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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 Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
item A Metagenomics Marker System for Identification of All Fusarium oxysporum Taxa in Field Soils
item A Metagenomics Marker System for Identification of all Fusarium oxysporum Taxa in Field Soils
item Aerial Dispersal of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. fragariae and the Airborne Microbiome on the Central Coast of California
item Analysis of the Carrot Rhizosphere
item Assessing the Effect of Exogenous Silicon Application on Yield and Quality of Lettuce Produce
item Automation Technology for use in Strawberry Production Systems Toward Improving Production Practices and Control of Pests and Diseases
item Biological and Biotechnological Approaches for Management of Insect Vectors and Vector-borne Viruses Affecting Vegetable Crops
item Celery Breeding for Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. apii Race 2 and Race 4
item Characterization and Modeling of Strawberry Yield Data Using Remote Sensing Technology
item Characterization of Lettuce Resistance to Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus
item Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Oversight and Research between UC Riverside and ARS Salinity Lab
item Controlled Self-pollination of the Melon Core Set for Genetic Analysis and Development of the Set for Long-term Improvement of Melon
item CucCAP 2: Harnessing Genomic Resources For Disease Resistance And Management In Cucurbit Crops – Bringing The Tools To The Field
item Delivering Breeding and Management Solutions to Prevent Losses to Emerging and Expanding Disease Threats in Strawberry
item Deployment of a Commercial Early-Warning System for Airborne Pathogens
item Development of a Molecular Assay for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae
item Development of a Molecular Assay for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae
item Development of Germplasm Resources and Molecular Breeding Tools to Combat Endemic and Emerging Diseases in US Spinach Production
item Development of Immuno-detection for Lettuce Dieback Associated Virus and Greenhouse Evaluation of Lettuce for Resistance
item Disease Management and Improved Detection Systems for Control of Pathogens of Vegetables and Strawberries
item Downy Mildew Epidemiology and Control
item Effect of Irrigation Regimes on the Romaine Lettuce and Soil Microbiomes, and Their Transmission, Throughout the Growth Season
item Elucidating the Factors that Determine the Ecology of Human Pathogens in Foods
item Enhanced Surveillance Strategies of Thrips Vectors and Understanding the Interplay between INSV and Pythium Wilt of Lettuce
item Enhancement of Spinach & Leafy Vegetables for Disease Resistance & Nutritional Components using Genome-wide Association Study & Genomic Prediction
item Enhancing Resource Utilization for Sustainable Lettuce Production in Changing Climates
item Enhancing Virus Control in Lettuce and Melons by Optimizing Immunity Priming Approaches
item Evaluating Genotypic Differences in the Obligate Fungal Plant Pathogen Poylmyxa betae and its Ability to Vector BNYVV
item Evaluating New Breeding Material for Salinity Tolerance in Almond Rootstocks and Exploring Novel Sources of Salinity Tolerance in Prunus Germplasm
item Functional Modulation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by the Lettuce Phyllosphere Microbiome
item Genetic Improvement of Lettuce, Spinach, Celery, Melon, and Related Species
item Genomic Epidemiology of Campylobacter to Improve Disease Control in Low and Middle Income Countries
item Genomic Features of Human Adaptation of Campylobacter in Low-Income Settings
item Genomic Sequencing and Assembly of Graminicolous Downy Mildews
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 Identifying Landscape Variables and Cropping Patterns Associated with Viral Epidemics in Lettuce
item Implementation of gaseous chlorine dioxide fumigation to improve post-harvest stockpile management of almonds
item Implementing a Rapid Response Strategy for the Emergence of Resistance-Breaking Strains of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. fragariae
item Implementing a Rapid Response Strategy for the Emergence of Resistance-Breaking Strains of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. fragariae
item Improved Methods for Trapping and Monitoring Thrips in Lettuce Crops
item Improved Methods for Trapping and Monitoring Thrips in Lettuce Crops (UC Davis)
item Improving Lettuce Cultivars against Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS) through Breeding, Genetics, and Study of the BLS-Lettuce Interaction
item Integration of Host Plant Resistance with Immunity Modification for Management of Established and Emerging Virus Threats to Melons
item Lettuce Breeding and Genetics (2021)
item Lettuce Breeding for Improved Resistance to INSV, Pythium
item Lettuce Breeding for Improved Resistance to INSV, Pythium, Verticillium, and Fusarium
item Lettuce Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology
item Leveraging Population Genomics to Understand the Migration and Evolution of the Causal Pathogens of Boxwood Blight
item Methyl Bromide Alternative Treatments for Perishable and Stored Products
item Methyl Bromide Alternatives for Weed and Disease Control in Strawberry Production
item Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Vegetables and Sugar Crops
item Molecular Diagnostic Development for Tomato torrado virus (ToTV) and Other Torradoviruses in Seeds and Plant Material of Related Vegetable Crops
item Monitoring and Cultural Strategies to Reduce the Impact of Thrips-Transmitted INSV Affecting Lettuce on the Central Coast of CA
item Novel Precision Technologies to Reduce Insecticide Use Targeting Aphids and Thrips in Lettuce
item Optimization of Precision Strawberry Yield Data Collection and Analysis
item Pathogenomics-based Development of Crop-specific Diagnostics Tools for Emerging and Expanding Fungal Diseases in the U.S.
item Precision Agriculture for Management of Strawberry Production
item Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum
item Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum - TTU
item Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum - UC Davis
item Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum- U-Arizona
item Rapid-response Detection and Management of Emerging Outbreaks of Lettuce Fusarium wilt in Coastal California
item Receptor Inference: A Novel IPM Technology for Managing Key Insect Pests of Vegetables in California
item Reducing Current and Future Fungicide use in California Crops by Providing Decision Support and Rotation Tools for Managing Fusarium falciforme
item Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Characterization of Plant Health
item Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Economic Analysis
item Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Food Origins Yield Quantification
item Site-Specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Fumigation and Weed Management
item Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Modeling Strawberry Yield
item Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Remote Sensing
item Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Santa Maria
item Site-Specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Yield Monitoring
item Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems – Oxnard Plot Management
item Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry and Vegetable Cropping Systems – Oxnard Trials
item Technologies for the Detection of Bacterial and Plant Toxins and Allergens that Impact Food Safety and Food Defense
item Understanding and Improving Salinity Tolerance in Specialty Crops
item Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to Tipburn and INSV+Pythium wilt
item Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Infection in Lettuce in Support of the USDA Lettuce Breeding Program
item Year 3: Celery Breeding for Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. apii (Foa) Race 2 and Race 4