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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)
Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
(In-House Appropriated)
Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors that Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
(In-House Appropriated)
Area-Wide Screwworm Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Improve Swine Reproductive Efficiency
(In-House Appropriated)
GENETIC RESEARCH TO ENHANCE EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION OF BEEF CATTLE AND SHEEP
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic and Metagenomic Approaches to Enhance Efficient and Sustainable Production of Beef Cattle
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Nutrient Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Practices to Conserve Air Quality, Maintain Animal Productivity, and Enhance Use of Manure and Soil Nutrients of Cattle Production Systems for the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Immunity, Health, and Well-Being in Cattle and Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
IMPROVING SOW LIFETIME PRODUCTIVITY IN SWINE
(In-House Appropriated)
IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF DIVERSIFIED FORAGE-BASED LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
National Animal Germplasm Program
(In-House Appropriated)
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
(In-House Appropriated)
STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE HEIFER SELECTION AND HEIFER DEVELOPMENT
(In-House Appropriated)
STRATEGIES TO OPTIMIZE MEAT QUALITY AND COMPOSITION OF RED MEAT ANIMALS
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Area-Wide Screwworm Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Cattle Fever Tick Control and Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic Intervention Strategies to Prevent and/or Treat Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomics of Livestock Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species that Impact Livestock
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Flies Associated with Livestock
(In-House Appropriated)
Orbivirus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
(In-House Appropriated)
Predictive Biology of Emerging Vector-Borne Viral Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Rift Valley Fever Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
(In-House Appropriated)
Training of Biodefense Research Workforce for the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF)
(In-House Appropriated)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Area-Wide Screwworm Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Cattle Fever Tick Control and Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomics of Livestock Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species that Impact Livestock
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Flies Associated with Livestock
(In-House Appropriated)
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Biology of Obesity Prevention
(In-House Appropriated)
Childhood Obesity Prevention
(In-House Appropriated)
Developmental Determinants of Obesity in Infants and Children
(In-House Appropriated)
Dietary Guidelines Adherence and Healthy Body Weight Maintenance
(In-House Appropriated)
Food Factors to Prevent Obesity and Related Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Health Roles of Dietary Selenium in Obesity
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular, Cellular, and Regulatory Aspects of Nutrition during Development
(In-House Appropriated)
Nutritional Metabolism in Mothers, Infants, and Children
(In-House Appropriated)
Pediatric Clinical Nutrition
(In-House Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Assessing and Managing Antibiotic Resistance, Nutrients, and Pathogens In Animal-Impacted Agroecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessment of Genotypic and Phenotypic Factors for Foodborne Pathogen Transmission and Development of Intervention Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Detection and Fate of Chemical and Biological Residues in Food and Environmental Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecological Reservoirs and Intervention Strategies to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Environmental Chemical Residues and Their Impact in the Food Supply
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic and Metagenomic Differences in Foodborne Pathogens and Determination of Ecological Niches and Reservoirs
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic Intervention Strategies to Prevent and/or Treat Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of the Ecological Niches and Development of Intervention Strategies to Reduce Pathogenic Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
(In-House Appropriated)
Investigation of Immunoregulation in Reducing Foodborne Pathogen Colonization in Poultry
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Flies Associated with Livestock
(In-House Appropriated)
Mitigation Approaches for Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine for Use During Production and Processing
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
(In-House Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Engineering Tools for the Design and Rehabilitation of Safe, Efficient Embankment Protection Alternatives, Hydraulic Structures, and Channels
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF DIVERSIFIED FORAGE-BASED LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Practices for Long Term Productivity of Great Plains Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture with Limited Water Supplies
(In-House Appropriated)
MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF WESTERN RANGELANDS
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing and Modeling Deficit Irrigation and Limited Rainfall for Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions
(In-House Appropriated)
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
(In-House Appropriated)
Precipitation and Irrigation Management to Optimize Profits from Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Resilient Management Systems and Decision Support Tools to Optimize Agricultural Production and Watershed Responses from Field to National Scale
(In-House Appropriated)
Response of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds to Changes in Water Availability, Land Use, Management, and Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
(In-House Appropriated)
Towards Resilient Agricultural Systems to Enhance Water Availability, Quality, and Other Ecosystem Services under Changing Climate and Land Use
(In-House Appropriated)
Uncertainty of Future Water Availability Due to Climate Change and Impacts on the Long Term Sustainability and Resilience of Agricultural Lands in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Assessing and Managing Antibiotic Resistance, Nutrients, and Pathogens In Animal-Impacted Agroecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Development and Evaluation of Sustainable Crop and Grassland Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Engineering Tools for the Design and Rehabilitation of Safe, Efficient Embankment Protection Alternatives, Hydraulic Structures, and Channels
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing the Quality, Utility, Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Western and Long-Staple Cotton through Improvements in Harvesting, Processing, and Utilization
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Practices to Conserve Air Quality, Maintain Animal Productivity, and Enhance Use of Manure and Soil Nutrients of Cattle Production Systems for the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving bioenergy and forage plants and production systems for the central U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Productivity and Climatic Resilience of Agricultural Production Systems in Semiarid and Arid Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Soil Resource Evaluation to Enhance Agricultural System Resilience and Sustainability
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Practices for Long Term Productivity of Great Plains Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture with Limited Water Supplies
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing and Modeling Deficit Irrigation and Limited Rainfall for Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions
(In-House Appropriated)
Modeling and Quantification of Particulate Matter Emissions for the Evaluation of Abatement Systems on Agricultural Operations
(In-House Appropriated)
Response of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds to Changes in Water Availability, Land Use, Management, and Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Crop Management for Enhanced Soil Health, Resilient Cropping Systems, and Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
(In-House Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Improving bioenergy and forage plants and production systems for the central U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
(In-House Appropriated)
Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors that Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Forage and Alternative Use Grasses for the Southern U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving bioenergy and forage plants and production systems for the central U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF DIVERSIFIED FORAGE-BASED LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Productivity and Climatic Resilience of Agricultural Production Systems in Semiarid and Arid Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF WESTERN RANGELANDS
(In-House Appropriated)
New Technologies to Enhance Sustainability of Northern Great Plains Grasslands
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Adaptation of Dryland Cropping Systems for the Central Great Plains Region to Extreme Variation of Weather and Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessing and Managing Antibiotic Resistance, Nutrients, and Pathogens In Animal-Impacted Agroecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Development and Evaluation of Sustainable Crop and Grassland Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Productivity and Climatic Resilience of Agricultural Production Systems in Semiarid and Arid Ecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Soil Resource Evaluation to Enhance Agricultural System Resilience and Sustainability
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Practices for Long Term Productivity of Great Plains Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF WESTERN RANGELANDS
(In-House Appropriated)
Precipitation and Irrigation Management to Optimize Profits from Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Resilient Management Systems and Decision Support Tools to Optimize Agricultural Production and Watershed Responses from Field to National Scale
(In-House Appropriated)
Response of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds to Changes in Water Availability, Land Use, Management, and Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Crop Management for Enhanced Soil Health, Resilient Cropping Systems, and Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Towards Resilient Agricultural Systems to Enhance Water Availability, Quality, and Other Ecosystem Services under Changing Climate and Land Use
(In-House Appropriated)
Uncertainty of Future Water Availability Due to Climate Change and Impacts on the Long Term Sustainability and Resilience of Agricultural Lands in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Conservation, Genetic Analyses, and Utilization of Cotton Genetic Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Genomic and Genetic Tools for Exploiting Cotton Genetic Variation
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Improved Peanut Cultivars and Germplasm for the Southwest Peanut Region of the United States
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Plant Resistance to Water-Deficit and Thermal Stresses in Economically Important Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Sorghum as a Versatile Crop
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Durum and Spring Wheat for Quality and Resistance to Diseases and Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Non-Grain Energy Uses
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat for End-Use Quality and Disease Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification, Characterization, and Development of Insect-Resistant Wheat, Barley, and Sorghum Germplasm
(In-House Appropriated)
Innovations that Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Managing and Preserving Ex Situ Plant Germplasm Collections
(In-House Appropriated)
Innovative Genetic Approaches to Sorghum Germplasm Improvement and Analysis of Traits Critical to Hybrid Development
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Characterization of Pecan (Carya) Genetic Resources and Related Wild Populations
(In-House Appropriated)
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Enhanced Sugar Beet Germplasm
(In-House Appropriated)
Pecan Improvement through Breeding and Genetics
(In-House Appropriated)
Physiological and genetic approaches to improving extractable sugar yield in sugarbeet
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant and Microbial Genetic Resource Preservation and Quality Assessment
(In-House Appropriated)
Sunflower Genetic Improvement with Genes from Wild Crop Relatives and Domesticated Sunflower
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Genetic Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Non-Grain Energy Uses
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat for End-Use Quality and Disease Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Host-Pathogen Interactions in Fungal Diseases of Wheat and Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Resistance in Sorghum to Fungal Pathogens and Characterization of Pathogen Population Structure
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Cercospora Leaf Spot Management for Sugarbeet Using Molecular Technologies
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular and Genetic Approaches to Manage Cotton Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Sclerotinia Initiative
(In-House Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Biological Control and Community Restoration Strategies for Invasive Weed Control in the Northern Great Plains Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
Conservation of Genetic Diversity and Improved Storage Protocols for Agricultural Pests and Beneficial Insects
(In-House Appropriated)
Detection and Biologically Based Management of Row Crop Pests Concurrent with Boll Weevil Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology and Management of Grasshoppers and Other Rangeland and Crop Insects in the Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Aphids Attacking Cereals
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture with Limited Water Supplies
(In-House Appropriated)
Novel Weed Management Solutions: Understanding Weed-Crop Interactions in Northern Climates
(In-House Appropriated)
Productive Cropping Systems Based on Ecological Principles of Pest Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Crop Management for Enhanced Soil Health, Resilient Cropping Systems, and Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Management Strategies for Stored-Product Insects
(In-House Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Biological Control and Community Restoration Strategies for Invasive Weed Control in the Northern Great Plains Rangelands
(In-House Appropriated)
Cryopreservation of Bee Germplasm Research
(In-House Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing the Profitability and Sustainability of Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, and Agricultural Byproducts through Improvements in Pre- and Post-Harvest Processing
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing the Quality, Utility, Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Western and Long-Staple Cotton through Improvements in Harvesting, Processing, and Utilization
(In-House Appropriated)
Impact of Environmental Variation on Genetic Expression (phenotype) of Hard Winter Wheat Quality Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
Impact of the Environment on Sorghum Grain Composition and Quality Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
Impacting Quality through Preservation, Enhancement, and Measurement of Grain and Plant Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Potato Market Quality Through Germplasm Processing Evaluations and Optimized Storage Technologies
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Potato Nutritional and Market Quality by Identifying and Manipulating Physiological and Molecular Processes Controlling Tuber Wound-Healing and Sprout Growth
(In-House Appropriated)
Last Modified: 07/20/2017
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