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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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)
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
(In-House Appropriated)
Determining Influence of Microbial, Feed, and Animal Factors on Efficiency of Nutrient Utilization and Performance in Lactating Dairy Cows
(In-House Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics that Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
(In-House Appropriated)
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence or Prevalence of Human Pathogens through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Safeguarding Well-being of Food Producing Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
(In-House Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Characterization of Antigens, Virulence Markers, and Host Immunity in the Pathogenesis of Johne’s Disease
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of the Pathogenesis and Antigen Expression in Spirochete Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterize the Immunopathogenesis and Develop Diagnostic and Mitigation Strategies to Control Tuberculosis in Cattle and Wildlife
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Ruminants
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Viral Respiratory Pathogens of Ruminants
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Endemic and New and Emerging Viral Diseases of Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Influenza A Virus Infection in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Non-antibiotic Approaches to Control Mastitis
(In-House Appropriated)
Non-Antibiotic Strategies to Control Priority Bacterial Infections in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Pathobiology, Genetics, and Detection of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(In-House Appropriated)
Pathogenesis and Development of Improved Diagnostic and Control Strategies for Brucellosis in Livestock and Wildlife
(In-House Appropriated)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Reducing Impacts of Disease on Salmonid Aquaculture Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Analysis of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms of Salmonella and Development of Intervention Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of Colonization of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Cattle and Strategies for Effective Preharvest Control
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Sound Management Practices for the Use of Animal Manure
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic and Metabolomic Approaches for Detection and Control of Fusarium, Fumonisins and Other Mycotoxins on Corn
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Analytical Technologies for Detection of Foodborne Toxins and Their Metabolites
(In-House Appropriated)
Intestinal Microbial Ecology and Metagenomic Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance and Foodborne Pathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Novel Methods for Controlling Trichothecene Contamination of Grain and Improving the Climate Resilience of Food Safety and Security Programs
(In-House Appropriated)
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
(In-House Appropriated)
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence or Prevalence of Human Pathogens through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Agricultural Water Management in Poorly Drained Midwestern Agroecosystems
(In-House Appropriated)
Agroecosystem Benefits from the Development and Application of New Management Technologies in Agricultural Watersheds
(In-House Appropriated)
Conservation Practice Impacts on Water Quality at Field and Watershed Scales
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Agricultural Practices to Protect Water Quality and Conserve Water and Soil Resources in the Upper Midwest United States
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Irrigation Management and Water Quality for Humid and Sub-humid Climates
(In-House Appropriated)
Long-term Management of Water Resources in the Central Mississippi River Basin
(In-House Appropriated)
Production System and Climate Change Effects on Soil/Air/Water Quality for the Eastern Corn Belt
(In-House Appropriated)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Agroecosystem Benefits from the Development and Application of New Management Technologies in Agricultural Watersheds
(In-House Appropriated)
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Sound Management Practices for the Use of Animal Manure
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying and Manipulating Key Determinants of Photosynthetic Production and Partitioning
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Increasing the Productivity and Resilience to Climate Variability of Agricultural Production Systems in the Upper Midwest U.S. while Reducing Negative Impact on the Environment
(In-House Appropriated)
Long-term Management of Water Resources in the Central Mississippi River Basin
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Carbon and Nutrients in Midwestern U.S. Agroecosystems for Enhanced Soil Health and Environmental Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Reducing the Environmental Footprint from Agricultural Systems through Managing Resources and Nutrient Inputs
(In-House Appropriated)
Stewardship of Upper Midwest Soil and Air Resources through Regionally Adapted Management Practices
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification of Grain and Biomass Cropping Systems using a Landscape-Based GxExM Approach
(In-House Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Biochemical Technologies to Enable the Commercial Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass
(In-House Appropriated)
Develop Technologies for Production of Platform Chemicals and Advanced Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
(In-House Appropriated)
Developing Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Sound Management Practices for the Use of Animal Manure
(In-House Appropriated)
Industrial Monomers and Polymers from Plant Oils
(In-House Appropriated)
Long-term Management of Water Resources in the Central Mississippi River Basin
(In-House Appropriated)
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
(In-House Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Technologies for Improving Process Efficiencies in Biomass Refineries
(In-House Appropriated)
Value-added Bio-oil Products and Processes
(In-House Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
(In-House Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics that Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
(In-House Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics that Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
(In-House Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Removing Limitations to the Efficient Utilization of Alfalfa and Other Forages in Dairy Production, New Bio-Products, and Bioenergy to...
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
(In-House Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Irrigation Management and Water Quality for Humid and Sub-humid Climates
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Insects in the Corn Agro-Ecosystem
(In-House Appropriated)
Production System and Climate Change Effects on Soil/Air/Water Quality for the Eastern Corn Belt
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification of Grain and Biomass Cropping Systems using a Landscape-Based GxExM Approach
(In-House Appropriated)
Utilization of the G x E x M Framework to Develop Climate Adaptation Strategies for Temperate Agricultural Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Agricultural Landscape, Pollinator Behavior and Gene Flow Risk
(In-House Appropriated)
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization, Management, and Utilization of Soybean Genetic Resources
(In-House Appropriated)
Coordinated Analysis of Soybean Breeding Germplasm
(In-House Appropriated)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Disease Resistance Signaling in Cereal Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
(In-House Appropriated)
Functional and Structural Genetic Analysis of Soybean and Other Legumes
(In-House Appropriated)
Functional Genomics for Evaluating Genes and Gene Regulatory Networks of Soybean Quality Traits
(In-House Appropriated)
Functional Genomics for Improving Nutrients and Quality in Alfalfa and Soybean
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Characterization, Taxonomy, and Acquisition of Genetic Resources for Carrot, Potato, and Their Related Wild Species
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Dissection of Traits for Sugar Beet Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Allium, Cucumis, and Daucus Germplasm
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Dry Bean Nutritional and Processing Qualities
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of the U.S. Maize Genepool with Unadapted Maize Germplasm
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics and Genomics for Improving Spring Wheat with Disease Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics and Genomics of Complex Traits in Grain Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification and Analysis of Host Resistance and Hessian Fly Response in Wheat
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification, Characterization, and Deployment of Genes Important during Seed Development in Legumes
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying and Manipulating Key Determinants of Photosynthetic Production and Partitioning
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Barley Seed Quality Through Molecular and Functional Genomic Gene Expression
(In-House Appropriated)
Innovative Genetic Approaches for Improving Maize Germplasm for Product Quality and Adaption to Diverse Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Maize Genetic Stock Management and Utilization
(In-House Appropriated)
MaizeGDB: Enabling Access to Basic, Translational, and Applied Research Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Modification of Soybeans for Food, Feed, and Industrial Applications
(In-House Appropriated)
Physiology and Biochemistry of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Cereal Tissues
(In-House Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation
(In-House Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Resources for the Genetic Improvement of Potato
(In-House Appropriated)
SoyBase and the Legume Clade Database
(In-House Appropriated)
Soybean Seed Improvement Through Quantitative Analysis of Phenotypic Diversity in Response to Environmental Fluctuations
(In-House Appropriated)
Utilization of the G x E x M Framework to Develop Climate Adaptation Strategies for Temperate Agricultural Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
BIOCONTROL AGENT PRODUCTION AND DEPLOYMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF PLANT PATHOGENS
(In-House Appropriated)
Cereal Rust: Pathogen Biology and Host Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
CONTROL OF VIRUS DISEASES IN CORN AND SOYBEAN
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of New Production Methodologies for Biocontrol Agents and Fastidious Microbes to Improve Plant Disease Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Fusarium Head Blight of Cereals: Pathogen Biology, Associated Phytobiome, and Host Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Management of Soybean Pathogens and Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF PLANT PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS IN CEREAL CROPS
(In-House Appropriated)
MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF RESISTANCE TO WHEAT FUNGAL PATHOGENS
(In-House Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Production and Formulation Technologies for Microbial Biopesticides in Conjunction with the Development of Attractants and Repellents for Invasive Insect Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification and Analysis of Host Resistance and Hessian Fly Response in Wheat
(In-House Appropriated)
Insect Biotechnology Products for Pest Control and Emerging Needs in Agriculture
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Insects in the Corn Agro-Ecosystem
(In-House Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide-Food/Ornamentals
(In-House Appropriated)
Minor Use Weed Management
(In-House Appropriated)
New Strategies for Management of Invasive Ambrosia Beetles in Horticultural and Nursery Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Understanding and Responding to Multiple-Herbicide Resistance in Weeds
(In-House Appropriated)
Use of Microorganisms to Manage Weeds and Insect Pests in Turf and Agricultural Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Crop Production in Containerized and Protected Horticulture Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing Cropping System Sustainability Through New Crops and Management Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Pest Control Application Technologies for Sustainable Crop Protection
(In-House Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Conversion of Polysaccharides and Other Bio-based Materials to High-Value, Commercial Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Production and Formulation Technologies for Microbial Biopesticides in Conjunction with the Development of Attractants and Repellents for Invasive Insect Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluation of the Chemical and Physical Properties of Low-Value Agricultural Crops and Products to Enhance Their Use and Value
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic and Biochemical Basis of Soft Winter Wheat End-Use Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying the Next Generation of Malting Barley Through Improved Selection Criteria and Quality Analysis of Breeding Lines
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Utilization of Low-Value Oilseed Press Cakes and Pulses for Health-Promoting Food Ingredients and Biobased Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Utilization of Proteinaceous Crop Co-Products
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Quality, Stability, and Functionality of Oils and Bioactive Lipids
(In-House Appropriated)
Industrial Monomers and Polymers from Plant Oils
(In-House Appropriated)
Innovative Processing Technologies for Creating Functional Food Ingredients with Health Benefits from Food Grains, their Processing Products, and By-products
(In-House Appropriated)
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
(In-House Appropriated)
New Ovicidal Microbial Agents for the Biological Control of Mosquitoes
(In-House Appropriated)
Nondestructive Quality Assessment and Grading of Fruits and Vegetables
(In-House Appropriated)
Renewable Biobased Particles
(In-House Appropriated)
Replacement of Petroleum Products Utilizing Off-Season Rotational Crops
(In-House Appropriated)
Technologies for Producing Biobased Chemicals
(In-House Appropriated)
Technologies for Producing Renewable Bioproducts
(In-House Appropriated)
Value-added Bio-oil Products and Processes
(In-House Appropriated)
Last Modified: 05/26/2017
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