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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 190 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)
 
Air Quality Associated with Agricultural Operations (Sdl)
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
Global Change in Semi-Arid Rangelands: Ecosystem Responses and Management Adaptations
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
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
Landscape-Level Assessment and Management of Invasive Weeds and Their Impacts in Agricultural and Natural Systems
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
Landscape-Based Crop Management for Food, Feed, and Bioenergy
Control of Ovine Respiratory Disease Through Genetic and Immunologic Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission and Disease
Soil Processes in Production Systems That Incorporate Biofuel Feedstocks into Southeastern Agriculture
Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils
Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds
Enhancing Water Conservation and Crop Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture
Technologies for Managing Water and Sediment Movement in Agricultural Watersheds
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-Base Control
Agricultural Land Management to Optimize Productivity and Natural Resource Conservation at Farm and Watershed Scales
Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate
Preserving Water Quality and Availability for Agriculture in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
Ecohydrological Processes, Scale, Climate Variability, and Watershed Management
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
Soil and Water Conservation for Northwestern Irrigated Agriculture
Assessing Conservation Effects on Water Quantity and Quality at Field and Watershed Scales
Enhanced Models and Conservation Practices for Watershed Resource Management and Assessment
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Diversified Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems
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
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
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
Improving Bioenergy and Forage Plants and Production Systems for the Central U.S.
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
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
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
Genomic and Genetic Analysis of Crop Adaptation to Soil Abiotic Stresses
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
Enhancing Sustainability of Irrigated Specialty Crops and Biofuel Feedstock Production
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
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
Sustainable Water Use Research in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
Genomics of Livestock Pests
Genetic Foundations for Bioenergy Feedstocks
Flies Associated with Livestock Production Systems
Area-Wide Screwworm Eradication
Area-Wide Screwworm Eradication
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
Biology and Control of Ticks of Veterinary and Human Importance
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species That Impact Livestock
Biophotonics - the Application of Novel Imaging Methodologies to Livestock Production Research
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
Emerging Animal Diseases That Exist Offshore
Enable New Marketable, Value-Added Coproducts to Improve Biorefining Profitability
Sorghum Biorefining: Integrated Processes for Converting All Sorghum Feedstock Components to Fuels and Co-Products
Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
Genetic Improvement of Marine Fish and Shellfish
Developing Methods to Improve Survival and Maximize Productivity and Sustainability of Pacific Shellfish Aquaculture
Nutrition and Feed Development for Warm Water Aquaculture
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
Develop Technologies for Production of Platform Chemicals and Advanced Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
Postharvest Processing to Add Value to Catfish
Develop Alternatives to Antibiotics for Priority Diseases in Animal Agriculture
Microbial Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence Or Prevalence of Human Pathogens Through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Improve Swine Reproductive Efficiency
Predictive Biology of Emerging Vector-Borne Viral Diseases
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
Enhancing Resistance to Diseases and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
Safeguarding Well-Being of Food Producing Animals
National Turfgrass Evaluation Program
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
Enhancement of Turfgrass Germplasm for Reduced Input Sustainability
Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
Improved Forage and Alternative Use Grasses for the Southern U.S.
Genomic and Metagenomic Approaches to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
Improving Bioenergy and Forage Plants and Production Systems for the Central U.S.
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
Improving Immunity, Health, and Well-Being in Cattle and Swine
Development of New Technologies and Methods to Enhance the Utilization and Long-Term Storage of Poultry, Swine and Fish Gametes and Embryos
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
Enhancing Genetic Merit of Ruminants Through Genome Selection and Analysis
Improving Efficiency of Growth and Nutrient Utilization in Heavy Broilers Using Alternative Feed Ingredients
Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors That Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
Strategies to Optimize Meat Quality and Composition of Red Meat Animals
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
National Animal Germplasm Program
Management Technologies for Conservation of Western Rangelands
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
Understanding Genetic and Physiological Factors Affecting Nutrient Use Efficiency of Dairy Cattle
Optimizing Heavy Broiler Management and Housing Environment for Sustainable Production
Developing Genetic Biotechnologies for Increased Food Animal Production, Including Novel Antimicrobials for Improved Health & Product Safety
Identification of Biomarkers for Pre and Post Weaning Growth in Swine
Strategies to Improve Heifer Selection and Heifer Development
Employing Genomics, Epigenetics, and Immunogenetics to Control Diseases Induced by Avian Tumor Viruses
Improving the Efficiency of Sheep Production in Western Rangeland Production Systems
Improving Genetic Predictions in Dairy Animals Using Phenotypic and Genomic Information
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Diversified Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
Novel Therapeutic, Diagnostic, and Management Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Poultry Production
Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems
Countermeasures to Prevent, Mitigate, and Control Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
Bluetongue Virus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
Identification of Host Immune Factors and Intervention Strategies for Mastitis
Transmission, Differentiation, and Pathobiology of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Prevention and Control Strategies for Tuberculosis in Cattle and Wildlife Reservoirs
Countermeasures to Control Foreign Animal Diseases of Swine
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Cattle
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Avian Tumor Virus Pathogenicity, Transmission, and Evolution
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Cattle
Control, Immunology and Genomics of Spirochete Diseases
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Disease Outbreaks Caused by Avian Influenza and Other Emerging Poultry Pathogens
Characterization of Protective Host Responses to Avian Influenza Virus Infections in Avian Species
Intervention Strategies to Control Newcastle Disease
Development of Genomic Tools to Study Ruminant Resistance to Gastrointestinal Nematodes
Mitigating the Risk of Transmission and Environmental Contamination of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Control of Ovine Respiratory Disease Through Genetic and Immunologic Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission and Disease
Immunological Intervention of Malignant Catarrhal Fever Virus-Induced Disease in Ruminants
Development of Strategies to Control Anaplasmosis
Pharmacological and Immunologic Interventions Against Vector-Borne Bovine and Equine Babesiosis
Immunological Approaches to Controlling Swine Intestinal Parasites and Mucosal Pathogens
Development of Control and Intervention Strategies for Avian Coccidiosis
Parasitic Biodiversity and the U.S. National Parasite Collection
Strategies to Control and Prevent Avian Mycoplasmosis
Intervention Strategies to Support the Global Control and Eradication of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (Fmdv)
Molecular and Immunological Approaches to Controlling Gi Nematode Infections of Ruminants
Genomic Strategies for Control of Herpesviruses of Poultry
Functional Genomics Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Poultry
Functional Genomic Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Swine
Ecology and Pathogenesis of Re-Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (Vsv) in North America
Improving Sow Lifetime Productivity in Swine
Determining Influence of Microbial, Feed, and Animal Factors on Efficiency of Nutrient Utilization and Performance in Lactating Dairy Cows
Removing Limitations to the Efficient Utilization of Alfalfa and Other Forages in Dairy Production, New Bio-Products, and Bioenergy To...
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Development of Improved Diagnostics and Vaccines for Brucellosis in Livestock and Wildlife
Improved Nutrient Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine
Immunology and Intervention Strategies for Johne's Disease
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Swine
Strategies to Control and Prevent Bacterial Infections in Swine
Environmentally Sound Manure Management for Reduction of Gas Emissions, Nutrients, and Pathogens
Understanding the Role of Commensal Anaerobic Bacteria in Odor, Emissions, and Antibiotic Resistance from Stored Livestock Manure
Protection of Food and Water Supplies from Pathogen Contamination
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
Innovative Bioresource Management Technologies for Enhanced Environmental Quality and Value Optimization
Efficient Management and Use of Animal Manure to Protect Human Health and Environmental Quality
Combating Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia and Improving Yellow Perch Aquaculture for the Great Lakes Region
Develop Technologies to Protect Air Quality, Maintain Production Efficiency & Enhance Use of Manure from Southn Great Plains Beef & Dairy Ag
Using Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts to Improve Crop Production Systems and Environment Quality
Assessing Atmospheric Emissions from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in the Pacific Northwest
Developing Beneficial Uses of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal Byproducts
Manure Management Strategies to Improve Air and Water Quality
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
Biological Treatment of Manure and Organic Residuals to Capture Nutrients and Transform Contaminants
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
Utilizing Genetics and Physiology for Enhancing Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Production
Determine Genetic Diversity and Develop Tools for Genetic Improvement of Oyster Stocks for the Pacific Northwest
Improving Sustainability of Rainbow Trout Production by Integrated Development of Improved Grains, Feeds, and Trout
Identifying Biochemical Pathways Using Genetically Modified Trout (University of Ct)
East Coast Shellfish Research

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.
Last Modified: 12/18/2014