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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
Animal research, general
Arboreta and botanical gardens
Atmosphere, general/other
Beans (dry)
Beans (fresh, fresh-processed)
Bedding/garden plants
Beef cattle, general/other
Beef cattle, live animal
Berries and cane fruits, other
Broadleaf forests of the North
Citrus, general/other
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
Cross-commodity research--multiple animal species
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
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
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
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)
Laboratory animals
Leguminous vegetables, other
Meat, beef cattle
Meat, dairy cattle
Meat, swine
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Microorganisms, general/other
Miscellaneous and new crops, general/other
Narcotic plants
Oilseed and oil crops, general/other
Onion, garlic, leek, shallot
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
Parks and urban green space
Pasture and forage crops, general/other
Peas (dry)
Perennial grasses, other
Pesticides (includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.)
Plant research, general
Potted plants
Poultry meat
Poultry, general/other
Raisin grapes
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Rangelands, other
Remote sensing equipment and technology
Research equipment and methods, general/other
Seeds and other plant propagules
Sheep and wool, general/other
Sheep, live animal
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil and land, general
Solanaceous and related crops, general/other (for potato use 1310)
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Sugar beet
Sugar cane
Sugar crops, general/other
Sweet potato
Swine, live animal
Table grapes
Trees, forests, and forest products, general
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Turf (includes bentgrass, bermudagrass, bluegrass, dichondra, fescue)
Turkey, live animal
Vegetables, general/other
Viroids, mycoplasmas, spiroplasmas, etc.
Warm season perennial grasses (includes dallisgrass, bluestems)
Water resources
Watersheds and river basins, general
Wetland and riparian systems
Wheat, other
Wild animals
Wine grapes
Winter annual legumes (includes subterranean clover, arrowleaf clover)
Wool fiber
Research Projects within Ornamental trees and shrubs
item A Horticultural and Genetic Characterization of Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia Bartrm.) Collected Across Its Range of Occurrence
item Acquisition and Establishment of Rose Virus Positive Control Collection
item Agreement Between The United States National Arbortum and the Friends of the National Arboretum
item Area-wide Management of the Emerald Ash Borer to Protect U.S. Plant-Related Industries and Urban and Natural Forest Ecosystems in Midwest Region
item Area-wide Management of the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer to Protect U.S. Plant-Related Industries and Urban and Natural Forest Ecosystems
item Assessment of Genetic Variations of Rhizoctonia Solani Subgroup AG2 Isolates with Genome Fingerprinting Methods
item Beetle Taxonomy and Systematics Supporting U.S. Agriculture, Arboriculture and Biological Control
item Biological Control of Invasive Wood-Boring Insect Pests such as Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned Beetle
item Biological Control of the Asian Longhorned Beetle With Native North American Parasitoids
item Biologically Based Technologies for Control of Soil-Borne Pathogens of Vegetables and Ornamentals
item Biology, Epidemiology, and Detection of Emerging Plant Pathogenic Oomycetes
item Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Classical Biological Control – Phase II/year 2
item Building Attract-and-Kill Systems for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Apple Orchards
item Characterization of Native Oak Germplasm of Horticultural Interest
item Characterization of Patterns of Genetic Diversity in North American Ashes (Fraxinus spp.)
item Characterizing and Detecting Pathogens to Ensure Safe Exchange of Plant Germplasm
item Classical Biological Control of Insect Pests of Crops, Emphasizing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Spotted Wing Drosophila and Tarnished Plant Bug
item Collection and Conservation of Native Tree and Shrub Germplasm from the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S.
item Collection and Rearing of Emerald Ash Borer and Associated Parasitoids from Infested Ash Logs in Maryland
item Combatting Rose Rosette Disease: Short-term and Long-term Approaches
item Compatibility of Insect Traps and Attractants with Natural Enemies of Invasive Pests
item Conservation, Characterization, Evaluation of Temperate-Adapted Woody Landscape Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Data
item Detection, Identification, and Characterization of New and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Diseases of Ornamental Plants
item Developing Disease-resistant Boxwood and Other Germplasm
item Development of Biological Control Approaches to Supplementing the Eradication/Management Strategy Against the Asian Longhorned Beetle
item Diagnostic Support for New and Emerging Pathogens to Facilitate the Safe Importation and Exchange of Plant Germplasm
item Diagnostic Support for New and Emerging Pathogens to Facilitate the Safe Importation and Exchange of Plant Germplasm
item Establishment of a Long-term Research Project to Evaluate New England’s Indigenous Serviceberries (Amelanchier spp.)
item Evaluating the Impact of Asian Parasitoids of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug on Native Predatory Pentatomid Species
item Evaluation and Genetic Improvement of Woody Ornamental Landscape Plants
item Evaluation of Improved Germplasm for Nursery and Landscape Use
item Evaluation of Legume Root Nodule Associated Bacteria as Biocontrol Agents Against Soil Borne Plant Diseases
item Evaluation of Newly Introduced Parasitoids for Biocontrol of Wood-Boring Insects such as Emerald Ash Borer
item Evaluation of Production Practices, Disease Resistance and Insect Control Measures for Nursery Crops
item Evaluation of the Establishment, Dispersal and Impact of Newly Introduced Parasitoids for Biocontrol of the Emerald Ash Borer in Virginia
item Expanded Foreign Exploration for New Natural Enemies of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in China for Classical Biological Control
item Field Evaluation of Wheat Blast Resistance in U.S. and Asian Wheat Germplasm in Bolivia
item Genetic Improvement of Nursery Crops through Functional Genomics and Breeding
item Genome Analyses of the Two Plant Pathogenic Isolates (K-1 and K-4) of Ceratobasidium sp. Belonging to Anastomosis Groups AG-K and AG-I, Respectively
item Genomic, Transcriptomic, and Proteomic Analyses of Fungal Plant Pathogens
item Identification, Biology, Epidemiology, and Control of Foreign and Emerging Fungal Plant Pathogens
item Immunoassay for Phytophthora ramorum in Nursery Water Samples
item Improved Pathogen Detection and Management of Bulb Diseases
item Integrated Management of the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer to Protect Heritage Ash Trees in Urban Forests
item Investigation of the Symbiotic Polydnavirus Role in Speciation of Braconid Wasps and Caterpillar Host Modification
item Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in US Specialty Crops
item Methods for Quarantine Certification and Biological Control of Imported Fire Ant in Nursery Production Systems
item Microbial and Arthropod Biological Control Agents for Management of Insect Pests of Greenhouse Crops and Trees
item Monitoring for the Presence and Impact of Trissolcus japonicus – Classical Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
item Phytophthora-infected Plant Tissue Production for Developing Tissue-based Proficiency Test Panels for the Sudden Oak Death Certification Program
item Serological Detection Tools for Early Detection of Boxwood Blight
item Studies on Rearing and Biology of Spotted Lantern Fly
item Support Development of the Plant Collections Network
item Systematics Research Support for Economically Important Bark and Ambrosia Beetles
item Systematics, Nomenclature, and Genetic Diversity of Priority Genera of Woody Landscape Plants
item Urban Landscape Integrated Pest Management