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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)
Biophotonics – Technology Development in Animal Research and Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Employing Genomics, Epigenetics, and Immunogenetics to Control Diseases Induced by Avian Tumor Viruses
(Appropriated)
Improving Efficiency of Growth and Nutrient Utilization in Heavy Broilers Using Alternative Feed Ingredients
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
(Appropriated)
Optimizing Heavy Broiler Management and Housing Environment for Sustainable Production
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
(Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Antibiotic Alternatives for Controlling Foodborne Pathogens and Disease in Poultry
(Appropriated)
Characterization of Protective Host Responses to Avian Influenza Virus Infections in Avian Species
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Avian Tumor Virus Pathogenicity, Transmission, and Evolution
(Appropriated)
Genomic Strategies for Control of Herpesviruses of Poultry
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Disease Outbreaks Caused by Avian Influenza and Other Emerging Poultry Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Newcastle Disease
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Control and Prevent Avian Mycoplasmosis
(Appropriated)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control
(Appropriated)
Green Biopesticides: Identification
(Appropriated)
Invasive Ant Biology and Control
(Appropriated)
Management of Filth Flies
(Appropriated)
Products for Invasive Ant Control
(Appropriated)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Developing Nutritional, Genetic, and Management Strategies to Enhance Warmwater Finfish Production
(Appropriated)
Development of Management Strategies to Mitigate Pre-Harvest Microbial-Derived off-Flavors in Fish Grown in Aquaculture
(Appropriated)
Evaluating Nutritional Requirements, Identifying Alternative Ingredients and Improving the Production Environment for Hybrid and Channel Catfish Production
(Appropriated)
Genetics, Breeding and Reproductive Physiology to Enhance Production of Catfish
(Appropriated)
Health Management, Disease Prevention and Control Strategies in Catfish Aquaculture
(Appropriated)
Improving Catfish Health and Production Performance
(Appropriated)
Improving the Product Value of Catfish
(Appropriated)
Pathogen Characterization, Host Immune Response and Development of Strategies to Reduce Losses to Disease in Aquaculture
(Appropriated)
The Role of Mucosal Surfaces and Microflora in Immunity and Disease Prevention
(Appropriated)
Water Quality and Production Systems to Enhance Production of Catfish
(Appropriated)
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Impact of Early Dietary Factors on Child Development and Health
(Appropriated)
Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Related Health Behaviors in Children and Their Environment
(Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Antibiotic Alternatives for Controlling Foodborne Pathogens and Disease in Poultry
(Appropriated)
Control Strategies and Evaluation of the Microbial Ecology Associated with Foodborne Pathogens and Poultry Processing
(Appropriated)
Develop Rapid Optical Detection Methods for Food Hazards
(Appropriated)
Eliminating Fusarium Mycotoxin Contamination of Corn by Targeting Fungal Mechanisms and Adaptations Conferring Fitness in Corn
(Appropriated)
Evaluation of Management of Laying Hens and Housing Systems to Control Salmonella and Other Pathogenic Infections, Egg Contamination, and Product Quality
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Environmental Factors Controlling Aflatoxin Biosynthesis
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Maize with Enhanced Resistance to Aflatoxin and Insects
(Appropriated)
Genetics, Populations Dynamics, and Mycotoxin Prevention in Peanut
(Appropriated)
Genomic and Proteomic Approaches for the Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry
(Appropriated)
Health Risks Posed by the Consumption of Cooked Foods Prepared from Naturally Contaminated Corn
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies for Controlling Human Pathogens Associated with Fermented and Acidified Vegetables
(Appropriated)
Molecular and Environmental Factors Controlling Aflatoxin Reduction by Non-Toxigenic Aspergillus Strains
(Appropriated)
Monitoring and Molecular Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Bacteria
(Appropriated)
Monitoring of Antimicrobial Resistance in Food Animal Production
(Appropriated)
Novel Pre-Harvest Interventions and Alternatives to Antibiotics to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Production and Processing Intervention Strategies for Poultry Associated Foodborne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Reduction of Invasive Salmonella Enterica in Poultry Through Genomics, Phenomics and Field Investigations of Small Multi-Species Farm Environments
(Appropriated)
Umbrella Project for Food Safety
(Appropriated)
Use of Classical and Molecular Technologies for Developing Aflatoxin Resistance in Crops
(Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Acoustic and Geophysical Technology Development for Improving Assessment and Monitoring of Erosion and Sediment Transport in Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Development of Sustainable Water Management Technologies for Humid Regions
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Improving Computional Modeling in Support of Better Erosion and Sediment Movement Control in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock
(Appropriated)
Integrated Strategies for Improved Water Quality and Ecosystem Integrity Within Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Integration of Site-Specific Crop Production Practices and Industrial and Animal Agricultural Byproducts to Improve Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Managing Water Availability and Quality to Maintain Or Increase Agricultural Production, Conserve Natural Resources, and Enhance Environment
(Appropriated)
Manure Management Strategies to Improve Air and Water Quality
(Appropriated)
Preserving Water Quality and Availability for Agriculture in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Managing Water and Sediment Movement in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions (NP #212)
Acoustic and Geophysical Technology Development for Improving Assessment and Monitoring of Erosion and Sediment Transport in Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Enabling Management Response of Southeastern Agricultural Crop and Pasture Systems to Climate Change
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
(Appropriated)
Improving Chemical, Physical, and Biological Properties of Degraded Sandy Soils for Environmentally Sustainable Production
(Appropriated)
Improving Computional Modeling in Support of Better Erosion and Sediment Movement Control in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock
(Appropriated)
Integrated Strategies for Improved Water Quality and Ecosystem Integrity Within Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Integration of Site-Specific Crop Production Practices and Industrial and Animal Agricultural Byproducts to Improve Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Management Practices for Healthy Soil Microbial Communities in Mid-South Crop Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Managing Water Availability and Quality to Maintain Or Increase Agricultural Production, Conserve Natural Resources, and Enhance Environment
(Appropriated)
Manure Management Strategies to Improve Air and Water Quality
(Appropriated)
Preserving Water Quality and Availability for Agriculture in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
(Appropriated)
Quantification and Improvement of the Efficiency of Inputs and Management Practices of Southeastern Agriculture to Better Meet Yield, Environmental and Economic Goals
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Predict and Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Variability on Soil, Plant, Animal, and Environmental Interactions
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Production, Profit, and Environmental Stewardship Through Conservation Systems
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Managing Water and Sediment Movement in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
(Appropriated)
Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock
(Appropriated)
Preserving Water Quality and Availability for Agriculture in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Managing Water and Sediment Movement in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Innovative Bioresource Management Technologies for Enhanced Environmental Quality and Value Optimization
(Appropriated)
Manure Management Strategies to Improve Air and Water Quality
(Appropriated)
Using Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts to Improve Crop Production Systems and Environment Quality
(Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
(Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Disease Defense Responses Signaling in Maize
(Appropriated)
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Integration of Site-Specific Crop Production Practices and Industrial and Animal Agricultural Byproducts to Improve Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Management Practices for Healthy Soil Microbial Communities in Mid-South Crop Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Predict and Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Variability on Soil, Plant, Animal, and Environmental Interactions
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Production, Profit, and Environmental Stewardship Through Conservation Systems
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States
(Appropriated)
Broadening the Genetic Base of U.S. Maize with Genes from Unadapted Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Characterization, Etiology, and Disease Management for Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Conservation, Characterization, and Evaluation of Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Conservation, Genetic Analyses, and Utilization of Subtropical/tropical Fruit Crops, Sugarcane, and Miscanthus Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Developing Genomic Approaches to Improve Resistance to Diseases and Aflatoxin Contamination in Peanut and Corn
(Appropriated)
Developing Strategies to Identify Useful Genes in Peanut and Breeding High Yielding Peanut Varieties and Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
(Appropriated)
Development of Disease and Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Development of Peanut Germplasm with Improved Yield, Oil Quality, and Tolerance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Disease Defense Responses Signaling in Maize
(Appropriated)
Enhancement of Cotton Genetics and Management Systems to Improve Yield, Fiber Quality, and Production Stability
(Appropriated)
Enhancement of Sugarcane Germplasm for Development of Stress Tolerant, High Yielding Cultivars
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Fiber and Seed Quality Traits Through Conventional and Molecular Approaches, and Conducting the National Cotton Variety Testing Program to Improve Cotton Competitive Ability
(Appropriated)
Evaluation and Genetic Analyses of Sorghum Genetic Resources for Key Agronomic Traits
(Appropriated)
Genetic Analysis of Complex Traits in Maize
(Appropriated)
Genetic Characterization, Genetic Improvement, and Best Horticultural Management Practices for Subtropical/tropical Ornamental Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Common Bean Using Exotic Germplasm for Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Cotton by Marker-Assisted and Conventional Breeding, and Introgression of Genes from Exotic Gossypium Species
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Watermelon, Broccoli, and Leafy Brassicas for Economically Important Traits
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Cacao Through Genomics-Assisted Breeding
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Citrus for Enhanced Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Maize and Sorghum for Resistance to Biotic Stress
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Maize with Enhanced Resistance to Aflatoxin and Insects
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Small Grains for Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Characterization of Pathogen Populations
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane for Temperate Climates
(Appropriated)
Genomic Approaches and Genetic Resources for Improving Rice Yield and Grain Quality
(Appropriated)
Genomics and Bioinformatics Research in Agriculturally Important Organisms
(Appropriated)
Germplasm Regeneration, Characterization, Evaluation and Phytosanitary Assessment of Quarantined and Tropically-Adapted Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Increasing the Competitiveness of U.S. Soybeans in Global Markets Through Genetic Diversity, Genomics, and Plant Breeding
(Appropriated)
Integrating Biological and Genetic Control Tactics to Manage Invasive Insects Pests
(Appropriated)
Management of Tropical/subtropical Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Management Practices for Healthy Soil Microbial Communities in Mid-South Crop Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Improve Subtropical/tropical Fruit Crop Production
(Appropriated)
Molecular Approaches for More Efficient Breeding to Improve Cotton Fiber Quality Traits
(Appropriated)
Reducing Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
(Appropriated)
Small Fruit and Ornamental Genetic Research for the Mid-South
(Appropriated)
Using Genetic Approaches to Reduce Crop Losses in Rice Due to Biotic and Abiotic Stress
(Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide Soil Fumigation for Vegetable and Floriculture Production
(Appropriated)
Biocontrol of Aflatoxin and Other Mycotoxins in Maize Using Non-Toxigenic Strains of Aspergillus Flavus
(Appropriated)
Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States
(Appropriated)
Characterization, Etiology, and Disease Management for Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
(Appropriated)
Development of Disease and Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Effective Disease Management Through Enhancement of Resistant Sugarcane
(Appropriated)
Emerging Diseases of Citrus, Vegetables, and Ornamentals
(Appropriated)
Genetics and Management of Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Diseases for Sustainable Production
(Appropriated)
Genetics, Populations Dynamics, and Mycotoxin Prevention in Peanut
(Appropriated)
Host Plant Resistance and Other Management Strategies for Nematodes in Cotton and Peanut
(Appropriated)
Management of Diseases of Saccharum Hybrids Through Development and Evaluation of Resistant Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Management of Reniform Nematode in Cotton
(Appropriated)
Mitigating Alternate Bearing of Pecan
(Appropriated)
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Alternative Approaches to Tarnished Plant Bug Control
(Appropriated)
Application Technologies to Improve the Effectiveness of Chemical and Biological Crop Protection Materials
(Appropriated)
Bioherbicidal Control of Invasive Weeds with Indigenous Plant Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Biology and Management of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
(Appropriated)
Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Biologically-Based Management Systems for Insect Pests in Agricultural Landscapes in the Southeastern Region
(Appropriated)
Exotic Whitefly Pests of Vegetables and Ornamental Plants
(Appropriated)
Identification, Evaluation, and Implementation of Biological Control Agents for Invasive Weeds of Southeastern Ecosystems
(Appropriated)
Improved Biologically-Based Methods for Insect Pest Management of Crop Insect Pests
(Appropriated)
Improved Biologically-Based Tactics to Manage Invasive Insect Pests and Weeds
(Appropriated)
Innovative Strategies for Insect Resistance Management in Bt Cotton
(Appropriated)
Insect, Nematode, and Plant Semiochemical Communication Systems
(Appropriated)
Integrated Insect Pest and Resistance Management on Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybean, and Sweet Potato
(Appropriated)
Integrated Management and Ecology of Weed Populations in the Southeastern Field Crops
(Appropriated)
Integrated Weed and Insect Pest Management Systems for Sustainable Sugarcane Production
(Appropriated)
Integrating Biological and Genetic Control Tactics to Manage Invasive Insects Pests
(Appropriated)
Ipm Methods for Insect Pests of Orchard Crops
(Appropriated)
Magnitude of the Residue Analyses in Minor Crops from Experimental Applications of Pesticides
(Appropriated)
Methyl Bromide Replacement: Mitigation of the Invasive Pest Threat from the American Tropics and Subtropics
(Appropriated)
Nematode, Disease, Weed, and Mite Control on Minor Food Crops and Ornamentals
(Appropriated)
New Tools for Managing Key Pests of Pecan and Peach
(Appropriated)
New Weed Management Tools from Natural Product-Based Discoveries
(Appropriated)
Pesticide Trials in Vegetables and Ornamental Crops to Support the Ir-4 Program
(Appropriated)
Production and Deployment of Natural Enemies for Biological Control of Arthropod Pests
(Appropriated)
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Products for Invasive Ant Control
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Approaches for Pest Management in Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Application Technologies to Improve the Effectiveness of Chemical and Biological Crop Protection Materials
(Appropriated)
Biology and Management of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
(Appropriated)
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
(Appropriated)
Development of Productive, Profitable, and Sustainable Crop Production Systems for the Mid-South
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Biologically-Based Management Systems for Insect Pests in Agricultural Landscapes in the Southeastern Region
(Appropriated)
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Genetic Characterization, Genetic Improvement, and Best Horticultural Management Practices for Subtropical/tropical Ornamental Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Genetics and Breeding in Support of Honey Bee Health
(Appropriated)
Horticultural, Physiological, and Genetic Factors Affecting Sustainable Citrus Production
(Appropriated)
Integrated Insect Pest and Resistance Management on Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybean, and Sweet Potato
(Appropriated)
Integrated Weed and Insect Pest Management Systems for Sustainable Sugarcane Production
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Improve Subtropical/tropical Fruit Crop Production
(Appropriated)
Mitigating Alternate Bearing of Pecan
(Appropriated)
New Crop and Soil Management Systems to Improve Sugarcane Production Efficiency
(Appropriated)
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Assessment and Improvement of Poultry Meat, Egg, and Feed Quality
(Appropriated)
Chemical Modification of Cotton for Value Added Applications
(Appropriated)
Cotton Ginning Research to Improve Processing Efficiency and Product Quality in the Saw-Ginning of Picker-Harvested Cotton
(Appropriated)
Cotton-Based Nonwovens
(Appropriated)
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
(Appropriated)
Discovery and Development of Natural Products for Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Applications II
(Appropriated)
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Utilization of Citrus Processing Co-Products
(Appropriated)
Health-Promoting Bioactives and Biobased Pesticides from Medicinal and Herbal Crops
(Appropriated)
Improved Quality Assessments of Cotton from Fiber to Final Products
(Appropriated)
Improvement and Maintenance of Flavor, Shelf Life, Functional Characteristics, and Biochemical/bioactive Components in Peanuts, Peanut Products and Related Commodities Through Improved Handling, ...
(Appropriated)
Improving the Product Value of Catfish
(Appropriated)
Increasing the Value of Cottonseed
(Appropriated)
Nutritional and Sensory Properties of Rice and Rice Value-Added Products
(Appropriated)
Postharvest Sensory, Processing and Packaging of Catfish
(Appropriated)
Postharvest Systems to Assess and Preserve Peanut Quality and Safety
(Appropriated)
Preservation and Utilization of Vegetables to Produce Safe, High Quality Products and Reduce Waste
(Appropriated)
Quality, Shelf-Life and Health Benefits for Fresh, Fresh-Cut and Processed Products for Citrus and Other Tropical/subtropical-Grown Fruits and Vegetables
(Appropriated)
Rapid Assessment of Grain, Seed, and Nut Quality Attributes with Microwave Sensors
(Appropriated)
Reducing Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
(Appropriated)
Last Modified: 7/23/2016
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