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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

Atmosphere, general/other
Beans (dry)
Beans (fresh, fresh-processed)
Bedding/garden plants
Beef cattle, general/other
Beef cattle, live animal
Berries and cane fruits, other
Citrus, general/other
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.)
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Cucurbits, other (includes pumpkin, squash, gourd)
Cut flowers, foliage, and greens
Dairy cattle, live animal
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
Fiber crops, general/other
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
Grapes, other
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Hard red spring wheat
Hard red winter wheat
Herbaceous perennials and decorative greens
Honey bees
Horses, ponies, and mules
Individuals (as workers, consumers, members of society)
Leguminous vegetables, other
Long fiber cotton
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Microorganisms, general/other
Miscellaneous and new crops, general/other
Mountain grasslands, meadow, and alpine
Mushrooms and other edible fungi
Oilseed and oil crops, general/other
Onion, garlic, leek, shallot
Ornamental trees and shrubs
Ornamentals and turf, general/other (includes cacti)
Other bees (non-Apis bees)
Other non-bee pollinators, general
Parks and urban green space
Pasture and forage crops, general/other
Peas (dry)
Peas (fresh, fresh-processed)
Perennial grasses, other
Plant research, general
Potted plants
Poultry meat
Raisin grapes
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Rangelands, other
Remote sensing equipment and technology
Research equipment and methods, general/other
Rubber, gum, and resin plants, other
Seeds and other plant propagules
Sewage and waste disposal facilities and systems
Sheep, live animal
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil and land, general
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Structures, facilities, and equipment, general/other
Sugar beet
Sweet potato
Swine, general/other
Swine, live animal
Table grapes
The farm as an enterprise
Trees, forests, and forest products, general
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Turf (includes bentgrass, bermudagrass, bluegrass, dichondra, fescue)
Upland cotton
Vegetables, general/other
Warm season perennial grasses (includes dallisgrass, bluestems)
Water resources
Watersheds and river basins, general
Wetland and riparian systems
Wheat, other
Wild animals
Wildlife and natural fisheries, general/other
Wine grapes
Wood and wood products
Research Projects within Almond
item Agricultural Water, Land Retirement, and Habitat on the Pacific Flyway: A Non-market Value Assessment
item AI/Machine-Learning Software for Measurement of EPG Waveforms from Mosquito Feeding
item Alleviating Specialty Crop Export Barriers to France with Home Compostable Stickers
item Alleviating Specialty Crop Export Barriers to France with Home Compostable Stickers
item Application of a Watershed Model to Assess Groundwater Sustainability Under Changing Climatic and Management Scenarios
item Assessing the Fate of Metal Oxide Associated Contaminants During Managed Aquifer Recharge
item Breeding and Evaluation of Raisin Grapes with Superior Quality Including Disease Resistance and Natural Dry on Vine Types
item Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Raisin Grapes with Superior Quality Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
item Breeding and Evaluation of Seedless Table Grapes Including Types Resistant to Powdery Mildew
item Breeding Prunus and Vitis to Improve Disease Resistance, Fruit Quality, and Climate Change Adaptation
item CAP- Advanced Testing and Commercialization of Novel Defensin Peptides and Therapies for HLB Control
item Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Oversight and Research between UC Riverside and ARS Salinity Lab
item Conservation and Utilization of Genetic Resources and Associated Data for Perennial Crops Adapted to Mediterranean and Subtropical Climates
item Determining Subsurface Hydraulic Properties and Water Content Using Geophysical Methods and Limited Soil/Sediment Datasets
item Develop Functional Plant-Based Proteins
item Development of Applied Management Systems for Diseases of Perennial Crops with Emphasis on Vector-Borne Pathogens of Grapevine and Citrus
item Development of RNA Interference-based Resistance in Almond and Walnut Rootstocks Against Phytophthora Pathogens
item Driving Insect-Microbe Interactions by Natural Immune-Modulators: a Novel Tool for Insect Rearing and Control
item Effect of Irrigation Regimes on the Romaine Lettuce and Soil Microbiomes, and Their Transmission, Throughout the Growth Season
item Evaluating Models of Radiation Transfer and Carbon-Water Exchange in Vineyard and Orchard Canopies
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 Examining Perennial Crop Physiology, Evapotranspiration, and Carbon Dynamics Using Surface-based Measurements and Proximal Remote Sensing Techniques
item Functional Modulation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by the Lettuce Phyllosphere Microbiome
item Genomics Based Technology for Identification, Tracking, Surveillance, and Pest Management of Vine Mealybug in Vineyards
item Human Pathogens within the Produce Production Continuum; their Detection, Mechanisms for Persistence, and Ecology
item Identification of Lettuce Cultivars that are Inhibitory to E. coli O157:H7 Survival upon Fresh-cut Processing and Cold Storage
item Identification of Novel Central Valley Trichoderma Isolates for Biological Control of Pierce’s Disease in California
item Identifying Vulnerabilities in Vector-host-pathogen Interactions of Grapevine and Citrus Pathosystems to Advance Sustainable Management Strategies
item Implementation of gaseous chlorine dioxide fumigation to improve post-harvest stockpile management of almonds
item Improved Agroecosystem Efficiency and Sustainability in a Changing Environment
item Improved Pest and Disease Control for Enhanced Woody Perennial Tree Crop and Grapevine Production
item Improving Irrigation Efficiencies and Sustainability in Woody Perennial Crops Specific to California
item Integrated Conventional and Genomic Approaches to Almond Rootstock Development
item Integrated Optimization Framework of California Water and Land Use
item Large-scale Breeding and Evaluation of the Next Generation of Superior Rootstocks for Citrus Production in Regions with Huanglongbing (HLB)
item Linking Climate Change Impacts on Forest Health, Fire Risk, and Vegetation and Snow Dynamics in California
item Linking Ground Based and Remotely Sensed Stress Physiology of California Woody Perennial Crops
item Linking Measured Root Zone Dynamics to Atmospheric and Subsurface Fluxes
item Machine Learning for Unearthing Environmental Drivers of Soil Moisture Dynamics and Scaling to Hillslope and Remote Sensing Observations
item Managed Aquifer Recharge to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture
item New Sustainable Processes, Preservation Technologies, and Product Concepts for Specialty Crops and Their Co-Products
item Non Funded Cooperative Agreement Between Parlier Unified School District and the USDA-ARS
item Nonequilibrium Processes Influencing Contaminant Fate During Managed Aquifer Recharge
item Novel Isochoric Processing For Sustainable, Safe And High Quality Preservation Of Fluid Foods
item Novel Isochoric Processing for Sustainable, Safe and High Quality Preservation of Fluid Foods
item Novel Methods for the Mitigation of Human Pathogens and Mycotoxin Contamination of High Value California Specialty Crops
item Pest Management in Floriculture Crops Through Applications of Optical Sensing and Other Innovative Technologies
item Pilot Citrus Breeding Research Project at the USDA-ARS San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center in Parlier, CA
item Pretreatment Technologies for Managed Aquifer Recharge to Mitigate Clogging and to Remove Contaminants
item Quantifying Foodborne Pathogen Prevalence in Wild Birds Across Species and Landscape Types
item Rethinking California’s Managed Aquifer Recharge Beyond Flat Terrains: A Multi-Method Assessment of Hillslope Processes
item Stacking RNAi-based Resistance to Phytophthora, Crown Gall, and Nematodes in Almond and Walnut Rootstocks
item Stacking RNAi-based Resistance to Phytophthora, Crown Gall, and Nematodes in Almond and Walnut Rootstocks
item Synergistic Managed Aquifer Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture
item Synergistic Managed Aquifer Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture (CA)
item Synergistic Managed Aquifer Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture (NACA)
item Understanding and Improving Salinity Tolerance in Specialty Crops
item Updating and Enhancing Statistical Analysis Software for EPG of Arthropod Feeding
item Zero Waste Agricultural Processing