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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 197 projects listed

Mark Boggess
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
General Biological Science
Animal Production/Genetic Programs

Phone: (608) 890-0050
Fax: (608) 890-0076
1925 LINDEN DRIVE WEST
MADISON, WI, 53706

Program Teams
Food Animal Production (101) (leader)
Biorefining (213)
Aquaculture (106)
Animal Health (103)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (215)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (214)
 
Soil and Water Conservation for Northwestern Irrigated Agriculture
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
Control of Ovine Respiratory Disease Through Genetic and Immunologic Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission and Disease
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
Distributed-Scale Pyrolysis of Agricultural Biomass for Production of Refinable Crude Bio-Oil and Valuable Coproducts
Improving the Efficiency of Sheep Production in Western Rangeland Production Systems
Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors That Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock, Poultry, and Human Health: Integrated Pest Management and Adult Biology
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
Improving Bioenergy and Forage Plants and Production Systems for the Central U.S.
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-Base Control
Technologies for Managing Water and Sediment Movement in Agricultural Watersheds
Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils
Landscape-Level Assessment and Management of Invasive Weeds and Their Impacts in Agricultural and Natural Systems
Global Change in Semi-Arid Rangelands: Ecosystem Responses and Management Adaptations
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
Soil Processes in Production Systems That Incorporate Biofuel Feedstocks into Southeastern Agriculture
Enhanced Models and Conservation Practices for Watershed Resource Management and Assessment
Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds
Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate
Ecohydrological Processes, Scale, Climate Variability, and Watershed Management
Preserving Water Quality and Availability for Agriculture in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock
Enhancing Water Conservation and Crop Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture
Agricultural Land Management to Optimize Productivity and Natural Resource Conservation at Farm and Watershed Scales
Discovery and Evaluation of Classical Biological Control Agents for Invasive Eurasian Weeds Affecting Agricultural and Natural Areas
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Northern Great Plains Rangelands Through Biological Control and Community Restoration
Air Quality Associated with Agricultural Operations (Sdl)
Assessing Conservation Effects on Water Quantity and Quality at Field and Watershed Scales
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Diversified Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
Biophotonics - the Application of Novel Imaging Methodologies to Livestock Production Research
Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
Enhancing Sustainability of Irrigated Specialty Crops and Biofuel Feedstock Production
Genetic Foundations for Bioenergy Feedstocks
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
Landscape-Based Crop Management for Food, Feed, and Bioenergy
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
Genomics of Livestock Pests
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
Genomic and Genetic Analysis of Crop Adaptation to Soil Abiotic Stresses
Sustainable Water Use Research in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species That Impact Livestock
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
Emerging Animal Diseases That Exist Offshore
Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
Develop Alternatives to Antibiotics for Priority Diseases in Animal Agriculture
Microbial Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
Improved Forage and Alternative Use Grasses for the Southern U.S.
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence Or Prevalence of Human Pathogens Through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
National Turfgrass Evaluation Program
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Improve Swine Reproductive Efficiency
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
Determining Influence of Microbial, Feed, and Animal Factors on Efficiency of Nutrient Utilization and Performance in Lactating Dairy Cows
Improving Immunity, Health, and Well-Being in Cattle and Swine
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
Genomic and Metagenomic Approaches to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle
Removing Limitations to the Efficient Utilization of Alfalfa and Other Forages in Dairy Production, New Bio-Products, and Bioenergy To...
Predictive Biology of Emerging Vector-Borne Viral Diseases
Safeguarding Well-Being of Food Producing Animals
Enhancing Resistance to Diseases and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
Postharvest Processing to Add Value to Catfish
Develop Technologies for Production of Platform Chemicals and Advanced Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services
Enhancement of Turfgrass Germplasm for Reduced Input Sustainability
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
Developing Genetic Biotechnologies for Increased Food Animal Production, Including Novel Antimicrobials for Improved Health & Product Safety
Employing Genomics, Epigenetics, and Immunogenetics to Control Diseases Induced by Avian Tumor Viruses
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
Enable New Marketable, Value-Added Coproducts to Improve Biorefining Profitability
Understanding Genetic and Physiological Factors Affecting Nutrient Use Efficiency of Dairy Cattle
Improving Sow Lifetime Productivity in Swine
Strategies to Optimize Meat Quality and Composition of Red Meat Animals
Novel Therapeutic, Diagnostic, and Management Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Poultry Production
Genetic Research to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle and Sheep
Investigation of Genetic Mechanisms for Improving the Regulation of Feed Intake and Nutrient Utilization in Poultry
Management Technologies for Conservation of Western Rangelands
Understanding the Role of Commensal Anaerobic Bacteria in Odor, Emissions, and Antibiotic Resistance from Stored Livestock Manure
Transmission, Differentiation, and Pathobiology of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Diversified Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems
Developing Analytical and Management Strategies to Improve Crop Utilization of .... and Reduce Losses to the Environment
Management of Manure Nutrients, Environmental Contaminants, and Energy from Cattle and Swine Production Facilities
Bluetongue Virus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
Develop Technologies to Protect Air Quality, Maintain Production Efficiency & Enhance Use of Manure from Southn Great Plains Beef & Dairy Ag
Protection of Food and Water Supplies from Pathogen Contamination
Immunological Approaches to Controlling Swine Intestinal Parasites and Mucosal Pathogens
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems
Quantifying Habitat Utilization and Reducing Juvenile Oyster Mortality in Pacific Shellfish Production
Development of Approaches to Prevent and Ameliorate Diseases of Catfish
Utilization of Genomics for Improving Production Traits in Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture
Integrated Approaches for Improving Aquatic Animal Health in Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture
Genetics, Physiology, and Health Research to Improve Catfish Production
Environmentally Sound Manure Management for Reduction of Gas Emissions, Nutrients, and Pathogens
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
Utilizing Genetics and Physiology for Enhancing Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Production
Identifying Biochemical Pathways Using Genetically Modified Trout (University of Ct)
Efficient Management and Use of Animal Manure to Protect Human Health and Environmental Quality
Innovative Bioresource Management Technologies for Enhanced Environmental Quality and Value Optimization
Developing Beneficial Uses of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal Byproducts
Biological Treatment of Manure and Organic Residuals to Capture Nutrients and Transform Contaminants
Manure Management Strategies to Improve Air and Water Quality
Countermeasures to Prevent, Mitigate, and Control Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
Strategies to Control and Prevent Avian Mycoplasmosis
Pharmacological and Immunologic Interventions Against Vector-Borne Bovine and Equine Babesiosis
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Disease Outbreaks Caused by Avian Influenza and Other Emerging Poultry Pathogens
Intervention Strategies to Control Newcastle Disease
Genomic Strategies for Control of Herpesviruses of Poultry
Molecular and Immunological Approaches to Controlling Gi Nematode Infections of Ruminants
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Development of Improved Diagnostics and Vaccines for Brucellosis in Livestock and Wildlife
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Avian Tumor Virus Pathogenicity, Transmission, and Evolution
Immunology and Intervention Strategies for Johne's Disease
Development of Genomic Tools to Study Ruminant Resistance to Gastrointestinal Nematodes
Strategies to Control and Prevent Bacterial Infections in Swine
Functional Genomics Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Poultry
Parasitic Biodiversity and the U.S. National Parasite Collection
Countermeasures to Control Foreign Animal Diseases of Swine
Intervention Strategies to Support the Global Control and Eradication of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (Fmdv)
Development of Control and Intervention Strategies for Avian Coccidiosis
Control, Immunology and Genomics of Spirochete Diseases
Functional Genomic Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Swine
Ecology and Pathogenesis of Re-Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (Vsv) in North America
Improving Bioenergy and Forage Plants and Production Systems for the Central U.S.
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
Immunological Intervention of Malignant Catarrhal Fever Virus-Induced Disease in Ruminants
Strategies for Fish Disease Control and Prevention
Nutrition and Feed Development for Warm Water Aquaculture
Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors That Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
Assessing Atmospheric Emissions from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in the Pacific Northwest
Improving Production Efficiency in Warm Water Aquaculture Through Water Quality Management
From Barley to Biomass - the Development of a Regional Multi-Feedstock Biorefinery
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
Development of New Technologies and Methods to Enhance the Utilization and Long-Term Storage of Poultry, Swine and Fish Gametes and Embryos
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Cattle
Management of off-Flavors and Undesirable Bacteria in Aquaculture
Distributed-Scale Pyrolysis of Agricultural Biomass for Production of Refinable Crude Bio-Oil and Valuable Coproducts
Improving Efficiency of Growth and Nutrient Utilization in Heavy Broilers Using Alternative Feed Ingredients
National Animal Germplasm Program
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
Using Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts to Improve Crop Production Systems and Environment Quality
Improving the Efficiency of Sheep Production in Western Rangeland Production Systems
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
Strategies to Improve Heifer Selection and Heifer Development
Improved Nutrient Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine
Identification of Biomarkers for Pre and Post Weaning Growth in Swine
Improving Genetic Predictions in Dairy Animals Using Phenotypic and Genomic Information
Optimizing Heavy Broiler Management and Housing Environment for Sustainable Production
Enhancing Genetic Merit of Ruminants Through Genome Selection and Analysis
Determine Genetic Diversity and Develop Tools for Genetic Improvement of Oyster Stocks for the Pacific Northwest
Control of Ovine Respiratory Disease Through Genetic and Immunologic Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission and Disease
East Coast Shellfish Research
Characterization of Protective Host Responses to Avian Influenza Virus Infections in Avian Species
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Cattle
Prevention and Control Strategies for Tuberculosis in Cattle and Wildlife Reservoirs
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
Combating Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia and Improving Yellow Perch Aquaculture for the Great Lakes Region
Identification of Host Immune Factors and Intervention Strategies for Mastitis
Integrated Approaches for Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Morone and Other Warm Water Fish Production
Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems for Salmonid Food Fish Production
Improving Production Strategies in Channel Catfish Farming
Genetic Improvement of Cold Water Marine Finfish
Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Strategies
Improving Sustainability of Rainbow Trout Production by Integrated Development of Improved Grains, Feeds, and Trout
Development of Strategies to Control Anaplasmosis
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Swine
Mitigating the Risk of Transmission and Environmental Contamination of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The need for agriculture phenotyping: “Moving from genotype to phenotype” - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boggess, M.V., Lippolis, J.D., Hurkman II, W.J., Fagerquist, C.K., Briggs, S.P., Gomes, A.V., Righetti, P., Bala, K. 2013. The need for agriculture phenotyping: “Moving from genotype to phenotype”. Journal of Proteomics. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jptot.2013.3.021.
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