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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 Insects
item A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor
item A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor
item A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor
item A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor (Ohio State University)
item A Pipeline for Streamlined Development and Testing of Novel Controls for the Honey Bee Parasitic Mite Varroa Destructor (University of Nebraska)
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 Areawide Management of Aedes Mosquito Vectors using Novel Effective ‘Attract and Kill’ Strategies
item Behavioral and Physiological Study of Acaricides and Novel Chemical Control Agents against Ticks
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 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 Chemical Analyses of Honey Bees and Bee-Related Experimental Samples
item Classical Biological Control of Insect Pests of Crops, Emphasizing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Spotted Wing Drosophila and Tarnished Plant Bug
item Collection and Rearing of Emerald Ash Borer and Associated Parasitoids from Infested Ash Logs in Maryland
item Compatibility of Insect Traps and Attractants with Natural Enemies of Invasive Pests
item Deployed War Fighter Protection Program (2017)
item Deployed War Fighter Protection Program (2018)
item Deployed War Fighter Protection Program (2018)
item Development of Biological Control Approaches to Supplementing the Eradication/Management Strategy Against the Asian Longhorned Beetle
item Development of Biological Disease Models to Stress in Honey Bees
item Development of Long-Lasting Medicated Rodent Bait Formulations to Control Ticks on the White-Footed Mouse and Other Host Species
item Effects of Pathogen Infection on Tick Behavior and Implications for Personal Protection and Tick Control
item Epidemiological and Genetic Investigations of Honeybee Sacbrood Virus
item Evaluating the Impact of Asian Parasitoids of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug on Native Predatory Pentatomid Species
item Evaluation of Biological Control for Invasive Weeds of the Northeastern United States
item Evaluation of New Anti-Tick Antigens on Rabbit for Control of Vector Tick Species
item Evaluation of Newly Introduced Parasitoids for Biocontrol of Wood-Boring Insects such as Emerald Ash Borer
item Evaluation of the Establishment, Dispersal and Impact of Newly Introduced Parasitoids for Biocontrol of the Emerald Ash Borer in Virginia
item Exotic Pests and Diseases of Honey Bees; Research to Understand and Prevent the Introduction of Unwanted Pests and Diseases into the U.S.
item Expanded Foreign Exploration for New Natural Enemies of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in China for Classical Biological Control
item Expanded Foreign Exploration for New Natural Enemies of the Emerald Ash Borer in Central and South China for Classical Biological Control
item Genetics and Genomics of Host Specificity in Aphid Parasitoids
item GPS Tracking of White-tailed Deer Movement and Tick Population Surveillance for Integrated Tick Management in the Suburban Landscape of Maryland
item GPS Tracking of White-tailed Deer Movement to Understand Tick-Host Interaction and Improve Lyme Disease Vector Control in Howard County
item Host Specificity and Systematics of Insect Biological Control Agents
item Host-Specificity Tests with Euphranta connexa and Chrysochus asclepiadeus, Potential Biocontrol Agents for Vincetoxicum nigrum and V. rossicum
item Identification of Insects and Mites of Importance to Quarantine and Biosecurity
item Identify Volatile Chemicals Based on Plant Origin to Manage Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Population
item Integrated Area-Wide Management of Soybean Aphid with Biological Control Introductions and Host Plant Resistance - Iowa
item Integrated Area-Wide Management of Soybean Aphid with Biological Control Introductions and Host Plant Resistance - Minnesota
item Integrated Area-Wide Management of Soybean Aphid with Biological Control Introductions and Host Plant Resistance - Ohio
item Integrated Control of Varroa Mites at the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory
item Integrated Management of the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer to Protect Heritage Ash Trees in Urban Forests
item Integrated Tick Management for Suppression of Blacklegged Tick Populations in the Suburban Landscape
item Investigation of the Symbiotic Polydnavirus Role in Speciation of Braconid Wasps and Caterpillar Host Modification
item Laboratory Evaluation of Anti-Tick Antigens against Blacklegged Ticks Infesting Mice
item Laboratory Tick Study and Field Evaluation of New Host-Targeted Tick Control Products
item Mechanisms of Tick-Host Interaction and Implications to Deer Tick Parasitism, Pathogen Transmission, and Tick Control
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 Novel ‘Attract and Kill’ Baits for Disease Vectors of Zika and Dengue
item Novel ‘Attract and Kill’ Baits for Disease Vectors of Zika and Dengue
item Novel Control Strategies for Deformed Wing Virus, a Key Honey Bee Pathogen
item Open-Access Web Delivery of Global Prey/Predator Association Data for Sternorrhyncha(Hemiptera)&Neuropterida(Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera)
item Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics
item Prevention of Arthropod Bites
item Promoting Undergraduate Research in Systematics: Insects as a Template for Training
item Protecting the American Chestnut through Proactive Taxonomy and Phylogenetics of Chestnut Gall Wasps
item Rapid Evolution in Biological Control: Implications for Safety and Effectiveness
item RUI: A Phylogenomic Approach to Understanding the Symbiosis between Acropyga Ants and Xenococcine Mealybugs
item Studies on Biology and Natural Enemies of Spotted Lantern Fly
item Systematic Entomology Studies Using Molecular Analyses
item Systematic Research Support for Insects of Agricultural Importance
item Systematics of Flies of Importance in Agroecosystems and the Environment
item Systematics of Hemiptera and Related Groups: Plant Pests, Predators and Disease Vectors
item Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance
item Transforming ScaleNet: The Queable Database for Information on Scale Insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea)
item Urban Landscape Integrated Pest Management
item Use and Development of the National Museum of Natural History Entomological Collection