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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)
Developing Genetic Biotechnologies for Increased Food Animal Production, Including Novel Antimicrobials for Improved Health & Product Safety
(Appropriated)
Development of New Technologies and Methods to Enhance the Utilization and Long-Term Storage of Poultry, Swine and Fish Gametes and Embryos
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Genetic Merit of Ruminants Through Genome Selection and Analysis
(Appropriated)
Identification of Biomarkers for Pre and Post Weaning Growth in Swine
(Appropriated)
Improving Genetic Predictions in Dairy Animals Using Phenotypic and Genomic Information
(Appropriated)
Investigation of Genetic Mechanisms for Improving the Regulation of Feed Intake and Nutrient Utilization in Poultry
(Appropriated)
Understanding Genetic and Physiological Factors Affecting Nutrient Use Efficiency of Dairy Cattle
(Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Countermeasures to Control Foreign Animal Diseases of Swine
(Appropriated)
Development of Control and Intervention Strategies for Avian Coccidiosis
(Appropriated)
Development of Genomic Tools to Study Ruminant Resistance to Gastrointestinal Nematodes
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Pathogenesis of Re-Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (Vsv) in North America
(Appropriated)
Functional Genomic Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Swine
(Appropriated)
Functional Genomics Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Poultry
(Appropriated)
Immunological Approaches to Controlling Swine Intestinal Parasites and Mucosal Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Support the Global Control and Eradication of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (Fmdv)
(Appropriated)
Molecular and Immunological Approaches to Controlling Gi Nematode Infections of Ruminants
(Appropriated)
Parasitic Biodiversity and the U.S. National Parasite Collection
(Appropriated)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Prevention of Arthropod Bites
(Appropriated)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Genetic Improvement of Marine Fish and Shellfish
(Appropriated)
Identifying Biochemical Pathways Using Genetically Modified Trout (University of Ct)
(Appropriated)
Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems for Salmonid Food Fish Production
(Appropriated)
Integrated Approaches for Improving Aquatic Animal Health in Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture
(Appropriated)
Utilization of Genomics for Improving Production Traits in Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture
(Appropriated)
Utilizing Genetics and Physiology for Enhancing Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Production
(Appropriated)
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Absorption, Metabolism, and Health Impacts of Bioactive Food Components
(Appropriated)
Bioavailability of Iron, Zinc and Select Phytochemicals for Improved Health
(Appropriated)
Cancer Prevention Via Diet
(Appropriated)
Cardiovascular Nutrition and Health
(Appropriated)
Dietary Regulation of Immunity and Inflammation
(Appropriated)
Energy Regulation and Obesity
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Genomic Basis of Vegetable and Fruit Biology, Quality and Nutrient Content
(Appropriated)
Genomics, Nutrition, and Health
(Appropriated)
Health Promoting Roles of Food Bio-Active Phenolic Compounds on Obesity-Altered Heart, and Kidney Functions and Physiology
(Appropriated)
Immunity, Inflammation, and Nutrition in Aging
(Appropriated)
Metabolism and Molecular Targets of Macro and Micro Food Components in the Development and Management of Obesity and Chronic Diseases
(Appropriated)
Metabolite Profiling and Chemical Fingerprinting Methods for Characterization of Foods, Botanical Supplements, and Biological Materials
(Appropriated)
Neurocognition/neuroscience (Bridging Project)
(Appropriated)
Nutrients, Aging, and Musculoskeletal Function
(Appropriated)
Nutritional Epidemiology
(Appropriated)
One Carbon Nutrients and Metabolism
(Appropriated)
Plant Components and Aging
(Appropriated)
Regulatory Mechanisms Induced by Health-Promoting Bioactive Food Components on Sex Steroid Hormone-Dependent Pathways, Cancer Cell-Stromal Cell Interactions, and the Gut Microbiome
(Appropriated)
Rural Aging Study
(Appropriated)
Sarcopenia, Nutrition, and Physical Activity
(Appropriated)
USDA Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database
(Appropriated)
USDA National Nutrient Databank for Food Composition
(Appropriated)
Vision, Aging, and Nutrition
(Appropriated)
What We Eat in America - Dietary Survey: Data Collection, Interpretation, Dissemination, and Methodology
(Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Alternative Food Processing Technologies
(Appropriated)
Biological Treatment of Manure and Organic Residuals to Capture Nutrients and Transform Contaminants
(Appropriated)
Data Acquisition and Modeling for Poultry Food Safety
(Appropriated)
Detection and Typing of Food-Borne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Developing Beneficial Uses of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal Byproducts
(Appropriated)
Developing Processing Intervention Technologies
(Appropriated)
Development of Predictive Microbial Models for Food Safety and Their Associated Use in International Microbial Databases
(Appropriated)
Development of Sensing and Instrumentation Technologies for Food Safety and Sanitation Inspection in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Processing
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Molecular Epidemiology of Zoonotic Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Dairy Farms
(Appropriated)
Genomic and Proteomic Analysis of Foodborne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Innovative Pathogen Detection and Characterization Technologies for Use in Food Safety
(Appropriated)
Integrated Approach to Process and Package Technologies
(Appropriated)
Integrated Approach to the Detection and Control of Foodborne Parasites and the Impact on Food Safety
(Appropriated)
Intervention Technologies for Minimally Processed Foods
(Appropriated)
Microbial Communities and Interactions and Their Impact on Food Safety
(Appropriated)
Microbial Ecology and Safety of Fresh Produce
(Appropriated)
Molecular Genetics, Genomics, and Phylogenetics of Foodborne Zoonotic Parasites Affecting Food Safety and Public Health
(Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenic Bacteria Interactions with Plant Surfaces and Environmental Matrices
(Appropriated)
Pathogen Detection and Intervention Methods for Shellfish
(Appropriated)
Pathogen Fate and Transport in Irrigation Waters
(Appropriated)
Pathogen Persistence and Processing Optimization for Elimination in Foods
(Appropriated)
Plant and Soil Factors That Influence Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in Crops
(Appropriated)
Technologies for the Detection of Chemical and Biological Contaminants in Foods
(Appropriated)
Zoonotic Parasites Affecting Food Safety and Public Health
(Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Leveraging Remote Sensing, Land Surface Modeling and Ground-Based Observations ... Variables Within Heterogeneous Agricultural Landscapes
(Appropriated)
Management and Conservation Practices to Improve Water Quality in Agroecosystems of the Northeastern Us
(Appropriated)
Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services
(Appropriated)
Quantifying and Monitoring Nutrient Cycling, Carbon Dynamics and Soil Productivity at Field, Watershed and Regional Scales
(Appropriated)
Water and Nutrient Management of Cranberry Farms to Enhance Water Resources in Massachusetts
(Appropriated)
Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions (NP #212)
Biological Treatment of Manure and Organic Residuals to Capture Nutrients and Transform Contaminants
(Appropriated)
Controls on Microbial Community Structure and Function in Soil and Rhizosphere
(Appropriated)
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Developing Analytical and Management Strategies to Improve Crop Utilization of .... and Reduce Losses to the Environment
(Appropriated)
Developing Beneficial Uses of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal Byproducts
(Appropriated)
Discerning the Fate of Atmospheric Agricultural Emissions in the Chesapeake Bay Region
(Appropriated)
Effects of Elevated Atmospheric Co2, Environmental Stress, and Edaphic Conditions on Bioactive Compounds in Brassica Crops
(Appropriated)
Function of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Organic and Conventional Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Genomic and Genetic Analysis of Crop Adaptation to Soil Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Improved Crop Production Systems for the Northeast
(Appropriated)
Integrated Orchard Management and Automation for Deciduous Tree Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
Management and Conservation Practices to Improve Water Quality in Agroecosystems of the Northeastern Us
(Appropriated)
Managing Farms for Environmental Stewardship and Profit
(Appropriated)
Mechanistic Process-Level Crop Simulation Models for Assessment of Agricultural Systems
(Appropriated)
Quantifying and Monitoring Nutrient Cycling, Carbon Dynamics and Soil Productivity at Field, Watershed and Regional Scales
(Appropriated)
Response and Adaptation of Crops and Weeds to Elevated C02 and Global Warming
(Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Enable New Marketable, Value-Added Coproducts to Improve Biorefining Profitability
(Appropriated)
Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining
(Appropriated)
Genomic and Genetic Analysis of Crop Adaptation to Soil Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services
(Appropriated)
Sorghum Biorefining: Integrated Processes for Converting All Sorghum Feedstock Components to Fuels and Co-Products
(Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Biological Treatment of Manure and Organic Residuals to Capture Nutrients and Transform Contaminants
(Appropriated)
Developing Analytical and Management Strategies to Improve Crop Utilization of .... and Reduce Losses to the Environment
(Appropriated)
Developing Beneficial Uses of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal Byproducts
(Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
(Appropriated)
Enhancement of Turfgrass Germplasm for Reduced Input Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services
(Appropriated)
National Turfgrass Evaluation Program
(Appropriated)
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Improved Crop Production Systems for the Northeast
(Appropriated)
Managing Farms for Environmental Stewardship and Profit
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Acquisition of Plant Genetic Resources Through Domestic and International Plant Explorations and Associated Capacity-Building Partnerships
(Appropriated)
Biotechnology Applied to High Value Ornamental Plants
(Appropriated)
Breeding Apple Rootstocks Tolerant to Abiotic Stresses and Resistant to Pests and Diseases
(Appropriated)
Characterizing, Detecting, and Eliminating Pathogens to Enable the Safe Introduction of Plant Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Curation of the U.S. National Fungus Collections and Associated Information Resources
(Appropriated)
Defining the Genetic Diversity and Structure of the Soybean Genome and Applications to Gene Discovery in Soybean, Wheat and Common Bean Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Develop, Deploy, and Operate Grin-Global, the Information Management System for Plant Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Developing Soybean and Other Legumes with Resistance to Pathogens and Assessing the Biosafety of Transgenic Soybean
(Appropriated)
Development and Application of Genetic, Genomic, and Bioinformatic Resources in Maize
(Appropriated)
Development of Rhizobium and Bradyrhizobium Germplasm, Determining Host Plant-Microbe Symbiotic Interactions, And…the Rhizobium Collection
(Appropriated)
Discovery and Introgression of Disease Resistance Genes into Phaseolus Vulgaris
(Appropriated)
Dissection of Maize Grain Quality Traits Using Biochemical Genetic and Genomic Approaches
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
(Appropriated)
Enhancement of Turfgrass Germplasm for Reduced Input Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Breeding of Small Grains Through Improved Bioinformatics
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Plant Genome Function Maps Through Genomic, Genetic, Computational and Collaborative Research
(Appropriated)
Establish and Maintain Public Display Gardens for Woody and Herbaceous Landscape Plants
(Appropriated)
Evaluation and Genetic Improvement of Woody Ornamental Landscape Plants for Disease and Pest Tolerance, Non-Invasiveness, and Ornamental Traits
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Genomic Basis of Vegetable and Fruit Biology, Quality and Nutrient Content
(Appropriated)
Genetic Diversity Assessment of Cacao and Other Tropical Tree Crop Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry: Utilization of Genomic Resources and Phenotypic/genotypic Characterization
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Fruit Crops Through Functional Genomics and Breeding
(Appropriated)
Genetics, Genetic Improvement, and Improved Production Efficiency of Nursery Crops
(Appropriated)
Genomic and Genetic Analysis of Crop Adaptation to Soil Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Improving Fruit Quality, Disease Resistance, and Tolerance to Abiotic Stress in Grape
(Appropriated)
Improving Stress and Disease Resistance in Tree Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
Management and Evaluation of Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Management of Apple, Cold-Hardy Grape, and Tart Cherry Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Management of Genetic Resources and Associated Information for Selected Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Molecular Approaches to Enhance Plant Nutrient Content, Shelf-Life and Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Molecular Technology for Developing Durable Pest and Pathogen Resistance in Sugar Beet
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resource Acquisition and Conservation Strategies, International Germplasm ... for the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System
(Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Improvement for Eastern U.S. Production
(Appropriated)
Quality Enhancement and Disease Resistance Development in Tomato and Pepper
(Appropriated)
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Production Systems for Cacao
(Appropriated)
Taxonomy of Landscape Trees and Shrubs
(Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Alternative Disease Management Strategies for Soilborne Pathogens of Cucumber
(Appropriated)
Biology, Pathology, and Epidemiology of Emerging Oomycete Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Characterizing, Detecting, and Eliminating Pathogens to Enable the Safe Introduction of Plant Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Curation of the U.S. National Fungus Collections and Associated Information Resources
(Appropriated)
Detection and Identification of Soil-Borne Plant Pathogens and Mitigation of Soil-Borne Diseases
(Appropriated)
Development of Biological Systems for Controlling Fruit Decay
(Appropriated)
Electron and Confocal Microscopy Applications to Pests and Plant Processes Impacting Agricultural Productivity
(Appropriated)
Emerging Foreign Fungal Plant Pathogens: Detection, Biology, and Interactions with Host Plants
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
(Appropriated)
Frameworks for Infectious Disease Dynamics
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry: Utilization of Genomic Resources and Phenotypic/genotypic Characterization
(Appropriated)
Genome Sequence-Based Strategies for Detection & Identification of Plant Pathogenic Phytoplasmas & Spiroplasmas, & Vascular Walled Bacteria
(Appropriated)
Genomic Charecterization and Management of Fungal Diseases of Cacao
(Appropriated)
Identification, Characterization, and Biology of Foreign and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Plant Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Improved Crop Production Systems for the Northeast
(Appropriated)
Improving Fruit Quality, Disease Resistance, and Tolerance to Abiotic Stress in Grape
(Appropriated)
Improving Stress and Disease Resistance in Tree Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
Invasive Pathogens of Citrus
(Appropriated)
Management and Biology of Virus and Nematode Diseases of Potato and Small Grains
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies for Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Cover Crops, Amendments, and Internal Molecular Targets
(Appropriated)
Methods for Rapid Identification and Functional Analysis of Fungi Causing Postharvest Decay of Pome Fruit
(Appropriated)
Morphological and Molecular Identification and Systematics of Agriculturally Important Nematodes
(Appropriated)
New and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Diseases of Ornamental Plants: Detection, Identification, and Characterization
(Appropriated)
Novel Disease Control Strategies for Cellular and Sub-Cellular Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Physiological and Molecular Signaling in Viroid and Bacterial Disease
(Appropriated)
Potato and Tomato Disease Management Through Understanding of Host Resistance and Pathogen Variability
(Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Improvement for Eastern U.S. Production
(Appropriated)
Pseudomonas Systems Biology
(Appropriated)
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
(Appropriated)
Systematics and Diagnostics of Emerging and Quarantine-Significant Plant Pathogenic Fungi
(Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Biocontrol and Other Technologies for Control of Invasive Species, with Emphasis on Asian Longhorned Beetle and Related Species
(Appropriated)
Biocontrol of Invasive Pests Such As Emerald Ash Borer and Quarantine Services
(Appropriated)
Biological Control of Swallow-Worts, Invasive Weeds of the Northeastern United States
(Appropriated)
Classical Biological Control of Insect Pests of Crops, Emphasizing Tarnished Plant Bug, Soybean Aphid, and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
(Appropriated)
Coordination Activities for Research to Register Minor Use of Pesticides
(Appropriated)
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Development of Biological Control Techologies & Strategies for Arthropod Pests of Perennial Tropical Crops Imp. to the Us, .. Coffee
(Appropriated)
Development of Multi-Tactic Weed Management Systems for Sustainable Crop Production
(Appropriated)
Discovery and Characterization of Plant Pathogens for Biological Control of Invasive Weeds from Their Native Range
(Appropriated)
Fungal Resources for Biological Control and High-Value Uses
(Appropriated)
Genetics and Evolution of Host Specificity of Insect Biological Control Agents, Emphasizing Aphids and Moths
(Appropriated)
Insect Management Systems for Urban Small Farms and Gardens
(Appropriated)
Integrated Orchard Management and Automation for Deciduous Tree Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
Ipm-Based Strategies for Incorporating Microbial Biological Control for Management of Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Pests
(Appropriated)
Mite Systematics and Arthropod Diagnostics with Emphasis on Invasive Species
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Management of Invasive and Indigenous Insects of Urban Landscapes
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Beetles Important to Agriculture, Landscape Plants, and Biological Control
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Flies of Agricultural and Environmental Importance
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Hemiptera and Related Groups: Plant Pests, Predators, and Disease Vectors
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Lepidoptera: Invasive Species, Pests, and Biological Control Agents
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance
(Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Integrated Orchard Management and Automation for Deciduous Tree Fruit Crops
(Appropriated)
Managing Honey Bees Against Disease and Colony Stress
(Appropriated)
Production Management Research for Berry Crops
(Appropriated)
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Production Systems for Cacao
(Appropriated)
Water and Nutrient Management of Cranberry Farms to Enhance Water Resources in Massachusetts
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Biobased Industrial Products from Food Animal Processing By-Products
(Appropriated)
Enable New Marketable, Value-Added Coproducts to Improve Biorefining Profitability
(Appropriated)
Environmentally Friendly Processes and New Applications for Animal Hides and Leather
(Appropriated)
Evaluation and Maintenance of Flavor, Nutritional and Other Quality Attributes of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce
(Appropriated)
Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining
(Appropriated)
Functional Food Development by Microbial Biotechnology
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Biochemical Mechanisms Determining Fresh Produce Quality and Storage Life
(Appropriated)
Microstructured and Health-Functionalized Food Proteins
(Appropriated)
Optical and Mechanical Instrumentation for Quality Assessment of Small Grains
(Appropriated)
Processing Methods to Modify the Levels of Biologically Active Compounds in Milk and Cheese
(Appropriated)
Production and Value Enhancement of Biosurfactants and Biopolymers Derived from Agricultural Lipids and Coproducts
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Strategies to Lower the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Processing Using Fluid Milk As a Template
(Appropriated)
Last Modified: 10/19/2011
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