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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 Potato
item Advancement of Disease Resistant Germplasm using Quantitative Genetics and Marker Assisted Selection
item Application of Image Analysis Techniques to Quantify Potato Processing Quality and Disease Symptomatology
item Applying Molecular Markers To Select For Promising Virus Resistant Germplasm
item Areawide Management of Insect Vectors in Columbia Basin Vegetable and Seed Crops
item Areawide Management of Insect Vectors in the Columbia Basin of Oregon
item Areawide Management of Insect Vectors in the Columbia Basin of Washington
item Assessing Traits or Optimizing Management of New Potato Lines with Improved Disease Resistance, Yield, or Quality
item Assessing Whether Potato Leafroll Virus Transmission and Feeding Behavior of the Green Peach Aphid in Potatoes is Altered by Afidopyropen
item Biological Control of Insect Pests
item Biological Control of Insect Pests in Non-Crop Habitats
item Bioplastics and Natural Carotenoid from Cheese Byproducts
item Bioproducts and Biopolymers from Agricultural Feedstocks
item Breeder Seed Increase Site
item Breeding and Selecting Russet and Specialty Varieties with Improved Tuber Qualities, Disease and Pest Resistance, and Sustainability
item Characterization of Novel Viruses Pathogenic to Potato Psyllid
item Characterization of Soil Health Parameters from Nematode Infested Potato Fields in the Columbia Basin
item Crop Rotation and Development of Resistance for Control of Globodera pallida
item Determining the Threat and Spread of New and Novel South American Ca. Liberibacter Species to North American Potato Crops and Wild Potato Germplasms
item Dev of Better Methods to Det Cultivar Resist to Internal Discoloration from Heat Necrosis, After-Cooking Darkening, Blackheart and Hollow Heart
item Development Of Sustainable System-Based Management Strategies For Two Vector-Borne, Tuber Necrotic Viruses In Potato
item Development of Sustainable System-Based Management Strategies for two Vector-Borne, Tuber Necrotic Viruses in Potato
item Discovery and Application of Click Beetle Attractants for IPM of Wireworms in Potatoes
item Discovery and Application of Click Beetle Attractants for IPM of Wireworms in Potatoes
item Discovery and Application of Click Beetle Attractants Toward Management of Wireworms in Oregon
item Effect of Heat Stress on Glycoalkaloid Amounts in Potato Tubers
item Enhancing Integrated Insect Pest Management Strategies for U.S. Potato Production Systems
item Evaluating Phenotypes or Optimizing Management of New Potato Lines with Improved Disease Resistance, Yield, or Quality
item Exploring Alternatives to Neonicotinoids for Insect-Vectored Virus Management in Potatoes
item Exploring Pathogenicity Factors of Phytoplasma Causing Potato Purple Top Disease in the Northwestern U.S.
item Genetic Improvement of Potato for Sustainable Production and Enhanced Tuber Qualities for the Western United States
item Green Peach Aphid–Plant Interactions in Southern Idaho
item Identification of New ‘Ca. L. solanacearum’ Plant Pathogens and Their Psyllid Vectors and Plant Hosts in Oregon State.
item Identification of New ‘Ca. L. solanacearum’ Plant Pathogens and Their Psyllid Vectors and Plant Hosts in Washington State.
item Identification of new ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ Haplotypes and Their Psyllid Vectors and Plant Hosts in the Northwest United States
item Identifying Biological Controls of Insect Vectors in Non-Crop Habitats of the Columbia Basin
item Identifying Important Parasites and Predators of Potato Psyllid in Non-Crop Habitats of the Columbia Basin
item Identifying the Sources of Aphids and Aphid-vectored Viruses Afflicting Potato Fields
item Improving Potato Performance and Quality through Breeding and Management
item Integrative Approaches to Understanding How Vector Proteins Affect Plant Defense and Plant-Insect Interactions
item Molecular Analysis of the Psyllids Potentially Vectoring Ca. Liberibacter Species to North American Potato Crops and Wild Potato Germplasms
item Molecular Resources for Enhanced Crop Biotechnology
item New Technologies and Methodologies for Increasing Quality, Marketability and Value of Food Products and Byproducts
item New Technologies and Strategies for Managing Emerging Insect Pests and Insect Transmitted Pathogens of Potatoes
item Phenotyping or Optimizing Management of New Potato Lines with Improved Disease Resistance, Yield, or Quality
item Potato Germplasm Development for Improved Sustainability, Disease Resistance, Nutrition, and Quality
item Production of Environmentally Friendly PHA Biopolymers from Waste BioGas Derived from Under-Valued Biomass Feedstocks
item Profiling Pathogenic Genome Variation in Novel Haplotypes of 'Candidatus Liberibacter Solanacearum' Isolated from Psyllid Species from Potato
item Pyramiding of Potato Virus Y and Columbia Root-Knot Nematode Resistances using Greenhouse and Molecular Marker Screening
item Regional Sampling Network for Insect Pests of Potato in the Columbia Basin of WA
item RNA-Based Pesticides To Manage Insect-Vectored Plant Pathogens In Potato
item Seaweed-based Packaging
item Smoke Exposure Effects on Grape Berry Development and Metabolism
item Support for the Investigation of Emerging and Persistent Potato Diseases in the Northwest
item Systems Approach to Controlling Nematodes in US Potato Production
item Systems Approach to Controlling Nematodes in US Potato Production (Aberdeen)
item The Whirligig Mite and New Biological Control Opportunities in Potatoes
item Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline
item Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline for Solutions to HLB, Albany, California
item Threat and Spread of New and Novel South American Ca. Liberibacter Species
item Tools for the Accurate Diagnosis of Two Tuber Necrotic Viruses, Potato Mop-Top Virus, and Tobacco Rattle Virus
item Understanding Differences in P. allius Populations from North Dakota and Washington State, and their Role in TRV Transmission in Potato
item Utilizing Invasive Apple Snail Shells for Chitosan Films, Coatings and Biocides - Albany, CA