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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)
National Animal Germplasm Program
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Animal Genetic Resources Information Network (Animal-GRIN) for U.S. and Brazilian Use
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Germplasm Resources for Preservation of Aquatic Models
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assisted Reproductive Technologies for Heritage Swine Breeds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Collection and Cryopreservation of Catfish and Gulf Coast Oysters
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Collection and Cryopreservation of Honey Bee Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic X Environmental Interactions Among Beef Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Implementation of a Genomics Database for Cattle and Other Livestock
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Regeneration of Y Chromosome in Holstein Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Standardization of Sperm Evaluation Across Gene Banks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Targeted Swine Germplasm Collection and Evaluation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Adaptive Grazing Management and Decision Support to Enhance Ecosystem Services in the Western Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving the Sustainability of Irrigated Farming Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Practices for Long Term Productivity of Great Plains Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Response of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds to Changes in Water Availability, Land Use, Management, and Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Adaptive Grazing Management to Sustain Beef Production and Bird Diversity in Rangeland Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate Change Baseline Assessment Using Merged, Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product (Soil MERGE, SMERGE)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2019 Software Support For WEPS (Wind Erosion Prediction System)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Factors Associated With Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Factors Associated with Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Optimizing Water Use Efficiency for Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Synthesis Of Vulnerability of Northern Plains Grassland Ecosystems To Changing Climatic Conditions
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Technical Support for NRCS Users of WEPS, the Wind Erosion Prediction System
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
WEPS - Enhance Functionality, Integrate Data and Compatibility
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Adaptive Grazing Management Influences On Livestock Gains, Vegetation and Soils
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Increase Ecological and Managerial Knowledge Pertaining to the Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystem
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Maize Physiology - Understanding Root Pressure Development & Regulation from Seed to Senescence
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing and Spatial Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Mechanisms of Rangeland Drought Resilience: Management Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem Health
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Livestock Ranching, Rangelands, and Resilience: Ensuring Adaptive Capacity in an Increasingly Variable Climate
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Adaptive and Flexible Grazing Management Strategies to Enhance Decision Making for Provision of Ecosystem Services in Shortgrass Steppe
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Adaptive and Flexible Grazing Management Strategies to Enhance Decision Making for Provision of Ecosystem Services in the High Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Altering Forage Resources and Livestock Foraging Behavior in the Thunder Basin Region of Wyoming
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Data Innovations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Long-term Best Management Practices to Adapt to a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Stakeholder Capacity for Risk Management and Adaptation in a Changing Climate in the Northern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Increase Long-term Productivity and Economic Returns of Great Plains Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rangeland Modeling: Forage Forecasting, Livestock Behavior and Performance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Water Use and Plant Responses of Crops Due to Deficit Irrigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA Agriculture and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the Agricultural Collaborative Research Outcomes System (AgCROS)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Improving the Sustainability of Irrigated Farming Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Practices for Long Term Productivity of Great Plains Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Response of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds to Changes in Water Availability, Land Use, Management, and Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Adaptive Grazing Management to Sustain Beef Production and Bird Diversity in Rangeland Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate Change Baseline Assessment Using Merged, Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product (Soil MERGE, SMERGE)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Factors Associated With Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Optimizing Water Use Efficiency for Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Technical Support for NRCS Users of WEPS, the Wind Erosion Prediction System
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Increase Ecological and Managerial Knowledge Pertaining to the Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystem
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Maize Physiology - Understanding Root Pressure Development & Regulation from Seed to Senescence
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing and Spatial Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Data Innovations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Long-term Best Management Practices to Adapt to a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Decision-Making by Agricultural Producers in Montana with Weather Variability: Reducing Enterprise Risk and Increasing Resilience
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Increase Long-term Productivity and Economic Returns of Great Plains Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Long-Term Soil and Crop Management can be Used to Adapt to Climate Change by Increasing Soil Health, Nitrogen Use Efficiency, and Productivity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
New Approaches to Facilitate Non-chemical Control of Plant Pathogenic Nematodes in Potato Systems, and Improvement of Nitrogen Management
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying the Mechanisms of Soil C Sequestration and Loss in Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Water Use and Plant Responses of Crops Due to Deficit Irrigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA Agriculture and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the Agricultural Collaborative Research Outcomes System (AgCROS)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Adaptive Grazing Management and Decision Support to Enhance Ecosystem Services in the Western Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Adaptive Grazing Management to Sustain Beef Production and Bird Diversity in Rangeland Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate Change Baseline Assessment Using Merged, Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product (Soil MERGE, SMERGE)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2019 Software Support For WEPS (Wind Erosion Prediction System)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Factors Associated With Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Factors Associated with Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Synthesis Of Vulnerability of Northern Plains Grassland Ecosystems To Changing Climatic Conditions
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
WEPS - Enhance Functionality, Integrate Data and Compatibility
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Adaptive Grazing Management Influences On Livestock Gains, Vegetation and Soils
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Increase Ecological and Managerial Knowledge Pertaining to the Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystem
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Mechanisms of Rangeland Drought Resilience: Management Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem Health
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Livestock Ranching, Rangelands, and Resilience: Ensuring Adaptive Capacity in an Increasingly Variable Climate
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Adaptive and Flexible Grazing Management Strategies to Enhance Decision Making for Provision of Ecosystem Services in Shortgrass Steppe
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Adaptive and Flexible Grazing Management Strategies to Enhance Decision Making for Provision of Ecosystem Services in the High Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Altering Forage Resources and Livestock Foraging Behavior in the Thunder Basin Region of Wyoming
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Decision-Making by Agricultural Producers in Montana with Weather Variability: Reducing Enterprise Risk and Increasing Resilience
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Stakeholder Capacity for Risk Management and Adaptation in a Changing Climate in the Northern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rangeland Modeling: Forage Forecasting, Livestock Behavior and Performance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Adaptive Grazing Management and Decision Support to Enhance Ecosystem Services in the Western Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Management Practices for Long Term Productivity of Great Plains Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Response of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds to Changes in Water Availability, Land Use, Management, and Climate
(In-House Appropriated)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2019 Software Support For WEPS (Wind Erosion Prediction System)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Factors Associated with Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Optimizing Water Use Efficiency for Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Synthesis Of Vulnerability of Northern Plains Grassland Ecosystems To Changing Climatic Conditions
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Technical Support for NRCS Users of WEPS, the Wind Erosion Prediction System
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
WEPS - Enhance Functionality, Integrate Data and Compatibility
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Adaptive Grazing Management Influences On Livestock Gains, Vegetation and Soils
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Cooperative Research for Joint Projects in Basic and Applied Research with Regional or National Importance
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing and Spatial Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Mechanisms of Rangeland Drought Resilience: Management Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem Health
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Livestock Ranching, Rangelands, and Resilience: Ensuring Adaptive Capacity in an Increasingly Variable Climate
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Adaptive and Flexible Grazing Management Strategies to Enhance Decision Making for Provision of Ecosystem Services in Shortgrass Steppe
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Adaptive and Flexible Grazing Management Strategies to Enhance Decision Making for Provision of Ecosystem Services in the High Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Altering Forage Resources and Livestock Foraging Behavior in the Thunder Basin Region of Wyoming
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Data Innovations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Long-term Best Management Practices to Adapt to a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Stakeholder Capacity for Risk Management and Adaptation in a Changing Climate in the Northern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Increase Long-term Productivity and Economic Returns of Great Plains Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rangeland Modeling: Forage Forecasting, Livestock Behavior and Performance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA Agriculture and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the Agricultural Collaborative Research Outcomes System (AgCROS)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Development of Sugar Beet Germplasm Enhanced for Resistance to Important and Emerging Plant Pathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Efficient and Effective Preservation and Management of Plant and Microbial Genetic Resource Collections
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluating and Incorporating Resistance to Important Diseases and Pests Beta from Crop Wild Relatives
(Grant)
Reimbursement for Potato Pvp Accessions Cryopreserved and Maintained as Tissue Culture as Specified under the Plant Variety Protection
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Seeds of Success (SOS) National Collection Initial Germination, Research, and Long-Term Storage with Curation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Establish a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on the Sugar Beet
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
General Framework for Cooperation and Coordination for the Security Back-up of Plant Genetic Resources
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Screening Wild Populations of Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima, an Important Genetic Resource for Enhancing Beet Production in the United States
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Can Remote Sensing Detect Crop Wild Relatives?
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genebanking Training Materials and Seed Germination Studies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Geospatial Assessment of U.S. Crop Wild Relative and Wild Utilized Species
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing Efficiency in Cryopreservation of Clonally Maintained High Priority Germplasm Collections Using Dormant Winter Bud Technology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring Long Term Preservation of NPGS Base Seed Collection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Protection of the USDA/ARS Citrus Collection from Disease through Cryopreservation Technologies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
RNA Integrity and Viability of Seeds and Preserved Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Chemistry and Effectiveness of Plant Vitrification Solutions for Use in Cryopreservation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Strategies for Long-Term Conservation of Vegetative and Seed Germplasm of Prunus Species (Apricot, Cherry, Plum, Almond, and Peach) in Genebanks
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Improving the Sustainability of Irrigated Farming Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(In-House Appropriated)
Maize Physiology - Understanding Root Pressure Development & Regulation from Seed to Senescence
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Water Use and Plant Responses of Crops Due to Deficit Irrigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)