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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
Cole crops (includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Cucurbits, other (includes pumpkin, squash, gourd)
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Onion, garlic, leek, shallot
Soil and land, general
Sugar beet
Vegetables, general/other
Research Projects within Cucurbits, other (includes pumpkin, squash, gourd)
item Assessing the Effect of Exogenous Silicon Application on Yield and Quality of Lettuce Produce
item Beet Leafhopper Genome and Transcriptome Research
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 Detection Methods for Lettuce Dieback associated Virus
item Characterization of Lettuce Resistance to Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus
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 Development of Immuno-detection for Lettuce Dieback Associated Virus and Greenhouse Evaluation of Lettuce for Resistance
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 Exploring Genetic Control of Plant Metabolome for Developing Drought Resilient Lettuce Cultivars
item Genetic Diversity of Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) Isolates Affecting Important Vegetable and Horticultural Crops
item Genetic Improvement of Lettuce, Spinach, Celery, Melon, and Related Species
item Identifying Landscape Variables and Cropping Patterns Associated with Viral Epidemics in Lettuce
item Identifying Sources of Thrips Vector Populations that Pose a Risk for Transmitting Impatiens necrotic spot virus to Lettuce in the Salinas Valley
item Improved Methods for Trapping and Monitoring Thrips in Lettuce Crops
item Improved Methods for Trapping and Monitoring Thrips in Lettuce Crops (UC Cooperative Extension)
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 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 Receptor Inference: A Novel IPM Technology for Managing Key Insect Pests of Vegetables in California
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