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Research Projects Subjects of Investigation at this Location

Each ARS research project has related subjects of investigation.  Listed below are the subjects of investigation currently conducted at this location.

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Subjects of Investigation

Air
Alfalfa
Almond
Apple
Apricot
Atmosphere, general/other
Banana
Barley
Beans (dry)
Beans (fresh, fresh-processed)
Bedding/garden plants
Beef cattle, general/other
Beef cattle, live animal
Berries and cane fruits, other
Blueberry
Carrot
Cherry
Citrus, general/other
Climate
Cocoa
Coffee
Cole crops (includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Cool season perennial grasses (includes bluegrass, bromegrass, fescue)
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
Cotton, other
Cottonseed (for meal, oil, etc.)
Cranberry
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Cucurbits, other (includes pumpkin, squash, gourd)
Cut flowers, foliage, and greens
Dairy cattle, live animal
Date
Deciduous and small fruits, general/other
Deciduous tree fruits, other
Desert and semidesert shrub land and shinnery
Drainage and irrigation facilities and systems
Durum wheat
Edible tree nuts, general/other
Eggplant
Eggs
Fertilizers
Fiber crops, general/other
Filbert
Flax
Florist crops, other
Food (not readily associated with specific plant and animal products)
General Commodity
Goats, meat and mohair
Grain crops, general/other (includes buckwheat, millet, triticale)
Grain sorghum
Grapefruit
Grapes, other
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Guayule
Hard red spring wheat
Hard red winter wheat
Hemp
Herbaceous perennials and decorative greens
Honey bees
Hops
Horses, ponies, and mules
Individuals (as workers, consumers, members of society)
Insects
Kiwi
Land
Leguminous vegetables, other
Lemon
Lentil
Lesquerella
Long fiber cotton
Mango
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Microorganisms, general/other
Milk
Mint
Miscellaneous and new crops, general/other
Mountain grasslands, meadow, and alpine
Mushrooms and other edible fungi
Oats
Oilseed and oil crops, general/other
Onion, garlic, leek, shallot
Orange
Ornamental trees and shrubs
Ornamentals and turf, general/other (includes cacti)
Other bees (non-Apis bees)
Other non-bee pollinators, general
Oysters
Papaya
Parks and urban green space
Pasture
Pasture and forage crops, general/other
Peach
Peanut
Pear
Peas (dry)
Peas (fresh, fresh-processed)
Peppers
Perennial grasses, other
Pineapple
Pinyon-juniper
Plant research, general
Potato
Potted plants
Poultry meat
Raisin grapes
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Rangelands, other
Raspberry
Remote sensing equipment and technology
Research equipment and methods, general/other
Rice
Rubber, gum, and resin plants, other
Rye
Salmon
Seeds and other plant propagules
Sewage and waste disposal facilities and systems
Sheep, live animal
Shellfish
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil
Soil and land, general
Soybean
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Strawberry
Structures, facilities, and equipment, general/other
Sugar beet
Sweet potato
Swine, general/other
Swine, live animal
Table grapes
Taro
The farm as an enterprise
Tomato
Trees, forests, and forest products, general
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Trout
Turf (includes bentgrass, bermudagrass, bluegrass, dichondra, fescue)
Upland cotton
Vegetables, general/other
Walnut
Warm season perennial grasses (includes dallisgrass, bluestems)
Water resources
Watersheds
Watersheds and river basins, general
Weather
Weeds
Wetland and riparian systems
Wheat, other
Wild animals
Wildlife and natural fisheries, general/other
Wine grapes
Wood and wood products
Research Projects within Soil
item A Controlled Environment Agriculture Platform for Cultivation of Salt-Tolerant Crops with Integrated Saline Water Irrigation and Salinity Management
item Adsorption of PFAS by Biochars and Subsequent Regeneration with Microwave Treatment
item Advancing On-farm and Experiment Station Research to Manage Herbicide Resistant Weeds in the Pacific Northwest
item Advancing Soil Health and Agricultural Performance to Promote Sustainable Intensification and Resilience of Northwest Dryland Cropping Systems
item Almond-alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability
item Almond-Alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability (CSU)
item Almond-Alfalfa Intercropping in Young Orchards for Profitability and Sustainability (Kearney Ag)
item App Validation for Water and Salinity Management of Arizona Farms
item Artificial Intelligence to Increase Sustainability of Water, Nutrient, Salinity, and Pest Management in the Western US
item Assessing Residue Source and Management Practices for Improving Fertilizer Recommendations in Cereal-based Cropping Systems
item Assessment of Greenhouse Gas and Air Quality Benefits of Dairy Digester Installation in California
item Biochar-Based Polishing Technology for Treated Municipal Wastewater to Mitigate Antimicrobial Resistance Dissemination in Irrigated Cropping Systems
item Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Oversight and Research between UC Riverside and ARS Salinity Lab
item Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Kaweah River Basin Watershed Assessment Study
item Continuing a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on Crop and Soil Science Projects
item Develop a Quantitative, Usable Database of PFAS Concentrations in Agricultural Samples Including Before & After Treatment or Practice Implementation
item Develop a Quantitative, Usable Database of PFAS Concentrations in Agricultural Samples Including Before & After Treatment or Practice Implementation
item Developing Resilient Irrigated Cropping Systems in Concentrated Dairy Production Areas of the Semi-arid West
item Digital and Precision Agriculture for Sustainable Water and Salinity Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions
item Enhancing Crop Resilience to Biotic and Abiotic Stress Through Understanding the Microbiome and Immune Signaling Mechanisms
item Establish a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on University of Idaho Projects.
item Evaluating New Breeding Material for Salinity Tolerance in Almond Rootstocks and Exploring Novel Sources of Salinity Tolerance in Prunus Germplasm
item Evaluating New Breeding Material for Salinity Tolerance in Almond Rootstocks and Exploring Novel Sources of Salinity Tolerance in Prunus Germplasm
item Exploration of Microbiome Properties with I-Cultiver
item Genetics x Environment x Management interactions affecting crop salt tolerance and drought resistance
item Geographical and Functional Expansion of the PNW Biochar Atlas
item Geographical and Functional Expansion of the PNW Biochar Atlas - American Farmland Trust
item Geographical and Functional Expansion of the PNW Biochar Atlas - Oregon State University
item Geographical and Functional Expansion of the PNW Biochar Atlas - USBI
item Geographical and Functional Expansion of the PNW Biochar Atlas - WSU
item Identify the Effective Microalgae-Based Strategies to Ensure Food Safety in Reclaimed Water Irrigated Soils
item Identifying Effective Farming Practices to Reduce Risks of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Food Crop Productions
item Impacts of Long-Term Management on Surface and Subsurface Transport and Biogeochemical Fluxes within the Cook Agronomy Farm
item Improving Agricultural Consumptive use Estimates within the Lower CO River Basin using Satellite-Derived Determinations of Crop Growth Stage Lengths
item Improving Agricultural Consumptive use Estimates within the Lower Colorado River
item Improving Soil and Water Productivity and Quality in Irrigated Cropping Systems
item Improving Water Management for Arid Irrigated Agroecosystems
item Increased Water Security through Safe Reuse of Reclaimed Water
item Intensified Dryland Production Systems in the Low and Intermediate Precipitation Regions of Eastern Oregon
item Linking Soil Carbon Building Practices to Almond Nutritional Quality
item Linking Soil Carbon Building Practices to Almond Nutritional Quality
item Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
item Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
item MASTERS (Mentoring Agriculture Students through Training, Experiential Learning, and Research Skills) for the Future Agricultural Workforce
item Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainability of Federal Collaboration on Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water (FY22)
item Microbial Indicators of Soil Health and Plant Productivity for Hawaii Agroecosystems
item Molecular Causes and Phenotypic Consequences of Bacterial Enrichment Patterns in the Root Endospheres of Drought-Stressed Crop Systems
item Molecular Causes and Phenotypic Consequences of Bacterial Enrichment Patterns in the Root Endospheres of Drought-Stressed Crop Systems
item Multi-site Study of Soil, Sediments and Water for PFASs Analysis in North Carolina
item Northwest and Alaska Climate Science to Enable Climate-Smart Decision-Making
item Nutrient Cycling and Precipitation Use Efficiency for Increasing Productivity and Resilience in Dryland Agroecosystems
item Optimizing and Enhancing Sustainable and Profitable Dryland Wheat Production in the Face of Climate and Economic Challenges
item Optimizing and Stabilizing Economic and Ecological Sustainability of Pacific Northwest Seed Cropping Systems Under Current and Future Climate Conditions
item Optimizing Soil Carbon Sequestration in Oregon Seed Production Systems
item PFAS Fate and Remediation in Agricultural Systems: Developing Conservation Assistance for Landowners
item PNW Herbicide Resistant Weeds Intiative: Community Engagement and Integrated Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds
item Precision Nitrogen Mapping Proof of Concept
item Professional Support for the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society
item Protection of Food and Water Supplies from Pathogens and Human Induced Chemicals of Emerging Concern
item Purchase of Dedicated Instrument to Increase USDA Analytical and Research Capacity Related to PFAS in Food Production Systems
item Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil health in the Central Valley of California
item Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil health in the Central Valley of California
item Quantifying Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health in the Central Valley of California
item Resilient Dryland Farming Alliance: Opportunities to Reduce Fallow in Dryland Farming
item RESTORE: Replenishing EcoSystems by Transforming Residues to Energy
item Roles of Microplastics in Reclaimed Water - Enhancing Persistence and Bioavailability of Antimicrobials in Agricultural Soils
item Satellite and sUAS-based Irrigation Management Technologies for Arizona Crop Production
item Slow Filtration of Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater Using Biochar Fixed-Bed Columns
item Soil Health and Crop Productivity in Pacific Northwest Dryland Wheat Production Systems
item Treatment of Wastewater with Nanobubbles for Safe Reuse
item U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative: Improving Dairy On-Farm Sustainability Through Improved Soil Health and Manure Management
item Understanding and Improving Salinity Tolerance in Specialty Crops
item Water Management for Crop Production in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions and the Safe Use of Alternative Water Resources