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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)
Biology, Management and Reducing the Impact of the Spotted Lanternfly in Specialty Crops in the Eastern USA
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Superior Fruit Tree Cultivars for Orchard Resilience, Sustainability, and Consumer Appeal
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Huanglongbing Resistant/Tolerant Citrus through Genomic Approaches
(Cooperative Agreement)
BioPoplar: A Tunable Chassis for Diversified Bioproduct Production
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Technologies for Fruit Production and Plant Propagation that are Compatible with Spaceflight Conditions
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Improving Disease Resistance, Fruit Quality, and Growth Habit of Temperate Fruit Crops through Biotechnology
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Phloem Targeted Multiplexed Gene Editing for Enhanced Control of Huanglongbing in Citrus
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Patriot Guardens: An Integrated Agriculture and Technology Support Program for Appalachia – Supporting Agreement
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Germplasm Evaluation for Fruit Quality and Post-Harvest Traits
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Biology, Management and Reducing the Impact of the Spotted Lanternfly in Specialty Crops in the Eastern USA
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Appalachian Headwaters Pollinator Recovery, Education, and Research Center
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Production and Automation Systems for Temperate Fruit Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhanced Mitigation and Rapid Response to Reduce Spread and Impact of Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in the United States
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biology, Management and Reducing the Impact of the Spotted Lanternfly in Specialty Crops in the Eastern USA
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Using a Robot for UV-C/Dark Treatments of Field-Grown Strawberries for Control of Fungal Diseases and Arthropod Pests
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Appalachian Headwaters Pollinator Recovery, Education, and Research Center
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Suppression of Erwinia Amylovora in Commercial Apple Production using Symbiotic Methylobacteria
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Management of Persistent Native and Invasive Pests of Temperate Fruit Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Effective Plum Curculio Management Regimes for Apple Crops Using Currently Available Tools
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Insights into Regulated Deficit Irrigation on Apple Growth and Color Development
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)