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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
Arboreta and botanical gardens
Bedding/garden plants
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Cut flowers, foliage, and greens
Herbaceous perennials and decorative greens
Miscellaneous and new crops, general/other
Ornamental trees and shrubs
Ornamentals and turf, general/other (includes cacti)
Pasture and forage crops, general/other
Potted plants
Turf (includes bentgrass, bermudagrass, bluegrass, dichondra, fescue)
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 Agreement Between The United States National Arbortum and the Friends of the National Arboretum
item Characterization of Native Oak Germplasm of Horticultural Interest
item Characterization of Patterns of Genetic Diversity in North American Ashes (Fraxinus spp.)
item Collection and Conservation of Native Tree and Shrub Germplasm from the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S.
item Combatting Rose Rosette Disease: Short-term and Long-term Approaches
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 Establishment of a Long-term Research Project to Evaluate New England’s Indigenous Serviceberries (Amelanchier spp.)
item Evaluation and Genetic Improvement of Woody Ornamental Landscape Plants
item Evaluation of Improved Germplasm for Nursery and Landscape Use
item Evaluation of Production Practices, Disease Resistance and Insect Control Measures for Nursery Crops
item Genetic Improvement of Nursery Crops through Functional Genomics and Breeding
item Methods for Quarantine Certification and Biological Control of Imported Fire Ant in Nursery Production Systems
item Support Development of the Plant Collections Network
item Systematics, Nomenclature, and Genetic Diversity of Priority Genera of Woody Landscape Plants