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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
Strawberry
Sugar beet
Tomato
Vegetables, general/other
Research Projects within Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
item A Platform for Breeding Broad Genetic Resistance to Downy Mildew for Organic Spinach Production
item A Production System for High Value Crops at Risk from Downy Mildew: Integrating Detection, Breeding, Extension, and Education
item Advancements Towards Precision Fumigation in Strawberry Production
item Characterization of Resistance in Melon to Sweetpotato Whitefly
item Characterizing and Breeding Salt Tolerance in Lettuce
item Classic and Molecular Breeding for Downy Mildew Resistance in Spinach
item Comparative Genomics to Determine the Mechanism of Curtovirus Transmission by the Beet Leafhopper, Circulifer tennellus
item Comparison of Pigment Cluster Genes in Strains of Verticillium dahliae
item CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics to Increase Disease Resistance in Cucurbit Crops
item CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics to Increase Disease Resistance in Cucurbit Crops
item CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics to Increase Disease Resistance in Cucurbit Crops
item Detection and Disease Forecasting for Downy Mildew Pathogens
item Developing Genetic and Molecular Resources to Improve Spinach Production and Management
item Development of a Molecular Assay for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae
item Development of Alternative Fumigation Treatments for Pest Control
item Development of Molecular Markers for Selection of Lettuce Genotypes with Resistance to Verticillium Race 1
item Development of Site-Specific Management of Soil Pests Using Molecular Quantification, Remote Sensing, and Field Scouting
item Enumeration of Fusarium oxysporum f sp. Fragariae in Soil
item Epidemiology of Spinach Downy Mildew Pathogen Peronospora effusa
item Epidemiology, Vector-Host Plant Interactions, and Biology of Vegetable and Cucurbit Viruses
item Evaluation of the Population Structure of Macrophomina phaseolina and Optimization of Quantification Assays
item Genetics and Breeding of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species to Improve Production and Consumer-related Traits
item Genomic Sequencing of Downy Mildews
item Genomics-guided RNAi Solutions for Whitefly Management in Cassava and World Food Crops
item Genomics-guided RNAi Solutions for Whitefly Management in Cassava and World Food Crops
item Identification of Baby Leaf Lettuce Varieties and Genes for Rapid and Uniform Growth, High Quality, and Disease Resistance
item Identifying Genetic Sources of Virus And Vector Resistance in Cucumis Melo for New Cultivar Development
item Improved Management of Strawberry and Lettuce Soilborne Plant Pathogens using Microbiome-Based Disease Prediction
item Investigating the Role of Roots in Breeding for Drought Tolerance and Nutrient Efficiency in Lettuce
item Investigation of the Relationship between the Obligate Pathogen Polymyxa betae and its Hosts
item Management of Pathogens for Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems
item Melon Powdery Mildew Race Variation in California
item Metabolomic Analysis for Identification of Biological Functions Associated with Beet Necrotic Yellow Vein Virus in Sugarbeet
item Methyl Bromide Alternatives for Weed and Disease Control in Strawberry Production
item Methyl Bromide Replacement: Post-harvest Treatment of Perishable Commodities
item Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Vegetables and Sugar Crops
item Molecular Detection and Quantification of Fusarium oxysporum Vascular Wilt Pathogens
item Molecular Detection and Quantification of Fusarium oxysporum Vascular Wilt Pathogens
item New Lettuce Cultivars with Resistance to Lettuce Drop
item Nitric Oxide Fumigation for Control of Pests and Pathogens on Fresh and Stored Products
item Nitric Oxide Fumigation for Postharvest Pest Control
item Nitric Oxide Fumigation for Postharvest Pest Control on Fresh Commodities
item Postharvest Pest Control Using Oxygenated Phosphine Fumigation and Nitric Oxide Fumigation
item Refining the Relationship between Host Range and Genotype for Macrophomina phaseolina and Optimization of Soil Quantification Assays
item Remote Sensing Support for Precision Fumigation in Strawberry Production
item Risk Assessment, Early Detection, and Control of Downy Mildew of Lettuce and Spinach
item Risk Assessment, Early Detection, and Control of Downy Mildew of Lettuce and Spinach
item Sustaining the Supply of High Quality Lettuce in Changing Technological and Climatic Environments