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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)
Physiological, Microbiological, and Nutritional Mechanisms to Maintain Animal Productivity in the Absence of Antibiotics
(In-House Appropriated)
Inherent Variation in Oxidative Stress Measures in Breeding and Lactating Gilts, and Correlation to Measures of Sow Lifetime Productivity
(Cooperative Agreement)
Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBC) Agreement - Iowa State University
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the Iowa State University Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded 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)
Managing Energy and Carbon Fluxes to Optimize Agroecosystem Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Watersheds through Optimized Management and Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2022 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands), AMU
(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 Conservation Drainage Practice for Treating Agricultural Subsurface Drainage
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(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)
Improved Management of Nutrients, Water, Agrochemicals, and Energy to Enhance Agriculture System Sustainability
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Energy and Carbon Fluxes to Optimize Agroecosystem Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Optimizing Carbon Management for Enhancing Soil and Crop Performances
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for Midwestern Landscapes
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Watersheds through Optimized Management and Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – Ames, Iowa
(In-House Appropriated)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Estimating and Projecting Spring Freeze Risk to Midwest Specialty Crops
(Grant)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Sponsor Agreement North Central Water Network Climate Intersections Conference
(Grant)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2022 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands), AMU
(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 Conservation Drainage Practice for Treating Agricultural Subsurface Drainage
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Manure Management Technologies: Reducing Odors, Producing Slow-release Fertilizers, and Providing Ecosystem Services
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Smart Strategies by Bolstering the Extension to Midwest Climate Hub Connection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Commercial Farm-field Network to Quantify Emissions and Carbon Storage from Agricultural Bio-energy Feedstock Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Swine Carcass Staging Risk Mitigations Study
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Biogeochemical Consequences of Updating an Aging Agricultural Infrastructure
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Cover Crop Germplasm for Biological Nitrification Inhibition
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Scale Assessment of Factors Controlling Corn and Soybean Production Efficiency
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mapping Subsoil Fragipan Breakdown by Ryegrass Cover Cropping
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(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)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – Ames, Iowa
(In-House Appropriated)
Estimating and Projecting Spring Freeze Risk to Midwest Specialty Crops
(Grant)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Sponsor Agreement North Central Water Network Climate Intersections Conference
(Grant)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Smart Strategies by Bolstering the Extension to Midwest Climate Hub Connection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
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)
Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Watersheds through Optimized Management and Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – Ames, Iowa
(In-House Appropriated)
Estimating and Projecting Spring Freeze Risk to Midwest Specialty Crops
(Grant)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Sponsor Agreement North Central Water Network Climate Intersections Conference
(Grant)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2022 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands), AMU
(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 Conservation Drainage Practice for Treating Agricultural Subsurface Drainage
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Manure Management Technologies: Reducing Odors, Producing Slow-release Fertilizers, and Providing Ecosystem Services
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Watershed-scale Phosphorus Inputs from Streambanks
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Smart Strategies by Bolstering the Extension to Midwest Climate Hub Connection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Energy Partitioning, Evapotranspiration, and CO2 Exchange of the Forage Component of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(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)
Energy Partitioning, Evapotranspiration, and CO2 Exchange of the Forage Component of a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)