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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)
Forage Characteristics and Utilization that Improve Efficiency of Growth, Performance, Nutrient Use, and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Forage Genetics and Management in Integrated Dairy Systems for Enhanced Productivity, Efficiency and Resilience, and Decreased Environmental Impact
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Utilization of Forages in Integrated Dairy Production Systems to Enhance Sustainable Farming Systems and Food Security
(In-House Appropriated)
Investigating Microbial, Digestive, and Animal Factors to Increase Dairy Cow Performance and Nutrient Use Efficiency
(In-House Appropriated)
Assembly and Annotation of Rumen Protist Genomes to Determine their Metabolic Contribution and Environmental Presence
(Cooperative Agreement)
Assembly and Annotation of Rumen Protist Genomes to Determine Their Metabolic Contribution and Environmental Presence
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Reactive Nitrogen Cycling and Impacts on U.S. Dairy Farms: The Feasibility of Sustainable Milk and Agro-Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
A Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Laboratory to Support USDA-ARS/USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center - Specific Research Activities
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation the potential of the silvopastoral cattle production system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Peruvian tropics.
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Hairy Vetch Genome Assembly
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Reducing Lifecycle Environmental Impacts & Improving Profitability of Wisconsin Dairy Systems Through Improved Cropping Management
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Silvopasture Research and Demonstration at the US Dairy Forage Research Center
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the University of Wisconsin Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Cropland Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, and Ecosystem Service Comparisons in Alfalfa and Corn Based Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Determining Genetic Factors That Influence Protein Quality and Yield In Alfalfa
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Regionally-adapted, Resilient Alfalfa Germplasm Pools
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Corn Silage Containing A-Amylase in Dairy Cattle Diets
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Forage Production of Alfalfa Established in Silage Corn vs. Conventional Production Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Fostering Resilience and Ecosystem Services in Landscapes by Integrating Diverse Perennial Circular Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Culture of Californian Marine Macroalgae Capable of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Production from Ruminant Livestock
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Legume Cover Crops for Organic Farmers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Ruminant Farm Systems (RuFaS) model: A Next-Generation, Whole-farm, Dairy Systems Model to Support Sustainable Productivity and Environmental Health
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Utilization of Canola Meal in the Diets of Early­Lactation Dairy Cows
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Accurate Evaluation of the Nutritional Value of Alfalfa
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Bringing Interseeding of Alfalfa into Corn to the Farm through On-Farm Research, Demonstration, and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comparisons of Grass-Based and Alfalfa/Corn Silage Forage Systems for Dairy Cows in Central Wisconsin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating, Educating, and Communicating the Value of Cover Crop in WI Crop Rotations, for Enhanced Productivity, Water, and Soil Quality Protection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Kentucky Alfalfa Nutrient Survey: Understanding the Role of Soil Fertility
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Measuring Field-scale Changes in Soil Ecosystem Services and Crop Production with the Integration of Conservation Practices in Dairy Forage Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nutritional Efficiency of Jersey and Holstein Cows
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Oregon Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Researching and Developing Cover Cropping in Midwestern Agricultural Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Statistical Design and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wisconsin Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Reducing Impacts of Disease on Rainbow Trout Aquaculture Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Advancing the use of Alfalfa Leaf Protein Concentrate in Aquafeeds to Enhance Finfish Production.
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Cooperative Agreement on Institutional Biosafety Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Trout Strain (genotype x diet) on Digestibility of Alfalfa Leaf Meal Protein Concentrate (APC)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Analysis of Virulence of Flavobacterium Fish Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Rhabdoviral Virlulence Factors Using In Vitro Approaches
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Utilization of Forages in Integrated Dairy Production Systems to Enhance Sustainable Farming Systems and Food Security
(In-House Appropriated)
Reactive Nitrogen Cycling and Impacts on U.S. Dairy Farms: The Feasibility of Sustainable Milk and Agro-Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
A Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Laboratory to Support USDA-ARS/USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center - Specific Research Activities
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Hairy Vetch Genome Assembly
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Cropland Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, and Ecosystem Service Comparisons in Alfalfa and Corn Based Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Regionally-adapted, Resilient Alfalfa Germplasm Pools
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Forage Production of Alfalfa Established in Silage Corn vs. Conventional Production Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Legume Cover Crops for Organic Farmers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Comparisons of Grass-Based and Alfalfa/Corn Silage Forage Systems for Dairy Cows in Central Wisconsin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Statistical Design and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Improving Forage Genetics and Management in Integrated Dairy Systems for Enhanced Productivity, Efficiency and Resilience, and Decreased Environmental Impact
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Utilization of Forages in Integrated Dairy Production Systems to Enhance Sustainable Farming Systems and Food Security
(In-House Appropriated)
Cracking Soft Seed in Hairy Vetch: Marker-Assisted Cover Crop Improvement
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Evaluation the potential of the silvopastoral cattle production system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Peruvian tropics.
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Hairy Vetch Genome Assembly
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Reducing Lifecycle Environmental Impacts & Improving Profitability of Wisconsin Dairy Systems Through Improved Cropping Management
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Silvopasture Research and Demonstration at the US Dairy Forage Research Center
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Cropland Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, and Ecosystem Service Comparisons in Alfalfa and Corn Based Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Regionally-adapted, Resilient Alfalfa Germplasm Pools
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Forage Production of Alfalfa Established in Silage Corn vs. Conventional Production Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Fostering Resilience and Ecosystem Services in Landscapes by Integrating Diverse Perennial Circular Systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Legume Cover Crops for Organic Farmers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Ruminant Farm Systems (RuFaS) model: A Next-Generation, Whole-farm, Dairy Systems Model to Support Sustainable Productivity and Environmental Health
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Bringing Interseeding of Alfalfa into Corn to the Farm through On-Farm Research, Demonstration, and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cover Crops, Water Quality, and Soil Health Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating, Educating, and Communicating the Value of Cover Crop in WI Crop Rotations, for Enhanced Productivity, Water, and Soil Quality Protection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Kentucky Alfalfa Nutrient Survey: Understanding the Role of Soil Fertility
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Measuring Field-scale Changes in Soil Ecosystem Services and Crop Production with the Integration of Conservation Practices in Dairy Forage Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Oregon Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Researching and Developing Cover Cropping in Midwestern Agricultural Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Warm-season Grass Biomass and Seed Production in Central Illinois
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Wisconsin Alfalfa Nutrient Survey
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Reactive Nitrogen Cycling and Impacts on U.S. Dairy Farms: The Feasibility of Sustainable Milk and Agro-Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
A Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Laboratory to Support USDA-ARS/USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center - Specific Research Activities
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Comparisons of Grass-Based and Alfalfa/Corn Silage Forage Systems for Dairy Cows in Central Wisconsin
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Statistical Design and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Biochemical Pathways and Molecular Networks Involved in Seed Development, Germination and Stress Resilience in Barley and Oat
(In-House Appropriated)
Cranberry Genetics and Insect Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Genetic Resources and Associated Information in the U. S. Potato Genebank
(In-House Appropriated)
Maximizing the Impact of Potato Genebank Resources: Development and Evaluation of a Wild Species Genotype Diversity Panel
(In-House Appropriated)
Pollinators and Gene Flow
(In-House Appropriated)
Trait Discovery, Genetics, and Enhancement of Allium, Cucumis, and Daucus Germplasm
(In-House Appropriated)
CucCAP 2: Harnessing Genomic Resources for Disease Resistance and Management in Cucurbit Crops – Bringing the Tools to the Field
(Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Phenotypes, Markers, and Genes in Carrot Germplasm to Deliver Improved Carrots to Growers and Consumers
(Cooperative Agreement)
Impact and Spread of the Glyphosate Resistance Gene in Feral Alfalfa
(Cooperative Agreement)
Managing Stakeholder-Prioritized Pests and Diseases for Sustainable and Economic Onion Production
(Cooperative Agreement)
CIOA 3: Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture With Added Grower and Consumer Value
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Cracking Soft Seed in Hairy Vetch: Marker-Assisted Cover Crop Improvement
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Extending a Model of Gene Flow by Insect Pollinators to Discontinuous Landscapes
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genetic and Molecular Mechanisms of UVB-Dependent Hypocotyl Elongation in Cucumber
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Impact and Spread of the Glyphosate Resistance Genes in Feral Alfalfa Populations
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Screening Diverse Carrot Germplasm for Improved Germination and Seed Characteristics
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Creating Dihaploids for Hybrid Potato Breeding
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the University of Wisconsin - Madison Institutional Biological Safety Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Bee-microbe Symbioses and Their Impact on Pollinator Health
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Creating a New Paradigm for Potato Breeding and Seed Production Based on True Potato Seed
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
CucCAP2: Harnessing Genomic Resources for Disease Resistance and Management in Cucurbit Crops – Bringing the Tools to the Field
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing an Attractant for Lygus Hesperus Derived from Host Plant Volatile Compounds
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Delivery of Integrated Management Packages for the Most Serious Pests and Diseases Threatening US Allium Industries
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone-induced Defensive Responses in Cranberries
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping and Marker-Assisted Pyramiding For Flavor Enhancing Chemicals to Promote Cucumber Consumption and Industry Use
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Targeting a Conserved Structural Model in Phytophthora Effectors for Disease Resistance
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Brood Cell Microbiome of Solitary Bees: Origin, Diversity, Function, and Vulnerability
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
VacciniumCAP: Enable Development of Blueberry and Cranberry Cultivars
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cover Crops, Water Quality, and Soil Health Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Field Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Phenotyping and Mapping Cranberry Quality Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Research Station Operations Agreement
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Heavy Metals as Inadvertent Drivers of Insecticide Resistance Through Activation of Insecticide Detoxification Mechanisms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genebank Genetic Diversity Management with Respect to Climate Change and Physiological Stress
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Hyperspectral Imaging for Early Detection and Control of Potato Diseases (Michigan)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Hyperspectral Imaging for Early Detection and Control of Potato Diseases (Michigan)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Hyperspectral Imaging for Early Detection and Control of Potato Diseases (Wisconsin)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Insecticide Resistance Influences the Emergence Phenology of the Colorado Potato Beetle – Implications for Management
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interaction between PVY and Potato Pathogens and its Effect on Disease Susceptibility
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interaction between PVY and Potato Pathogens and its Effect on Disease Susceptibility
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Microbial Diversity in Bee Pollen Using High-Throughput Sequencing
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigations of Bee-Microbe Symbioses in Pollen-Provisions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone-Mediated Induction of Host Plant Resistance in the American Cranberry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Cumulative Inbreeding Depression in Alfalfa
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rapid Detection of PVY Using a Viral Protease-Induced Fluorescence Assay
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Cranberry Genetics and Insect Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Bee-microbe Symbioses and Their Impact on Pollinator Health
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone-induced Defensive Responses in Cranberries
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Brood Cell Microbiome of Solitary Bees: Origin, Diversity, Function, and Vulnerability
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
VacciniumCAP: Enable Development of Blueberry and Cranberry Cultivars
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Field Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Phenotyping and Mapping Cranberry Quality Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Research Station Operations Agreement
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Microbial Diversity in Bee Pollen Using High-Throughput Sequencing
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigations of Bee-Microbe Symbioses in Pollen-Provisions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone-Mediated Induction of Host Plant Resistance in the American Cranberry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Cranberry Genetics and Insect Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Bee-microbe Symbioses and Their Impact on Pollinator Health
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone-induced Defensive Responses in Cranberries
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Brood Cell Microbiome of Solitary Bees: Origin, Diversity, Function, and Vulnerability
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
VacciniumCAP: Enable Development of Blueberry and Cranberry Cultivars
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Field Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Phenotyping and Mapping Cranberry Quality Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Research Station Operations Agreement
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Microbial Diversity in Bee Pollen Using High-Throughput Sequencing
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigations of Bee-Microbe Symbioses in Pollen-Provisions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pheromone-Mediated Induction of Host Plant Resistance in the American Cranberry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Biochemical Pathways and Molecular Networks Involved in Seed Development, Germination and Stress Resilience in Barley and Oat
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Analysis for Identifying Barley Lines with Superior Malting Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Cracking Soft Seed in Hairy Vetch: Marker-Assisted Cover Crop Improvement
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Cover Crops, Water Quality, and Soil Health Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)