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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
Air
Alfalfa
Apple
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
Carrot
Cherry
Citrus, general/other
Climate
Cocoa
Coffee
Cole crops (includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Conifer forests of the West
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
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
Egg-type chicken, live animal
Eggplant
Fungi (includes yeast)
General technology
Goats, meat and mohair
Grain crops, general/other (includes buckwheat, millet, triticale)
Grapefruit
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Hard red spring wheat
Hard red winter wheat
Herbaceous perennials and decorative greens
Honey bees
Insects
Meat, dairy cattle
Meat, swine
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Microorganisms, general/other
Milk
Narcotic plants
Nematodes
Orange
Ornamental trees and shrubs
Ornamentals and turf, general/other (includes cacti)
Other animals, general
Parks and urban green space
Peach
Pear
Peppers
Pesticides (includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.)
Plant research, general
Potato
Poultry meat
Poultry, general/other
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Raspberry
Remote sensing equipment and technology
Research equipment and methods, general/other
Sheep, live animal
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil
Soil and land, general
Soybean
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Strawberry
Sugar beet
Sugar cane
Sunflower
Sweet potato
Swine, live animal
Tomato
Trees, forests, and forest products, general
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Turkey, live animal
Vegetables, general/other
Viroids, mycoplasmas, spiroplasmas, etc.
Viruses
Water resources
Watersheds
Watersheds and river basins, general
Weeds
Wetland and riparian systems
Wheat, other
Winter annual legumes (includes subterranean clover, arrowleaf clover)
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 Breeding and Agronomy of Quinoa for Organic Farming Systems
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 Characterizing and Evaluating the Genetic Diversity and Horticultural Value of Genetic Resources for Cacao and Other Tropical tree crops Economically important to the United States
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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