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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)
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)
Organomineral Fertilizers: A Sustainable Fertility Option for Farmers?
(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)
Burning and Mowing to Increase Utilization of Little Bluestem in Mixed-grass Rangelands
(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)
Using Natural Sources of Tannins to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Cattle Grazing Winter Annual Pasture
(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)
Impacts of Variable Land Management and Climate on Water and Soil Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
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)
Enhancement of Erosion Processes and Breach Prediction and Analysis Modules and Other Hydraulic and Hydrologic Support Tools
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enhancement of WinDAM User Interface
(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)
Oklahoma Center for Hydrological Integrated Monitoring, Modeling, and Mitigation
(Reimbursable 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)
DAM-TAGS: A Continuation of Modernization of Decision Support Tools, Guidance, Standardization, Training, and Outreach
(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)
Enhancement of Erosion Processes and Breach Prediction and Analysis Modules for Sites and WinDAM and Other Hydraulic and Hydrologic Support Tools
(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)
Using Natural Sources of Tannins to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Cattle Grazing Winter Annual Pasture
(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)
Impacts of Variable Land Management and Climate on Water and Soil Resources
(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)
Climate Mitigation Outreach and Education
(Interagency Reimbursable 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)
Enhancement of Erosion Processes and Breach Prediction and Analysis Modules and Other Hydraulic and Hydrologic Support Tools
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enhancement of WinDAM User Interface
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-smart Disaster Relief in FSA programs: Non-stationarity at the Intersection of Normal Grazing Periods and US Drought Assessment
(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)
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)
Oklahoma Center for Hydrological Integrated Monitoring, Modeling, and Mitigation
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Education for Teacher Professional Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Education for Teachers and Students in the Southern Plains Climate Hub Region
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Conversation with NRCS and Conservation Partnership Personnel
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Conversations with Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers of Oklahoma
(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)
DAM-TAGS: A Continuation of Modernization of Decision Support Tools, Guidance, Standardization, Training, and Outreach
(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)
Developing Southern Plains Region Management And Resiliency Tools for Agricultural Systems (SMART Ag Systems)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of an Analogue Weather Forecast Using Machine Learning and K Nearest Neighbor Algorithms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Grazing Land Management on Soil Organic Carbon in the United States: A Climate Hubs-LTAR Science Synthesis and Translation Collaboration
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancement of Erosion Processes and Breach Prediction and Analysis Modules for Sites and WinDAM and Other Hydraulic and Hydrologic Support Tools
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-smart Disaster Relief in FSA Programs: Non-stationarity at the Intersection of Normal Grazing Periods and US Drought Assessment
(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)
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)
Software and Database Development Related to Forage and Animal Production Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Stakeholder Development, Student Help, and Educational Opportunities Associated with the Southern Plains LTAR Network Site
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Synthesis, Research & Outreach of Climate Change Mitigation Practices: A Research and Outreach Effort with Southern Plains Climate Hub & NRCS
(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)
USDA-ARS Science Communication & Outreach Specialist for Agriculture and Climate in the U.S. 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 Research to Enhance Forage and Food Production from Southern Great Plains Agroecosystems
(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)
Climate Mitigation Outreach and Education
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-smart Disaster Relief in FSA programs: Non-stationarity at the Intersection of Normal Grazing Periods and US Drought Assessment
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Fertilize Right Initiative Research Projects
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Livestock, Forage, and Pasture Management Research Unit, El Reno, Oklahoma, contribution to Enteric Methane Monitoring - Midwest Area
(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)
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)
Burning and Mowing to Increase Utilization of Little Bluestem in Mixed-grass Rangelands
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Education for Teacher Professional Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Education for Teachers and Students in the Southern Plains Climate Hub Region
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Conversation with NRCS and Conservation Partnership Personnel
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Conversations with Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers of Oklahoma
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Southern Plains Region Management And Resiliency Tools for Agricultural Systems (SMART Ag Systems)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Grazing Land Management on Soil Organic Carbon in the United States: A Climate Hubs-LTAR Science Synthesis and Translation Collaboration
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-smart Disaster Relief in FSA Programs: Non-stationarity at the Intersection of Normal Grazing Periods and US Drought Assessment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Inheritance of Plant Architecture in Nimblewill
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Impacts of Climate and Management Practices on Agroecosystems Using Remote Sensing and In-situ Observations
(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)
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)
Synthesis, Research & Outreach of Climate Change Mitigation Practices: A Research and Outreach Effort with Southern Plains Climate Hub & NRCS
(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)
USDA-ARS Science Communication & Outreach Specialist for Agriculture and Climate in the U.S. Southern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Natural Sources of Tannins to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Cattle Grazing Winter Annual Pasture
(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)
Impacts of Variable Land Management and Climate on Water and Soil Resources
(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)
Climate Mitigation Outreach and Education
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-smart Disaster Relief in FSA programs: Non-stationarity at the Intersection of Normal Grazing Periods and US Drought Assessment
(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)
Climate Change Education for Teacher Professional Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Education for Teachers and Students in the Southern Plains Climate Hub Region
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Conversation with NRCS and Conservation Partnership Personnel
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Conversations with Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers of Oklahoma
(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)
Developing Southern Plains Region Management And Resiliency Tools for Agricultural Systems (SMART Ag Systems)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of an Analogue Weather Forecast Using Machine Learning and K Nearest Neighbor Algorithms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Grazing Land Management on Soil Organic Carbon in the United States: A Climate Hubs-LTAR Science Synthesis and Translation Collaboration
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Climate-smart Disaster Relief in FSA Programs: Non-stationarity at the Intersection of Normal Grazing Periods and US Drought Assessment
(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)
Stakeholder Development, Student Help, and Educational Opportunities Associated with the Southern Plains LTAR Network Site
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Synthesis, Research & Outreach of Climate Change Mitigation Practices: A Research and Outreach Effort with Southern Plains Climate Hub & NRCS
(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)
USDA-ARS Science Communication & Outreach Specialist for Agriculture and Climate in the U.S. Southern Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Genetic Improvement for Resistance to Aphids and Major Diseases in Wheat, Barley, and Sorghum in the Great Plains
(In-House Appropriated)
High Oleic Peanut Cultivars and Germplasm with Improved Disease Resistance for the Southwestern United States
(In-House Appropriated)
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)
Characterization of Thecaphora frezzii Isolates in Argentina
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Wild-Derived Peanut Germplasm for Resistance to Aspergillus Seed Colonization
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Advanced Breeding Lines and Current Peanut Varieties Performance Under Managed Conditions Across Oklahoma
(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)
Phenotyping for Pythium Pod Rot Resistance
(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 and Deployment of Smut Resistant Peanut Cultivars
(Trust Fund 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)
Sorghum Aphid Ecological Model for Improved Areawide Pest Management
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)