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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 Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
item An Engineering Approach to Improving Food Quality While Reducing Labor Costs
item Automated Whole-surface Imaging Technology for On-line Safety and Quality Inspection of Produce
item Balancing Soil Health and Food Safety for Organic Fresh Produce Production in Maryland
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 Development and Validation of Devices to Detect Fecal Materials in Produce Fields
item Development of Sensing Methods and Technologies for Rapid Screening of Foods for Microbial, Chemical, and Biological Contaminants
item Economic Analysis of Food Safety Improvement During Produce Washing and Retail Display
item Effects of Muskmelon Cultivar and Cover Crops on Soil Biodiversity, and Plant and Human Disease Suppression During Organic Production
item Environmental and Plant Factors That Influence Trace Element Bioavailability in Food Crops
item Evaluation and Maintenance of Flavor, Nutritional and Other Quality Attributes of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce
item Fluid Dynamics of Impact and Mixing for Improved Washing of Fresh and Fresh-cut Produce
item Fluid Mechanics and Mass Transfer of Washing Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce
item Food Safety Innovations and Preventive Controls during Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce Washing, Packing, and Retail Display
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 Improving Food Quality and Safety during Tomato Packing and Fresh-cut Produce Retail Handling
item Improving Food Safety through Cold Chain Management and Stakeholder Outreach
item Improving Produce Quality and Reducing Post-Harvest Loss and Wastes
item Improving Produce Safety through Integrated Research and Stakeholder Outreach
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 Multi-regional Risk Analysis of Farm Manure Use: Balancing Soil Health and Food Safety for Organic Fresh Produce Production
item Multispecies Biofilm Formation and Survival of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens in Produce Processing Environments
item Persistence of Enteric Pathogens in Manure-amended Soils in Northeast U.S. Produce-Growing Environments
item Rapid Detection of E. Coli Contamination on Leafy Greens using Indole as a Sentinel Indicator
item Sensing Technologies for the Detection and Characterization of Microbial, Chemical, and Biological Contaminants in Foods
item Survival of Generic, STEC O157 and STEC Non-O157 E. coli and Salmonella in Soils Amended with BSAAO
item Sustaining the Supply of High Quality Lettuce in Changing Technological and Climatic Environments