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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 Hemorrhagic Orbiviruses in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
Predicting and Mitigating Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
Attachment and/or Entry Mechanisms of Bluetongue Virus into Bovine Red Blood Cells
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Defective Viral Genomes of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Animal Research between Kansas State University and ARS
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Endosymbionts in the Biology and Vectorial Capacity of Culicoides spp., Vectors of Human and Animal Disease
(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)
Effects of Repellent and Sublethal Insecticide Exposure on Culicoides Biting Midge Behavior and Susceptibility to Bluetongue Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring Alternative Uses for Muscid Antimicrobial Effectors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms and Effects on House Fly Behavior and Biology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics of Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Characterization of the Culicoides Small Non-coding RNA Transcriptome
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mammalian Responses to Arboviruses and Sorghum Polyphenols
(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)
Vector-Enhanced Arboviral Vaccines
(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)
Predicting and Mitigating Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of Defective Viral Genomes of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
The Role of Endosymbionts in the Biology and Vectorial Capacity of Culicoides spp., Vectors of Human and Animal Disease
(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)
Exploring Alternative Uses for Muscid Antimicrobial Effectors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms and Effects on House Fly Behavior and Biology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics of Insect Pests
(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)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Biology and Management of Dipteran Pests of Livestock and Other Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
The Role of Endosymbionts in the Biology and Vectorial Capacity of Culicoides spp., Vectors of Human and Animal Disease
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Arbovirus Effects on Sensory Function and Behavior of Female Culicoides Sonorensis Midges
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring Alternative Uses for Muscid Antimicrobial Effectors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms and Effects on House Fly Behavior and Biology
(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)
NIFA CAP for Innovation in Genomic Technology to Accelerate Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding for Tolerance to Environmental Stress in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization and Improvement of Wheat FHB Resistance Using Genomic Tools
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determination of Biochemical Functions of Hessian Fly Effectors
(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 Genomic Tools for Genetic Improvement of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Drought Stress Tolerance Trait Discovery in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Stress Tolerance in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Plus Phenomic Modeling of Breeding Populations from Ancient Ancestors of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Haplotype-informed Prediction of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) Resistance in U.S. Wheat Breeding Programs
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Localization, Functions and Interacting Targets of Hessian Fly Effectors in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mobilizing the Genetic Resources of Ancient Grains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Resistance Phenotyping Strategies for Hessian Fly of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screening for Resistance to Wheat Rusts in Southern Texas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tools for High-throughput Rheological Evaluation of Breeding Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Pathology Research
(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)
NIFA CAP for Innovation in Genomic Technology to Accelerate Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding for Tolerance to Environmental Stress in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization and Improvement of Wheat FHB Resistance Using Genomic Tools
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determination of Biochemical Functions of Hessian Fly Effectors
(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 Genomic Tools for Genetic Improvement of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Drought Stress Tolerance Trait Discovery in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Stress Tolerance in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Plus Phenomic Modeling of Breeding Populations from Ancient Ancestors of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Haplotype-informed Prediction of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) Resistance in U.S. Wheat Breeding Programs
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Localization, Functions and Interacting Targets of Hessian Fly Effectors in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mobilizing the Genetic Resources of Ancient Grains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Resistance Phenotyping Strategies for Hessian Fly of Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screening for Resistance to Wheat Rusts in Southern Texas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tools for High-throughput Rheological Evaluation of Breeding Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Pathology Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Rust Resistance and Biology Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Next-Generation Approaches for Monitoring and Management of Stored Product Insects
(In-House Appropriated)
Attract and Kill to Monitor and Manage Khapra Beetle
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Semiochemical Tools for a New Putative Postharvest Seed Crop, Silphium Integrifolium
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Maximizing Adoption by Demonstrating the Compatibility of Insecticide Netting with Diverse Pest Management Tactics at Food Facilities
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
PICTUREE: Predicting Insect Contact and Transmission Using historical Entomological and Environmental Data
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Attract-and-kill and Mating Disruption of the Stored Product Quarantine Threat Khapra Beetle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Behaviorally-based Management of the Biosecurity Threat, Khapra Beetle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Chemosensory Genomics of Stored Product Insects
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetics of Insect Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Immunogenomics of Insects
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impacts of Climate Change on Integrated Pest Management of 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)
Investigating the Behavioral and Chemical Ecology of Insect-microbe Interactions and Their Ramifications for Food Quality in the Post-harvest
(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 Virus-vector Interactions in Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Outbreaks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Trapping Stored Product Insects in Natural and Agricultural Landscapes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improvement of Stored Product Insect Monitoring and Mating Disruption Programs
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Advancing Technologies for Grain Trait Measurement and Storage Preservation
(In-House Appropriated)
Grain Composition Traits Related to End-Use Quality and Value of Sorghum
(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)
Developing Automated Monitoring Solutions for Detection and Identification of Insect Pests of Grain
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Characterization of Sorghum with Improved End-use Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of High Extensibility Wheat for Flatbreads and Blending
(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 Natural and Controlled Fermentation on the Functional Properties of Sorghum
(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)
Effects of Grain Properties and Fermentation Approaches on Fermentation Efficiency and Co-product Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluate and Compare Current Amylose Quantification Methods for Grain Sorghum
(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)
Identify Key Alleles for Improving Sorghum Grain Nutrition
(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)
Impacts of Single Kernel NIR Sorting on Hard Winter Wheat Quality, Flour Functionality and Applications
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Environment and Plant Growth on Sorghum Grain Composition and End-use Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mass Spectroscopy Analysis of High Polyphenol Sorghum Brans
(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 Phosphine Gas Movement in Grain Bunkers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Movement of Fumigant in Grain Bulks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
New Uses for Low Falling Number Hard Winter Wheat and Mechanism Study
(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)
Relationships Between Sorghum Physical Grain Attributes, Grain Composition and End-use Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Robotic Delivery (SKUNK) for Pest Management in Food Processing Facilities
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sorghum Bioactive Compounds in Mouse Disease Models
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Use of Sorghum Flour in Production of Gluten-free Cookies for Incorporation into Ice Cream
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Use of the Sorghum Association Panel to Develop a Phenotypic Dataset and Phenotyping Protocols for Grain Quality and Agronomic Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)