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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)
Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
(Appropriated)
Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors That Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
(Appropriated)
Area-Wide Screwworm Eradication
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Improve Swine Reproductive Efficiency
(Appropriated)
Genetic Research to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle and Sheep
(Appropriated)
Genomic and Metagenomic Approaches to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle
(Appropriated)
Improved Nutrient Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine
(Appropriated)
Improving Immunity, Health, and Well-Being in Cattle and Swine
(Appropriated)
Improving Sow Lifetime Productivity in Swine
(Appropriated)
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Diversified Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
(Appropriated)
National Animal Germplasm Program
(Appropriated)
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Improve Heifer Selection and Heifer Development
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Optimize Meat Quality and Composition of Red Meat Animals
(Appropriated)
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Area-Wide Screwworm Eradication
(Appropriated)
Bluetongue Virus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
(Appropriated)
Cattle Fever Tick Eradication
(Appropriated)
Countermeasures to Prevent, Mitigate, and Control Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
(Appropriated)
Flies Associated with Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
(Appropriated)
Genomics of Livestock Pests
(Appropriated)
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species That Impact Livestock
(Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
(Appropriated)
Predictive Biology of Emerging Vector-Borne Viral Diseases
(Appropriated)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Area-Wide Screwworm Eradication
(Appropriated)
Bluetongue Virus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
(Appropriated)
Cattle Fever Tick Eradication
(Appropriated)
Countermeasures to Prevent, Mitigate, and Control Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
(Appropriated)
Flies Associated with Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Genomics of Livestock Pests
(Appropriated)
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species That Impact Livestock
(Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
(Appropriated)
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Biology of Obesity Prevention
(Appropriated)
Childhood Obesity Prevention
(Appropriated)
Developmental Determinants of Obesity in Infants and Children
(Appropriated)
Dietary Guidelines Adherence and Healthy Body Weight Maintenance
(Appropriated)
Food Factors to Prevent Obesity and Related Diseases
(Appropriated)
Health Roles of Dietary Selenium in Obesity
(Appropriated)
Molecular, Cellular, and Regulatory Aspects of Nutrition During Development
(Appropriated)
Nutritional Metabolism in Mothers, Infants, and Children
(Appropriated)
Pediatric Clinical Nutrition
(Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Assessing and Managing Antibiotic Resistance, Nutrients, and Pathogens in Animal-Impacted Agroecosystems
(Appropriated)
Assessment of Genotypic and Phenotypic Factors for Foodborne Pathogen Transmission and Development of Intervention Strategies
(Appropriated)
Detection and Fate of Chemical and Biological Residues in Food and Environmental Systems
(Appropriated)
Ecological Reservoirs and Intervention Strategies to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine
(Appropriated)
Environmental Chemical Residues and Their Impact in the Food Supply
(Appropriated)
Flies Associated with Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Genomic and Metagenomic Differences in Foodborne Pathogens and Determination of Ecological Niches and Reservoirs
(Appropriated)
Identification of the Ecological Niches and Development of Intervention Strategies to Reduce Pathogenic Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry
(Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
(Appropriated)
Investigation of Immunoregulation in Reducing Foodborne Pathogen Colonization in Poultry
(Appropriated)
Mitigation Approaches for Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine for Use During Production and Processing
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
(Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Adapting Soil and Water Conservation to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Climate
(Appropriated)
Agricultural Land Management to Optimize Productivity and Natural Resource Conservation at Farm and Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Development of Safe, Efficient Engineering Measures for Design, Analysis, and Rehabilitation of Hydraulic Structures and Channels
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Models and Conservation Practices for Watershed Resource Management and Assessment
(Appropriated)
Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Diversified Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Improving Water Productivity and New Water Management Technologies to Sustain Rural Economies
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture with Limited Water Supplies
(Appropriated)
Management Technologies for Conservation of Western Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Managing and Modeling Deficit Irrigation and Limited Rainfall for Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions
(Appropriated)
Modeling Soil and Soil-Plant Interaction Responses to Wind and Extreme Precipitation and Temperature Events under Different Management Strategies
(Appropriated)
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
(Appropriated)
Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Watersheds: Water and Nutrient Management and Targeted Conservation Effects at Field to Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
(Appropriated)
Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions (NP #212)
Adapting Soil and Water Conservation to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Climate
(Appropriated)
Agricultural Land Management to Optimize Productivity and Natural Resource Conservation at Farm and Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Assessing and Managing Antibiotic Resistance, Nutrients, and Pathogens in Animal-Impacted Agroecosystems
(Appropriated)
Development and Evaluation of Sustainable Crop and Grassland Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Development of Safe, Efficient Engineering Measures for Design, Analysis, and Rehabilitation of Hydraulic Structures and Channels
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Models and Conservation Practices for Watershed Resource Management and Assessment
(Appropriated)
Enhancing the Quality, Utility, Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Western and Long-Staple Cotton Through Improvements in Harvesting, Processing, and Utilization
(Appropriated)
Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Improving Air Quality of Agricultural Operations and Processes
(Appropriated)
Improving Bioenergy and Forage Plants and Production Systems for the Central U.S.
(Appropriated)
Improving Water Productivity and New Water Management Technologies to Sustain Rural Economies
(Appropriated)
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
(Appropriated)
Management and Soil Resource Evaluation to Enhance Agricultural System Resilience and Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Management Practices to Mitigate Global Climate Change, Enhance Bioenergy Production, Increase Soil-C Stocks, and Sustain Soil Productivity and Water Quality
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture with Limited Water Supplies
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
(Appropriated)
Managing and Modeling Deficit Irrigation and Limited Rainfall for Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions
(Appropriated)
Modeling and Quantification of Particulate Matter Emissions for the Evaluation of Abatement Systems on Agricultural Operations
(Appropriated)
Modeling Soil and Soil-Plant Interaction Responses to Wind and Extreme Precipitation and Temperature Events under Different Management Strategies
(Appropriated)
Soil and Crop Management for Enhanced Soil Health, Resilient Cropping Systems, and Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Great Plains
(Appropriated)
Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Watersheds: Water and Nutrient Management and Targeted Conservation Effects at Field to Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems That Control Soil Erosion and Enhance the Environment
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
(Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Improving Bioenergy and Forage Plants and Production Systems for the Central U.S.
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
(Appropriated)
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Develop Technologies to Protect Air Quality, Maintain Production Efficiency and Enhance Use of Manure from Southern Great Plains Beef and Dairy Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
(Appropriated)
Agricultural Land Management to Optimize Productivity and Natural Resource Conservation at Farm and Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors That Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Models and Conservation Practices for Watershed Resource Management and Assessment
(Appropriated)
Improved Forage and Alternative Use Grasses for the Southern U.S.
(Appropriated)
Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Improving Bioenergy and Forage Plants and Production Systems for the Central U.S.
(Appropriated)
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Diversified Forage-Based Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
(Appropriated)
Management Technologies for Conservation of Western Rangelands
(Appropriated)
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
(Appropriated)
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Northern Great Plains Rangelands Through Biological Control and Community Restoration
(Appropriated)
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Adaptation of Dryland Cropping Systems for the Central Great Plains Region to Extreme Variation of Weather and Climate
(Appropriated)
Assessing and Managing Antibiotic Resistance, Nutrients, and Pathogens in Animal-Impacted Agroecosystems
(Appropriated)
Development and Evaluation of Sustainable Crop and Grassland Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Management and Soil Resource Evaluation to Enhance Agricultural System Resilience and Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
(Appropriated)
Management Technologies for Conservation of Western Rangelands
(Appropriated)
Modeling Soil and Soil-Plant Interaction Responses to Wind and Extreme Precipitation and Temperature Events under Different Management Strategies
(Appropriated)
Soil and Crop Management for Enhanced Soil Health, Resilient Cropping Systems, and Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Great Plains
(Appropriated)
Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Watersheds: Water and Nutrient Management and Targeted Conservation Effects at Field to Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Conservation, Genetic Analyses, and Utilization of Cotton Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Developing Genomic and Genetic Tools for Exploiting Cotton Genetic Variation
(Appropriated)
Development of Improved Peanut Cultivars and Germplasm for the Southwest Peanut Region of the United States
(Appropriated)
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Plant Resistance to Water-Deficit and Thermal Stresses in Economically Important Crops
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Sorghum As a Versatile Crop
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Barley
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Durum and Spring Wheat for Quality and Resistance to Diseases and Pests
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Non-Grain Energy Uses
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat for End-Use Quality and Disease Resistance
(Appropriated)
Identification, Characterization, and Development of Insect-Resistant Wheat, Barley, and Sorghum Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Innovations That Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Managing and Preserving Ex Situ Plant Germplasm Collections
(Appropriated)
Innovative Genetic Approaches to Sorghum Germplasm Improvement and Analysis of Traits Critical to Hybrid Development
(Appropriated)
Management and Characterization of Pecan (Carya) Genetic Resources and Related Wild Populations
(Appropriated)
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Enhanced Sugar Beet Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Pecan Improvement Through Breeding and Genetics
(Appropriated)
Physiological and Genetic Approaches to Improving Extractable Sugar Yield in Sugarbeet
(Appropriated)
Plant and Microbial Genetic Resource Preservation and Quality Assessment
(Appropriated)
Sunflower Genetic Improvement with Genes from Wild Crop Relatives and Domesticated Sunflower
(Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Characterization and Identification of Resistance in Sorghum to Fungal Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Cotton Disease Management Strategies for Sustainable Cotton Production
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Non-Grain Energy Uses
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat for End-Use Quality and Disease Resistance
(Appropriated)
Host-Pathogen Interactions in Barley and Wheat
(Appropriated)
Molecular Approaches for Improved Cercospora Leaf Spot Control in Sugarbeet
(Appropriated)
Sclerotinia Initiative
(Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production
(Appropriated)
Conservation of Genetic Diversity and Improved Storage Protocols for Agricultural Pests and Beneficial Insects
(Appropriated)
Detection and Biologically Based Management of Row Crop Pests Concurrent with Boll Weevil Eradication
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Management of Grasshoppers and Other Rangeland and Crop Insects in the Great Plains
(Appropriated)
Ecology, Genomics, and Management of Stored Product Insects
(Appropriated)
Management of Aphids Attacking Cereals
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture with Limited Water Supplies
(Appropriated)
Novel Weed Management Solutions: Understanding Weed-Crop Interactions in Northern Climates
(Appropriated)
Productive Cropping Systems Based on Ecological Principles of Pest Management
(Appropriated)
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Northern Great Plains Rangelands Through Biological Control and Community Restoration
(Appropriated)
Soil and Crop Management for Enhanced Soil Health, Resilient Cropping Systems, and Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Great Plains
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Management Strategies for Stored-Product Insects
(Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production
(Appropriated)
Cryopreservation of Bee Germplasm Research
(Appropriated)
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Northern Great Plains Rangelands Through Biological Control and Community Restoration
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
(Appropriated)
Enhancing the Profitablility and Sustainability of Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, and Agricultural Byproducts Through Improvements in Pre and Post-Harvest Processing
(Appropriated)
Enhancing the Quality, Utility, Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Western and Long-Staple Cotton Through Improvements in Harvesting, Processing, and Utilization
(Appropriated)
Impact of Environmental Variation on Genetic Expression (Phenotype) of Hard Winter Wheat Quality Traits
(Appropriated)
Impact of the Environment on Sorghum Grain Composition and Quality Traits
(Appropriated)
Impacting Quality Through Preservation, Enhancement, and Measurement of Grain and Plant Traits
(Appropriated)
Improved Potato Market Quality Through Germplasm Processing Evaluations and Optimized Storage Technologies
(Appropriated)
Improving Potato Nutritional and Market Quality by Identifiying and Manipulating Physiological and Molecular Processes Controlling Tuber Wound-Healing and Sprout Growth
(Appropriated)
Last Modified: 8/26/2016
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