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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)
Applying Nutritional Strategies to Improve Early Embryonic Development and Progeny Performance in Beef Cows
(In-House Appropriated)
Approaches for Improving and Measuring Red Meat Quality and Composition
(In-House Appropriated)
Discovery of Novel Traits to Improve Efficiency and Sustainability of Different Sheep Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Beef Cattle Production and Finishing Systems in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Environmental and Management Influences on Animal Productivity and Well-Being Phenotypes
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics of Veterinary Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomes to Phenomes in Beef Cattle Research
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying and Mitigating Factors that Limit Beef Production Efficiency
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Lifetime Productivity in Swine using Systems Biology and Precision Management Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management of Cattle Fever Ticks
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Stable Flies to Improve Livestock Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Ticks of Veterinary Importance
(In-House Appropriated)
Multi-Dimension Phenotyping to Enhance Prediction of Performance in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
National Animal Germplasm Program
(In-House Appropriated)
Optimizing Nutrient Management and Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Precision Technologies and Management for Northern Plains Rangeland
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Manage Feed Nutrients, Reduce Gas Emissions, and Promote Soil Health for Beef and Dairy Cattle Production Systems of the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Management of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
(In-House Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Biology and Management of Dipteran Pests of Livestock and Other Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology of Hemorrhagic Orbiviruses in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics of Veterinary Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management of Cattle Fever Ticks
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management of Flies of Veterinary Importance
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control and Eradicate Foreign Animal Diseases of Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Respond, Control, and Eradicate Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV)
(In-House Appropriated)
Japanese Encephalitis Virus Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Ticks of Veterinary Importance
(In-House Appropriated)
Predicting and Mitigating Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
Predicting and Mitigating Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) Outbreaks in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
Research, Development, Testing, and Technical Services to Advance the Technology Transfer of Veterinary Medical Countermeasures at the NBAF
(In-House Appropriated)
Rift Valley Fever Pathogenesis and Epidemiology
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Control Respiratory Diseases of Cattle
(In-House Appropriated)
The Agrosecurity Partnerships for Innovative Research (ASPIRE) Project for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)
(In-House Appropriated)
Training the Biodefense Research Workforce for the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF)
(In-House Appropriated)
Viral Ecology of Henipaviruses in Endemic Settings and Intervention Strategies to Prevent their Spread to Domestic Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Biology and Management of Dipteran Pests of Livestock and Other Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics of Veterinary Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management of Cattle Fever Ticks
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management of Flies of Veterinary Importance
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Stable Flies to Improve Livestock Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Ticks of Veterinary Importance
(In-House Appropriated)
Predicting and Mitigating Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Biomarkers of Nutritional Status Resulting from Altered Food Composition
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Accurate and Efficient Laboratory Methods for Testing End-use Qualities of Pulse Crops, Identify Factors Associated with End-use Quality, and Develop Processes to Add Value to Pulses
(In-House Appropriated)
Dietary and Physical Activity Guidance for Weight Loss and Maintenance
(In-House Appropriated)
Food Factors, Meal Patterns, and Lipoproteins
(In-House Appropriated)
Food Systems Approach to Understanding the Impact of Pulses on Human Health
(In-House Appropriated)
Metabolic and Epigenetic Regulation of Nutritional Metabolism
(In-House Appropriated)
Methods for Healthier Lifestyles to Reduce Diet-related Chronic Disease
(In-House Appropriated)
Microbiota and Nutritional Health
(In-House Appropriated)
Modification of Diurnal Patterns to Promote Health in Models for Human Metabolic Dysfunction
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular, Cellular, and Regulatory Aspects of Obesity Development
(In-House Appropriated)
Nutritional Role of Phytochemicals
(In-House Appropriated)
Preventing the Development of Childhood Obesity
(In-House Appropriated)
Pulse Crop Health Initiative
(In-House Appropriated)
Transdisciplinary Research that Improves the Productivity and Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems and the Well-Being of the Communities They Serve
(In-House Appropriated)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Biology and Management of Dipteran Pests of Livestock and Other Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Detection and Fate of Environmental Chemical and Biological Residues and their Impact on the Food Supply
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecological Factors that Enable Colonization, Retention, and Dispersal of Foodborne Pathogens and Intervention Strategies to Control the Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance in Cattle and Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Holistic Tactics to Advance the Microbiological Safety and Quality of the Red Meat Continuum
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification, Genomic Characterization, and Metabolic Modeling of Foodborne Pathogens in the Meat Production Continuum
(In-House Appropriated)
Immunological and Practical Approaches to Manipulate the Ecological Niches and Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management of Flies of Veterinary Importance
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Manure as a Soil Resource for Improved Biosecurity, Nutrient Availability, and Soil Sustainability
(In-House Appropriated)
Mitigation and Control of Aflatoxin Contamination of Corn
(In-House Appropriated)
Prevention and Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission from Cattle and Swine to Food, Water, and Environment
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Control Respiratory Diseases of Cattle
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Management of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
(In-House Appropriated)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Adapting Agricultural Production Systems and Soil and Water Conservation Practices to Climate Change and Variability in Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Agricultural Management for Long-Term Sustainability and Soil Health
(In-House Appropriated)
Climate-resilient Sustainable Irrigated and Dryland Cropping Systems in the Semi-arid Northern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Precision Management Strategies to Enhance Productivity, Biodiversity, and Climate Resilience in Rangeland Social-ecological Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Strategies for Resilient and Sustainable Crop, Water, and Soil Management in Semi-Arid Environments
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of a Monitoring Network, Engineering Tools, and Guidelines for the Design, Analysis, and Rehabilitation of Embankment Dams, Hydraulic Structures, and Channels
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Enhanced Tools and Management Strategies to Support Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Water Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Dryland and Irrigated Crop Management Under Limited Water Availability and Drought
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Beef Cattle Production and Finishing Systems in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Impacts of Variable Land Management and Climate on Water and Soil Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Crop Performance and Precision Irrigation Management in Semi-Arid Regions through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Resiliency of Semi-Arid Agroecosystems and Watersheds to Change and Disturbance through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
(In-House Appropriated)
Precision Technologies and Management for Northern Plains Rangeland
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices - Fort Collins, CO
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Adapting Agricultural Production Systems and Soil and Water Conservation Practices to Climate Change and Variability in Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Agricultural Management for Long-Term Sustainability and Soil Health
(In-House Appropriated)
Climate-resilient Sustainable Irrigated and Dryland Cropping Systems in the Semi-arid Northern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Combined Management Tactics for Resilient and Sustainable Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Strategies for Resilient and Sustainable Crop, Water, and Soil Management in Semi-Arid Environments
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of a Monitoring Network, Engineering Tools, and Guidelines for the Design, Analysis, and Rehabilitation of Embankment Dams, Hydraulic Structures, and Channels
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Enhanced Tools and Management Strategies to Support Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Water Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Dryland and Irrigated Crop Management Under Limited Water Availability and Drought
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Cropping System and Grassland Sustainability in the Texas Gulf Coast Region by Managing Systems for Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Food Factors, Meal Patterns, and Lipoproteins
(In-House Appropriated)
Impacts of Variable Land Management and Climate on Water and Soil Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Crop Performance and Precision Irrigation Management in Semi-Arid Regions through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Resiliency of Semi-Arid Agroecosystems and Watersheds to Change and Disturbance through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Production and Processing of Western and Long-Staple Cotton and Companion Crops to Enhance Quality, Value, and Sustainability
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Agricultural Systems for a Resilient Circular Bioeconomy in the Central Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Knowledge Systems and Tools to Increase the Resilience and Sustainablity of Western Rangeland Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Manure as a Soil Resource for Improved Biosecurity, Nutrient Availability, and Soil Sustainability
(In-House Appropriated)
Optimizing Nutrient Management and Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Resilient Plants and Production Systems in a Changing Climate for the Central Plains Bioeconomy
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Manage Feed Nutrients, Reduce Gas Emissions, and Promote Soil Health for Beef and Dairy Cattle Production Systems of the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Management of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs - Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices - El Reno, OK
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – Las Cruces, NM
(In-House Appropriated)
Transdisciplinary Research that Improves the Productivity and Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems and the Well-Being of the Communities They Serve
(In-House Appropriated)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Developing Precision Management Strategies to Enhance Productivity, Biodiversity, and Climate Resilience in Rangeland Social-ecological Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Beef Cattle Production and Finishing Systems in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Cropping System and Grassland Sustainability in the Texas Gulf Coast Region by Managing Systems for Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Research to Enhance Forage and Food Production from Southern Great Plains Agroecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Knowledge Systems and Tools to Increase the Resilience and Sustainablity of Western Rangeland Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Precision Technologies and Management for Northern Plains Rangeland
(In-House Appropriated)
Resilient Plants and Production Systems in a Changing Climate for the Central Plains Bioeconomy
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs - Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices - El Reno, OK
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices - Fort Collins, CO
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – Las Cruces, NM
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Adapting Agricultural Production Systems and Soil and Water Conservation Practices to Climate Change and Variability in Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Climate-resilient Sustainable Irrigated and Dryland Cropping Systems in the Semi-arid Northern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Combined Management Tactics for Resilient and Sustainable Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Precision Management Strategies to Enhance Productivity, Biodiversity, and Climate Resilience in Rangeland Social-ecological Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Strategies for Resilient and Sustainable Crop, Water, and Soil Management in Semi-Arid Environments
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Enhanced Tools and Management Strategies to Support Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Water Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Dryland and Irrigated Crop Management Under Limited Water Availability and Drought
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Cropping System and Grassland Sustainability in the Texas Gulf Coast Region by Managing Systems for Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Impacts of Variable Land Management and Climate on Water and Soil Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Resiliency of Semi-Arid Agroecosystems and Watersheds to Change and Disturbance through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Agricultural Systems for a Resilient Circular Bioeconomy in the Central Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Knowledge Systems and Tools to Increase the Resilience and Sustainablity of Western Rangeland Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
National Measurement and Monitoring Innovations for Environmental and Sustainable Agricultural Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Multi-functional Agricultural and Energy Systems for Arid Environments
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Multi-functional Agricultural and Energy Systems for Arid Environments
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs - Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices - El Reno, OK
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices - Fort Collins, CO
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – Las Cruces, NM
(In-House Appropriated)
Transdisciplinary Research that Improves the Productivity and Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems and the Well-Being of the Communities They Serve
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Curation and Research to Safeguard and Expand Collections of Plant and Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Descriptive Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Accurate and Efficient Laboratory Methods for Testing End-use Qualities of Pulse Crops, Identify Factors Associated with End-use Quality, and Develop Processes to Add Value to Pulses
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Climate Resilient Germplasm and Management Tools for Sustainable Row Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement for Resistance to Aphids and Major Diseases in Wheat, Barley, and Sorghum in the Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Biomass, Grain, and Disease Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum Traits that Advance Agricultural Productivity and Climate Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic Mining of Sugar Beet Crop Wild Relative Germplasm Resources for New Sources of Disease Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
High Oleic Peanut Cultivars and Germplasm with Improved Disease Resistance for the Southwestern United States
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification and Characterization of Quality Parameters for Enhancement of Marketability of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification, Characterization, and Utilization of Priority Traits for the Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat and Barley Germplasm Adapted to the Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Disease and Pest Resistance in Barley, Durum, Oat, and Wheat Using Genetics and Genomics
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Crop Performance and Precision Irrigation Management in Semi-Arid Regions through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Sugarbeet Productivity and Sustainability through Genetic, Genomic, Physiological, and Phytopathological Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Cotton Genetic Resources and Genetic Improvement of Cotton
(In-House Appropriated)
Mobilizing Genetic Resources and Technologies for Breeding Profitable, Resilient, and Nutritious Hard Winter Wheat
(In-House Appropriated)
Modern Breeding Approaches for Sorghum Hybrid Improvement and Molecular Analysis of Grain Traits Critical to End-use Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Pecan Breeding and Management of the National Collection of Carya Genetic Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Pulse Crop Health Initiative
(In-House Appropriated)
Sunflower Yield, Crop Quality, and Interactions with Biotic and Abiotic Stressors
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Biomass, Grain, and Disease Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Host-Pathogen Interactions Affecting Wheat and Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification, Characterization, and Utilization of Priority Traits for the Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat and Barley Germplasm Adapted to the Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Sclerotinia Disease Resistance and Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Sugarbeet Productivity and Sustainability through Genetic, Genomic, Physiological, and Phytopathological Approaches
(In-House Appropriated)
Mobilizing Genetic Resources and Technologies for Breeding Profitable, Resilient, and Nutritious Hard Winter Wheat
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular and Genetic Approaches to Manage Cotton and Sorghum Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Biological Control and Habitat Restoration for Invasive Weed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Biology of Weed-Crop Interactions to Improve Weed Management Strategies in Northern Agro-ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Combined Management Tactics for Resilient and Sustainable Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Insect Ecosystem Services that Benefit Modern Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Forecasting, Outbreak Prevention, and Ecology of Grasshoppers and Other Rangeland and Crop Insects in the Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Aerial Application Technologies for Precise and Effective Delivery of Crop Production Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Strategies for Invasive Aphid Pests of Cereals
(In-House Appropriated)
Next-Generation Approaches for Monitoring and Management of Stored Product Insects
(In-House Appropriated)
Novel Approaches for Management of Row Crop Pests and Continued Boll Weevil Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Biological Control and Habitat Restoration for Invasive Weed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Pollinator Health and Availability Through Conservation of Genetic Diversity and Development of Novel Management Tools and Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Aerial Application Technologies for Precise and Effective Delivery of Crop Production Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Advancing Technologies for Grain Trait Measurement and Storage Preservation
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Accurate and Efficient Laboratory Methods for Testing End-use Qualities of Pulse Crops, Identify Factors Associated with End-use Quality, and Develop Processes to Add Value to Pulses
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing the Profitability and Sustainability of Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, and Agricultural Byproducts through Improvements in Pre-Ginning, Ginning, and Post-Ginning Processes
(In-House Appropriated)
Food Factors, Meal Patterns, and Lipoproteins
(In-House Appropriated)
Grain Composition Traits Related to End-Use Quality and Value of Sorghum
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification and Characterization of Quality Parameters for Enhancement of Marketability of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Potato Postharvest Quality by Identifying and Manipulating Molecular Processes Regulating Tuber Dormancy and Wound-Healing
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Production and Processing of Western and Long-Staple Cotton and Companion Crops to Enhance Quality, Value, and Sustainability
(In-House Appropriated)
Measurement and Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat End-Use Quality Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
General National Program (NP #990)
National Bio and Agro Defense Facility Operations Project
(In-House Appropriated)