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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.

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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)
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)
Biology and Control of Ticks of Veterinary and Human Importance
(Appropriated)
Bluetongue Virus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
(Appropriated)
Countermeasures to Prevent, Mitigate, and Control Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
(Appropriated)
Genomics of Livestock Pests
(Appropriated)
Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock and Poultry: Screwworm Flies
(Appropriated)
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species That Impact Livestock
(Appropriated)
Integrated Approaches for Protection of Animals from Vector-Borne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
(Appropriated)
Molecular Biology and Physiology of Biting Flies Affecting Livestock
(Appropriated)
Predictive Biology of Emerging Vector-Borne Viral Diseases
(Appropriated)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Biology and Control of Ticks of Veterinary and Human Importance
(Appropriated)
Bluetongue Virus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
(Appropriated)
Countermeasures to Prevent, Mitigate, and Control Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
(Appropriated)
Genomics of Livestock Pests
(Appropriated)
Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock and Poultry: Screwworm Flies
(Appropriated)
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species That Impact Livestock
(Appropriated)
Integrated Approaches for Protection of Animals from Vector-Borne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
(Appropriated)
Molecular Biology and Physiology of Biting Flies Affecting Livestock
(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)
A Systems Biology Approach to Understanding the Salmonella-Host Interactome in Poultry and Swine
(Appropriated)
Chemical and Biological Residues in Foods
(Appropriated)
Environmentally Sound Manure Management for Reduction of Gas Emissions, Nutrients, and Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Exploring Genomic Differences and Ecological Reservoirs to Control Foodborne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
(Appropriated)
Interventions to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Swine and Cattle
(Appropriated)
Metabolic Fate of Chemical and Biological Contaminants
(Appropriated)
Microbial Interactions and Management Approaches to Reduce Pathogenic Bacteria in Poultry
(Appropriated)
Molecular Biology and Physiology of Biting Flies Affecting Livestock
(Appropriated)
Pathogen Mitigation in Livestock and Red Meat Production
(Appropriated)
Prevention of Pathogen Transmission from Animal Manure to Food, Water, and Environment
(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)
Enhanced System Models and Decision Support Tools to Optimize Water Limited Agriculture
(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 of Manure Nutrients, Environmental Contaminants, and Energy from Cattle and Swine Production Facilities
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies for Meeting Agronomic, Environmental, and Societal Crop Production Demands
(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)
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)
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)
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 Quality, Utility, Sustainability, Environmental Impact of Cotton and Its Byproducts Through Improvement in Harvest/gin Processing
(Appropriated)
Environmentally Sound Manure Management for Reduction of Gas Emissions, Nutrients, and Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Global Change in Semi-Arid Rangelands: Ecosystem Responses and Management Adaptations
(Appropriated)
Grassland Productivity and Carbon Dynamics: Consequences of Change in Atmospheric Co2, Precipitation, and Plant Species Composition, ...
(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 of Manure Nutrients, Environmental Contaminants, and Energy from Cattle and Swine Production Facilities
(Appropriated)
Management Practices to Mitigate Global Climate Change, Enhance Bio-Energy Production, Increase Soil-C Stocks & Sustain Soil Productivity...
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies for Meeting Agronomic, Environmental, and Societal Crop Production Demands
(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)
Soil and Crop Management Systems for Improved Natural Resource Quality and Efficiency
(Appropriated)
Soil and Gas Flux Response to Improved Management in Cold, Semiarid Agroecosystems
(Appropriated)
Soil Resources and Air Quality Affected by Wind Erosion and Fugitive Dust Emissions: Processes, Simulation and Control
(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 Dryland Cropping System for the Central Great Plains
(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 & Enhance Use of Manure from Southn Great Plains Beef & Dairy Ag
(Appropriated)
Environmentally Sound Manure Management for Reduction of Gas Emissions, Nutrients, and Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Management of Manure Nutrients, Environmental Contaminants, and Energy from Cattle and Swine Production Facilities
(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)
Global Change in Semi-Arid Rangelands: Ecosystem Responses and Management Adaptations
(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)
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Enhanced System Models and Decision Support Tools to Optimize Water Limited Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies for Meeting Agronomic, Environmental, and Societal Crop Production Demands
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
(Appropriated)
Soil and Crop Management Systems for Improved Natural Resource Quality and Efficiency
(Appropriated)
Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Watersheds: Water and Nutrient Management and Targeted Conservation Effects at Field to Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Dryland Cropping System for the Central Great Plains
(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)
Biologically Based Management of Cereal Aphids
(Appropriated)
Ecologically Based Management of Boll Weevils and Other Row Crop Pests under Transition to Boll Weevil Eradication in Temperate Regions
(Appropriated)
Ecologically Based Pest Management in Modern Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Management of Grasshoppers and Other Insect Pests in the Northern Great Plains
(Appropriated)
Ecology, Genomics, and Management of Stored Product Insects
(Appropriated)
Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock and Poultry: Screwworm Flies
(Appropriated)
Insect Cryopreservation, Dormancy, Genetics and Biochemistry
(Appropriated)
Integrated Approaches for Protection of Animals from Vector-Borne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture with Limited Water Supplies
(Appropriated)
Novel Weed Management Solutions: a Basis in Understanding Bud and Seed Dormancy
(Appropriated)
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Northern Great Plains Rangelands Through Biological Control and Community Restoration
(Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Biochemical and Physical Characterization of Hard Winter Wheat Quality for End-Use Quality
(Appropriated)
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Profitability & Sustainability Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, & Cotton Byprod Through Imprvmnts in Harvesting, Ginning, & Mech Process
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Quality, Utility, Sustainability, Environmental Impact of Cotton and Its Byproducts Through Improvement in Harvest/gin Processing
(Appropriated)
Identification and Manipulation of Postharvest Physiological and Molecular Processes Controlling Potato Nutritional and Market Quality
(Appropriated)
Improve Grain Sorghum End-Use Quality & Utilization by Identifying the Physical, Chemical & Environmental Factors Related to Food & Feed...
(Appropriated)
Improved Potato Market Quality Through Germplasm Processing Evaluations and Optimized Storage Technologies
(Appropriated)
Preservation, Enhancement, and Measurement of Grain Quality and Marketability
(Appropriated)
Last Modified: 11/13/2013