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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
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
Citrus, general/other
Cole crops (includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Conifer forests of the West
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
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
Egg-type chicken, live animal
Fungi (includes yeast)
General technology
Goats, meat and mohair
Grain crops, general/other (includes buckwheat, millet, triticale)
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Hard red spring wheat
Hard red winter wheat
Herbaceous perennials and decorative greens
Honey bees
Meat, dairy cattle
Meat, swine
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Microorganisms, general/other
Narcotic plants
Ornamental trees and shrubs
Ornamentals and turf, general/other (includes cacti)
Other animals, general
Parks and urban green space
Pesticides (includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.)
Plant research, general
Poultry meat
Poultry, general/other
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Remote sensing equipment and technology
Research equipment and methods, general/other
Sheep, live animal
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil and land, general
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Sugar beet
Sugar cane
Sweet potato
Swine, live animal
Trees, forests, and forest products, general
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Turkey, live animal
Vegetables, general/other
Viroids, mycoplasmas, spiroplasmas, etc.
Water resources
Watersheds and river basins, general
Wetland and riparian systems
Wheat, other
Winter annual legumes (includes subterranean clover, arrowleaf clover)
Research Projects within Atmosphere, general/other
item A Unified and Coherent Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity (LST&E) Earth System Data Record (ESDR) for Earth Science
item Age-dating Stream Waters for Selected CEAP NIFA Competitive Watershed Studies using Chiral Metolachlor Ethane Sulfonic Acid (MESA)
item Agricultural Remote Sensing using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
item Agricultural Research Service Technical Support to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
item Application of a Thermal-Based Two-Source Energy Balance Model Output of Evapotranspiration.....Scheduling and Enhance Water Resource Conservation
item Application, Validation and Testing of SWAT Model to Assess Impacts of Wetlands on Water Quality at the Choptank
item Calibration and Validation of In Situ Soil Moisture Sensors at Marena Oklahoma
item CEAP Wetland Mid-Atlantic Regional Study (2012/2013)
item CEAP Wetland Mid-Atlantic Regional Study (2012/2013)
item Characterizing Field-Scale Water Use, Stress and Productivity in Agricultural Landscapes using Multi-Sensor Data Fusion
item Climate Change Baseline Assessment Using Merged, Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product (Soil MERGE, SMERGE)
item Comparing and Refining Models of Wetland-Stream Hydrologic Connectivity
item Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) 2017 - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
item Continuation of AMSR-E Climate Records with JAXA AMSR2
item Developing Practices for Nutrient and Byproducts to Mitigate Climate Change, Improve Nutrient Utilization, and Reduce Effects on Environment
item Development of a Global Evaporative Stress Index Based on Thermal and Microwave... Monitoring of Agricultural Water and Vegetation Stress
item ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS)
item Enhancing the USDA Global Crop Production Decision Support System with NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Satellite Observations
item Fusing MODIS, Landsat, and Geostationary Data for Daily Monitoring of Crop Condition and Water Use at Field Scales
item FY2018 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies on (croplands)
item Improved Remote Sensing-based Modeling of Evapotranspiration and Stress of Highly Structured Vineyard Canopies
item Improving Satellite Soil Moisture Spatial Resolution
item Integrating Multi-Platform Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration Retrievals to Constrain Land Surface Water and Energy Balance Coupling
item Integrating Remote Sensing, Measurements and Modeling for Multi-Scale Assessment of Water Availability, Use, and Quality in Agroecosystems
item Integrating Satellite-Based Surface Soil Moisture and Rainfall Accumulation Products for Improved Hydrologic Modeling
item Intercalibration of Low Frequency Brightness Temperature Measurements for Long-Term Soil Moisture Record
item Mapping Water Use, Stress and Productivity in Agricultural Landscapes by Fusing Multi-Sensor Data Products
item Measuring and Modeling Pollutants in Agricultural Systems and Landscapes
item Modeling Watershed Processes for Assessing Ecosystem Services Provided by Restored Wetlands
item Monitoring Vineyard Water Use and Vine Water Status with......Improved and Sustainable Water Management from Field to Regional Scales
item Multi-Agency Collaboration on Geographic Information System (GIS) Based Methods for Assessing Watershed Connectivity
item Plant Scale Characterization using Unmanned Aerial Systems Point Cloud and Reflectance Maps for Modeling Vine and Soil/Cover Crop Water Use
item Remote Detection and Functional Assessments for Wetlands in the Mid-Atlantic Region
item Soil Moisture Active/Passive Calibration/Validation Team
item Soil Moisture Mapping of the South Fork Iowa Soil Moisture Network with Proximal COSMOS Rovers
item Supporting the Soil Moisture Validation and Applications Workshop 2018
item The Mid-Atlantic Wetland Conservation Effects Assessment Project
item Using Invertebrate Ecology and Isotope Tracers to Inform Wetland-Stream Connectivity on the Delmarva Peninsula
item Utility of Evapotranspiration and Plant Stress Mapping over Vineyards Using UAS Remote Sensing Data at Finer and Coarser Pixel Resolutions
item Validation of SMAP Soil Moisture Products with In Situ and Satellite Observations