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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)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Cooperative Agreement on Institutional Biosafety Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the Iowa State University Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Agroecosystem Benefits from the Development and Application of New Management Technologies in Agricultural Watersheds
(In-House Appropriated)
Develop and Maintain Website Providing Access and Support for the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework
(Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Training and Guidance for Use of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework
(Cooperative Agreement)
Extending Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework Land Use Database
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2018) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) 2017 - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) 2017 - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies on Iowa Croplands
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Facilitating Use of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework for Watershed- and Farm-Scale Planning
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2018 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Prairie Strips as a Sustainable Mitigation Strategy to Retain Antimicrobial Resistant Organisms
(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)
Effect of Manure Application Timing and Management...
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Soil Carbon Stabilization Concepts and Nitrogen Cycling-CFDA#10.310
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Water for Increased Resiliency of Drained Agricultural Landscapes-CFDA No. 10.310
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Stripping Antibiotic Resistance with STRIPS: Evaluating Prairie Buffer Strips to Mitigate Resistance Genes from Manure Amended Fields
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Crop and Water Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin Agroecosystems
(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)
Field Evaluation of a Humic Product for Corn-based Rotations in the Mid-latitudes
(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)
Reducing the Environmental Footprint from Agricultural Systems through Managing Resources and Nutrient Inputs
(In-House Appropriated)
Develop and Maintain Website Providing Access and Support for the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework
(Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Training and Guidance for Use of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework
(Cooperative Agreement)
Extending Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework Land Use Database
(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)
Implementing Sustainable Landscape Designs for Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2018) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) 2017 - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) 2017 - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies on Iowa Croplands
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Facilitating Use of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework for Watershed- and Farm-Scale Planning
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2018 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Initiating the Midwest Regional Climate Hub: FY 2014
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Meta-analysis of Soil Indicator Variables for the Soil Management Assessment Framework (SMAF)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Soil Carbon Cycle Science in Reconstructed Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Cover Crops Influence Nutrient Cycling, Yield, and Diseases of Corn and Soybean
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Phosphorus Contributions from Eroding Iowa Stream Banks
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Prairie Strips as a Sustainable Mitigation Strategy to Retain Antimicrobial Resistant Organisms
(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)
Developing and Promoting Water-, Nutrient-, and Climate-Smart Technologies to Help Agricultural Systems Adapt to Climate and Societal Changes
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Manure Application Timing and Management...
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Impacts of Cropping System Diversity and Input Reduction on Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Soil and Water Quality, and Economic Performance...
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Soil Carbon Stabilization Concepts and Nitrogen Cycling-CFDA#10.310
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Water for Increased Resiliency of Drained Agricultural Landscapes-CFDA No. 10.310
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Stripping Antibiotic Resistance with STRIPS: Evaluating Prairie Buffer Strips to Mitigate Resistance Genes from Manure Amended Fields
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics of a Bioenergy Agroforestry System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics of a Bioenergy Agroforestry System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop and Water Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of Natural Resource Databases for Improved Resource Planning
(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)
Implementation of Lidar Technology for Quantifying Emission and Dispersion from Agricultural Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
North Central Region Fruit, Vegetable, and Wine Growers’ Assessment of Soil and Water Vulnerability under Changing ..... Events
(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)
Enhancing Crop Physiological Mitigation of Environmental Stresses Through Humic Amendments
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Field Evaluation of a Humic Product for Corn-based Rotations in the Mid-latitudes
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Field Evaluation of a Micronized Humic Product for Enhanced Corn Growth and Grain Production in Central Iowa
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Implementing Sustainable Landscape Designs for Great Plains Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Cooperative Agreement)
Implementing Sustainable Landscape Designs for Midwestern Bioenergy Supply Systems
(Cooperative Agreement)
Implementing Sustainable Landscape Designs for Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
(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)
Evaluation of an Improved Combine Head for Single-Pass Corn Stover Harvest
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
(In-House Appropriated)
Utilization of the G x E x M Framework to Develop Climate Adaptation Strategies for Temperate Agricultural Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Develop and Maintain Website Providing Access and Support for the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework
(Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Training and Guidance for Use of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework
(Cooperative Agreement)
Eco-hydrological Modeling Using Field-based and Earth Observations to Assess Water Use Efficiency & Support Agricultural Water Resources Management
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Facilitating Use of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework for Watershed- and Farm-Scale Planning
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Meta-analysis of Soil Indicator Variables for the Soil Management Assessment Framework (SMAF)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Soil Carbon Cycle Science in Reconstructed Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Cover Crops Influence Nutrient Cycling, Yield, and Diseases of Corn and Soybean
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Phosphorus Contributions from Eroding Iowa Stream Banks
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Manure Application Timing and Management...
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Impacts of Cropping System Diversity and Input Reduction on Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Soil and Water Quality, and Economic Performance...
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Water for Increased Resiliency of Drained Agricultural Landscapes-CFDA No. 10.310
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Woody Bioenergy Feedstock from Marginal Agricultural Lands: Red Cedar Feedstock Quality and Environmental Sustainability
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Crop and Water Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin Agroecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
North Central Region Fruit, Vegetable, and Wine Growers’ Assessment of Soil and Water Vulnerability under Changing ..... Events
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Woody Bioenergy Feedstocks from Marginal Agricultural Lands: Red Cedar Feedstock and Environmental Sustainability
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Woody Bioenergy Feedstocks from Marginal Agricultural Lands: Red Cedar Feedstock and Environmental Sustainability
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Woody Bioenergy Feedstocks from Marginal Agricultural Lands: Red Cedar Feedstock and Environmental Sustainability CFDA# 10.320
(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)
Nitrification Benchtop Experiment Summary: SOP Study
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Health: Biotic Fertilizers Facilitate the Soil Biological Processes to Enhance Agricultural Efficiency
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Utilization of the G x E x M Framework to Develop Climate Adaptation Strategies for Temperate Agricultural Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Eco-hydrological Modeling Using Field-based and Earth Observations to Assess Water Use Efficiency & Support Agricultural Water Resources Management
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Woody Bioenergy Feedstock from Marginal Agricultural Lands: Red Cedar Feedstock Quality and Environmental Sustainability
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Woody Bioenergy Feedstocks from Marginal Agricultural Lands: Red Cedar Feedstock and Environmental Sustainability
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Woody Bioenergy Feedstocks from Marginal Agricultural Lands: Red Cedar Feedstock and Environmental Sustainability
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Woody Bioenergy Feedstocks from Marginal Agricultural Lands: Red Cedar Feedstock and Environmental Sustainability CFDA# 10.320
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nitrification Benchtop Experiment Summary: SOP Study
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Health: Biotic Fertilizers Facilitate the Soil Biological Processes to Enhance Agricultural Efficiency
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)