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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)
Enhancing Sheep Enterprises and Developing Rangeland Management Strategies to Improve Rangeland Health and Conserve Ecology
(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)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Developing Methods to Improve Survival and Maximize Productivity and Sustainability of Pacific Shellfish Aquaculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Oyster Stocks for the Pacific Northwest
(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)
Genetics and Breeding of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species to Improve Production and Consumer-related Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
Impact of Diet on Intestinal Microbiota, Gut Health and Immune Function
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Public Health by Understanding Metabolic and Bio-behavioral Effects of Following Recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
(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)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Advancing Water Management and Conservation in Irrigated Arid Lands
(In-House Appropriated)
Analysis and Quantification of G x E x M Interactions for Sustainable Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessment and Mitigation of Disturbed Sagebrush-Steppe Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Develop Water Management Strategies to Sustain Water Productivity and Protect Water Quality in Irrigated Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecohydrology of Mountainous Terrain in a Changing Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Specialty Crop Tolerance to Saline Irrigation Waters
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
(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 Water Use Efficiency and Water Quality in Irrigated Agricultural Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Restoration of Rangeland Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustaining Irrigated Agriculture in an Era of Increasing Water Scarcity and Reduced Water Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
The Use of Treated Municipal Waste Water as a Source of New Water for Irrigation
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding Water-Driven Ecohydrologic and Erosion Processes in the Semiarid Southwest to Improve Watershed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Advancing Water Management and Conservation in Irrigated Arid Lands
(In-House Appropriated)
Attaining High Quality Soft White Winter Wheat through Optimal Management of Nitrogen, Residue and Soil Microbes
(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 Plant, Soil, and Cropping Systems Health and Productivity through Advanced Integration of Comprehensive Management Practices
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Quality of Grapes, Other Fruits, and their Products through Agricultural Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Water Use Efficiency and Water Quality in Irrigated Agricultural Systems
(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)
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 Water-Driven Ecohydrologic and Erosion Processes in the Semiarid Southwest to Improve Watershed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Assessment and Mitigation of Disturbed Sagebrush-Steppe Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Genetic, Genomic and Molecular Resources to Improve Performance, Adaptability and Utility of Cool Season Grasses and Cover Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecohydrology of Mountainous Terrain in a Changing Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Management, Quality and Utilization of Alfalfa for Dairies in the Western U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Plant Genetic Resources and Methodologies for Rangelands, Pastures, and Turf Landscapes in the Semiarid Western U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Restoration of Rangeland Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
New Genetic Resources for Breeding Better Wheat and Bioenergy Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Restoration and Conservation of Great Basin Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding Water-Driven Ecohydrologic and Erosion Processes in the Semiarid Southwest to Improve Watershed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Watershed-scale Assessment of Pest Dynamics and Implications for Area-wide Management of Invasive Insects and Weeds
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Analysis and Quantification of G x E x M Interactions for Sustainable Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Attaining High Quality Soft White Winter Wheat through Optimal Management of Nitrogen, Residue and Soil Microbes
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Abiotic and Biotic Stress-Resilient Edible Legume Production Systems through Directed GxExM Research
(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 Plant, Soil, and Cropping Systems Health and Productivity through Advanced Integration of Comprehensive Management Practices
(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)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Advancing Water Management and Conservation in Irrigated Arid Lands
(In-House Appropriated)
Breeding Prunus and Vitis Scions for Improved Fruit Quality and Durable Pest Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Breeding, Genomics, and Integrated Pest Management to Enhance Sustainability of U.S. Hop Production and Competiveness in Global Markets
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of Plant Architectural Genes in Maize for Increased Productivity
(In-House Appropriated)
Conservation, Management and Distribution of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Conserved Genes and Signaling Networks that Control Environmental Responses of C4 Grain Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing New Potatoes with Improved Quality, Disease Resistance, and Nutritional Content
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Elite Sugar Beet Germplasm Enhanced for Disease Resistance and Novel Disease Management Options for Improved Yield
(In-House Appropriated)
Developmental and Environmental Signaling Pathways Regulating Plant Architecture
(In-House Appropriated)
Discovery of Plant Genetic Mechanisms Controlling Microbial Recruitment to the Root Microbiome
(In-House Appropriated)
Dissecting the Mechanisms of Phytochrome Photoperception, Signaling and Gene Regulation
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhanced Agronomic Performance and Disease Resistance in Edible Legumes
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Cotton, Oilseeds, and Other Industrial and Biofuel Crops Using High Throughput Phenotyping and Other Genetic Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Specialty Crop Tolerance to Saline Irrigation Waters
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluation and Utilization of Novel Genetic Variation in Rice for the Enhancement of Agronomic Performance and Grain Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Sustainable Production Systems for Sub-tropical and Tropical Crops in the Pacific Basin
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Blackberry, Red and Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, and Winegrape Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Wheat and Barley for Environmental Resilience, Disease Resistance, and End-use Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics and Breeding of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species to Improve Production and Consumer-related Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
GrainGenes: Enabling Data Access and Sustainability for Small Grains Researchers
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Barley and Oat for Enhanced Productivity, Quality, and Stress Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Genetic Resources and Disease Management for Cool Season Food Legumes
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources and Regeneration of Accessions with Special Climatic Requirements
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Genetic Resources and Associated Information in the USDA-ARS National Small Grains Collection
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Priority Legume, Oilseed, Vegetable, Forage Grass, Sugar, Ornamental, and Medicinal Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Temperate-adapted Forage Legume 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)
Management, Characterization, and Evaluation of Pacific Tropical and Subtropical Fruit and Nut Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Genetic Resources and Associated Information of Grape, Tree Fruit, Tree Nut, and Other Specialty Crops Adapted to Mediterranean Climates
(In-House Appropriated)
Mining Collections of Wild Germplasm and Novel Defense Regulators for Enhanced Plant Defenses
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Biology of Pollen and Pollen-Pistil Interactions in Crop Plants
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Genetic and Proximal Sensing Analyses of Abiotic Stress Response and Oil Production Pathways in Cotton, Oilseeds, and Other Industrial and Biofuel Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Genetic Tools Advancing the Application of Biotechnology for Crop Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
New Genetic Resources for Breeding Better Wheat and Bioenergy Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Improvement for Enhanced Tuber Quality and Greater Productivity and Sustainability in Western U.S. Production
(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, Ecology, and Genomics of Pathogenic and Beneficial Microorganisms of Wheat, Barley, and Biofuel Brassicas
(In-House Appropriated)
Breeding, Genomics, and Integrated Pest Management to Enhance Sustainability of U.S. Hop Production and Competiveness in Global Markets
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization and Management of Citrus Pathogens Transmitted by Phloem-Feeding Insect Vectors
(In-House Appropriated)
Conservation, Management and Distribution of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Genetic, Genomic and Molecular Resources to Improve Performance, Adaptability and Utility of Cool Season Grasses and Cover Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Knowledge-based Approaches for Disease Management in Small Fruit and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Disease Resistance Gene Regulation through RNA Silencing for Improved Crop Protection
(In-House Appropriated)
Epidemiology, Vector-Host Plant Interactions, and Biology of Vegetable and Cucurbit Viruses
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Sustainable Production Systems for Sub-tropical and Tropical Crops in the Pacific Basin
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Blackberry, Red and Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, and Winegrape Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Novel Management Strategies for Key Pests and Pathogens of Grapevine with Emphasis on the Xylella Fastidiosa Pathosystem
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Control of Stripe Rusts of Wheat and Barley through Characterization of Pathogen Populations and Enhancement of Host Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Plant, Soil, and Cropping Systems Health and Productivity through Advanced Integration of Comprehensive Management Practices
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Disease Management of Exotic and Emerging Plant Diseases of Horticultural Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Disease Management Strategies for Woody Perennial Species
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Pathogens for Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular Genetic Tools Advancing the Application of Biotechnology for Crop Improvement
(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)
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)
Develop Water Management Strategies to Sustain Water Productivity and Protect Water Quality in Irrigated Agriculture
(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)
Genetic Improvement and Sustainable Production Systems for Sub-tropical and Tropical Crops in the Pacific Basin
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrating Ecological Process Knowledge into Effective Management of Invasive Plants in Great Basin Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Restoration of Rangeland Ecosystems
(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)
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)
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)
Developing Abiotic and Biotic Stress-Resilient Edible Legume Production Systems through Directed GxExM Research
(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)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Adding Value to Plant-Based Waste Materials through Development of Novel, Healthy Ingredients and Functional Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
Attaining High Quality Soft White Winter Wheat through Optimal Management of Nitrogen, Residue and Soil Microbes
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
(In-House Appropriated)
Breeding Prunus and Vitis Scions for Improved Fruit Quality and Durable Pest Resistance
(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)
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)
New Genetic Resources for Breeding Better Wheat and Bioenergy Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
(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)