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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)
National Animal Germplasm Program
(In-House Appropriated)
Cryopreservation of Model Organisms
(Interagency Reimbursable 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)
Collection of Sheep Germplasm in the Mid-Atlantic Region
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Implementation of a Genomics Database for Cattle and Other Livestock
(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)
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)
Climate Change Baseline Assessment Using Merged, Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product (Soil MERGE, SMERGE)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Directed Plant-Microbiome Evolution for Food and Biofuel Security
(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
RoL: Using Reaction Norms To Link Genomic And Phenotypic Variation With Regional-Scale Population Responses To Environmental Change
(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)
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)
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 Soil and Environmental Effects on Crop Species and Rangeland Ecosystems Under Water Limitation
(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)
Climate Change Baseline Assessment Using Merged, Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product (Soil MERGE, SMERGE)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Directed Plant-Microbiome Evolution for Food and Biofuel Security
(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)
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)
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)
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)
Data Innovations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Long-term Best Management Practices to Adapt to a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Irrigated and Dryland Agriculture Via Xylem, Stomata, and Leaf Traits
(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)
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 Soil and Environmental Effects on Crop Species and Rangeland Ecosystems Under Water Limitation
(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)
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)
RoL: Using Reaction Norms To Link Genomic And Phenotypic Variation With Regional-Scale Population Responses To Environmental Change
(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 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)
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)
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)
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)
RoL: Using Reaction Norms To Link Genomic And Phenotypic Variation With Regional-Scale Population Responses To Environmental Change
(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)
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)
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)
Improving the Sustainability of Irrigated Farming Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluating and Incorporating Resistance to Important Diseases and Pests Beta from Crop Wild Relatives
(Grant)
Directed Plant-Microbiome Evolution for Food and Biofuel Security
(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)
Seeds of Success (SOS) National Collection Initial Germination, Research, and Long-Term Storage with Curation
(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)
Developing Canopy Temperature Based Methodologies to Inform Irrigation Decisions
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Establish a General Framework for Cooperation for Research on the Sugar Beet
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Improve Irrigation Management with Remote Sensing Technology
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Phytoelectronic Xylem Sensing
(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)
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)
Conservation of Prunus Genetic Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genebanking Training Materials and Seed Germination Studies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Irrigated and Dryland Agriculture Via Xylem, Stomata, and Leaf Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring Long Term Preservation of NPGS Base Seed Collection
(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 Genetic Resources for Tropical Crop Collections
(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)
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)
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)
Maize Physiology - Understanding Root Pressure Development & Regulation from Seed to Senescence
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
The Genetic Architecture of Hydraulic and Whole-plant Performance under Cold Temperatures in Sunflower
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Water Use and Plant Responses of Crops Due to Deficit Irrigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)