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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)
Inherent Variation in Oxidative Stress Measures in Breeding and Lactating Gilts and Correlation to Measures of Sow Lifetime Productivity
(Cooperative Agreement)
Inherent Variation in Oxidative Stress Measures in Breeding and Lactating Gilts, and Correlation to Measures of Sow Lifetime Productivity
(Cooperative Agreement)
Cooperative Agreement on Institutional Biosafety Committee
(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)
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)
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)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(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)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(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)
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)
Improved Management of Nutrients, Water, Agrochemicals, and Energy to Enhance Agriculture System Sustainability
(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)
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)
Support NRCS States to Use and Adopt the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) for Watershed Planning
(Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(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)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(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)
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)
Crop and Water Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Scale Assessment of Factors Controlling Corn and Soybean Production Efficiency
(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)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(Non-Assistance 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)
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)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(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)
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)
Watershed-scale Phosphorus Inputs from Streambanks
(Non-Funded 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)
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)