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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)
Cryopreservation of Model Organisms
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assisted Reproductive Technologies for Heritage Swine Breeds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Collection of Sheep Germplasm in the Mid-Atlantic Region
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cryopreservation of Shrimp Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Duroc Genetic Diversity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Maintaining and Refining Animal GRIN
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Regeneration of Y Chromosome in Holstein Cattle
(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)
Agricultural Management for Long-Term Sustainability and Soil Health
(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)
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)
Rangeland Modeling: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Livestock Grazer and Ecosystem Interactions
(Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Rangelands on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate-adaptive Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Establishment of Diverse CRP Plantings in Drylands
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Contribution of Legacy P to Watershed Outcomes - Phase 1
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Factors Associated with Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Improved Establishment Techniques for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Pollinator Mixtures in Semi-Arid Regions of the Western U.S.
(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)
Calibration and Evaluation of a Multi-Scale Spatially Distributed Evapotranspiration (ET) Algorithm
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Canopy Temperature Based Methodologies to Inform Irrigation Decisions
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Improve Irrigation Management with Remote Sensing Technology
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Field Measurements and Models to Evaluate Solar Induced Fluorescence as a Predictor of Dryland Crop Productivity
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Knowledge Enhancement of Shortgrass Steppe Ecology and Management
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Phytoelectronic Xylem Sensing
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing and Spatial Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Techniques for Enhancing Pollinator CRP Plantings in Arid and Semi-arid Regions: Curtis Ranch agreement
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Techniques for Enhancing Pollinator CRP Plantings in Arid and Semi-arid Regions: John Wright Agreement
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
The Genetic Architecture of Hydraulic and Whole-plant Performance under Cold Temperatures in Sunflower
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
The Impact of Climate and Water Availability on Foliar Xylem Traits of Sunflower
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Adaptive Management Strategies for Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs In The Context of Plague, Climate, and Livestock Forage Production
(Reimbursable 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)
Metrics, Management, and Monitoring: An Investigation in Rangeland and Pasture Soil Health and Their Drivers - Fort Collins
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
RoL: Using Reaction Norms To Link Genomic And Phenotypic Variation With Regional-Scale Population Responses To Environmental Change
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Tool to Facilitate Model Calibration Using Cloud Enabled Multi-group Particle Swarm Optimization
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Adaptation Strategies for Livestock Grazing in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance 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)
Data Innovations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
DayCent Model Development and Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Assessment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Software Module that Integrates a Canopy-Temperature-Based Stress Index into the WISE Tool
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Stakeholder Capacity for Risk Management and Adaptation in a Changing Climate in the Northern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating the Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) Watershed Versus Other Models in Snow-dominated Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Feedbacks to Ecosystem Function and Production from Precipitation Variability and Prairie Dogs in the Thunder Basin Region of Wyoming
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass-Cast: Decision Support to Enhance Ecosystem Services in Rangelands
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Irrigated and Dryland Agriculture Via Xylem, Stomata, and Leaf Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Lake Champlain Legacy Phosphorus Assessment - Phases 1 and 2
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Livestock Responses to Adaptive Grazing Management in High Plains Rangelands
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
LTAR Network Strategic Planning and Visioning
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NextGenEEF: Evaluation and Testing of Biodegradable Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Process Modeling, Machine Learning, and Computational Tools for Watershed Modeling from Fire to Field
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rangeland Modeling in the Western Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil C Cycling in Irrigated Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Soil and Environmental Effects on Crop Species and Rangeland Ecosystems Under Water Limitation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Agricultural Management for Long-Term Sustainability and Soil Health
(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)
Contribution of Legacy P to Watershed Outcomes - Phase 1
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Calibration and Evaluation of a Multi-Scale Spatially Distributed Evapotranspiration (ET) Algorithm
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Canopy Temperature Based Methodologies to Inform Irrigation Decisions
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Improve Irrigation Management with Remote Sensing Technology
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Field Measurements and Models to Evaluate Solar Induced Fluorescence as a Predictor of Dryland Crop Productivity
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Phytoelectronic Xylem Sensing
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing and Spatial Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
The Genetic Architecture of Hydraulic and Whole-plant Performance under Cold Temperatures in Sunflower
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
The Impact of Climate and Water Availability on Foliar Xylem Traits of Sunflower
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
A Tool to Facilitate Model Calibration Using Cloud Enabled Multi-group Particle Swarm Optimization
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Data Innovations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
DayCent Model Development and Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Assessment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Software Module that Integrates a Canopy-Temperature-Based Stress Index into the WISE Tool
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating the Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) Watershed Versus Other Models in Snow-dominated Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Irrigated and Dryland Agriculture Via Xylem, Stomata, and Leaf Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Lake Champlain Legacy Phosphorus Assessment - Phases 1 and 2
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NextGenEEF: Evaluation and Testing of Biodegradable Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Process Modeling, Machine Learning, and Computational Tools for Watershed Modeling from Fire to Field
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil C Cycling in Irrigated Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Soil and Environmental Effects on Crop Species and Rangeland Ecosystems Under Water Limitation
(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)
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)
Rangeland Modeling: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Livestock Grazer and Ecosystem Interactions
(Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Rangelands on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate-adaptive Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Establishment of Diverse CRP Plantings in Drylands
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Factors Associated with Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Improved Establishment Techniques for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Pollinator Mixtures in Semi-Arid Regions of the Western U.S.
(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)
Knowledge Enhancement of Shortgrass Steppe Ecology and Management
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Techniques for Enhancing Pollinator CRP Plantings in Arid and Semi-arid Regions: Curtis Ranch agreement
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Techniques for Enhancing Pollinator CRP Plantings in Arid and Semi-arid Regions: John Wright Agreement
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Adaptive Management Strategies for Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs In The Context of Plague, Climate, and Livestock Forage Production
(Reimbursable 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)
Metrics, Management, and Monitoring: An Investigation in Rangeland and Pasture Soil Health and Their Drivers - Fort Collins
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
RoL: Using Reaction Norms To Link Genomic And Phenotypic Variation With Regional-Scale Population Responses To Environmental Change
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Adaptation Strategies for Livestock Grazing in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance 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)
Enhancing Stakeholder Capacity for Risk Management and Adaptation in a Changing Climate in the Northern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Feedbacks to Ecosystem Function and Production from Precipitation Variability and Prairie Dogs in the Thunder Basin Region of Wyoming
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass-Cast: Decision Support to Enhance Ecosystem Services in Rangelands
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Livestock Responses to Adaptive Grazing Management in High Plains Rangelands
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
LTAR Network Strategic Planning and Visioning
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rangeland Modeling in the Western Great Plains
(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)
Improving Resiliency of Semi-Arid Agroecosystems and Watersheds to Change and Disturbance through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
(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)
Rangeland Modeling: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Livestock Grazer and Ecosystem Interactions
(Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Rangelands on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate-adaptive Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Establishment of Diverse CRP Plantings in Drylands
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Factors Associated with Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Improved Establishment Techniques for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Pollinator Mixtures in Semi-Arid Regions of the Western U.S.
(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)
Knowledge Enhancement of Shortgrass Steppe Ecology and Management
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing and Spatial Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Techniques for Enhancing Pollinator CRP Plantings in Arid and Semi-arid Regions: Curtis Ranch agreement
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Techniques for Enhancing Pollinator CRP Plantings in Arid and Semi-arid Regions: John Wright Agreement
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Adaptive Management Strategies for Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs In The Context of Plague, Climate, and Livestock Forage Production
(Reimbursable 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)
Metrics, Management, and Monitoring: An Investigation in Rangeland and Pasture Soil Health and Their Drivers - Fort Collins
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
RoL: Using Reaction Norms To Link Genomic And Phenotypic Variation With Regional-Scale Population Responses To Environmental Change
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Tool to Facilitate Model Calibration Using Cloud Enabled Multi-group Particle Swarm Optimization
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Adaptation Strategies for Livestock Grazing in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance 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)
Data Innovations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Stakeholder Capacity for Risk Management and Adaptation in a Changing Climate in the Northern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating the Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) Watershed Versus Other Models in Snow-dominated Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Feedbacks to Ecosystem Function and Production from Precipitation Variability and Prairie Dogs in the Thunder Basin Region of Wyoming
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass-Cast: Decision Support to Enhance Ecosystem Services in Rangelands
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Livestock Responses to Adaptive Grazing Management in High Plains Rangelands
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
LTAR Network Strategic Planning and Visioning
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Process Modeling, Machine Learning, and Computational Tools for Watershed Modeling from Fire to Field
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rangeland Modeling in the Western Great Plains
(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)
Improving Crop Performance and Precision Irrigation Management in Semi-Arid Regions through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluating and Incorporating Resistance to Important Diseases and Pests of Sugar Beet from Crop Wild Relatives
(Grant)
Genebanking Seeds of U.S. Native Species for the Seeds of Success (SOS) National Collection
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Longevity of Seeds Stored for the SOS BLM Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Reimbursement for Potato PVP Accessions Cryopreserved and Maintained as Tissue Culture as Specified under the Plant Variety Protection
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Agreement with Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) to Store PVP Seed Material
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Calibration and Evaluation of a Multi-Scale Spatially Distributed Evapotranspiration (ET) Algorithm
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Collaboration on Plant Pathogen Strain Identification (CPPSI)
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Canopy Temperature Based Methodologies to Inform Irrigation Decisions
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Framework for Cooperation on Sugar Beet Research
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Improve Irrigation Management with Remote Sensing Technology
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Field Measurements and Models to Evaluate Solar Induced Fluorescence as a Predictor of Dryland Crop Productivity
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Phytoelectronic Xylem Sensing
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
The Impact of Climate and Water Availability on Foliar Xylem Traits of Sunflower
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Educational Outcomes for Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Use
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Bringing Historic Seed Test Data Alive Through Machine Learning Algorithms: Proof of Concept
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Software Module that Integrates a Canopy-Temperature-Based Stress Index into the WISE Tool
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Educational Materials for the Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genebanking Training Materials and Seed Germination Studies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics-assisted Disease Resistance Gene Mining of the Sugar Beet Wild Relative Beta corolliflora
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genotypic Analyses of the USDA-National Plant Germplasm System Apple Collection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Irrigated and Dryland Agriculture Via Xylem, Stomata, and Leaf Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Exploration in the Central Highlands and Mountainous Area of Northern Vietnam to Collect Malus doumeri Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Exploration to Collect Citrus in Vietnam
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources for Tropical Crop Collections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Seed Quality and Germination Tests of Seeds Stored at NLGRP
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Chemistry and Effectiveness of Plant Vitrification Solutions for Use in Cryopreservation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Soil and Environmental Effects on Crop Species and Rangeland Ecosystems Under Water Limitation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Research with the Center for Plant Conservation to Determine Responses to Long-term Storage Conditions
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
RNA Integrity as a Powerful Metric of Aging in Preserved Seed Collections of Wild Rare Plant Species
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
The Genetic Architecture of Hydraulic and Whole-plant Performance under Cold Temperatures in Sunflower
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)