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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Programs and Projects at this Location
ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

Clicking on a National Program (NP) will take you to the main ARS site for more information on the program. Clicking on a research project title will take you to more information on the project.


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Animal Health (NP #103)
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Biology and Control of Human Pathogens on Fresh Produce
(Appropriated)
Chemical Approaches to Eliminate Fungal Contamination and Mycotoxin Production in Plant Products
(Appropriated)
Environmental and Ecological Approaches to Eliminate Fungal Contamination and Mycotoxin Production in Plant Products
(Appropriated)
Molecular Biology of Human Pathogens Associated with Food
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Detecting and Determining the Bioavailability of Bacterial Toxins
(Appropriated)
An Effective Lure for Reliable Detection and Control of the Female Navel Orangeworm (Now) Moth
(General Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Technologies for Detection and Mitigation of Undesirable Organisms Associated with Food
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Electrochemiluminescent Assay for Botulinum Neurotoxins
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Simultaneous Detection of Multiple Foodborne Pathogens with a Single Antibody-Based Test
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
An Effective Lure for Reliable Detection and Control of the Female Navel Orangeworm (Now) Moth
(Reimbursable)
Creation and Preparation of Monoclonal Antibodies for Use in Biological Toxins Detection Assays
(Reimbursable)
Intensive Sampling for E. Coli, Salmonella, Listeria Moncytogenes & Initial Survey & Detection Methods for Norovirus, in the Salinas Valley
(Reimbursable)
Molecular Mechanisms for Interactions Between Listeria Monocytogenes and Produce
(Reimbursable)
Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Interactions of Enteric Pathogens with Postharvest Leafy Vegetables
(Reimbursable)
Rapid, Non-Invasive, and Early Warning Detection of Mycotoxigenic Aspergilli on Almonds and Pistachios in Holding, Storage, and Transit
(Reimbursable)
Risk Assessment and Intervention Strategies for the Emerging Food Safety Threat of Ochratoxin in the United States
(Reimbursable)
To Control Viral Food Borne Disease
(Reimbursable)
Dairy Waste Water Use As Fertilizer
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Detection Technologies for Bacterial Neurotoxins and Their Validation in Food Matrices
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Rapid, Non-Invasive, and Early Warning Detection of Mycotoxigenic Aspergilli on Almonds and Pistachios in Holding, Storage, and Transit
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Toxin Detection with the Spindx Microfluidics Detection Technology
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Anti-Botulism Monoclonal Antibodies As Tools to Identify Small Molecule Toxin Inhibitors
(Trust)
Effect of Sulfur Dioxide Fumigation on Survival of Foodborne Pathogens on Table Grapes under Standard Storage Conditions
(Trust)
Reduction in Navel Orange Worm Damage in Pistachio Orchards Using Cultural and Chemical Control Methods
(Trust)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management to Protect U.S. Water Resources in the Far West United States
(Appropriated)
Cooperation Agreement and Benefits Sharing Between the Foundation for the Study of Invasive Species & ARS Exotic & Invasive Weeds Res. Unit
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Ecological Restoration and Management of Perennial Pepperweed Infested Tidal Marsh at Southhampton Bay Natural Preserve
(Reimbursable)
Improved Recomibinase Technology for Targeted Marker Free Integration and Founder Line Production for Risk Assessment
(Reimbursable)
Founder Lines for Improved Citrus Biotechnology
(Trust)
The Development of Novel Blood and Cara Cara Like Citrus Varieties
(Trust)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Biorefining Processes
(Appropriated)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(Reimbursable)
Insertional Mutagenesis of Brachypodium Distachyon (Fy 2012-Fy 2014)
(Reimbursable)
Nanostructured Enzyme Assemblies for Lignocellulosic Biomass Breakdown for Bioproduct and Bioenergy Applications
(Reimbursable)
Torrefaction of Specialty Crops Pomace to Produce High-Energy Density Fuels
(Reimbursable)
Evaluation of Starch and Other Materials As Binders in Pelletizing Coal Dust Waste
(Trust)
Solid Waste Management for Bioenergy Production
(Trust)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Genetic Foundations for Bioenergy Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Landscape-Level Assessment and Management of Invasive Weeds and Their Impacts in Agricultural and Natural Systems
(Appropriated)
Continuing Study of Factors Influencing Spread, Establishment, and Management of Invasive Ludwigia Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Factors Influencing Spread, Establishment, and Management of Invasive Ludwigia Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(Reimbursable)
Insertional Mutagenesis of Brachypodium Distachyon (Fy 2012-Fy 2014)
(Reimbursable)
Foreign Exploration and Evaluation of Biological Control Agents for Thistles and Tumbleweed
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Insects Associated with Eurasian Watermilfoil
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Prospective Insect Biological Control Agents of Yellow Starthistle and Scotch Thistle in Turkey
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Enhancement of Wheat Through Genomic and Molecular Approaches
(Appropriated)
Genetic Foundations for Bioenergy Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Host-Specific Molecular Genetic Tools for Development of Disease-Resistant Crops
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
(Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
(Appropriated)
Molecular Tools for Improved Crop Biotechnology
(Appropriated)
Small Grains Database and Bioinformatics Resources
(Appropriated)
Expanding the Breeder's Toolbox for Perennial Grasses
(Reimbursable)
Improved Recomibinase Technology for Targeted Marker Free Integration and Founder Line Production for Risk Assessment
(Reimbursable)
Improving Barley and Wheat Germplasm for Changing Environments
(Reimbursable)
Insertional Mutagenesis of Brachypodium Distachyon (Fy 2012-Fy 2014)
(Reimbursable)
Utilization of Founder Lines for Improved Soybean Oil and Meal Content Via Site-Specific Recombination
(Reimbursable)
Developing and Deploying New Tools for Crop Plant Biotechnology
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics, Bioinformatics and Database Development for Crop Improvement and Biofuel Research
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Polymer-Protein Interactions in Natural Rubber Latex
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Founder Lines for Improved Citrus Biotechnology
(Trust)
Identification and Application of Powdery Mildew and Stripe Rust Resistance Genes to Improve Disease Resistance in Wheat
(Trust)
The Development of Novel Blood and Cara Cara Like Citrus Varieties
(Trust)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management to Protect U.S. Water Resources in the Far West United States
(Appropriated)
Biological Control of Invasive Terrestrial and Riparian Weeds in the Far Western U.S. Region, with Emphasis on Thistles, Brooms and Cape-Ivy
(Appropriated)
Landscape-Level Assessment and Management of Invasive Weeds and Their Impacts in Agricultural and Natural Systems
(Appropriated)
Continuing Study of Factors Influencing Spread, Establishment, and Management of Invasive Ludwigia Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Factors Influencing Spread, Establishment, and Management of Invasive Ludwigia Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Cooperation Agreement and Benefits Sharing Between the Foundation for the Study of Invasive Species & ARS Exotic & Invasive Weeds Res. Unit
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Ecological Restoration and Management of Perennial Pepperweed Infested Tidal Marsh at Southhampton Bay Natural Preserve
(Reimbursable)
Foreign Exploration and Evaluation of Biological Control Agents for Thistles and Tumbleweed
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Insects Associated with Eurasian Watermilfoil
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Prospective Insect Biological Control Agents of Yellow Starthistle and Scotch Thistle in Turkey
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Biorefining Processes
(Appropriated)
Improved Utilization of Ag. Products Through Identification of Nitrogen-Containing Bioactive Components Important to Quality & Human Health
(Appropriated)
Improvement and Utilization of Natural Rubber and Castor Oil-Producing Industrial Crops
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
(Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
(Appropriated)
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops and Their Co-Products
(Appropriated)
Optimization of the Nutritional, Functional, and Sensory Properties of Raw and Processed Legumes, Grains, and Specialty Crops
(Appropriated)
Processing Technologies to Prevent Weight Gain and Obesity Related Metabolic Diseases
(Appropriated)
Quality Based Inspection and Sorting of Specialty Crops Using Imaging and Physical Methods
(Appropriated)
Reduction of Allergenicity Through Food Processing
(Appropriated)
Blow Spinning of Agricultural-Based Nanofibers for Value-Added Agricultural Applications
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Commercial Demonstration of Infrared Dry Blanching and Dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Clean Technology for Castor Crop Improvement and Utilization
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic and Biochemical Regulation of Rubber Biosynthesis
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement Between ARS and the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (Uc Solar)
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Bio Based Matrix with Encapsulated Microbes As Substitute for Synthetic Fertilizer and Pesticides
(Reimbursable)
Infrared Heating for Improved Drying Efficiency and Quality of Almonds and Pistachios
(Reimbursable)
Nanostructured Enzyme Assemblies for Lignocellulosic Biomass Breakdown for Bioproduct and Bioenergy Applications
(Reimbursable)
Sustainable Technologies for Table Olive/olive Mill Wastewater Management
(Reimbursable)
Torrefaction of Specialty Crops Pomace to Produce High-Energy Density Fuels
(Reimbursable)
Developing and Deploying New Tools for Crop Plant Biotechnology
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Sustainable Processing Technologies for Improving the Healthiness, Quality and Safety of Speciality Crops and Their Waste Products
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Digestion Process for Converting Agricultural Byproducts, and Municipal Solid Wastes into Bioenergy
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Guayule Rubber Crystallization Studies
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Polymer-Protein Interactions in Natural Rubber Latex
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Freeze-Dried Cherry Placebo
(Trust)
Evaluation of Starch and Other Materials As Binders in Pelletizing Coal Dust Waste
(Trust)
Production of Environmentally Friendly Pha Biopolymers from Waste Biogas Derived from Agriculturally-Derived Solid Waste Streams
(Trust)
Solid Waste Management for Bioenergy Production
(Trust)
Last Modified: 7/30/2014
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