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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)
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
(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)
African Swine Fever Threat Reduction Through Surveillance in the Ukraine, ARS # 693
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Animal and Plant Health Research - Biosafety - Infectious Agent and Recombinant DNA Control
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Animal Health and Plant Health Research
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Arbovirus Diagnosis and Vaccine Development and Evaluation
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Arbovirus Diagnosis Development and Evaluation
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Evaluation of Diagnostic Applications for Arboviruses
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a DIVA diagnostic assay for a Rift Valley fever (RVF) candidate vaccine referred to as MP-12-NSm-del
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Wildlife Surveillance for Arboviruses
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Animal Studies in BSL-3 Containment at Pat Roberts Hall
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biology of Dipteran Vectors of Diseases Impacting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biology of Mosquito Vectors of Arbovirus Transmission Associated with Emerging Disease Threats of Livestock
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Mammalian Inflammatory and Innate Immune Responses to Culicoides Sonorensis Cellular Lipids and Evaluate use as Adjuvants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Tools for the Pathological Characterization of Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fly-microbe Interactions Across Life History
(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)
Modeling Japanese Encephalitis in US using Interconnected Networks
(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)
Preliminary Evaluation of Livestock and Wildlife Surveillance Tools for Rift Valley Fever
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Spray-formed Dissolving Microneedle Patches for Enhanced Stability and Needle-free Delivery of Vaccines
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Impact of Insect Immunity on Vector Competence in Changing Environments
(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)
Use of Epidemiological Approaches to Investigate the Risk of Emergence of the Japanese Encephalitis Virus in USA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Disease vectors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Virus and Vector Protein Expression
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
(In-House Appropriated)
Ecology of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
African Swine Fever Threat Reduction Through Surveillance in the Ukraine, ARS # 693
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of a DIVA diagnostic assay for a Rift Valley fever (RVF) candidate vaccine referred to as MP-12-NSm-del
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Wildlife Surveillance for Arboviruses
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Biology of Dipteran Vectors of Diseases Impacting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Tools for the Pathological Characterization of Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fly-microbe Interactions Across Life History
(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)
Preliminary Evaluation of Livestock and Wildlife Surveillance Tools for Rift Valley Fever
(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)
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)
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)
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)
Functions of Hessian Fly Effector Proteins in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat for FHB Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multiple Rust-Resistant Wheat - Texas A&M AgriLife Amarillo
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multiple Rust-Resistant Wheat – Kansas State University
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multiple Rust-Resistant Wheat – South Dakota State University
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tolerance to Environmental Stress in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Rust Resistance and Biology Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Rust Resistance 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)
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)
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)
Functions of Hessian Fly Effector Proteins in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat for FHB Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multiple Rust-Resistant Wheat - Texas A&M AgriLife Amarillo
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multiple Rust-Resistant Wheat – Kansas State University
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multiple Rust-Resistant Wheat – South Dakota State University
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tolerance to Environmental Stress in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Rust Resistance and Biology Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Rust Resistance Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Management Strategies for Stored-Product Insects
(In-House Appropriated)
African Swine Fever Threat Reduction Through Surveillance in the Ukraine, ARS # 693
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Efficacy of Alternative Control Methods for Emerging Pests of Stored Products
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Cold Temperatures and Reduced-Risk Insecticides to Control Stored Product Insects
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Symbiotic Bacteria on Tolerance of Stored Product Mites to Acaricides and Insecticides
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Alliance for Food Security through Reduction of Postharvest Loss and Food Waste
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Effective Integrated Pest Management in Rice Mills
(Reimbursable 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)
Biology of Dipteran Vectors of Diseases Impacting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Assembly Pipelines for Long-read Sequencing Data
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genetic Tools for the Control of Stored Product Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Fly-microbe Interactions Across Life History
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Microbiome Analysis of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Aerosol Insecticide Efficacy Against Stored Product Insects
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Management of Stored Grain Through a Greater Understanding of Stored Product Insect Behavior
(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)
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)
Efficacy of Two Formulations of Centynal® (deltamethrin) as a Long-Term Commodity Protectant
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
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)
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 of Moisture Sensors and a Field Phenotyping System for Grain
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Sorghum Grain Components Fermentation and Co-product Quality
(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 Wheat Tortilla Quality Using Near-infrared Spectroscopy
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Measurements of Interactions Between Stored Grain Aeration and Pack Factors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of a Plains Production System on Sustainable Production of Grain Sorghum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of Heat and Drought Stress on Sorghum and Wheat Grain Composition and Chemistry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling of Stored Product Packing and Fumigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Movement of Fumigant in Grain Bulks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Relationship Between Wheat Plant Physiology and Grain Quality Under Heat Stress
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Spectroscopic Measurement of Biological Materials
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Suppressing Gene Flow from Sorghum Bicolor to Weedy Relatives
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of Sorghum Grain Composition to Improve Grain Quality at the Genetic Level, Improve Agronomic Performance and Enhance Utilization
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)