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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 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)
Utilizing Pre-harvest Enumeration and Risk Factors to Predict Ground Turkey Test Results
(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)
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 to Evaluate Salmonella and Campylobacter Colonization in Poultry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interkingdom Interactions of Bacteria, Animal Waste and Arthropods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Control of Food Safety Pathogens in Preharvest Poultry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Effects of Nitrogen Ecology on Virulence and Competitiveness of Zoonotic Pathogens
(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)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Cotton Genetic Resource Management and Genetic Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancement of Elite Sorghum Germplasm through Introgression Breeding and Analysis of Traits Critical to Hybrid Development
(In-House Appropriated)
Pecan Breeding, Genomics, and Genetic Resource Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Utilization of a Site in Costa Rica for Winter Season Production of Cotton Seed - Base Funds
(Grant)
Consumer Preference of Pecan Kernel Flavor and Nutrients, Shell By-Product Development, and Grower Profit Maximization Prediction
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Genome Editing Resources for Modifying Genes to Improve Priority Traits in 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)
Characterizing New Accessions of Cotton Germplasm
(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)
Environmental and Genetic Control of Black Pericarp Traits in Sorghum
(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)
Fusarium Wilt of Cotton: Pathogen Characterization, Virulence & Resistance Mechanism Determination, and Marker Assisted Resistance Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Analysis and RNA Marker Development for FOV4 Resistance Breeding in Cotton
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Analysis and RNA Marker Development for FOV4 Resistance Breeding in Cotton
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Analysis of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum Race 4 Pathogenicity
(Non-Assistance 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)
SNP-based Diagnostic Tools for Rapid Identification of the Boll Weevil (Anthonomus grandis grandis) and Other Anthonomus Species
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enhancing Livestock Production from Rangelands in the Great Plains
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Optimization and Evaluation of Aerial Application Technologies and Methods for Herbicide Applications
(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 Systems for Precision Agriculture to Address Issues in Environmental and Climate Change
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Value of the Aerial Application Industry in the United States
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
In-Swath Performance and Spray Drift Characterization of Remotely Piloted Aerial Application Systems
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Spray Drift Characterization of a Remotely Piloted Aerial Application System
(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)
Optimization and Evaluation of Aerial Application Technologies and Methods for Herbicide Applications
(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 Systems for Precision Agriculture to Address Issues in Environmental and Climate Change
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Value of the Aerial Application Industry in the United States
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
In-Swath Performance and Spray Drift Characterization of Remotely Piloted Aerial Application Systems
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Spray Drift Characterization of a Remotely Piloted Aerial Application System
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)