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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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Soil and Air (NP #212)
Integrated Orchard Management and Automation for Deciduous Tree Fruit Crops (BRIDGE PROJECT)
(In-House Appropriated)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Surveillance Project: Trap Improvement and Lure Attractiveness
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Refining an Attracticidal Sphere Management System for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in Small Fruit Production
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Invasive Insect Movement within and Across Landscapes Using Laser Detection Technology and Unmanned Aerial Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Robotics for Agriculture
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Visual Servoing in Agricultural Environments
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Surveillance Project: Trap Improvement and Lure Attractiveness
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing a Multi Life-Stage Management Strategy for Apple Maggot through the Integration of Attract-and-Kill and Biological Control
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of Systems-Based Organic Management Strategies for Spotted Wing Drosophila
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
IPM-CPR: A Systems Level Approach to Manage Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Conserve Beneficial Insects in Tree Fruit
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in U.S. Specialty Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing an Invasive Drosophilid Species in Agriculture Using Innovative Behavioral Manipulation Strategies
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Refining an Attracticidal Sphere Management System for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in Small Fruit Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Behavioral Effects of BMSB, Halyomorpha halys, Aggregation Pheromone and a Pheromone Synergist on Overwintering Site Selection by Adult H. halys
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Plant Sensing: Applications for Tracking in Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Strategies to Reduce Insecticide Inputs against Invasive and Native Pests in Temperate Fruit Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Tactics for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management in Commercial Orchards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Managing the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in Specialty Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Three-Dimensional Modeling System for Fruit Trees
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Genetic Improvement of Fruit Crops Using Advanced Genomics and Breeding Technologies
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Stress and Disease Resistance in Apple Germplasm
(In-House Appropriated)
European Approval of Plum Pox Virus Resistant (PPV-R) Trees, 2018
(Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Root Growth in Dicotyledonous Plants by Altering DEEPER ROOTING Gene Activities
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Improving Disease Resistance, Fruit Quality, and Growth Habit of Temperate Fruit Crops through Genetic Engineering
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Disease Resistance, Fruit Quality, and Growth Habit of Temperate Fruit Crops through Genetic Engineering
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Patriot Gardens: An Integrated Agriculture and Technology Support Program for Appalachia
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Abiotic Stress and Adaptive Phenology in Fruit and Forest Trees
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developmental Mechanisms Underlying Fleshy Fruit Diversity in Rosaceae
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Elucidating the Gene Networks Controlling Branch Angle and the Directional Growth of Lateral Meristems in Trees
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
RosBREED: Combining Disease Resistance with Horticultural Quality in New Rosaceous Cultivars
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
RosBREED: Combining Disease Resistance with Horticultural Quality in New Rosaceous Cultivars
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Translateome Alterations Affecting Virus Spread and Disease Development in Stone Fruit Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Apple Germplasm Donor Stock for Novel Strain-Specific and Broad Spectrum Alleles and Genes for Fire Blight Resistance Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Patriot Guardens: An Integrated Agriculture and Technology Support Program for Appalachia – Supporting Agreement
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fire Blight Resistance and Fruit Quality in New Washington Cultivars
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Improving Stress and Disease Resistance in Apple Germplasm
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Strategies for Managing Postharvest Diseases of Fruit Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Microbial Networks on Harvested Apples and the Design of Antagonistic Consortia to Control Postharvest Pathogens
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
RosBREED: Combining Disease Resistance with Horticultural Quality in New Rosaceous Cultivars
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Apple Germplasm Donor Stock for Novel Strain-Specific and Broad Spectrum Alleles and Genes for Fire Blight Resistance Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fire Blight Resistance and Fruit Quality in New Washington Cultivars
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Integrated Orchard Management and Automation for Deciduous Tree Fruit Crops (BRIDGE PROJECT)
(In-House Appropriated)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Surveillance Project: Trap Improvement and Lure Attractiveness
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Refining an Attracticidal Sphere Management System for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in Small Fruit Production
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Invasive Insect Movement within and Across Landscapes Using Laser Detection Technology and Unmanned Aerial Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Robotics for Agriculture
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Visual Servoing in Agricultural Environments
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Surveillance Project: Trap Improvement and Lure Attractiveness
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing a Multi Life-Stage Management Strategy for Apple Maggot through the Integration of Attract-and-Kill and Biological Control
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of Systems-Based Organic Management Strategies for Spotted Wing Drosophila
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
IPM-CPR: A Systems Level Approach to Manage Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Conserve Beneficial Insects in Tree Fruit
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in U.S. Specialty Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing an Invasive Drosophilid Species in Agriculture Using Innovative Behavioral Manipulation Strategies
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Refining an Attracticidal Sphere Management System for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in Small Fruit Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Behavioral Effects of BMSB, Halyomorpha halys, Aggregation Pheromone and a Pheromone Synergist on Overwintering Site Selection by Adult H. halys
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Plant Sensing: Applications for Tracking in Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Strategies to Reduce Insecticide Inputs against Invasive and Native Pests in Temperate Fruit Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Tactics for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management in Commercial Orchards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Managing the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in Specialty Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Three-Dimensional Modeling System for Fruit Trees
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Integrated Orchard Management and Automation for Deciduous Tree Fruit Crops (BRIDGE PROJECT)
(In-House Appropriated)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Surveillance Project: Trap Improvement and Lure Attractiveness
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Cooperative Agreement)
Refining an Attracticidal Sphere Management System for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in Small Fruit Production
(Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Invasive Insect Movement within and Across Landscapes Using Laser Detection Technology and Unmanned Aerial Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Robotics for Agriculture
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Visual Servoing in Agricultural Environments
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Surveillance Project: Trap Improvement and Lure Attractiveness
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Co-creating Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing a Multi Life-Stage Management Strategy for Apple Maggot through the Integration of Attract-and-Kill and Biological Control
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of Systems-Based Organic Management Strategies for Spotted Wing Drosophila
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
IPM-CPR: A Systems Level Approach to Manage Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Conserve Beneficial Insects in Tree Fruit
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in U.S. Specialty Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing an Invasive Drosophilid Species in Agriculture Using Innovative Behavioral Manipulation Strategies
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Refining an Attracticidal Sphere Management System for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in Small Fruit Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
An Areawide Biointensive Management Plan for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Behavioral Effects of BMSB, Halyomorpha halys, Aggregation Pheromone and a Pheromone Synergist on Overwintering Site Selection by Adult H. halys
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Plant Sensing: Applications for Tracking in Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Strategies to Reduce Insecticide Inputs against Invasive and Native Pests in Temperate Fruit Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Tactics for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management in Commercial Orchards
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Managing the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in Specialty Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Three-Dimensional Modeling System for Fruit Trees
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)