biogenesis for Carotenoid Accumulation
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Basis and Approaches for Crop Nutritional Quality Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Elements that Control Color Formation in Melon Fruit
(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)
Molecular Basis of Chromoplast Biogenesis
(Cooperative Agreement)
RNAseq to Accelerate Oat Breeding for Nutritional Quality
(Cooperative Agreement)
Role of Root System Architecture and Function in Improving Crop Nutrient and Water Efficiency
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chromoplast Biogenesis for Carotenoid Accumulation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Characterization of the Or Regulatory Network for Carotenoid Biofortification in Food Crops – Phase II
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Transgenerational Adaptation of Plants to Acidic pH and Toxic Metals in Soil
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Validation, Characterization and Deployment of QTL for Grain Yield Components in Wheat
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genomic and Computational Resources to Support Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomes to Networks: Understanding Function Utilizing Genomic Sequencing, Comparative and Network Based Approaches
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of a Great Plains Production System on Sustainable Production of Grant Sorghum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Profiling of Diverse Maize and Tripsacum to Identify Functional Variants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sampling of Wild Andropogoneae Diversity to Support the Study of Maize and Sorghum Adaptation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Standards Development for Phenotypes and Pathway Resource for Sorghum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tissue-Specific Analysis of Fruit Transcriptome Activity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of High Throughput Phenotyping Platforms for the Quantification of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping and Analysis of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Providing Access to Oat Genomics Data and Improving Oat Breeding Data Management
(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)
Development of Tools, Models and Datasets for Genome-enabled Studies of Bacterial Phytopathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Emerging and Invasive Nematode and Virus Pathogens Affecting Potato
(In-House Appropriated)
Equipment for Golden Nematode (GN) Lab-Dimock Building at Cornell University
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic and Functional Analysis of Emerging and Persistent Plant Pathogenic Bacteria to Support Disease Control
(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)
Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Polerovirus Movement in Plants and Aphids
(Cooperative Agreement)
Safeguarding the U.S. Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability
(Cooperative Agreement)
Safeguarding the U.S. Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability
(Cooperative Agreement)
Safeguarding the U.S. Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability
(Cooperative Agreement)
Safeguarding the U.S. Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability
(Cooperative Agreement)
Safeguarding the US Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability
(Cooperative Agreement)
Unraveling the Phytopathogen's Response to its Environment
(Cooperative Agreement)
Harnessing Natural Variation in Transmission of Liberibacter by the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Develop Novel HLB Control Strategies
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Immunity to Potato Cyst Nematodes
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Safeguarding the U.S. Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability.
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Integrating Next-generation Technologies for Blackleg and Soft Rot Management in Potato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Risk Assessment and Eradication of Globodera spp. in U.S. Production of Potato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Roles of Auxin During Pseudomonas Syringae Pathogenesis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Release of Golden Nematode Resistant Potatoes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Pre-Plant DNA Tests for the Prediction of Risk of Damage from Root-Knot Nematode in Potato
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Novel Potato Germplasm with Resistance Against Cyst Nematode and Dickeya Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Novel Potato Germplasm with Resistance Against Cyst Nematode and Dickeya Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Diagnostics to Detect an Emerging Virus, Potato Mop Top Virus, in Tubers and in its Soil Borne Vector, Spongospora subterranea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Virus-protein Interactions Mediating Protein Trafficking
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Evaluation of Biological Control for Invasive Weeds of the Northeastern United States
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Biology of Arthropod Pests and Arthropod-borne Plant Pathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Microbial and Arthropod Biological Control Agents for Management of Insect Pests of Greenhouse Crops and Trees
(In-House Appropriated)
Demography of Weeds in the Northeast
(Cooperative Agreement)
Harnessing Natural Variation in Transmission of Liberibacter by the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Develop Novel HLB Control
(Cooperative Agreement)
Harnessing Natural Variation in Transmission of Liberibacter by the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Develop Novel HLB Control Strategries
(Cooperative Agreement)
Harnessing Natural Variation in Transmission of Liberibacter by the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Develop Novel HLB Control Strategries
(Cooperative Agreement)
Host-Specificity Tests with Euphranta connexa and Chrysochus asclepiadeus, Potential Biocontrol Agents for Vincetoxicum nigrum and V. rossicum
(Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Genes and Gene Products Involved in Vector-Pathogen Interactions to Control Vector-borne Pathogens
(Cooperative Agreement)
Not All Psyllids Are Created Equal: Why Do Some Transmit Liberibacter and Others Do Not?
(Cooperative Agreement)
Using Mass Spectrometry Technologies to Develop Novel Management Strategies for Huanglongbing
(Cooperative Agreement)
A Screen of Nodule-Specific Cysteine-Rich Peptides for Control of the HLB Bacterium in Citrus
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Not All Psyllids Are Created Equal: Why Do Some Transmit Liberibacter and Others Do Not?
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Using Mass Spectrometry Technologies to Develop Novel Management Strategies for Huanglongbing
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Discovery and Management of Diseases of Floriculture Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Employing New Tools to Detect and Limit Phytophthora Root Rot, Downy Mildew, and Other Key Pathogens of Floral Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics and Demography of Invasion Knapweeds (Centaurea spp.)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Isolation, Identification, and Management of Phytophthora species in Nurseries and Greenhouses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring and Molecular Characterization of Pythium species in Floricultural Greenhouses of NY and OK
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
New Technologies that Manage Profit-Limiting Diseases with a Focus on Botrytis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tracking and Managing Diseases of Floriculture Crops Caused by Oomycetes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding the Role of Population Genetic Structure and Population Dynamics in the Invasion of Knapweeds (Centaurea spp.)
(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)
Bioinformatic Analysis of Transgene Effects on Crop Plants
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Genetic, Molecular and Physiological Basis of Aluminum Tolerance in Rice: Implications for Cereal Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Role of Root System Architecture and Function in Improving Crop Nutrient and Water Efficiency
(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)
High Throughput Phenotyping and Analysis of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)