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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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Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Integrating Community Nutrition with Improved Pregnancy Outcomes
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Ecological Factors that Enable Colonization, Retention, and Dispersal of Foodborne Pathogens and Intervention Strategies to Control the Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance in Cattle and Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Immunological and Practical Approaches to Manipulate the Ecological Niches and Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry
(In-House Appropriated)
Biohazard Consultation and Review Services
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
A Novel Probiotic to Increase Chicken Gut Integrity and Maturation at Early Life to Improve Health and Disease Resistance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing Pre-harvest Enumeration and Risk Factors to Predict Ground Turkey Test Results
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Develop a Novel Immunogenic Probiotic to Improve Neonatal Gut Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Control of Food Safety Pathogens in Preharvest Poultry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of an Oregano-Based Feed Additive to Reduce Salmonella Colonization in Poultry
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Management of Cotton Genetic Resources and Genetic Improvement of Cotton
(In-House Appropriated)
Modern Breeding Approaches for Sorghum Hybrid Improvement and Molecular Analysis of Grain Traits Critical to End-use Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Pecan Breeding and Management of the National Collection of Carya Genetic Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Advancement of Cotton Genetic Resources Through Use of a Costa Rican Counter Season Nursery
(Cooperative Agreement)
Towards a Pecan Pan-genome: Generating Three Reference, Annotated Genomes for Pecan
(Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Genome Editing Resources for Modifying Genes to Improve Priority Traits in Cotton
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Exploiting Genetic Variation of Australian and African Diploid Accessions for American Tetraploid Cotton
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Improving the Molecular Characterization of Hickories at the National Collection of Genetic Resources for Carya
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring the Genetics of Drought Resistance with Field-based Phenomics and Biophysical Process-based Modeling
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Cotton Fiber Yield and Planting Seed Vigor Under Heat Stress Environments
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Trees for the Future: Coordinated Development of Genetic Resources and Tools to Accelerate Breeding of Geographic and Climate Adapted Pecan Trees
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Climatic and Environmental Impacts of Pecan Disease Severity to Pecan Bacterial Leaf Scorch Caused by Xylella fastidiosa.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Continued Development of a Publicly Accessible Comprehensive Cotton Database
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Continued Development of a Publicly Accessible Comprehensive Cotton Database
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Pecan Database Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Differential Gene and Protein Expression in Two Pecan Cultivars With Contrasting Nut Size, Shape, and Maturity Timing
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Maintenance, Distribution, and Utilization of Cotton Genetic Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Omics-Assisted Breeding Approaches for Sorghum Hybrid Improvement
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Renewal and Advance of Cotton Genetic Resources Through Use of a Costa Rican Counter Season Nursery
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Studies of Fruit-bud Differentiation for Pecan Breeding Selections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Molecular and Genetic Approaches to Manage Cotton and Sorghum Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Analysis and RNA Marker Development for FOV4 Resistance Breeding in Cotton
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Partners in Crime: Pathobiome of Fusarium Cotton Wilt Pathogen
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Improved Aerial Application Technologies for Precise and Effective Delivery of Crop Production Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Novel Approaches for Management of Row Crop Pests and Continued Boll Weevil Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Livestock Production from Rangelands in the Great Plains
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Soil Microbiota and Entomopathogenic Nematodes on Cotton Defensive Chemical Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing Systems for Precision Agriculture to Address Issues in Environmental and Climate Change
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone Components of the Pecan Weevil
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Spray Drift Characterization of Remotely Piloted Aerial Application Systems
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Improved Aerial Application Technologies for Precise and Effective Delivery of Crop Production Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Livestock Production from Rangelands in the Great Plains
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing Systems for Precision Agriculture to Address Issues in Environmental and Climate Change
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Spray Drift Characterization of Remotely Piloted Aerial Application Systems
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)