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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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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Enhancing Beef Cattle Production and Finishing Systems in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Agroecosystem Research to Enhance Forage and Food Production in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes through Improved Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Concentrate Finishing of Beef Cattle Due to a Lack of Grazinglands Research Laboratory Cattle Finishing Infrastructure
(Cooperative Agreement)
Memorandum of Agreement by and Between US Dept of Agriculture and The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Energy Division
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Cooperative production of hay and other forage crops on USDA/ARS property at Grazinglands Research Laboratory in El Reno, OK
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Grassland and Cropland Observation Systems for Multi-Scale Observations Agroecosystem Processes
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring Climatic Changes in Northwest Oklahoma
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Organomineral Fertilizers: A Sustainable Fertility Option for Farmers?
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation Rates and Its Effect on Stocker Cattle Grazing Warm Season Grasses
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Temporal Changes in Bovine Anaplasmosis Infection Status in Endemic Herds
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing Water Productivity, Nutrient Efficiency and Soil Health in Rainfed Food Systems of Semi-Aris Southern Great Plains
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying the Effects of Growing System on the Carcass Yield from Beef Calves
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Beef Cattle Systems Biology: The Rumen Microbiome and Animal Metabolome in Relation to Beef Cattle Forage Intake and Nutrient-Use Efficiency
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantification of Breed Type by Environment Interactions for Growth, Carcass Yield, and Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rumen Microbial Communities in Forage-based Beef Stockering and Cow Management Systems in the Southern Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Software and Database Development Related to Forage and Animal Production Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Short and Long-Term Behavioral Effects of Livestock Training on Cattle Grazing in Continuous and Rotational Grazing Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Adapting Agricultural Production Systems and Soil and Water Conservation Practices to Climate Change and Variability in Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of a Monitoring Network, Engineering Tools, and Guidelines for the Design, Analysis, and Rehabilitation of Embankment Dams, Hydraulic Structures, and Channels
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Beef Cattle Production and Finishing Systems in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Towards Resilient Agricultural Systems to Enhance Water Availability, Quality, and Other Ecosystem Services under Changing Climate and Land Use
(In-House Appropriated)
Concentrate Finishing of Beef Cattle Due to a Lack of Grazinglands Research Laboratory Cattle Finishing Infrastructure
(Cooperative Agreement)
Developing a Conceptual Integrated Geospatial Architectures To Support Enterprise Deployment of Geographic Information Systems Products at USDA
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of Engineering Tools, Design Guidance Documents, and Computational Software for Monitoring, Inspecting and Rehabilitating Aging Dams
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) El Reno, OK
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2022 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands) El Reno
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate Variability and Change in Central Oklahoma
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Develop and Evaluate a Site-specific Climate Downscaling Tool for Climatic Impact Assessment
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Energy Dissipation Evaluation of Stepped Chutes with Alternate Entrance Conditions and Step and Chute Geometry
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Erosion Control Mechanisms and Regulation Techniques in Mollisol Soils
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Temporal Changes in Bovine Anaplasmosis Infection Status in Endemic Herds
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Advancing Regional Climate Science and Services for Agriculture in the Southern Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Beef Cattle Systems Biology: The Rumen Microbiome and Animal Metabolome in Relation to Beef Cattle Forage Intake and Nutrient-Use Efficiency
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate-informed Assessment of Water Availability and Adaptive Management for Cropping Systems in the Fort Cobb Reservoir Experimental Watershed
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Dam Analysis Modernization of Tools, Applications, Guidance and Standardization (DAM-TAGS) Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop and Evaluate Rapidly Deployable Inexpensive Sensors to Aid the Monitoring, Inspecting, and Rehabilitation of Aging Dams
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Integrated Geospatial Architectures to Support Enterprise Deployment of Geographic Information Systems Products at USDA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of an Analogue Weather Forecast Using Machine Learning and K Nearest Neighbor Algorithms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Management Impacts on Water and Soil Quality using Distributed Hydrologic and Transport Models
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Missouri River Basin Water Resource Management
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring and Evaluating Water Resources in Upper Washita River Basin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Operation of the ARS Micronet to Provide a Long-Term, High Spatial Resolution Climate Record for Study of Hydrologic and Agricultural Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rumen Microbial Communities in Forage-based Beef Stockering and Cow Management Systems in the Southern Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Stakeholder Development, Student Help, and Educational Opportunities Associated with the Southern Plains LTAR Network Site
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Short and Long-Term Behavioral Effects of Livestock Training on Cattle Grazing in Continuous and Rotational Grazing Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Adapting Agricultural Production Systems and Soil and Water Conservation Practices to Climate Change and Variability in Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of a Monitoring Network, Engineering Tools, and Guidelines for the Design, Analysis, and Rehabilitation of Embankment Dams, Hydraulic Structures, and Channels
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Agroecosystem Research to Enhance Forage and Food Production in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – El Reno, OK
(In-House Appropriated)
Towards Resilient Agricultural Systems to Enhance Water Availability, Quality, and Other Ecosystem Services under Changing Climate and Land Use
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Southern Plains
(Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing the Implementation of Soil Health Practices by Producers through Education about Climate Smart Agriculture in the Southern Plains
(Cooperative Agreement)
Developing a Conceptual Integrated Geospatial Architectures To Support Enterprise Deployment of Geographic Information Systems Products at USDA
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of Engineering Tools, Design Guidance Documents, and Computational Software for Monitoring, Inspecting and Rehabilitating Aging Dams
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Southern Plains
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) El Reno, OK
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2022 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands) El Reno
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate Variability and Change in Central Oklahoma
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Cooperative production of hay and other forage crops on USDA/ARS property at Grazinglands Research Laboratory in El Reno, OK
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Develop and Evaluate a Site-specific Climate Downscaling Tool for Climatic Impact Assessment
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Energy Dissipation Evaluation of Stepped Chutes with Alternate Entrance Conditions and Step and Chute Geometry
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Grassland and Cropland Observation Systems for Multi-Scale Observations Agroecosystem Processes
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Organomineral Fertilizers: A Sustainable Fertility Option for Farmers?
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Conversation with NRCS and Conservation Partnership Personnel
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate-informed Assessment of Water Availability and Adaptive Management for Cropping Systems in the Fort Cobb Reservoir Experimental Watershed
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Dam Analysis Modernization of Tools, Applications, Guidance and Standardization (DAM-TAGS) Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Develop and Evaluate Rapidly Deployable Inexpensive Sensors to Aid the Monitoring, Inspecting, and Rehabilitation of Aging Dams
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Integrated Geospatial Architectures to Support Enterprise Deployment of Geographic Information Systems Products at USDA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of an Analogue Weather Forecast Using Machine Learning and K Nearest Neighbor Algorithms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Management Impacts on Water and Soil Quality using Distributed Hydrologic and Transport Models
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Missouri River Basin Water Resource Management
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NRCS COMET-Planner Review of 2018 Farm Bill Conservation Programs in the Southern Plains to Determine Possible Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Software and Database Development Related to Forage and Animal Production Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Southern Plains Climate Hub Fellow
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Stakeholder Development, Student Help, and Educational Opportunities Associated with the Southern Plains LTAR Network Site
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Association Between the Conservation Reserve Program, Extreme Weather, Water Quality, and Economic Development in the Southern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Enhancing Beef Cattle Production and Finishing Systems in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Agroecosystem Research to Enhance Forage and Food Production in the Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes through Improved Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – El Reno, OK
(In-House Appropriated)
Concentrate Finishing of Beef Cattle Due to a Lack of Grazinglands Research Laboratory Cattle Finishing Infrastructure
(Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Southern Plains
(Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing the Implementation of Soil Health Practices by Producers through Education about Climate Smart Agriculture in the Southern Plains
(Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Southern Plains
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Memorandum of Agreement by and Between US Dept of Agriculture and The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Energy Division
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Cooperative production of hay and other forage crops on USDA/ARS property at Grazinglands Research Laboratory in El Reno, OK
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Grassland and Cropland Observation Systems for Multi-Scale Observations Agroecosystem Processes
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring Climatic Changes in Northwest Oklahoma
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Organomineral Fertilizers: A Sustainable Fertility Option for Farmers?
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation Rates and Its Effect on Stocker Cattle Grazing Warm Season Grasses
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Temporal Changes in Bovine Anaplasmosis Infection Status in Endemic Herds
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing Water Productivity, Nutrient Efficiency and Soil Health in Rainfed Food Systems of Semi-Aris Southern Great Plains
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying the Effects of Growing System on the Carcass Yield from Beef Calves
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Beef Cattle Systems Biology: The Rumen Microbiome and Animal Metabolome in Relation to Beef Cattle Forage Intake and Nutrient-Use Efficiency
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Conversation with NRCS and Conservation Partnership Personnel
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NRCS COMET-Planner Review of 2018 Farm Bill Conservation Programs in the Southern Plains to Determine Possible Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantification of Breed Type by Environment Interactions for Growth, Carcass Yield, and Quality
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rumen Microbial Communities in Forage-based Beef Stockering and Cow Management Systems in the Southern Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Software and Database Development Related to Forage and Animal Production Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Southern Plains Climate Hub Fellow
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Association Between the Conservation Reserve Program, Extreme Weather, Water Quality, and Economic Development in the Southern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Short and Long-Term Behavioral Effects of Livestock Training on Cattle Grazing in Continuous and Rotational Grazing Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Adapting Agricultural Production Systems and Soil and Water Conservation Practices to Climate Change and Variability in Southern Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – El Reno, OK
(In-House Appropriated)
Towards Resilient Agricultural Systems to Enhance Water Availability, Quality, and Other Ecosystem Services under Changing Climate and Land Use
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Southern Plains
(Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing the Implementation of Soil Health Practices by Producers through Education about Climate Smart Agriculture in the Southern Plains
(Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Southern Plains
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) El Reno, OK
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2022 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands) El Reno
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Climate Variability and Change in Central Oklahoma
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Develop and Evaluate a Site-specific Climate Downscaling Tool for Climatic Impact Assessment
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Erosion Control Mechanisms and Regulation Techniques in Mollisol Soils
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Advancing Regional Climate Science and Services for Agriculture in the Southern Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Conversation with NRCS and Conservation Partnership Personnel
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate-informed Assessment of Water Availability and Adaptive Management for Cropping Systems in the Fort Cobb Reservoir Experimental Watershed
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of an Analogue Weather Forecast Using Machine Learning and K Nearest Neighbor Algorithms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Management Impacts on Water and Soil Quality using Distributed Hydrologic and Transport Models
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Monitoring and Evaluating Water Resources in Upper Washita River Basin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
NRCS COMET-Planner Review of 2018 Farm Bill Conservation Programs in the Southern Plains to Determine Possible Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Operation of the ARS Micronet to Provide a Long-Term, High Spatial Resolution Climate Record for Study of Hydrologic and Agricultural Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Southern Plains Climate Hub Fellow
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Stakeholder Development, Student Help, and Educational Opportunities Associated with the Southern Plains LTAR Network Site
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Association Between the Conservation Reserve Program, Extreme Weather, Water Quality, and Economic Development in the Southern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Genetic Improvement of Peanut for Production in the Southwest United States Region
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Mechanisms and Improvement of Insect Resistance in Wheat, Barley, and Sorghum
(In-House Appropriated)
Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Oversight between Oklahoma State University and ARS-Stillwater
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Release of Improved Peanut Germplasm and Varieties for the U.S. Southern Plains
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Prebreeding of peanut for resistance to root-knot nematodes and disease
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Wheat Breeding and Variety Development (Wheat Improvement Team)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding for Resistance to Peanut Smut: Characterization of Thecaphora frezzii
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Thecaphora frezzii Isolates in Argentina
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Efficient Methods for Phenotyping Pods for Peanut Smut
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Advanced Breeding Lines and Current Peanut Varieties Performance Under Managed Conditions Across Oklahoma
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Introgression of Aphid Resistance Genes from Ae. Tauschii into Bread Wheat
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Basis of Host Plant Resistance to Aphids in Sorghum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phenotyping for Pythium Pod Rot Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phenotyping of U.S. Germplasm for Peanut Smut Resistance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sensors for Disease Evaluation in Peanut
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Studies of Genetic Mechanisms of Sorghum Resistance to Aphids
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
X-ray System for Detecting Peanut Smut in Pods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding for Resistance to Peanut Smut
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Management Strategies for Invasive Aphid Pests of Cereals
(In-House Appropriated)
Validation and Delivery of Sugarcane Aphid + Natural Enemy Threshold Sampling Plans in Grain Sorghum
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Bacterial Endosymbiont Effects on Biology of Cereal Aphids and Key Natural Enemies in Cereal Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determining the Host Suitability and If Cross-resistance Exists for Cereal and Grass Crops Infested by the Hedgehog Grain Aphid in the Great Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Monitoring Climatic Changes in Northwest Oklahoma
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)