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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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Animal Health (NP #103)
Biology and Management of Dipteran Pests of Livestock and Other Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
Japanese Encephalitis Virus Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Orbivirus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
(In-House Appropriated)
Rift Valley Fever Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
(In-House Appropriated)
Animal and Plant Health Research - Biosafety - Infectious Agent and Recombinant DNA Control
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Arbovirus Diagnosis and Vaccine Development and Evaluation
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Arbovirus Diagnosis Development and Evaluation
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Animal Research between Kansas State University and ARS
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
PICTUREE: Predicting Insect Contact and Transmission Using historical Entomological and Environmental Data
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Arbovirus Effects on Sensory Function and Behavior of Female Culicoides Sonorensis Midges
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control Release Devices for Optimized Cattle Protection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhanced Disease Vector Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fly-microbe Interactions Across Life History
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics of Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Microbiome Analysis of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Invasive Mosquito Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mammalian Responses to Arboviruses and Sorghum Polyphenols
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Analytical Methods Development to Support Arbovirus Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Techniques for Culicoides Vector Control and Evaluation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Smart Traps for Enhanced Disease Vector Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Spray-formed Dissolving Microneedle Patches for Enhanced Stability and Needle-free Delivery of Vaccines
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Invasive Mosquito Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of House Flies in Harboring and Disseminating Antimicrobial-Resistant (AMR) Bacteria at Kansas Cattle Operations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Virus-vector Interactions in Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Outbreaks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vector-Enhanced Arboviral Vaccines
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Disease vectors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Biology and Management of Dipteran Pests of Livestock and Other Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
PICTUREE: Predicting Insect Contact and Transmission Using historical Entomological and Environmental Data
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Arbovirus Effects on Sensory Function and Behavior of Female Culicoides Sonorensis Midges
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control Release Devices for Optimized Cattle Protection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhanced Disease Vector Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fly-microbe Interactions Across Life History
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics of Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Microbiome Analysis of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Invasive Mosquito Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Analytical Methods Development to Support Arbovirus Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Techniques for Culicoides Vector Control and Evaluation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Smart Traps for Enhanced Disease Vector Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Invasive Mosquito Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of House Flies in Harboring and Disseminating Antimicrobial-Resistant (AMR) Bacteria at Kansas Cattle Operations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Virus-vector Interactions in Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Outbreaks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Disease vectors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Biology and Management of Dipteran Pests of Livestock and Other Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessing Arbovirus Effects on Sensory Function and Behavior of Female Culicoides Sonorensis Midges
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of House Flies in Harboring and Disseminating Antimicrobial-Resistant (AMR) Bacteria at Kansas Cattle Operations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Genetic Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Nutritional Quality in Hard Winter Wheat
(In-House Appropriated)
Validation, Characterization and Deployment of QTL for Grain Yield Components in Wheat
(Cooperative Agreement)
Advancing Harvest Index in Wheat Through Genomic Enabled Physiological Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Wheat Yield and Quality with Balanced Sulfur and Nitrogen Management
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Validation, Characterization and Deployment of QTL for Grain Yield Components in Wheat
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding for Tolerance to Environmental Stress in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Scab Resistant and Low DON Hard Winter Wheat Varieties for the Northern Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Functional Markers for Wheat Biotic and Abiotic Stress
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Genetic Resources and Analytic Tools for Improvement of FHB Resistance in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of DNA Markers for Resistance to Wheat Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genomic Tools for Genetic Improvement of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Stress Tolerance in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functions of Hessian Fly Effector Proteins in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Localization, Functions and Interacting Targets of Hessian Fly Effectors in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Resistance Phenotyping Strategies for Hessian Fly of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nutritional and Functional Quality Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screening for Resistance to Wheat Rusts in Southern Texas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Rust Resistance and Biology Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Genetic Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Nutritional Quality in Hard Winter Wheat
(In-House Appropriated)
Validation, Characterization and Deployment of QTL for Grain Yield Components in Wheat
(Cooperative Agreement)
Advancing Harvest Index in Wheat Through Genomic Enabled Physiological Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Wheat Yield and Quality with Balanced Sulfur and Nitrogen Management
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Validation, Characterization and Deployment of QTL for Grain Yield Components in Wheat
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding for Tolerance to Environmental Stress in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Scab Resistant and Low DON Hard Winter Wheat Varieties for the Northern Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Functional Markers for Wheat Biotic and Abiotic Stress
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop Genetic Resources and Analytic Tools for Improvement of FHB Resistance in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of DNA Markers for Resistance to Wheat Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genomic Tools for Genetic Improvement of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Stress Tolerance in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functions of Hessian Fly Effector Proteins in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Localization, Functions and Interacting Targets of Hessian Fly Effectors in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Resistance Phenotyping Strategies for Hessian Fly of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nutritional and Functional Quality Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screening for Resistance to Wheat Rusts in Southern Texas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Rust Resistance and Biology Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Sustainable Management Strategies for Stored-Product Insects
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioinsecticides from Thermochemical Biomass Conversion
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
In Field Evaluation of Trapping and Control Technology for Khapra Beetle
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Efficacy of Alternative Control Methods for Emerging Pests of Stored Products
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Symbiotic Bacteria on Tolerance of Stored Product Mites to Acaricides and Insecticides
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Susceptibility of Stored Product Insects to Reduced-risk Insecticides
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Developing and Implementing a Diversified Integrated Pest Management Program Aimed at Preventing Stored Product Insect Infestation
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Efficacy of Aerosol Applications for Control of Stored Product Insects in Wheat and Rice Mills
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
PICTUREE: Predicting Insect Contact and Transmission Using historical Entomological and Environmental Data
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control Release Devices for Optimized Cattle Protection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhanced Disease Vector Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fly-microbe Interactions Across Life History
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics of Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Microbiome Analysis of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Management of Stored Grain Through a Greater Understanding of Stored Product Insect Behavior
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
In Field Evaluation of Trapping and Control Technology for Khapra Beetle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Distribution of Insecticidal Aerosols in Mills and Processing Facilities
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Techniques for Culicoides Vector Control and Evaluation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimizing Lures and Traps for Surveillance of the Khapra Beetle and Related Dermestids in Food Facilities in Greece
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Smart Traps for Enhanced Disease Vector Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Invasive Mosquito Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Virus-vector Interactions in Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Outbreaks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Disease vectors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacy of Deltamethrin as a Packaging Treatment
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Stored Product Insect Monitoring and Mating Disruption Programs
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Grain Composition Traits Related to End-Use Quality and Value of Sorghum
(In-House Appropriated)
Impacting Quality through Preservation, Enhancement, and Measurement of Grain and Plant Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
Measurement and Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat End-Use Quality Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
Investigation of Bacteriophage Coverage of Wheat Berries During Tempering to Control Pathogens
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Phenolic Compounds in Sorghum Bicolor
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determining the Bioavilability of Sorghum Phenolic Compounds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Automated Solutions for Maize Haploid Classification
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Software Imaging Solutions for Single Seed Analysis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Characterization of Sorghum with Improved End-use Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Characterization of Sorghum with Improved End-use Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Measurements for Single Seed Oil and Protein of Sorghum and Flax
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Soil Sulfur Content on Sorghum Protein Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Sorghum Grain Components Fermentation and Co-product Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Sorghum on Reducing Stress Feeding Behavior, Inflammation and Improve Swine Muscle Composition
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacy of High Phenolic Sorghum Bran for Reducing Size and Number of Colorectal Tumors Evaluated in a Mouse Model
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Sorghum Bioactive Compounds as Anti-bacterial Agents in Legionella and Listeria Infections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Sorghum Bioactive Compounds in Cancer Metabolic Pathways
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Sorghum Extracts as Anti-bacterial Agents against Staphylococcus aureus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Wheat Tortilla Quality Using Near-infrared Spectroscopy
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Properties of Sorghum Biomolecules Related to Human Health Benefits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Imaging and Hyper Spectral Analysis of Sorghum and Other Grains for Grain Composition and Properties Affecting Processing and End-use Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of a Plains Production System on Sustainable Production of Grain Sorghum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of Sorghum Pericarp Color and Grain Composition in Pet Food Applications
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Environment and Plant Growth on Sorghum Grain Composition and End-use Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Methods for Evaluation of Whole Wheat Flour
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling for Postharvest Grain Quality and Insect Control
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling of Stored Product Packing and Fumigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Phosphine Gas Movement in Grain Bunkers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Movement of Fumigant in Grain Bulks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phenolic Extracts from USDA-ARS Sorghum Novel Lines and Inhibition of the Inflammasomes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Relationship Between Physical and Chemical Properties of Sorghum and Susceptibility to Stored Product Insects
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Relationship Between Wheat Plant Physiology and Grain Quality Under Heat Stress
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Relationships Between Sorghum Physical Grain Attributes, Grain Composition and End-use Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Suppressing Gene Flow from Sorghum Bicolor to Weedy Relatives
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Use of Sorghum Flour in Production of Gluten-free Cookies for Incorporation into Ice Cream
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)