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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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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)
Development of Strategies to Control Tick-borne Babesial Pathogens of Livestock
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Strategies to Control Tick-borne Babesial Pathogens of Livestock
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Strategies to Control Tick-Borne Bacterial Pathogens of Livestock
(Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Characterization of Bovine Antibody Responses to p67 Vaccination
(Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Theileria parva Sporozoite Vaccine against East Coast Fever
(Cooperative Agreement)
A Pioneering Approach to Tick Control: Anti-tick Toxins Delivered via a Tick Transmissible Pathogen
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Combining Bm86 with Additional Vaccine Targets to Improve Efficacy of Anti-Tick Vaccination and Block Ttransmission of Bovine Babeosis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Efficacy of Bm86 Vaccine in Horses for Controlling Rhipicephalus Infestation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identification of Babesia Gametocyte Chemoattractive Molecules
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Targeting Subdominant Rhoptry-associated Proteins of Babesia Bovis in a Subunit Vaccine to Protect Cattle Against Bovine Babesiosis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Creating and Verifying Commercial Genetic Tests for Goats
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Creating and Verifying Commercial Genetic Tests for Goats and Rambouillet Sheep
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Forest Plan Amendment for Planning and Management of Domestic Sheep and Goat Grazing within the Range of Bighorn Sheep
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Plan Revision - U.S. Agricultural Research Service Cooperating Agency Agreement
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Geographically Conserved Babesia bovis Vaccine Antigen Candidates
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Genomic Regions Associated with Chronic Wasting Disease in Elk: A Foundation for Understanding an Endemic Disease
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Vaccines for the Control of East Coast Fever in Cattle in Africa
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Novel Platform for Bovine Anaplasmosis Vaccine Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Advanced Host Genomics: Nasal Shedding of Mycoplasma Ovipneumoniae and Multiple Data Uses to Benefit Sheep Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Animal Protection and Care for Cattle, Horses, Goats, and Sheep
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Predictive Models of Potential Babesia Disease Spread in the U.S. to Assist in Mitigating Potential Future Outbreaks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Novel Preventive, Diagnostic, and Treatment Strategies for Theileriosis in Horses and Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Theileria parva Sporozoite Vaccine Against East Coast Fever
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Use of Immune Repertoire Capture™ Technology to Identify and Characterize Ig repertoires: Bovine Vaccination for Theileria parva
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing Bioinformatics and Genetic Transformation Approaches to Develop Novel Vaccines to Prevent Babesia bovis Acute Infection and Transmission
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Development of Detection and Control Strategies for Bovine Babesiosis and Equine Piroplasmosis
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Strategies to Control Tick-borne Babesial Pathogens of Livestock
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Strategies to Control Tick-borne Babesial Pathogens of Livestock
(Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Characterization of Bovine Antibody Responses to p67 Vaccination
(Cooperative Agreement)
A Pioneering Approach to Tick Control: Anti-tick Toxins Delivered via a Tick Transmissible Pathogen
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Combining Bm86 with Additional Vaccine Targets to Improve Efficacy of Anti-Tick Vaccination and Block Ttransmission of Bovine Babeosis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Efficacy of Bm86 Vaccine in Horses for Controlling Rhipicephalus Infestation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identification of Babesia Gametocyte Chemoattractive Molecules
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Targeting Subdominant Rhoptry-associated Proteins of Babesia Bovis in a Subunit Vaccine to Protect Cattle Against Bovine Babesiosis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identification of Geographically Conserved Babesia bovis Vaccine Antigen Candidates
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Vaccines for the Control of East Coast Fever in Cattle in Africa
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Predictive Models of Potential Babesia Disease Spread in the U.S. to Assist in Mitigating Potential Future Outbreaks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Novel Preventive, Diagnostic, and Treatment Strategies for Theileriosis in Horses and Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Theileria parva Sporozoite Vaccine Against East Coast Fever
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Use of Immune Repertoire Capture™ Technology to Identify and Characterize Ig repertoires: Bovine Vaccination for Theileria parva
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing Bioinformatics and Genetic Transformation Approaches to Develop Novel Vaccines to Prevent Babesia bovis Acute Infection and Transmission
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Improving Air Quality, Soil Health and Nutrient Use Efficiency to Increase Northwest Agroecosystem Performance
(In-House Appropriated)
Continuing a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on Crop and Soil Science Projects
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Establish a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on University of Idaho Projects
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Subsurface Transport of Phosphorus in No-Till Agricultural Fields and Their Relationship to Surface Water Quality and Stream Ecosystem Processes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Weather Extremes, Conservation, Risk Management Nexus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
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)
Continuing a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on Crop and Soil Science Projects
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Establish a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on University of Idaho Projects
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Subsurface Transport of Phosphorus in No-Till Agricultural Fields and Their Relationship to Surface Water Quality and Stream Ecosystem Processes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Weather Extremes, Conservation, Risk Management Nexus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Enhancing Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
(In-House Appropriated)
Bacterial Stem Blight Of Alfalfa: Connection with Frost Damage, Development Of Resistant Germplasm, and Mapping Resistance Genes
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genomics Enabled Purging Selection to Develop 200 Alfalfa Inbred Lines for High Yield Hybrid Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Marker Assisted Breeding In Elite Alfalfa Germplasm To Enhance Biomass Productivity During Drought
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Marker Assisted Breeding in Alfalfa Germplasm to Enhance Biomass Productivity During Drought
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
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)
Continuing a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on Crop and Soil Science Projects
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Establish a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on University of Idaho Projects
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Subsurface Transport of Phosphorus in No-Till Agricultural Fields and Their Relationship to Surface Water Quality and Stream Ecosystem Processes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Weather Extremes, Conservation, Risk Management Nexus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Enhanced Agronomic Performance and Disease Resistance in Edible Legumes
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Wheat and Barley for Environmental Resilience, Disease Resistance, and End-use Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Genetic Resources and Disease Management for Cool Season Food Legumes
(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)
Acquire, Conserve, Distribute and Develop Native Plant Genetic Resources needed for Restoration on Public & Private Lands
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Bacterial Stem Blight Of Alfalfa: Connection with Frost Damage, Development Of Resistant Germplasm, and Mapping Resistance Genes
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collection, Management, Conservation and Utilization of Native Plant Germplasm
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Selection to Distribution: Delivering Regionally Adapted Cover Crop Varieties to Organic Farmers
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Regionally-adapted, Resilient Alfalfa Germplasm Pools
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics Enabled Purging Selection to Develop 200 Alfalfa Inbred Lines for High Yield Hybrid Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Marker Assisted Breeding In Elite Alfalfa Germplasm To Enhance Biomass Productivity During Drought
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Technical Services, Collaborative Research and Cooperative Activities with the United States Agency for International Development, Phase III
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation and Association Analysis of Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance in USDA Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploiting Host Resistance and Microbial Diversity for Managing Fungal Diseases of Cool Season Legumes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
FHB Resistance Candidate Genes from Wheatgrass
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Finding Solutions to Low Falling Number Wheat in Idaho
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Finding Solutions to Low Falling Number Wheat in Oregon
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Harnessing Genetic Diversity through Genomic Prediction in the USDA Pea Germplasm Collection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Characterization of Fungal Pathogenicity Factors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Resistance to Ascochyta Blight (Mycosphaerella Pinodes) in the USDA Pea Single Plant-Derived (PSP) Core Collection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Wheat Germplasm with Increased Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvements to Controlled Environments that Enhance Wheat Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving the Efficiency and Precision of Harvesting Pulse Crop Yield Trials
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving the Nutritional Value of Chickpeas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Management Strategies for Disease Control in Common Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Marker Assisted Breeding in Alfalfa Germplasm to Enhance Biomass Productivity During Drought
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
MP3: More Protein, More Peas, More Profit
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rapid Generation Advance through Doubled Haploids and Speed Breeding in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Solutions to Low Falling Number Wheat in Washington
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Spring Black Stem and Stemphylium Leaf Spot Resistance Screening in the USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System’s Medicago spp. Genetic Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Improved Varieties of Peas, Lentils, and Chickpeas for Growers in the United States
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Biology, Ecology, and Genomics of Pathogenic and Beneficial Microorganisms of Wheat, Barley, and Biofuel Brassicas
(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)
Molecular Interactions Between Rhizobacteria and Wheat Under Water Stress
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Barley Pest Initiative in Montana: Breeding for Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of the Genomics, Genetic Diversity and Ecology of Plant Pathogens and Biocontrol Agents and Plant Defense Mechanisms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control of Stripe Rusts of Cereal Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Control of Soilborne Pathogens of Wheat and Barley
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Management of Soilborne Pathogens of Wheat and Barley in Idaho
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Winter Peas in the Wheat-Fallow Region of the Pacific Northwest: Benefits to Soil Health and Cropping Systems.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Developing Abiotic and Biotic Stress-Resilient Edible Legume Production Systems through Directed GxExM Research
(In-House Appropriated)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Characterization of Quality and Marketability of Western U.S. Wheat Genotypes and Phenotypes
(In-House Appropriated)
Who Likes Whole Wheat?
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Genetics of Wheat Grain Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mondelez Soft White Wheat Quality
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)