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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)
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
(Appropriated)
Determining Influence of Microbial, Feed, and Animal Factors on Efficiency of Nutrient Utilization and Performance in Lactating Dairy Cows
(Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
(Appropriated)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
(Appropriated)
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence Or Prevalence of Human Pathogens Through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
(Appropriated)
Safeguarding Well-Being of Food Producing Animals
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
(Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Control, Immunology and Genomics of Spirochete Diseases
(Appropriated)
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Cattle
(Appropriated)
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Development of Improved Diagnostics and Vaccines for Brucellosis in Livestock and Wildlife
(Appropriated)
Identification of Host Immune Factors and Intervention Strategies for Mastitis
(Appropriated)
Immunology and Intervention Strategies for Johne's Disease
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Cattle
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Swine
(Appropriated)
Prevention and Control Strategies for Tuberculosis in Cattle and Wildlife Reservoirs
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Control and Prevent Bacterial Infections in Swine
(Appropriated)
Transmission, Differentiation, and Pathobiology of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(Appropriated)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Combating Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia and Improving Yellow Perch Aquaculture for the Great Lakes Region
(Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Analysis of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms of Salmonella and Development of Intervention Strategies
(Appropriated)
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
(Appropriated)
Characterization of Colonization of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (Stec) in Cattle and Strategies for Effective Preharvest Control
(Appropriated)
Developing Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Sound Management Practices for the Use of Animal Manure
(Appropriated)
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Genomic and Metabolomic Approaches for Detection and Control of Fusarium, Fumonisins and Other Mycotoxins on Corn
(Appropriated)
Improved Analytical Technologies for Detection of Foodborne Toxins and Their Metabolites
(Appropriated)
Intestinal Microbial Ecology and Metagenomic Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance and Foodborne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Novel Methods for Controlling Trichothecene Contamination of Grain and Improving the Climate Resilience of Food Safety and Security Programs
(Appropriated)
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
(Appropriated)
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence Or Prevalence of Human Pathogens Through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
(Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Assessing Conservation Effects on Water Quantity and Quality at Field and Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Environmental Effects & Services Resulting from Prevailing & Innovative Land Use & Mngmt Practices Within Poorly Drained Midwest Landscapes
(Appropriated)
Improving Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Climates
(Appropriated)
Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils
(Appropriated)
Integrated Drainage Water & Agronomic Mgmt Strategies for Environmental Protection & Sustainable Agricultural Production in the Midwest U.S.
(Appropriated)
Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies
(Appropriated)
Practices to Protect Water Quality and Conserve Soil and Water Resources in Agronomic and Horticultural Systems in the North Central Us
(Appropriated)
Production System and Climate Change Effects on Soil/air/water Quality for the Eastern Corn Belt
(Appropriated)
Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions (NP #212)
Advancing Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for the Short Growing Seasons and Cold, Wet Soils of the Upper Midwest
(Appropriated)
Assessing Conservation Effects on Water Quantity and Quality at Field and Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
(Appropriated)
Developing Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Sound Management Practices for the Use of Animal Manure
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
(Appropriated)
Environmental Effects & Services Resulting from Prevailing & Innovative Land Use & Mngmt Practices Within Poorly Drained Midwest Landscapes
(Appropriated)
Identifying and Manipulating Key Determinants of Photosynthetic Production and Partitioning
(Appropriated)
Improving Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Climates
(Appropriated)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils
(Appropriated)
Increasing Sustainability and Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Food and Biofuel Production Systems of the Upper Midwest U.S.
(Appropriated)
Integrated Drainage Water & Agronomic Mgmt Strategies for Environmental Protection & Sustainable Agricultural Production in the Midwest U.S.
(Appropriated)
Management of Agricultural and Natural Resource Systems to Reduce Atmospheric Emissions and Increase Resilience to Climate Change
(Appropriated)
Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies
(Appropriated)
Practices to Protect Water Quality and Conserve Soil and Water Resources in Agronomic and Horticultural Systems in the North Central Us
(Appropriated)
Soil Management for Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock Production
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification of Grain and Biomass Cropping Systems Using a Landscape-Based Gxexm Approach
(Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Biochemical Technologies to Enable the Commercial Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass
(Appropriated)
Develop Technologies for Production of Platform Chemicals and Advanced Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Developing Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Sound Management Practices for the Use of Animal Manure
(Appropriated)
Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils
(Appropriated)
Industrial Monomers and Polymers from Plant Oils
(Appropriated)
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
(Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Improving Process Efficiencies in Biomass Refineries
(Appropriated)
Value-Added Bio-Oil Products and Processes
(Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
(Appropriated)
Assessing Conservation Effects on Water Quantity and Quality at Field and Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
(Appropriated)
Soil Management for Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock Production
(Appropriated)
Understanding the Role of Commensal Anaerobic Bacteria in Odor, Emissions, and Antibiotic Resistance from Stored Livestock Manure
(Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
(Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
(Appropriated)
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
(Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Removing Limitations to the Efficient Utilization of Alfalfa and Other Forages in Dairy Production, New Bio-Products, and Bioenergy To...
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
(Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Advancing Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for the Short Growing Seasons and Cold, Wet Soils of the Upper Midwest
(Appropriated)
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
(Appropriated)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies
(Appropriated)
Managing Insects in the Corn Agro-Ecosystem
(Appropriated)
Production System and Climate Change Effects on Soil/air/water Quality for the Eastern Corn Belt
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification of Grain and Biomass Cropping Systems Using a Landscape-Based Gxexm Approach
(Appropriated)
Utilization of the G X E X M Framework to Develop Climate Adaptation Strategies for Temperate Agricultural Systems
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Agricultural Landscape, Pollinator Behavior and Gene Flow Risk
(Appropriated)
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
(Appropriated)
Characterization, Management, and Utilization of Soybean Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(Appropriated)
Disease Resistance Signaling in Cereal Crops
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
(Appropriated)
Functional and Structural Genetic Analysis of Soybean and Other Legumes
(Appropriated)
Functional Genomics for Evaluating Genes and Gene Regulatory Networks of Soybean Quality Traits
(Appropriated)
Functional Genomics for Improving Nutrients and Quality in Alfalfa and Soybean
(Appropriated)
Genetic Characterization, Taxonomy, and Acquisition of Genetic Resources for Carrot, Potato, and Their Related Wild Species
(Appropriated)
Genetic Dissection of Traits for Sugar Beet Improvement
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Allium, Cucumis, and Daucus Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Dry Bean Nutritional and Processing Qualities
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of the U.S. Maize Genepool with Unadapted Maize Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Genetics and Genomics for Improving Spring Wheat with Disease Resistance
(Appropriated)
Genetics and Genomics of Complex Traits in Grain Crops
(Appropriated)
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Identification and Analysis of Host Resistance and Hessian Fly Response in Wheat
(Appropriated)
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
(Appropriated)
Identification, Characterization, and Deployment of Genes Important During Seed Development in Legumes
(Appropriated)
Identifying and Manipulating Key Determinants of Photosynthetic Production and Partitioning
(Appropriated)
Improved Resistance to Soybean Pathogens and Pests
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Barley Seed Quality Through Molecular and Functional Genomic Gene Expression
(Appropriated)
Innovative Genetic Approaches for Improving Maize Germplasm for Product Quality and Adaption to Diverse Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Maize Genetic Stock Management and Utilization
(Appropriated)
Maizegdb: Enabling Access to Basic, Translational, and Applied Research Information
(Appropriated)
Management of Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Modification of Soybeans for Food, Feed, and Industrial Applications
(Appropriated)
Physiology and Biochemistry of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Cereal Tissues
(Appropriated)
Plant Resistance, Artificial Diets, Biology, and Resistance Management of Western Corn Rootworm and Other Maize Pests
(Appropriated)
Population Dynamics and Disease Management of Soybean Root Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation
(Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Resources for the Genetic Improvement of Potato
(Appropriated)
Soybase and the Legume Clade Database
(Appropriated)
Soybean Seed Improvement Through Quantitative Analysis of Phenotypic Diversity in Response to Environmental Fluctuations
(Appropriated)
Utilization of the G X E X M Framework to Develop Climate Adaptation Strategies for Temperate Agricultural Systems
(Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Biocontrol Agent Production and Deployment Technologies for the Integrated Management of Plant Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Cereal Rust Fungi: Genetics, Population Biology, and Host-Pathogen Interactions
(Appropriated)
Control of Virus Diseases in Corn and Soybean
(Appropriated)
Fusarium Head Blight of Cereals: Pathogen Biology and Host Resistance
(Appropriated)
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
(Appropriated)
Improved Resistance to Soybean Pathogens and Pests
(Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Pathogen Interactions in Cereal Crops
(Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to Wheat Fungal Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Population Dynamics and Disease Management of Soybean Root Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(Appropriated)
Development of Production and Formulation Technologies for Microbial Biopesticides in Conjunction with the Development of Attractants and Repellents for Invasive Insect Pests
(Appropriated)
Identification and Analysis of Host Resistance and Hessian Fly Response in Wheat
(Appropriated)
Insect Biotechnology Products for Pest Control and Emerging Needs in Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Managing Insects in the Corn Agro-Ecosystem
(Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide-Food/ornamentals
(Appropriated)
Minor Use Weed Management
(Appropriated)
New Strategies for Management of Invasive Ambrosia Beetles in Horticultural and Nursery Crops
(Appropriated)
Plant Resistance, Artificial Diets, Biology, and Resistance Management of Western Corn Rootworm and Other Maize Pests
(Appropriated)
Understanding and Responding to Multiple-Herbicide Resistance in Weeds
(Appropriated)
Use of Microorganisms to Manage Weeds and Insect Pests in Turf and Agricultural Systems
(Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(Appropriated)
Development of Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Crop Production in Containerized and Protected Horticulture Systems
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Cropping System Sustainability Through New Crops and Management Strategies
(Appropriated)
Improved Pest Control Application Technologies for Sustainable Crop Protection
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
(Appropriated)
Conversion of Polysaccharides and Other Bio-Based Materials to High-Value, Commercial Products
(Appropriated)
Coordinated Analysis of Soybean Breeding Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Development of Production and Formulation Technologies for Microbial Biopesticides in Conjunction with the Development of Attractants and Repellents for Invasive Insect Pests
(Appropriated)
Evaluation of the Chemical and Physical Properties of Low-Value Agricultural Crops and Products to Enhance Their Use and Value
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Biochemical Basis of Soft Winter Wheat End-Use Quality
(Appropriated)
Identifying the Next Generation of Malting Barley Through Improved Selection Criteria and Quality Analysis of Breeding Lines
(Appropriated)
Improved Utilization of Low-Value Oilseed Press Cakes and Pulses for Health-Promoting Food Ingredients and Biobased Products
(Appropriated)
Improved Utilization of Proteinaceous Crop Co-Products
(Appropriated)
Improving Quality, Stability, and Functionality of Oils and Bioactive Lipids
(Appropriated)
Industrial Monomers and Polymers from Plant Oils
(Appropriated)
Innovative Processing Technologies for Creating Functional Food Ingredients with Health Benefits from Food Grains, Their Processing Products, and By-Products
(Appropriated)
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
(Appropriated)
New Ovicidal Microbial Agents for the Biological Control of Mosquitoes
(Appropriated)
Nondestructive Quality Assessment and Grading of Fruits and Vegetables
(Appropriated)
Renewable Biobased Particles
(Appropriated)
Replacement of Petroleum Products Utilizing off-Season Rotational Crops
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Producing Biobased Chemicals
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Producing Renewable Bioproducts
(Appropriated)
Value-Added Bio-Oil Products and Processes
(Appropriated)
Last Modified: 7/29/2016
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