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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 Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Ecological Reservoirs and Intervention Strategies to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of the Ecological Niches and Development of Intervention Strategies to Reduce Pathogenic Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry
(In-House Appropriated)
Microbiome Analysis of Chicken Intestinal Content
(Grant)
Biosafety Services
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Regulatory T cell Suppressive and Kinomic Properties in Persistent Salmonella Infections of Poultry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Administration of a Continuous Flow Bacterial Culture to Poultry to Mitigate Social Behaviors Associated with the Spread of Foodborne Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterize the Effects of Salmonella and Campylobacter on Gut-Brain Axis and Peripheral Circulation System in Broiler Chickens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determination of the Mechanism(s) of Action of Pre- and Probiotics and other Immunomodulators
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology of Hydrogen-Producing and Hydrogen-Consuming Microbial Populations in the Gut of Food-Producing Animals and their Production Environment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Immune and Metabolic Kinome Analysis of Animal Samples to Study Feed Formulation, Disease and Food Safety
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interkingdom Interactions of Bacteria, Animal Waste and Arthropods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Isolation of Novel Antimicrobial Compounds from Historical Fungi, Bacteria, and Yeast Culture Collections that Reduce Poultry Foodborne Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Control of Food Safety Pathogens in Preharvest and Postharvest Poultry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Salmonella in the Peripheral Lymph Nodes of Cattle and Implementation of Intervention Strategies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Global Immuno-Metabolism Kinome Profile and Immunological Analysis of Broilers Administered AviPlus®
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Genetic Improvement of Perennial Warm-Season Grasses as Forage, Bioenergy, Turf, and Value-added Bioproducts within Sustainable Cropping Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Induced Polyploidization in the Breeding and Development of Improved Grasses for Forage, Bioenergy, Bioproducts, and Turf
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Advanced Genomic and Bioinformatic Tools for Accelerated Cotton Genetic Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancement of Elite Sorghum Germplasm through Introgression Breeding and Analysis of Traits Critical to Hybrid Development
(In-House Appropriated)
Management and Utilization of Cotton Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of the National Collection of Carya Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Pecan Breeding and Genomic Resource Development
(In-House Appropriated)
Coordinated Development of Genetic Tools for Pecan
(Cooperative Agreement)
Cotton Seed Increases at the Costa Rican Counter Season Nursery
(Grant)
Therapeutic Management of Pecan Bacterial Leaf Scorch Using Carbon Nanotubes
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Coordinated Development of Genetic Tools for Pecan
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improvements for ARS U.S. National Cotton Germplasm Collection Facilities
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Sorghum Germplasm Introgression and Conversion Program
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Associating Genotype, Phenotype, and Digital Images for Cotton Genetic Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing New Accessions of Cotton Germplasm
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Expand the Functionality and Content of a Publicly Accessible Comprehensive Cotton Database
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Markers for Carya
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Map/Geo-reference Critical Pecan and Other Carya Accessions at ARS Orchards in Somerville and Brownwood, Texas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pecan Breeding and Genetics
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pecan Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Renewal and Advance of Cotton Genetic Resources Through Use of a Costa Rican Counter Season Nursery
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screening Xylella fastidiosa in the USDA ARS National Collection of Genetic Resources for Carya
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sequence-Based Genotyping, Bioinformatics, and Data Curation to Enhance Sorghum Germplasm Evaluation and Hybrid Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Identification of Resistance in Sorghum to Fungal Pathogens and Characterization of Pathogen Population Structure
(In-House Appropriated)
Molecular and Genetic Approaches to Manage Cotton Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Uncovering Novel Sources of Anthracnose Resistance in Populations of Genetically Diverse Sorghums [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Fusarium Wilt of Cotton: Pathogen Population Characterization, Virulence,& Resistance Mechanism Determination, & Marker Assisted Resistance Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Analysis of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum Race 4 Pathogenicity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Genes Involved in the Pathogenicity of Fusarium Oxysporum f. sp. Vasinfectum Race 4
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Management of Cotton Boll Rot and its Insect Vectors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Detection and Biologically Based Management of Row Crop Pests Concurrent with Boll Weevil Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY 2017)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
USDA-APHIS Owned Aircraft (1969 Cessna) Loaned to ARS for Remote Sensing Operations
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Manipulating the Overwintering Diapause of Heliothines with Diapause Hormone
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Areawide Pest Management of the Invasive Sugarcane Aphid in Grain Sorghum – Synoptic Modeling
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Economic Benefit of the Aerial Application Industry in the United States: Part 1 – Aerial Herbicide Ban Scenario
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimization of Agricultural Spray Application Technologies to Improve On-target Deposition and Minimize Non-target Losses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Relative Abundance and Population Genomics of Cotton Fleahoppers in Cotton and Surrounding Weed Hosts
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing Monitoring and GIS Database Development for the Savanna Initiative
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY 2017)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
USDA-APHIS Owned Aircraft (1969 Cessna) Loaned to ARS for Remote Sensing Operations
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Economic Benefit of the Aerial Application Industry in the United States: Part 1 – Aerial Herbicide Ban Scenario
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Optimization of Agricultural Spray Application Technologies to Improve On-target Deposition and Minimize Non-target Losses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Remote Sensing Monitoring and GIS Database Development for the Savanna Initiative
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)