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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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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Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Innovating Beans: Linking Agronomic Aims with Functional Innovations to Increase Dry Bean Consumption for Human Health
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
VIRCA (Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa) Phase 3+
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Detection and Fate of Chemical and Biological Residues in Food and Environmental Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Environmental Chemical Residues and Their Impact in the Food Supply
(In-House Appropriated)
Partitioning of Drug Residues in Dairy Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Determination of Ractopamine and Zilpaterol Levels in Human Subjects to Correlate Nutritional Intake Data for Risk Assessments in Cancer Onset
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Airborne Transmission of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria and Genes, and Antibiotic Residues from Concentrated Beef Operations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Detection Methods for Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia coli and Salmonella from Cattle Fecal Samples, Retail Meat, and Fresh Produce
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Durum and Spring Wheat for Quality and Resistance to Diseases and Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Physiological and genetic approaches to improving extractable sugar yield in sugarbeet
(In-House Appropriated)
Sunflower Genetic Improvement with Genes from Wild Crop Relatives and Domesticated Sunflower
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of Genes Governing Sensitivity to Host-Selective Toxins Produced by Necrotrophic Pathogens in Wheat
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Coordinated Agricultural Project (WheatCAP): Validation, Characterization and Deployment of QTL for Grain Yield Components in Wheat
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Dissect the Sea Wheatgrass Genome and Transfer Biotic Stress Resistance and Abiotic Stress Tolerance into Wheat
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Enriching and Understanding the Wheat Genome by Inducing Homoeologous Recombination
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics of Abiotic Stress Resistance in Wild and Cultivated Sunflowers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Doubled Haploid Inducers for Sunflower Using a Mutagenesis Approach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Sunflower Germplasm with Sclerotinia Head and Stalk Rot Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Discovery and Use of Novel Sources of Head Rot and Stalk Rot Resistance in Sunflower and Studies of Asteraceae genera
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Flood Tolerance Screening of Sunflower
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
GENOMIC ANALYSIS AND MAP-BASED CLONING OF A UG99-RESISTANCE GENE DERIVED FROM WILD GRASS
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Analysis of Tan Spot Resistance in Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
GWS to Develop ND Elite Malting Barley with Disease Resistance Package Including Ug99 Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Characterization of Host Resistance Genes from Wheat-Related Species for Fusarium Head Blight, Stem Rust, and Hessian Fly
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Major Genes-QTL for Sclerotinia Resistance in Cultivated Sunflower and Wild Helianthus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF SUNFLOWER VOLATILES AND OTHER SEMIOCHEMICALS IN RESISTANCE TO INSECT PESTS
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mapping and Introgression of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance from Emmer Wheat to Durum Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
North Dakota Pollinator Health and Pollination Services
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Transferring Sclerotinia Resistance Genes from Wild Helianthus Species into Cultivated Sunflower
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Use of High Throughput Genotyping Systems to Detect Markers Associated with Agronomic Traits in Durum Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Genomic Selection (GS) to Optimize Prediction of Sclerotinia and Agronomic Phenotypes for More Efficient Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Applying Genomic Tools to Accelerate Breeding for Disease Resistance in Confection Sunflower
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
DEVELOPING SUNFLOWER HYBRIDS FOR SASKATCHEWAN WITH IMPROVED OIL PROFILES
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Super Confection Sunflower Effectively Resistant to Downy Mildew and Rust
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Super Confection Sunflower Effectively Resistant to Downy Mildew and Rust
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying and Mapping Modifiers of High Oleic and High Oleic, Low Sat (HOLS) Fatty Acid Composition
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
MARKER DEVELOPMENT AND SATURATION MAPPING OF THE STB16Q SEPTORIA TRITICI RESISTANCE GENE IN WHEAT
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Testing Transgenic Barley for FHB Resistance
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Host-Pathogen Interactions in Fungal Diseases of Wheat and Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Cercospora Leaf Spot Management for Sugarbeet Using Molecular Technologies
(In-House Appropriated)
Sclerotinia Initiative
(In-House Appropriated)
Cloning and Validation of New Parastagonospora Nodorum Necrotrophic Effectors and Characterization of Sntox1 and the Sntox1-Snn1 Interaction
(Cooperative Agreement)
Cloning and Validation of New Parastagonospora nodorum Necrotrophic Effectors and Further Characterization of SnTox1 and the SnTox1-Snn1 Interaction
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Characterization and Validation of Two Distinct Mechanisms for Partial Resistance to Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum in Pea
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
CHARACTERIZATION OF EFFECTORS INVOLVED IN PLANT - NECROTROPHIC PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Factors Influencing Sugarbeet Resistance to Rhizomania
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing Resistance and Pathogenicity Genes Associated with Infection B. napus by S. sclerotiorum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Basal Resistance to Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum in Brassica
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Soybean for Resistance to Sclerotinia Stem Rot
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Sunflower Experimental Germplasm to Identify and Characterize Novel Sources of Resistance to Sclerotinia Head and Stalk Rot
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Expression Profiling of the Pea-Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum Interaction for Genomics Assisted Breeding
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
High Density Genotyping of a Diverse Population of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Virulence Determinants Relevant to Infection of Multiple Host Plants by Association Mapping
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Head Rot Resistance Screening in Sunflowers & Impacts & Implications of Timing of Sclerotinia Infection in Dry Bean, Soybean, & Sunflower
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved White Mold Resistance in Dry & Snap Beans Through Multi-Site Screening & Pathogen Characterization Throughout Major Production Area
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved White Mold Resistance In Dry and Snap Beans Through Multi-site Screening and Pathogen Characterization Throughout Major Production Areas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Resistance to Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum in Spring Canola
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Synergistic Enhancement of Resistance to Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Use of a Transformation System in Sunflower for Sclerotinia Resistance Studies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Validating QTL for White Mold Resistance in Mesoamerican Beans
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Virulence Characterization in the Net Form Net Blotch System on Barley
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions, and Fine Mapping in Common Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions, and Fine Mapping in Common Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
White Mold Resistance-QTL: Identification, Interactions, and Fine Mapping in Common Bean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Spot Form Net Blotch on Barley in Eastern Montana/Lab Tech
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Net Blotch of Barley, Identification and Characterization of Host Resistance Genes and the Interacting Pathogen Effectors
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Net Form Net Blotch of Barley, Identification and Characterization of Host Resistance
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Conservation of Genetic Diversity and Improved Storage Protocols for Agricultural Pests and Beneficial Insects
(In-House Appropriated)
Novel Weed Management Solutions: Understanding Weed-Crop Interactions in Northern Climates
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Improved Management Systems for Pollinators, Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee, Megachile rotundata and Blue Orchard Bee, Osmia lignaria
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Use of Fluctuating Thermal Regimes During Storage to Improve the Quality of Mass Reared and Stockpiled Insect Species (IAEA Agreement No. 18324/R0)
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
GENOMICS BASED APPROACH FOR IDENTIFYING GENETIC TRAITS AND MARKERS LINKED TO DISEASE RESISTANCE IN BRASSICA SPP.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
HORMONAL SIGNALING IN LEAFY SPURGE
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Physiology of Insect Pollinators
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screening Transcriptomes of Leafy Spurge to Identify Key Molecular Targets Regulating Developmental Processes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Synchronizing Pollinators with Almond Bloom: Part One, an Environmental Covariate for the Dennis/Kemp Model
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing Freezing Tolerance in Winter Canola through a Better Understanding of Deacclimation
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Cryopreservation of Bee Germplasm Research
(In-House Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Potato Market Quality Through Germplasm Processing Evaluations and Optimized Storage Technologies
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Potato Nutritional and Market Quality by Identifying and Manipulating Physiological and Molecular Processes Controlling Tuber Wound-Healing and Sprout Growth
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluation of Glycoalkaloid Content, Storage, and Processing Quality of Advanced Breeding Materials
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
EVALUATION OF PROCESSING AND STORAGE CAPABILITIES OF NEW AND ESTABLISHED POTATO GERMPLASM - PART II
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
National Fry Processing Trials - Part II
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
National Fry Processing Trials - Part III
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Last Modified: 06/23/2017
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