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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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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Control of Ovine Respiratory Disease Through Genetic and Immunologic Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission and Disease
(Appropriated)
Improving the Efficiency of Sheep Production in Western Rangeland Production Systems
(Appropriated)
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
(Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Control of Ovine Respiratory Disease Through Genetic and Immunologic Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission and Disease
(Appropriated)
Development of Strategies to Control Anaplasmosis
(Appropriated)
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Immunological Intervention of Malignant Catarrhal Fever Virus-Induced Disease in Ruminants
(Appropriated)
Mitigating the Risk of Transmission and Environmental Contamination of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(Appropriated)
Pharmacological and Immunologic Interventions Against Vector-Borne Bovine and Equine Babesiosis
(Appropriated)
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Determine Genetic Diversity and Develop Tools for Genetic Improvement of Oyster Stocks for the Pacific Northwest
(Appropriated)
Improving Sustainability of Rainbow Trout Production by Integrated Development of Improved Grains, Feeds, and Trout
(Appropriated)
Quantifying Habitat Utilization and Reducing Juvenile Oyster Mortality in Pacific Shellfish Production
(Appropriated)
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Assessing the Impact of Diet on Inflammation in Healthy and Obese Adults in a Cross-Sectional Phenotyping Study and a Longitudinal Intervention Trial
(Appropriated)
Diet, Inflammation and Prevention of Chronic Disease
(Appropriated)
Improving Public Health by Understanding Diversity in Diet, Body, and Brain Interactions
(Appropriated)
Novel Functions and Biomarkers for Vitamins and Minerals
(Appropriated)
Plant Carotenoids: Absorption, Contribution to Human Vitamin a Stores and Impact on Immune Function and Oxidative Stress
(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)
Pharmacological and Immunologic Interventions Against Vector-Borne Bovine and Equine Babesiosis
(Appropriated)
Protection of Food and Water Supplies from Pathogen Contamination
(Appropriated)
Reducing Aflatoxin Contamination Using Biological Control and Crop Management
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Detecting and Determining the Bioavailability of Bacterial Toxins
(Appropriated)
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
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)
Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition
(Appropriated)
Crop Genetic Improvement and Crop Management in Irrigated Areas Affected by Salinity and Toxic Ions
(Appropriated)
Developing Sustainable Cropping Systems to Improve Water Productivity and Protect Water and Soil Quality in Irrigated Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Ecohydrological Processes, Scale, Climate Variability, and Watershed Management
(Appropriated)
Effects of Agricultural Water Management and Land Use Practices on Regional Water Quality
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Water Conservation and Crop Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Integrated Field Scale Management Systems for Use of Degraded Waters
(Appropriated)
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Reducing Contamination from Agricultural Chemicals
(Appropriated)
Reuse of Treated Municipal Waste Water for Irrigation As a Means to Increase Alternative Water Supplies
(Appropriated)
Soil and Water Conservation for Northwestern Irrigated Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Soil Erosion, Sediment Yield, and Decision Support Systems for Improved Land Management on Semiarid Rangeland on Semiarid Rangeland Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate
(Appropriated)
Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions (NP #212)
Assessing Atmospheric Emissions from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in the Pacific Northwest
(Appropriated)
Crop Genetic Improvement and Crop Management in Irrigated Areas Affected by Salinity and Toxic Ions
(Appropriated)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(Appropriated)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(Appropriated)
Ecohydrological Processes, Scale, Climate Variability, and Watershed Management
(Appropriated)
Effects of Agricultural Water Management and Land Use Practices on Regional Water Quality
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Water Conservation and Crop Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Improved Soil Managment Practices for Tilled Summer Fallow in the Pacific Northwest
(Appropriated)
Improving Nutrient Utilization in Western Irrigated Crop Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Improving the Quality of Grapes, Other Fruits, and Their Products Through Agricultural Management
(Appropriated)
Integrated Field Scale Management Systems for Use of Degraded Waters
(Appropriated)
Integrated Water and Nutrient Management Systems for Sustainable and High-Quality Production of Temperate Fruit and Nursery Crops
(Appropriated)
Mitigating Agricultural Sources of Particulate Matter and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Pacific Northwest
(Appropriated)
Predicting Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural Systems and Developing Potentials for Adaptation
(Appropriated)
Protection of Food and Water Supplies from Pathogen Contamination
(Appropriated)
Reducing Contamination from Agricultural Chemicals
(Appropriated)
Reuse of Treated Municipal Waste Water for Irrigation As a Means to Increase Alternative Water Supplies
(Appropriated)
Soil and Water Conservation for Northwestern Irrigated Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate
(Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(Appropriated)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Sustainability of Irrigated Specialty Crops and Biofuel Feedstock Production
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Water Conservation and Crop Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
(Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Assessing Atmospheric Emissions from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in the Pacific Northwest
(Appropriated)
Protection of Food and Water Supplies from Pathogen Contamination
(Appropriated)
Soil and Water Conservation for Northwestern Irrigated Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition
(Appropriated)
Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.
(Appropriated)
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
(Appropriated)
Ecohydrological Processes, Scale, Climate Variability, and Watershed Management
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Resistance to Diseases and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
(Appropriated)
Genetic Foundations for Bioenergy Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
(Appropriated)
Improving the Efficiency of Sheep Production in Western Rangeland Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Landscape-Level Assessment and Management of Invasive Weeds and Their Impacts in Agricultural and Natural Systems
(Appropriated)
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
(Appropriated)
Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems
(Appropriated)
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate
(Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(Appropriated)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Sustainability of Irrigated Specialty Crops and Biofuel Feedstock Production
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
(Appropriated)
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
(Appropriated)
Characterizing Circadian Regulatory Networks in Grain Crops to Establish Their Role in Development and Abiotic Responses
(Appropriated)
Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Disease and Abiotic Stress Resistance in Edible Legumes
(Appropriated)
Enhancement of Wheat Through Genomic and Molecular Approaches
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Resistance to Diseases and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
(Appropriated)
Generation and Characterization of Novel Genetic Variation in Rice for the Enhancement of Grain Quality and Agronomic Performance
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species
(Appropriated)
Genetic Foundations for Bioenergy Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Phenotyping of Cotton, Bioenergy and Other Industrial Crops
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Barley and Oats for Enhanced Quality and Biotic Stress Resistance
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Cool Season Food Legumes
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Prunus and Vitis Scions and Rootstocks for Fruit Quality and Pest Resistance
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Wheat and Barley for Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Genetic Resource Management of National Small Grains Collection and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Host-Specific Molecular Genetic Tools for Development of Disease-Resistant Crops
(Appropriated)
Identification and Analysis of Plant Architectural Genes in Maize
(Appropriated)
Improved Sugar Beet Germplasm and Innovative Disease Management Approaches to Increase Yield and Reduce Product Losses
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
(Appropriated)
Improving Sustainability of Rainbow Trout Production by Integrated Development of Improved Grains, Feeds, and Trout
(Appropriated)
Management and Characterization of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Management of Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Management of Genetic Resources & Associated Information for Grape, Tree Fruit, Tree Nut, & Other Specialty Crops to Mediterranean Climates
(Appropriated)
Management of Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Management of Temperate-Adapted Fruit, Nut, and Specialty Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
(Appropriated)
Molecular Biology of Pollen and Pollen-Pistil Interactions in Crop Plants
(Appropriated)
Molecular Genetic Analysis of Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Oil Production Pathways in Cotton, Bioenergy and Other Industrial Crops
(Appropriated)
Molecular Genetics of Ethylene Biosynthesis
(Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Photoperception, Signaling and Gene Regulation by the Phytochrome Family
(Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Defense Signaling
(Appropriated)
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
Molecular Tools for Improved Crop Biotechnology
(Appropriated)
Pacific Tropical/subtropical Fruit and Nut Genetic Resource Management and Sustainable Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Improvement for Western U.S. Production
(Appropriated)
Potato Germplasm Improvement for Disease Resistance and Superior Nutritional Content
(Appropriated)
Reducing the Impact of Diseases on Hop Production
(Appropriated)
Signaling Pathways Regulating Plant Architecture
(Appropriated)
Small Grains Database and Bioinformatics Resources
(Appropriated)
Sugar Beet Germplasm Enhancement, Breeding, and Genetics
(Appropriated)
Temperate Forage Legume Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation
(Appropriated)
Testing of Advanced Potato Germplasm for Biotic and Abiotic Resistances, Yield and Profitability Components
(Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Biology and Biological Control of Root Diseases of Wheat, Barley and Biofuel Brassicas
(Appropriated)
Biology, Epidemiology and Management of Vector-Borne Viruses of Sugarbeet and Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Characterization, Epidemiology and Management Strategies of Citrus Tristeza Virus and Spiroplasma Citri on Citrus in California
(Appropriated)
Detection and Management of Pathogens in Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
(Appropriated)
Epidemiology and Management of Pierce's Disease and Other Maladies of Grape
(Appropriated)
Exotic and Emerging Plant Diseases of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Prunus and Vitis Scions and Rootstocks for Fruit Quality and Pest Resistance
(Appropriated)
Improved Control of Stripe Rust in Cereal Crops
(Appropriated)
Improved Strategies for Management of Soilborne Diseases of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
(Appropriated)
Integrated Strategies for Advanced Management of Fruit, Nut, and Oak Tree Diseases
(Appropriated)
Integration of Host-Genotype and Manipulation of Soil Biology for Soil-Borne Disease Control in Agro-Ecosystems
(Appropriated)
Management and Characterization of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Manipulation of Plant Disease Resistance Genes for Improved Crop Protection
(Appropriated)
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
Reducing the Impact of Diseases on Hop Production
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
An ARS Areawide Pest Management(awpm) Program for Methyl Bromide Alternatives
(Appropriated)
Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management to Protect U.S. Water Resources in the Far West United States
(Appropriated)
Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition
(Appropriated)
Bio-Rational Approaches to Manage Insect Pests of Potato Crops
(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)
Biology, Control, and Area-Wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests
(Appropriated)
Biorational Management of Insect Pests of Temperate Tree Fruits
(Appropriated)
Chemical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Post-Harvest Pest Control on Perishable Commodities
(Appropriated)
Chemical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Quarantine and Post-Harvest Pests
(Appropriated)
Development of a Decision-Support System for the Ecologically-Based Management of Cheatgrass and Medusahead-Infested Rangeland
(Appropriated)
Ecological Interactions in Integrated and Biologically-Based Management of Invasive Plant Species in Western Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Sustainability of Irrigated Specialty Crops and Biofuel Feedstock Production
(Appropriated)
Field Testing of Minor Use Pesticides
(Appropriated)
Herbicide Efficacy Studies in Ornamental and Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management for Insect Pests of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Landscape-Level Assessment and Management of Invasive Weeds and Their Impacts in Agricultural and Natural Systems
(Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Floral and Nursery Crops
(Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Vegetables and Sugar Crops
(Appropriated)
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
(Appropriated)
Non-Chemical Alternatives for Post-Harvest Pests of Fresh Fruits, Dried Fruits, Tree Nuts, and Other Durable Commodities
(Appropriated)
Pre and Postharvest Treatment of Tropical and Other Commodities for Quarantine Security, Quality Maintenance, and Value Enhancement
(Appropriated)
Residue Analysis of Minor Use Pesticides
(Appropriated)
Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Pest Management Strategies for Arid-Land Crops
(Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Determining the Impacts of Pesticide and Nutrition-Induced Stress on Honey Bee Colony Growth and Survival
(Appropriated)
Ecological Interactions in Integrated and Biologically-Based Management of Invasive Plant Species in Western Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Postharvest Performance of Ornamentals Using Molecular Genetic Approaches
(Appropriated)
Improving the Quality of Grapes, Other Fruits, and Their Products Through Agricultural Management
(Appropriated)
Integrated Water and Nutrient Management Systems for Sustainable and High-Quality Production of Temperate Fruit and Nursery Crops
(Appropriated)
Managing and Conserving Diverse Bee Pollinators for Sustainable Crop Production and Wildland Preservation
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Understanding Honey Bee Microbiota to Improve Bee Nutrition and Colony Health
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
(Appropriated)
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Enhance Wheat Quality, Functionality and Marketability in the Western U.S.
(Appropriated)
Genetic, Metabolic, and Physiological Factors Regulating Deciduous Tree Fruit Quality
(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)
Maintaining Quality and Extending Shelf and Shipping Life of Fresh Fruit with No Or Minimal Synthetic Pesticide Inputs
(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)
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
(Appropriated)
Methyl Bromide Alternatives (NP #308)
Biology, Control, and Area-Wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests
(Appropriated)
Improved Strategies for Management of Soilborne Diseases of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Integrated Strategies for Advanced Management of Fruit, Nut, and Oak Tree Diseases
(Appropriated)
Pre and Postharvest Treatment of Tropical and Other Commodities for Quarantine Security, Quality Maintenance, and Value Enhancement
(Appropriated)
Last Modified: 11/26/2014
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