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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 Animal Production (NP #101)
Nutritional Intervention and Management Strategies to Reduce Stress and Improve Health and Well-being in Cattle and Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing a Reliable and Repeatable Experimental Model to Study Liver Abscesses in Cattle
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Pre-Mortem Stress on Heat Shock Protein Expression and Oxidation Relative to Meat Quality
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Salmonella Migration and Translocation in Immunocompromised Cattle
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Metabolic and Inflammatory Responses Following Administration of Three Commercially Available Mannheimia Haemolytica Vaccines
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of OmniGen-AF Supplementation on the Stress and Metabolic Responses of Dairy Cows Exposed to Heat Stress
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Yeast Supplementation on Innate Immunity and Pathogen Migration in Response to an Oral Salmonella Challenge in Weaned Dairy Calves.
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Time of Administration of Transdermal Flunixin Meglumine on the Inflammatory Response of Heifers Before, During, and After BRD Challenge
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of All-Natural, Fermentation Product Supplementation on the Acute Phase Response in Pigs following a Lipopolysaccharide Challenge
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
NaturSafe Supplementation Prior to a Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) Challenge in Weaned Beef Calves
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation of Chelated Zinc Methionine and Inorganic Zinc to Mitigate the Negative Impact of Bovine Respiratory Disease on Beef Cattle Health
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation of Yeast Products as a Means to Mitigate the Negative Impact of Heat Stress on Beef Cattle
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation with Beef Wellness Pak as a Means to Mitigate the Negative Impact of Bovine Respiratory Disease on Post-Weaning Beef Cattle Health
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
The Effect of CLOSTAT on Innate Immune Parameters and Pathogen Migration in Response to an Oral Salmonella Challenge in Weaned Dairy Calves
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Optimizing Water Use Efficiency for Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhance NCA Dust Indicator with NASA Earth Science Data and USDA Wind Erosion Assessment
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Partitioning of Anthropogenic Radioisotopes on Aeolian Sediments and Erosion-Affected Soils
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Transition from Deficit Irrigation to Dryland Production in the Texas High Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Optimizing Water Use Efficiency for Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhance NCA Dust Indicator with NASA Earth Science Data and USDA Wind Erosion Assessment
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Partitioning of Anthropogenic Radioisotopes on Aeolian Sediments and Erosion-Affected Soils
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
INSPIRE: Legged Locomotion for Desert Research
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Transition from Deficit Irrigation to Dryland Production in the Texas High Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems (NP #216)
Optimizing Water Use Efficiency for Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhance NCA Dust Indicator with NASA Earth Science Data and USDA Wind Erosion Assessment
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Partitioning of Anthropogenic Radioisotopes on Aeolian Sediments and Erosion-Affected Soils
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Transition from Deficit Irrigation to Dryland Production in the Texas High Plains
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Development of Economically Important Row Crops that Improve the Resilience of U.S. Agricultural Production to Present and Future Production Challenges
(In-House Appropriated)
Discovery and Improvement of Traits to Enhance Sorghum as a Multiple Purpose Crop
(In-House Appropriated)
Host Plant Resistance and Characterization of Genes Involved in Disease Resistance
(Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Fusarium Wilt Populations in Cotton Fields and Pathogen Infection for Maintaining Sustainable Production in the USA
(Cooperative Agreement)
Combating Fusarium Wilt Disease, a Serious Economic Threat for Sustainable Cotton Production in the USA and Uzbekistan
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Novel Technologies to Solve the Water Use Problem of High Yielding C4 Bioenergy and Bioproduct Feedstocks
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Cotton Root Cell Wall Fortification as Resistance-enhancer Against Fusarium Wilt (Fov) and Root-knot Nematode (Rkn)
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Decipher the Complex Disease Resistance Mechanisms for Cotton Improvement in the Post-Genome Era
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Recombination to Overcome Barriers to Introgression and Custom of Stress Tolerance and Disease Resistance Genes in Cultivated Cotton
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization of Nematode and Fusarium Wilt Resistance in the Cotton Genome
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Advancing Understanding of Heat Stress Response Mechanisms by Integrated Molecular, Biochemical, and Whole-Plant Analysis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assaying Cotton Lines and Discovering Biomarkers for Improved Tolerance and/or Resistance to Fusarium Wilt Race 4 (FOV4) and in CA and TX
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Drought and Disease Resistance of Cottons with Different Genetic Backgrounds
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assist in Progeny Development and Breeding of Selected Breeding Lines for Upland Cotton with Improved Tolerance to FOV4
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Drought Stress Germplasm and Biomarker-Gene Discovery for Assisting Breeding
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Systems Approach for Optimized Irrigation Scheduling for Cotton Production Environments in Australia and the United States
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Support for Breeding Upland and Pima Germplasm with Fusarium Wilt Race 4 (FOV4) Resistance/Tolerance for California and the U.S. Cotton Belt
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Cotton Lines Identified / Bred for Improving Tolerance to Fusarium Wilt Race 4 (FOV4) in Far-West TX and Marker-discovery
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of a Great Plains Production System on Sustainable Production of Grain Sorghum Cooperating with Lubbock, Texas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of High Yielding Cold Tolerant Sorghum Adapted to Kansas
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Enhancing the Profitability and Sustainability of Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, and Agricultural Byproducts through Improvements in Pre- and Post-Harvest Processing
(In-House Appropriated)
Feasibility Study That Examines the Potential for Using Laser-scattering as a Detection Mechanism
(Cooperative Agreement)
Color and Lighting Independent Plastic Contamination Detection Via Adaptive Image Processing
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cotton Byproducts Processing, Creation and Utilizaton of Innovative Value Added Products
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cotton Contamination Detection at Gin Stand Feeder Apron
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cotton Contamination Detection at Gin Stand Feeder Apron
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cotton Coproducts Processing to Increase Value and Improve Sustainability
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
In Field Plastic Contamination Detection and Remediation
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
New Technologies for Managing Cotton Modules and Harvest Information
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
New Technologies for Managing Cotton Modules and Harvest Information
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)