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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
Agave
Air
Alfalfa
Almond
Animal research, general
Apple
Arboreta and botanical gardens
Atmosphere, general/other
Bacteria
Barley
Beans (dry)
Beans (fresh, fresh-processed)
Bedding/garden plants
Beef cattle, general/other
Beef cattle, live animal
Berries and cane fruits, other
Blueberry
Broadleaf forests of the North
Carrot
Cheese
Cherry
Citrus, general/other
Climate
Cocoa
Coffee
Cole crops (includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Conifer forests of the West
Cool season perennial grasses (includes bluegrass, bromegrass, fescue)
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
Cotton, other
Cranberry
Cross-commodity research--multiple animal species
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Cucumber
Cucurbits, other (includes pumpkin, squash, gourd)
Cut flowers, foliage, and greens
Dairy cattle, general/other
Dairy cattle, live animal
Deciduous and small fruits, general/other
Deciduous tree fruits, other
Durum wheat
Edible tree nuts, general/other
Egg-type chicken, live animal
Eggplant
Eggs
Florist crops, other
Food (not readily associated with specific plant and animal products)
Fungi (includes yeast)
General technology
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)
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)
Insects
Laboratory animals
Leguminous vegetables, other
Lemon
Mango
Meat, beef cattle
Meat, dairy cattle
Meat, swine
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Microorganisms, general/other
Milk
Miscellaneous and new crops, general/other
Narcotic plants
Nectarine
Nematodes
Oilseed and oil crops, general/other
Onion, garlic, leek, shallot
Orange
Ornamental trees and shrubs
Ornamentals and turf, general/other (includes cacti)
Other animals, general
Other beef cattle products
Other cultured finfish
Other dairy cattle products
Other poultry products
Other swine products
Oysters
Parks and urban green space
Pasture
Pasture and forage crops, general/other
Peach
Pear
Peas (dry)
Peppers
Perennial grasses, other
Pesticides (includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.)
Plant research, general
Plum
Potato
Potted plants
Poultry meat
Poultry, general/other
Raisin grapes
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Rangelands, other
Raspberry
Remote sensing equipment and technology
Research equipment and methods, general/other
Rice
Salmon
Seeds and other plant propagules
Sheep and wool, general/other
Sheep, live animal
Shellfish
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil
Soil and land, general
Solanaceous and related crops, general/other (for potato use 1310)
Soybean
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Strawberry
Sugar beet
Sugar cane
Sugar crops, general/other
Sunflower
Sweet potato
Swine, live animal
Table grapes
Tea
Tomato
Trees, forests, and forest products, general
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Trout
Turf (includes bentgrass, bermudagrass, bluegrass, dichondra, fescue)
Turkey, live animal
Vegetables, general/other
Viroids, mycoplasmas, spiroplasmas, etc.
Viruses
Warm season perennial grasses (includes dallisgrass, bluestems)
Water resources
Watersheds
Watersheds and river basins, general
Weeds
Wetland and riparian systems
Wheat, other
Wild animals
Wine grapes
Winter annual legumes (includes subterranean clover, arrowleaf clover)
Wool fiber
Research Projects within Soil
item Assess Cacao Germplasm for Abiotic Factors and Improved Agronomic Traits
item Balancing Soil Health and Food Safety for Organic Fresh Produce Production in Maryland
item Bioavailability of Iron, Zinc and Select Phytochemicals for Improved Health (Bridging Project)
item Breeding and Agronomy of Quinoa for Organic Farming Systems
item Building Sustainable Cropping Systems for the Northeast
item Cacao Genotypic Response to Abiotic Stresses, and Management Practices on Soil and Cocoa Bean Quality
item Characterization and Mitigation of Bacterial Pathogens in the Fresh Produce Production and Processing Continuum
item Characterization and Mitigation of Bacterial Pathogens in the Fresh Produce Production and Processing Continuum
item Characterization and Mitigation of Bacterial Pathogens in the Fresh Produce Production and Processing Continuum
item Collaborative Animal Research between Cornell University and ARS
item Cover Crop Germplasm and Breeding in Support of New Cultivar Development
item Cover Crop Green Bridge: The Ecosystem Service of Using Cover Crop and Cash Crop Rotations to Beneficially Shift the Agroecosystem Phytobiomes
item Cover Crops: The Cornerstone of Water Management in the Face of Increasing Demand and a Changing Climate
item Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
item Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
item Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
item Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
item Decision Support Tools for Cover Crops: Crediting Water and Nitrogen Conservation
item Design and Implementation of Monitoring and Modeling Methods to Evaluate Microbial Quality of Surface Water Sources Used for Irrigation
item Developing Practices for Nutrient and Byproducts to Mitigate Climate Change, Improve Nutrient Utilization, and Reduce Effects on Environment
item Development and Implementation of High Throughput Phenotyping Platforms for the Quantification of Root System Architecture
item Development of Improved Technologies and Management Practices to Enhance Soil Biodiversity and Agricultural Resilience to Climate Variability
item Development of Sustainable Cacao Production Methods in Costa Rica
item Dissecting the Genetic, Molecular and Physiological Basis of Aluminum Tolerance in Rice: Implications for Cereal Improvement
item Engineering a Small Intestinal Microbiome to Evaluate Food Additive Exposure
item Enhancement of Crop Growth Through Utilization of Arb
item Enhancing Sustainability of Mid-Atlantic Agricultural Systems Using Agroecological Principles and Practices
item Environmental and Plant Factors That Influence Trace Element Bioavailability in Food Crops
item Evaluating Water Availability and Crop Stress using Soil Water and Plant Canopy Sensors
item Evaluation of Cacao Germplasm for Targeted Agronomic Traits in the International Cocao Genebank, Trinidad
item Evaluation of Soil Quality Parameters in Tropical Soils and Assessment of Elemental Composition in Tropical Crops
item Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Crop Resistance to Soil-based Abiotic Stresses
item Genome Sequencing with Dovetail Genomics, LLC
item Growth Potential and Kinetics of L. Monocytogenes on Vegetables and Fruits and Characterization of Factors Affecting the Persistence
item Growth Potential of Listeria Monocytogenes on a Broad Range of Fresh Produce
item High Throughput Phenotyping and Analysis of Root System Architecture
item High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
item Leveraging Long-Term Agroecological Research to Improve Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance of Organic Grain Production
item Leveraging Long-Term Agroecological Research to Improve Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance of Organic Grain Production
item Mechanisms of Pathogen Contamination of Organic Leafy Greens at the Farm Level and Interventions to Control Pathogens during Processing
item Microbial Control While Maintaining Quality of Fresh-cut Produce through A Pre-treatment with Silver Dihydrogen Citrate and SmartWash Organic
item Micronutrient Bioavailability of Foods
item Micronutrient Bioavailability of Foods
item Molecular Characterization and Diversity Analysis of Colombian Cacao Genebank Collections and Cacao Pathogens from Various Regions of Colombia
item Multi-regional Risk Analysis of Farm Manure Use: Balancing Soil Health and Food Safety for Organic Fresh Produce Production
item Optimizing the Convenience, Nutrition, and Taste of Yellow Dry Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to Promote Pulse Consumption in the U.S.
item Persistence and Transfer of Enteric Pathogens to Fresh Produce during Pre- and Post-Harvest Operations
item Persistence of Enteric Pathogens in Manure-amended Soils in Northeast U.S. Produce-Growing Environments
item Persistence of Enteric Pathogens in Manure-amended Soils in Northeast U.S. Produce-Growing Environments
item Production, Utilization, and Importance of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Sustainable Vegetable Production
item Project Sustain II: Enhancing Urban Agriculture through Research and Outreach
item Project Sustain: Enhancing Urban Agriculture through Research and Outreach
item Risk Assessment, Reduction and Remediation of Trace Elements in Soil and Crops
item Role of Root System Architecture and Function in Improving Crop Nutrient and Water Efficiency
item Survival of Generic, STEC O157 and STEC Non-O157 E. coli and Salmonella in Soils Amended with BSAAO
item The Microbiome of Fungal Farming Termite (Macrotermes) Habitat and Implications for Landscape Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions
item The Role of Cover Crop Species and Establishment Method on Biomass Accumulation, Nitrogen Scavenging, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
item Transgenerational Adaptation of Plants to Acidic pH and Toxic Metals in Soil
item Using Modeling to Develop Monitoring Strategy and Scheduling for Microbial Quality of Irrigation Water Sources.
item Water: The Story that will Finally push Cover Adoption in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic