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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)
Improving the Efficiency of Sheep Production in Western Rangeland Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Development of Detection and Control Strategies for Bovine Babesiosis and Equine Piroplasmosis
(In-House Appropriated)
Diagnostic and Control Strategies for Malignant Catarrhal Fever
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Impact and Improved Diagnostics for Sheep and Goat Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Host Factors and Immunopathogenesis of Pneumonia in Domestic and Bighorn Sheep
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Tick Colonization Mechanisms and Vaccine Development for Anaplasmosis
(In-House Appropriated)
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Determine Genetic Diversity and Develop Tools for Genetic Improvement of Oyster Stocks for the Pacific Northwest
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Methods to Improve Survival and Maximize Productivity and Sustainability of Pacific Shellfish Aquaculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrating the Development of New Feed Ingredients and Functionality and Genetic Improvement to Enhance Sustainable Production of Rainbow Trout
(In-House Appropriated)
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Assessing the Impact of Diet on Inflammation in Healthy and Obese Adults in a Cross-Sectional Phenotyping Study and a Longitudinal Intervention Trial
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Public Health by Understanding Diversity in Diet, Body, and Brain Interactions
(In-House Appropriated)
Metabolism and Health Effects of Phospholipid and Triglyceride Forms of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
(In-House Appropriated)
Novel Functions and Biomarkers for Vitamins and Minerals
(In-House Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Advance the Development of Technologies for Detecting and Determining the Stability and Bioavailability of Toxins that Impact Food Safety and Food Defense
(In-House Appropriated)
Biocontrol Interventions for High-Value Agricultural Commodities
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Detection and Control Strategies for Bovine Babesiosis and Equine Piroplasmosis
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology and Detection of Human Pathogens in the Produce Production Continuum
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying, Quantifying and Tracking Microbial Contaminants, Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Order to Protect Food and Water Supplies
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Environmental and Crop Safety by Modification of the Aspergillus flavus Population Structure
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Management Practices for Irrigated Western Cropping and Dairy Systems to Contribute to Sustainability and Improve Air Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Identification and Characterization of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens Associated with Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
Predicting and Reducing Agricultural Contaminants in Soil, Water, and Air
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Sustainable Cropping Systems to Improve Water Productivity and Protect Water and Soil Quality in Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecohydrological Processes, Scale, Climate Variability, and Watershed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Effects of Agriculture Water Management and Land Use Practices on Regional Water Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Water Conservation and Crop Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants for Use with Low Quality Irrigation Waters: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying, Quantifying and Tracking Microbial Contaminants, Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Order to Protect Food and Water Supplies
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Air Quality, Soil Health and Nutrient Use Efficiency to Increase Northwest Agroecosystem Performance
(In-House Appropriated)
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Degraded Waters for Irrigation: Integrated Field-scale Systems using Multi-sensor Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Water Conservation for Northwestern Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil Erosion, Sediment Yield, and Decision Support Systems for Improved Land Management on Semiarid Rangeland Watersheds
(In-House Appropriated)
The Use of Treated Municipal Waste Water as a Source of New Water for Irrigation
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(In-House Appropriated)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecohydrological Processes, Scale, Climate Variability, and Watershed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Effects of Agriculture Water Management and Land Use Practices on Regional Water Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Water Conservation and Crop Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying, Quantifying and Tracking Microbial Contaminants, Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Order to Protect Food and Water Supplies
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Air Quality, Soil Health and Nutrient Use Efficiency to Increase Northwest Agroecosystem Performance
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Management Practices for Irrigated Western Cropping and Dairy Systems to Contribute to Sustainability and Improve Air Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Quality of Grapes, Other Fruits, and their Products through Agricultural Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Water and Nutrient Management Systems for Sustainable and High-Quality Production of Temperate Fruit and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Maximizing Long-term Soil Productivity and Dryland Cropping Efficiency for Low Precipitation Environments
(In-House Appropriated)
Predicting and Reducing Agricultural Contaminants in Soil, Water, and Air
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Water Conservation for Northwestern Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(In-House Appropriated)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Water Conservation and Crop Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries that Produce Marketable Biobased Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Soil and Water Conservation for Northwestern Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition
(In-House Appropriated)
Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecohydrological Processes, Scale, Climate Variability, and Watershed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Resistance to Diseases and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Tallgrass Prairie Species for Bioenergy
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Efficiency of Sheep Production in Western Rangeland Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Watershed-scale Assessment of Pest Dynamics and Implications for Area-wide Management of Invasive Insects and Weeds
(In-House Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(In-House Appropriated)
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Climate Resilient Crop Systems through GxExM
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Air Quality, Soil Health and Nutrient Use Efficiency to Increase Northwest Agroecosystem Performance
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Management Practices for Irrigated Western Cropping and Dairy Systems to Contribute to Sustainability and Improve Air Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Maximizing Long-term Soil Productivity and Dryland Cropping Efficiency for Low Precipitation Environments
(In-House Appropriated)
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Predicting and Reducing Agricultural Contaminants in Soil, Water, and Air
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Strengthening the Analysis Framework of G x E x M under Climate Uncertainty
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterizing Circadian Regulatory Networks in Grain Crops to Establish their Role in Development and Abiotic Responses
(In-House Appropriated)
Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Enabling Improved Environmental Stress Tolerance in Crops through Novel Computational Strategies and Tool Development
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhanced Disease and Abiotic Stress Resistance in Edible Legumes
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancement of Wheat through Genomic and Molecular Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Resistance to Diseases and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
(In-House Appropriated)
Generation and Characterization of Novel Genetic Variation in Rice for the Enhancement of Grain Quality and Agronomic Performance
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Phenotyping of Cotton, Bioenergy and Other Industrial Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Barley and Oats for Enhanced Quality and Biotic Stress Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Cool Season Food Legumes
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants for Use with Low Quality Irrigation Waters: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Prunus and Vitis Scions and Rootstocks for Fruit Quality and Pest Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Tallgrass Prairie Species for Bioenergy
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Wheat and Barley for Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Resource Management of National Small Grains Collection and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Host-Specific Molecular Genetic Tools for Development of Disease-Resistant Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification and Analysis of Plant Architectural Genes in Maize
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Sugar Beet Germplasm and Innovative Disease Management Approaches to Increase Yield and Reduce Product Losses
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Wheat Quality through Molecular Genetics
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Characterization of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Genetic Resources & Associated Information for Grape, Tree Fruit, Tree Nut, & Other Specialty Crops to Mediterranean Climates
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Temperate-Adapted Fruit, Nut, and Specialty Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Biology of Pollen and Pollen-Pistil Interactions in Crop Plants
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Genetic Analysis of Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Oil Production Pathways in Cotton, Bioenergy and Other Industrial Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Photoperception, Signaling and Gene Regulation by the Phytochrome Family
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Defense Signaling
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Tools for Improved Crop Biotechnology
(In-House Appropriated)
Pacific Tropical/Subtropical Fruit and Nut Genetic Resource Management and Sustainable Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Improvement for Western U.S. Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Potato Germplasm Improvement for Disease Resistance and Superior Nutritional Content
(In-House Appropriated)
Reducing the Impact of Diseases on Hop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Signaling Pathways Regulating Plant Architecture
(In-House Appropriated)
Small Grains Database and Bioinformatics Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Strengthening the Analysis Framework of G x E x M under Climate Uncertainty
(In-House Appropriated)
Sugar Beet Germplasm Enhancement, Breeding, and Genetics
(In-House Appropriated)
Temperate Forage Legume Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation
(In-House Appropriated)
Testing of Advanced Potato Germplasm for Biotic and Abiotic Resistances, Yield and Profitability Components
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Biology and Biological Control of Root Diseases of Wheat, Barley and Biofuel Brassicas
(In-House Appropriated)
Biology, Epidemiology and Management of Vector-Borne Viruses of Sugarbeet and Vegetable Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization, Epidemiology and Management Strategies of Citrus Tristeza Virus and Spiroplasma citri on Citrus in California
(In-House Appropriated)
Detection and Management of Pathogens in Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
(In-House Appropriated)
Epidemiology and Management of Pierce's Disease and Other Maladies of Grape
(In-House Appropriated)
Exotic and Emerging Plant Diseases of Horticultural Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Prunus and Vitis Scions and Rootstocks for Fruit Quality and Pest Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Control of Stripe Rust in Cereal Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Strategies for Management of Soilborne Diseases of Horticultural Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Strategies for Advanced Management of Fruit, Nut, and Oak Tree Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Characterization of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Manipulation of Plant Disease Resistance Genes for Improved Crop Protection
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Reducing the Impact of Diseases on Hop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Utilization of the Rhizosphere Microbiome and Host Genetics to Manage Soil-borne Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
A Systems Approach to Restoring Invaded Sagebrush Steppe
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition
(In-House Appropriated)
Biologically-based Management of Arthropod Pests in Small Fruit and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Detection, Control and Area-wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests of Tropical/Subtropical Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecologically Based Pest Management in Western Crops Such as Cotton
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Field Testing of Minor Use Pesticides
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrating Ecological Process Knowledge into Effective Management of Invasive Plants in Great Basin Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Invasive Weeds in Rangeland, Forest and Riparian Ecosystems in the Far Western U.S. Using Biological Control
(In-House Appropriated)
Methyl Bromide Replacement: Post-harvest Treatment of Perishable Commodities
(In-House Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Floral and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Vegetables and Sugar Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
(In-House Appropriated)
New Technologies and Strategies to Manage the Changing Pest Complex on Temperate Fruit Trees
(In-House Appropriated)
Pre-and Postharvest Treatment of Tropical Commodities to Improve Quality and Increase Trade Through Quarantine Security
(In-House Appropriated)
Residue Analysis of Minor Use Pesticides
(In-House Appropriated)
Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Systems Approach for Managing Emerging Insect Pests and Insect-Transmitted Pathogens of Potatoes
(In-House Appropriated)
Systems-Based Approaches for Control of Arthropod Pests Important to Agricultural Production, Trade and Quarantine
(In-House Appropriated)
Watershed-scale Assessment of Pest Dynamics and Implications for Area-wide Management of Invasive Insects and Weeds
(In-House Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Determining the Impacts of Pesticide- and Nutrition-Induced Stress on Honey Bee Colony Growth and Survival
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Postharvest Performance of Ornamentals Using Molecular Genetic Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Quality of Grapes, Other Fruits, and their Products through Agricultural Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Water and Nutrient Management Systems for Sustainable and High-Quality Production of Temperate Fruit and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrating Ecological Process Knowledge into Effective Management of Invasive Plants in Great Basin Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
Longitudinal Studies to Determine the Causes of Honey Bee Loss
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing and Conserving Diverse Bee Pollinators for Sustainable Crop Production and Wildland Preservation
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding Honey Bee Microbiota to Improve Bee Nutrition and Colony Health
(In-House Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Adding Value to Plant-Based Waste Materials through Development of Novel, Healthy Ingredients and Functional Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
(In-House Appropriated)
Defining, Measuring, and Mitigating Attributes that Adversely Impact the Quality and Marketability of Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
Developmental Genomics and Metabolomics Influencing Temperate Tree Fruit Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Industrial Seed Oils
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Wheat Quality through Molecular Genetics
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrate Pre- and Postharvest Approaches to Enhance Fresh Fruit Quality and Control Postharvest Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrating the Development of New Feed Ingredients and Functionality and Genetic Improvement to Enhance Sustainable Production of Rainbow Trout
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
(In-House Appropriated)
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries that Produce Marketable Biobased Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Wheat Quality, Functionality and Marketablility in the Western U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Last Modified: 8/25/2016
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