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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)
Control Strategies for Bovine Babesiosis
(In-House Appropriated)
Control Strategies for Theileriosis
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of a Vaccine and Improved Diagnostics for Malignant Catarrhal Fever
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Approaches and Tools to Prevent, Control, and Eradicate Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying Effective Immune Responses and Vaccine Development for Bovine Anaplasmosis
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding Host-Bacterial Interactions to Mitigate Disease in Small Ruminants
(In-House Appropriated)
Babesia Caballi Genome Sequences and Annotation
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Strategies to Control Tick-Borne Bacterial Pathogens of Livestock
(Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Genetic Variation of Parasites that cause Bovine Babesiosis to Develop Efficient Control Strategies
(Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing the Major Histocompatibility Complexes of U.S. Based Domestic Goats
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Targeting Subdominant Rhoptry-associated Proteins of Babesia Bovis in a Subunit Vaccine to Protect Cattle Against Bovine Babesiosis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collaborative Animal Research between Regents of the University of Idaho and the ARS - Animal Disease Research Unit
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Animal Research between Washington State University and ARS-ADRU
(Non-Funded 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)
Characterization of Antibodies for Improvement of Vaccine Development and Diagnostic Assays
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing the Major Histocompatibility Complexes of U.S. Based Domestic Goats
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control Strategies for Cattle Fever Ticks and Bovine Babesiosis in the United States
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control strategies for Infectious Diseases of Livestock.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cost Benefit Analysis of Cattle Fever Tick and Bovine Babesiosis Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Data Driven Nanovaccine Design
(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 Control Strategies for Theileria orientalis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Novel Preventive, Diagnostic, and Treatment Strategies for Theileriosis in Horses and Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Detection of CWD in Tissue Samples from Cervids
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification Of Babesia Gametocyte Chemoattractive Molecule
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
MCF Vaccine Trials in Bison
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Prevalence of Antibodies to Malignant Catarrhal Fever Viruses in Cattle and Sheep in Brazil
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Surveying Nilgai Antelope in South Texas for Evidence of Infection with Bovine Babesiosis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Testing Drug Therapies to Control Babesia Infection and/or Severe Acute Babesiosis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens Affecting Livestock in Zimbabwe
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Control Strategies for Bovine Babesiosis
(In-House Appropriated)
Control Strategies for Theileriosis
(In-House Appropriated)
Babesia Caballi Genome Sequences and Annotation
(Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Genetic Variation of Parasites that cause Bovine Babesiosis to Develop Efficient Control Strategies
(Cooperative Agreement)
Targeting Subdominant Rhoptry-associated Proteins of Babesia Bovis in a Subunit Vaccine to Protect Cattle Against Bovine Babesiosis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collaborative Animal Research between Regents of the University of Idaho and the ARS - Animal Disease Research Unit
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Antibodies for Improvement of Vaccine Development and Diagnostic Assays
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control Strategies for Cattle Fever Ticks and Bovine Babesiosis in the United States
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control strategies for Infectious Diseases of Livestock.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cost Benefit Analysis of Cattle Fever Tick and Bovine Babesiosis Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Data Driven Nanovaccine Design
(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 Control Strategies for Theileria orientalis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Novel Preventive, Diagnostic, and Treatment Strategies for Theileriosis in Horses and Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification Of Babesia Gametocyte Chemoattractive Molecule
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
MCF Vaccine Trials in Bison
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Surveying Nilgai Antelope in South Texas for Evidence of Infection with Bovine Babesiosis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Testing Drug Therapies to Control Babesia Infection and/or Severe Acute Babesiosis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens Affecting Livestock in Zimbabwe
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Advancing Soil Health and Agricultural Performance to Promote Sustainable Intensification and Resilience of Northwest Dryland Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Action Area No. 2 (AA2) – Greenhouse Gas Research Network – Pacific West Area Land Emissions - Pullman
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
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)
Advancing On-farm and Experiment Station Research to Manage Herbicide Resistant Weeds in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impacts of Long-Term Management on Surface and Subsurface Transport and Biogeochemical Fluxes within the Cook Agronomy Farm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Northwest and Alaska Climate Science to Enable Climate-Smart Decision-Making
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
PNW Herbicide Resistant Weeds Intiative: Community Engagement and Integrated Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Advancing Soil Health and Agricultural Performance to Promote Sustainable Intensification and Resilience of Northwest Dryland Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Resilience of Dryland Legume Cropping Systems through Enhancement of Beneficial Microbiomes
(In-House Appropriated)
Action Area No. 2 (AA2) – Greenhouse Gas Research Network – Pacific West Area Land Emissions - Pullman
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
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)
Advancing On-farm and Experiment Station Research to Manage Herbicide Resistant Weeds in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impacts of Long-Term Management on Surface and Subsurface Transport and Biogeochemical Fluxes within the Cook Agronomy Farm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Northwest and Alaska Climate Science to Enable Climate-Smart Decision-Making
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
PNW Herbicide Resistant Weeds Intiative: Community Engagement and Integrated Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Genetic Improvement of Alfalfa for Enhanced Productivity under Abiotic Stress
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Advancing Soil Health and Agricultural Performance to Promote Sustainable Intensification and Resilience of Northwest Dryland Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Resilience of Dryland Legume Cropping Systems through Enhancement of Beneficial Microbiomes
(In-House Appropriated)
Action Area No. 2 (AA2) – Greenhouse Gas Research Network – Pacific West Area Land Emissions - Pullman
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
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)
Advancing On-farm and Experiment Station Research to Manage Herbicide Resistant Weeds in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impacts of Long-Term Management on Surface and Subsurface Transport and Biogeochemical Fluxes within the Cook Agronomy Farm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) for Dryland Cropping Systems of the Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Northwest and Alaska Climate Science to Enable Climate-Smart Decision-Making
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
PNW Herbicide Resistant Weeds Intiative: Community Engagement and Integrated Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Enhancing Agronomic Performance and Nutritional Qualities of Pulse Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Yield, Disease Resistance, and Agronomic Performance in Edible Legumes
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Alfalfa for Enhanced Productivity under Abiotic Stress
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Resource and Information Management for Pulse, Temperate Forage Legume, Oilseed, Vegetable, Grasses, Sugar, Ornamental, and Other Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Wheat and Barley Adaptation to a Changing Climate - Discovery of Genetic and Physiological Processes for Improved Crop Productivity and Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Management, Storage, and Research of National Seeds of Success Native Seed Collection
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of an Immunoassay for Wheat Alpha-amylase
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genomic Resources to Improve Lima Bean Breeding for Consumer Quality and Agronomic Traits
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Expanding the Cover Crop Breeding Network: New Species and Traits for Organic Growers (Pullman)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
GxExM Innovation in Intelligence (GEMINI) for Climate Adaptation
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Leveraging High-Throughput Genotyping and Phenotyping Technologies to Accelerate Wheat Improvement
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Chickpea seedling vigor in simulated lunar regolith
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation and Genome-wide Association Study for Ashy Stem Blight Resistance in USDA Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Facilitating Evaluation of Bean Common Mosaic Virus Isolates that Persist in NPGS Tepary Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Properties and Nutritional Quality of Pea Starch and Protein as Affected by Genetic and Environmental Variables
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Properties and Nutritional Quality of Pea Starch and Protein as Affected by Genetic and Environmental Variables
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Analysis and Improvement of Resistance in Chickpea to Ascochyta Blight
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Host - Pathogen Interactions in Common Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic and genetic research on wheat germplasm with resistance to abiotic and biotic stress
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
High Through-put Phenotyping of 700 Pea Accessions for Yield Components
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying the Underlying Biochemical Mechanisms that Lead to Low Falling Number in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing the Concentration of Sulfer Containing Amino Acids (SCAA) in Pulse Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Effects of Climate Change on Soft White Wheat Development and End-use Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mechanisms and Management of Fungal Diseases of Grain Legumes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
MP3: More Protein, More Peas, More Profit (MSU)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Defense Mechanisms Against Sclerotinia Effector PINE1
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Preventing Low Falling Numbers in Washington Wheat through Preharvest Sprouting and LMA Tolerance.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rapid Generation Advance through Doubled Haploids and Speed Breeding in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screening Beta Vulgaris Plant Introductions for Cercospora Leaf Spot and Bacterial Leaf Spot
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Targeted Genomic Assisted Improvement of Seed Protein Concentration
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wide Crosses and Speed Breeding in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Improved Cultivars of Pea, Lentil, and Chickpea for Growers in the United States
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Ecology and Genomics of Soilborne Pathogens, Beneficial Microbes, and the Microbiome of Wheat, Barley, and Biofuel Brassicas
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Control of Stripe Rusts of Cereal Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Drought Shapes the Dryland Root Metabolome and Microbiome to Protect against Biotic and Abiotic Stress
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Barley Pest Initiative in Montana: Breeding for Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biology and Control of Weeds in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control of Stripe Rusts of Cereal Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics and Phenomics of Pacific Northwest Weeds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics, Genetic Diversity and Ecology of Plant Pathogens and Biocontrol Agents in Northwest Cereal-Based Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Management of Soilborne Pathogens of Wheat and Barley in Idaho
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Management of Fungal Pathogens of Barley in Washington State
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pacific Northwest Herbicide Resistance Initiative
(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 Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Ecology and Genomics of Soilborne Pathogens, Beneficial Microbes, and the Microbiome of Wheat, Barley, and Biofuel Brassicas
(In-House Appropriated)
Drought Shapes the Dryland Root Metabolome and Microbiome to Protect against Biotic and Abiotic Stress
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Biology and Control of Weeds in the Pacific Northwest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics and Phenomics of Pacific Northwest Weeds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics, Genetic Diversity and Ecology of Plant Pathogens and Biocontrol Agents in Northwest Cereal-Based Cropping Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pacific Northwest Herbicide Resistance Initiative
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Improving Resilience of Dryland Legume Cropping Systems through Enhancement of Beneficial Microbiomes
(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)
Wheat and Pulse Product Functionality and Nutrition
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mondelez Soft White Wheat Quality
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)