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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 Animal Production (NP #101)
Reducing Production Losses due to Oxidative Stress and Bacterial Pathogens in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Cooperative Agreement on Institutional Biosafety Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the Iowa State University Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluate Supplementing Butyric Acid at the Same Level From Varying Sources with Different Concentrations
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Inherent Variation in Oxidative Stress Measures in Breeding and Lactating Gilts and Correlation to Measures of Sow Lifetime Productivity
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Agroecosystem Benefits from the Development and Application of New Management Technologies in Agricultural Watersheds
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Energy and Carbon Fluxes to Optimize Agroecosystem Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Regional Temperature Inversion Climatology and Outreach
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support NRCS States to Use and Adopt the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) for Watershed Planning
(Cooperative Agreement)
Temperature Inversion Tool and Data Web Interface
(Cooperative Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2018) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Crop Yield Assessment and Mapping by a Combined use of Landsat-8, Sentinel-2, and Sentinel-1 Images
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2018 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2019 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2019 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Elements: Agricultural Cyber-infrastructure Support for Field and Grid Modeling, and Runtime Decision-making
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Saturated Buffers as a Conservation Drainage Practice for Treating Agricultural Subsurface Drainage
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Scenario Development to Achieve Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Goals
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Using the ACPF to Optimize the Allocation of Scarce Conservation Funding
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Stripping Antibiotic Resistance with STRIPS: Evaluating Prairie Buffer Strips to Mitigate Resistance Genes from Manure Amended Fields
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop and Water Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Coordinated Network of Sites for Studying the Impacts of 4R Nitrogen Management on Crop Production and Nutrient Loss
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Interactive Effects of Mycotoxins, Peroxidized Soybean Oil, and Oxidized Protein on Measures of DNA, Lipid, and Protein Damage in Nursery Pigs
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Agroecosystem Benefits from the Development and Application of New Management Technologies in Agricultural Watersheds
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Carbon and Nutrients in Midwestern U.S. Agroecosystems for Enhanced Soil Health and Environmental Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Energy and Carbon Fluxes to Optimize Agroecosystem Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Reducing the Environmental Footprint from Agricultural Systems through Managing Resources and Nutrient Inputs
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for Midwestern Landscapes
(In-House Appropriated)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Cooperative Agreement)
Implementing Sustainable Landscape Designs for Great Plains Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Cooperative Agreement)
Implementing Sustainable Landscape Designs for Midwestern Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Cooperative Agreement)
Regional Temperature Inversion Climatology and Outreach
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support NRCS States to Use and Adopt the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) for Watershed Planning
(Cooperative Agreement)
Temperature Inversion Tool and Data Web Interface
(Cooperative Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2018) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Crop Yield Assessment and Mapping by a Combined use of Landsat-8, Sentinel-2, and Sentinel-1 Images
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2018 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2019 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2019 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Meta-analysis of Soil Indicator Variables for the Soil Management Assessment Framework (SMAF)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Elements: Agricultural Cyber-infrastructure Support for Field and Grid Modeling, and Runtime Decision-making
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Emissions Factors for N and S from Swine Finishing Operations
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Saturated Buffers as a Conservation Drainage Practice for Treating Agricultural Subsurface Drainage
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Phosphorus Contributions from Eroding Iowa Stream Banks
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Scenario Development to Achieve Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Goals
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Using the ACPF to Optimize the Allocation of Scarce Conservation Funding
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Stripping Antibiotic Resistance with STRIPS: Evaluating Prairie Buffer Strips to Mitigate Resistance Genes from Manure Amended Fields
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop and Water Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of an Improved Combine Head for Single-Pass Corn Stover Harvest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Scale Assessment of Factors Controlling Corn and Soybean Production Efficiency
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Coordinated Network of Sites for Studying the Impacts of 4R Nitrogen Management on Crop Production and Nutrient Loss
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Interactive Effects of Mycotoxins, Peroxidized Soybean Oil, and Oxidized Protein on Measures of DNA, Lipid, and Protein Damage in Nursery Pigs
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Agroecosystem Benefits from the Development and Application of New Management Technologies in Agricultural Watersheds
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Energy and Carbon Fluxes to Optimize Agroecosystem Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for Midwestern Landscapes
(In-House Appropriated)
Regional Temperature Inversion Climatology and Outreach
(Cooperative Agreement)
Temperature Inversion Tool and Data Web Interface
(Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Yield Assessment and Mapping by a Combined use of Landsat-8, Sentinel-2, and Sentinel-1 Images
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Eco-hydrological Modeling Using Field-based and Earth Observations to Assess Water Use Efficiency & Support Agricultural Water Resources Management
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Meta-analysis of Soil Indicator Variables for the Soil Management Assessment Framework (SMAF)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Elements: Agricultural Cyber-infrastructure Support for Field and Grid Modeling, and Runtime Decision-making
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Saturated Buffers as a Conservation Drainage Practice for Treating Agricultural Subsurface Drainage
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Phosphorus Contributions from Eroding Iowa Stream Banks
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Watershed-scale Phosphorus Inputs from Streambanks
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Regional Linkages Between Production Agriculture, Air Quality, and Climate
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop and Water Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Energy Partitioning, Evapotranspiration, and CO2 Exchange of the Forage Component of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Coordinated Network of Sites for Studying the Impacts of 4R Nitrogen Management on Crop Production and Nutrient Loss
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Interactive Effects of Mycotoxins, Peroxidized Soybean Oil, and Oxidized Protein on Measures of DNA, Lipid, and Protein Damage in Nursery Pigs
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Eco-hydrological Modeling Using Field-based and Earth Observations to Assess Water Use Efficiency & Support Agricultural Water Resources Management
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Understanding Regional Linkages Between Production Agriculture, Air Quality, and Climate
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Energy Partitioning, Evapotranspiration, and CO2 Exchange of the Forage Component of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)