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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Jeff Silverstein

National Program Leader

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 82 projects listed

Soil and Crop Management Systems for Improved Natural Resource Quality and Efficiency
Management Strategies for Meeting Agronomic, Environmental, and Societal Crop Production Demands
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
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Watersheds: Water and Nutrient Management and Targeted Conservation Effects at Field to Watershed Scales
Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
Managing Farms for Environmental Stewardship and Profit
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
Sustainable Dryland Cropping System for the Central Great Plains
Biophotonics - the Application of Novel Imaging Methodologies to Livestock Production Research
Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
Advancing Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for the Short Growing Seasons and Cold, Wet Soils of the Upper Midwest
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
Area-Wide Screwworm Eradication
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
Ecologically-Based Management of Insect Pests of Corn, with Emphasis on Corn Borers, Rootworms, and Cutworms
Combating Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia and Improving Yellow Perch Aquaculture for the Great Lakes Region
Determine Genetic Diversity and Develop Tools for Genetic Improvement of Oyster Stocks for the Pacific Northwest
Genetics, Breeding and Reproductive Physiology to Enhance Production of Catfish
Water Quality and Production Systems to Enhance Production of Catfish
Improving Catfish Health and Production Performance
Integrated Research Approaches for Improving Production Efficiency in Salmonids
Integrated Research to Improve on-Farm Animal Health in Salmonid Aquaculture
Integrating the Development of New Feed Ingredients and Functionality and Genetic Improvement to Enhance Sustainable Production of Rainbow Trout
Novel Integrated Nutrition and Health Strategies to Improve Production Efficiencies in Poultry
Development of Management Strategies to Mitigate Pre-Harvest Microbial-Derived off-Flavors in Fish Grown in Aquaculture
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence Or Prevalence of Human Pathogens Through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
Enhanced System Models and Decision Support Tools to Optimize Water Limited Agriculture
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
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
Integration of Site-Specific Crop Production Practices and Industrial and Animal Agricultural Byproducts to Improve Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainability
Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Improve Swine Reproductive Efficiency
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
Developing Methods to Improve Survival and Maximize Productivity and Sustainability of Pacific Shellfish Aquaculture
Nutrition and Feed Development for Warm Water Aquaculture
Genetic Improvement of Marine Fish and Shellfish
Improved Crop Production Systems for the Northeast
Sustainable Production, Profit, and Environmental Stewardship Through Conservation Systems
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
Safeguarding Well-Being of Food Producing Animals
Postharvest Processing to Add Value to Catfish
Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Strategies
Health Management, Disease Prevention and Control Strategies in Catfish Aquaculture
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
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
Genomic and Metagenomic Approaches to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle
Developing Nutritional, Genetic, and Management Strategies to Enhance Warmwater Finfish Production
The Role of Mucosal Surfaces and Microflora in Immunity and Disease Prevention
Developing and Refining Technologies for Sustainable Fish Growth in Closed Containment Systems systems
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
Evaluating Nutritional Requirements, Identifying Alternative Ingredients and Improving the Production Environment for Hybrid and Channel Catfish Production
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Diversified Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems
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
Genetic Research to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle and Sheep
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
Improving the Efficiency of Sheep Production in Western Rangeland Production Systems
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
Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors That Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
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
Program Teams
Food Animal Production (101)
Aquaculture (106) (leader)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (216)
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 408024
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 418943
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 423683
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 418526
Technical Services, Collaborative Research, and Cooperative Activities with the USAID, Phase III
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 425905
African Goat Improvement Network: Strengthening Village Breeding Programs in Malawi and Uganda
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427570
Cooperation in Animal Production and Protection
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425847
Last Modified: 10/19/2010