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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)
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)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Illinois
(General Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Laboratory to Support Ars/usgs Wi Water Science Ctr-Specific Research Activities
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Improvements in the Analysis of Forage Crops, Feedstuffs and Feedstocks Via Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy Across Laboratories
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes Region
(Reimbursable)
Multi-Scale Investigation of Winter Runoff and Nutrient Loss Processes in Actively Managed Dairy Agroecosystems
(Reimbursable)
Amino Acid Nutrition of Lactating Dairy Cows
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of New Sand Vs. Recycled Products of Manure Separation As Bedding Materials for Lactating Cows in Freestall Housing
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Conducting Digestibility Trials with Lambs to Evaluate Forages
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Contribution of Dairy Ration Components to Nitrogen in Milk, Manure, Crops and Environmental Nitrogen Loss
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Determine the Optimal Concentration and Chemical Properties of Tannins for Protecting Forage Proteins
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Determining the Biological Basis of Genetic Variation in Forage and Feed Utilization Efficiency in Lactating Dairy Cattle
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Calcium Oxide-Treated Corn Stover on Dairy Cattle Performance When Substituted for Corn Grain
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Establishment of Interseeded Forage Legumes in Silage Corn
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Minnesota
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Ohio
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Upper Michigan
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation of Hay and Silage Preservation Experiments with Individual Voluntary Intake and Digestibility Measurements in Sheep
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Update of Nirs Calibration Equations of Forage Crops, Feedstuffs, And, Feedstocks
(Trust)
Does Calcium Oxide-Treated Corn Stover Affect Dairy Cattle Performance When Substituted for Corn Grain Or Corn Silage
(Trust)
Effect of Dietary Protein Content and Rumen-Protected Amino Acids on Nitrogen Utilization by Lactating Dairy Cows
(Trust)
Evaluation of Oxygen Barrier Wraps for Large-Round Silage Bales
(Trust)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Combating Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia and Improving Yellow Perch Aquaculture for the Great Lakes Region
(Appropriated)
Characterizing Pathogenicity of Great Lakes Strains of Vhsv and Developing Tools to Study the Influence of Stress on Immune Function in Yellow Perch
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Improving and Preserving Yellow Perch Genetic Resources
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Illinois
(General Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Control of Flowering in Switchgrass
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Deciphering the Genetic and Molecular Underpinnings of Carbohydrate Degrading Systems in Ruminal Bacteria
(Reimbursable)
Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central Usa
(Reimbursable)
Conducting Digestibility Trials with Lambs to Evaluate Forages
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Determine the Optimal Concentration and Chemical Properties of Tannins for Protecting Forage Proteins
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Establishment of Interseeded Forage Legumes in Silage Corn
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Minnesota
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Ohio
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Upper Michigan
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Plant and Animal-Related Grazing Management Effects on Pasture Sward and Soil Characteristics
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Meadow Fescue Endophyte: Impact on Host Fitness
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
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)
Development of a Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Laboratory to Support Ars/usgs Wi Water Science Ctr-Specific Research Activities
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes Region
(Reimbursable)
Multi-Scale Investigation of Winter Runoff and Nutrient Loss Processes in Actively Managed Dairy Agroecosystems
(Reimbursable)
Assessment of New Sand Vs. Recycled Products of Manure Separation As Bedding Materials for Lactating Cows in Freestall Housing
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Contribution of Dairy Ration Components to Nitrogen in Milk, Manure, Crops and Environmental Nitrogen Loss
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation of Hay and Silage Preservation Experiments with Individual Voluntary Intake and Digestibility Measurements in Sheep
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
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)
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)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Illinois
(General Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Control of Flowering in Switchgrass
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of a Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Laboratory to Support Ars/usgs Wi Water Science Ctr-Specific Research Activities
(Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes Region
(Reimbursable)
Deciphering the Genetic and Molecular Underpinnings of Carbohydrate Degrading Systems in Ruminal Bacteria
(Reimbursable)
Multi-Scale Investigation of Winter Runoff and Nutrient Loss Processes in Actively Managed Dairy Agroecosystems
(Reimbursable)
Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central Usa
(Reimbursable)
Assessment of New Sand Vs. Recycled Products of Manure Separation As Bedding Materials for Lactating Cows in Freestall Housing
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Conducting Digestibility Trials with Lambs to Evaluate Forages
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Contribution of Dairy Ration Components to Nitrogen in Milk, Manure, Crops and Environmental Nitrogen Loss
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Determine the Optimal Concentration and Chemical Properties of Tannins for Protecting Forage Proteins
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Establishment of Interseeded Forage Legumes in Silage Corn
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Minnesota
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Ohio
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use As Biomass Energy Crops in Upper Michigan
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Plant and Animal-Related Grazing Management Effects on Pasture Sward and Soil Characteristics
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Novel Harvest Technologies for Fractionating Alfalfa into Leaf and Stem Fractions
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Meadow Fescue Endophyte: Impact on Host Fitness
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation of Hay and Silage Preservation Experiments with Individual Voluntary Intake and Digestibility Measurements in Sheep
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Oxygen Barrier Wraps for Large-Round Silage Bales
(Trust)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Genetic Control of Flowering in Switchgrass
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Evaluating Plant and Animal-Related Grazing Management Effects on Pasture Sward and Soil Characteristics
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Meadow Fescue Endophyte: Impact on Host Fitness
(Specific Cooperative Agreement)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Deciphering the Genetic and Molecular Underpinnings of Carbohydrate Degrading Systems in Ruminal Bacteria
(Reimbursable)
Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central Usa
(Reimbursable)
Bioenergy & Energy Alternatives (NP #307)
Evaluation of Oxygen Barrier Wraps for Large-Round Silage Bales
(Trust)
Last Modified: 11/25/2014
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