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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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)
Determining Influence of Microbial, Feed, and Animal Factors on Efficiency of Nutrient Utilization and Performance in Lactating Dairy Cows
(In-House Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics that Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use as Biomass Energy Crops in Illinois
(Cooperative Agreement)
Treated-Stover Pelleted Feedstuffs for Dairy Cows
(Cooperative Agreement)
Reactive Nitrogen Cycling and Impacts on U.S. Dairy Farms: The Feasibility of Sustainable Milk and Agro-Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Reassembly of Cattle Immune Gene Clusters for Quantitative Analysis
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
DEVELOPMENT OF A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY TO SUPPORT ARS/USGS WI WATER SCIENCE CTR-SPECIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Mentored Research in Rumen Microbiology
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Use of Infrared or Visual Automated Data Acquisition Detection Systems for Continuous Evaluation of Fermentation or Animal Behavior Profiling
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the University of Wisconsin Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes Region
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Maximizing Use of Canola Meal in Dairy Diets
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Rumen Microbial Communities and Lactation Efficiency in Dairy Cows
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Determining the Biological Basis of Genetic Variation in Forage and Feed Utilization Efficiency in Lactating Dairy Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Software for a Cattle Lot Runoff and Phosphorus Loss Model
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
EVALUATING PERENNIAL GRASS CULTIVARS FOR THEIR USE AS BIOMASS ENERGY CROPS IN MINNESOTA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
EVALUATING PERENNIAL GRASS CULTIVARS FOR THEIR USE AS BIOMASS ENERGY CROPS IN OHIO
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use as Biomass Energy Crops in Upper Michigan
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Statistical Designs and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation of Hay and Silage Preservation Experiments with Individual Voluntary Intake and Digestibility Measurements in Sheep
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determination of Actual Polymorphisms Responsible for Economic Trait Variation in Dairy Cattle
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Molasses, Corn Grain, and Degradable Protein Levels on Lactation Performance and Rumen Function of Dairy Cattle
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Treated-Stover Pelleted Feedstuff in Dairy Cattle Diets
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Reducing Impacts of Disease on Salmonid Aquaculture Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Utilizing the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Analysis of the Fish Pathogens Flavobacterium Columnare and Flavobacterium Psychrophilum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Evaluation of Yellow Perch for Aquaculture Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Immune Evasion in Aquatic Rhabdoviral Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Using Genetic Techniques to Characterize Mechanisms of Virulence in Flavobacterium Fish Pathogens
(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)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use as Biomass Energy Crops in Illinois
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties Across America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genetic Control of Flowering in Switchgrass
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Managing Selfing Rates in Alfalfa Seed Production Fields
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Exploiting Natural Diversity to Identify Alleles and Mechanisms of Cold Adaption in Switchgrass-CFDA#10.310
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Incorporating Dairy Livestock into Pioneer Farm Systems Research
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Elucidation of Red Clover Filaments and Associated Plant Disease Symptoms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
EVALUATING PERENNIAL GRASS CULTIVARS FOR THEIR USE AS BIOMASS ENERGY CROPS IN MINNESOTA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
EVALUATING PERENNIAL GRASS CULTIVARS FOR THEIR USE AS BIOMASS ENERGY CROPS IN OHIO
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use as Biomass Energy Crops in Upper Michigan
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Plant- and Animal-Related Grazing Management Effects on Pasture Sward and Soil Characteristics
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interseeding Alfalfa Into Corn as a Dual Purpose Cover and Forage Crop
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Forage Characteristics that Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Treated-Stover Pelleted Feedstuffs for Dairy Cows
(Cooperative Agreement)
Reactive Nitrogen Cycling and Impacts on U.S. Dairy Farms: The Feasibility of Sustainable Milk and Agro-Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
DEVELOPMENT OF A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY TO SUPPORT ARS/USGS WI WATER SCIENCE CTR-SPECIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes Region
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Maximizing Use of Canola Meal in Dairy Diets
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Software for a Cattle Lot Runoff and Phosphorus Loss Model
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Statistical Designs and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation of Hay and Silage Preservation Experiments with Individual Voluntary Intake and Digestibility Measurements in Sheep
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Treated-Stover Pelleted Feedstuff in Dairy Cattle Diets
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Forage Characteristics that Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Removing Limitations to the Efficient Utilization of Alfalfa and Other Forages in Dairy Production, New Bio-Products, and Bioenergy to...
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use as Biomass Energy Crops in Illinois
(Cooperative Agreement)
Treated-Stover Pelleted Feedstuffs for Dairy Cows
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties Across America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genetic Control of Flowering in Switchgrass
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Managing Selfing Rates in Alfalfa Seed Production Fields
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Reactive Nitrogen Cycling and Impacts on U.S. Dairy Farms: The Feasibility of Sustainable Milk and Agro-Ecosystems
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
DEVELOPMENT OF A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY TO SUPPORT ARS/USGS WI WATER SCIENCE CTR-SPECIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes Region
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Exploiting Natural Diversity to Identify Alleles and Mechanisms of Cold Adaption in Switchgrass-CFDA#10.310
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Incorporating Dairy Livestock into Pioneer Farm Systems Research
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Maximizing Use of Canola Meal in Dairy Diets
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Software for a Cattle Lot Runoff and Phosphorus Loss Model
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Elucidation of Red Clover Filaments and Associated Plant Disease Symptoms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
EVALUATING PERENNIAL GRASS CULTIVARS FOR THEIR USE AS BIOMASS ENERGY CROPS IN MINNESOTA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
EVALUATING PERENNIAL GRASS CULTIVARS FOR THEIR USE AS BIOMASS ENERGY CROPS IN OHIO
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Perennial Grass Cultivars for Their Use as Biomass Energy Crops in Upper Michigan
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Plant- and Animal-Related Grazing Management Effects on Pasture Sward and Soil Characteristics
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Novel Harvest Technologies for Fractionating Alfalfa Into Leaf and Stem Fractions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interseeding Alfalfa Into Corn as a Dual Purpose Cover and Forage Crop
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Statistical Designs and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation of Hay and Silage Preservation Experiments with Individual Voluntary Intake and Digestibility Measurements in Sheep
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Treated-Stover Pelleted Feedstuff in Dairy Cattle Diets
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of the Benefits of Feeding Surplus Cranberry Waste Stream Products to Lambs and Lactating Dairy Cows
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency and Mitigating Nutrient and Pathogen Losses from Dairy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Agricultural Landscape, Pollinator Behavior and Gene Flow Risk
(In-House Appropriated)
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Characterization, Taxonomy, and Acquisition of Genetic Resources for Carrot, Potato, and Their Related Wild Species
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Allium, Cucumis, and Daucus Germplasm
(In-House Appropriated)
Improvement of Barley Seed Quality Through Molecular and Functional Genomic Gene Expression
(In-House Appropriated)
Physiology and Biochemistry of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Cereal Tissues
(In-House Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation
(In-House Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Resources for the Genetic Improvement of Potato
(In-House Appropriated)
2xcelerate: A Diploid Inbred Line Strategy to Accelerate Genetic Gain in Potato
(Cooperative Agreement)
2xcelerate: A Diploid Inbred Line Strategy to Accelerate Genetic Gain in Potato
(Cooperative Agreement)
CIOA 2- Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture with Added Grower and Consumer Value
(Cooperative Agreement)
CIOA 2- Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture with Added Grower and Consumer Value
(Cooperative Agreement)
CIOA 2- Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture with Added Grower and Consumer Value
(Cooperative Agreement)
CIOA 2- Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture with Added Grower and Consumer Value
(Cooperative Agreement)
CIOA 2- Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture with Added Grower and Consumer Value
(Cooperative Agreement)
CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics to Improve Disease Resistance in Cucurbit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomics-Aided Development of Introgression Lines of Cucumis Hystrix for Cucumber Improvement -CFDA #10.310
(Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling Pollinator Movements to Predict Transgene Escape
(Cooperative Agreement)
Resistance-Determining Interactions Between Phytopathogenic Phytophthora Effector IPI-O and the Host Resistance Protein RB -CFDA #10.310
(Cooperative Agreement)
Utilization of Carrot Wild Relatives for Carrot Pre-Breeding in Bangladesh
(Cooperative Agreement)
Utilization of Carrot Wild Relatives for Carrot Pre-Breeding in Pakistan
(Cooperative Agreement)
2xcelerate – A Diploid Inbred Line Strategy to Accelerate Genetic Gain in Potato
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
CIOA 2: Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture with Added Grower and Consumer Value
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties Across America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genetic Analyses of a Chloroplast-Associated Cold Tolerance
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genetic Control of Flowering in Switchgrass
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Genomics-aided Development of Introgression Lines of Cucumis Hystrix for Cucumber Improvement
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identifying Phenotypes, Markers, and Genes in Carrot Germplasm to Deliver Improved Carrots to Growers and Consumers
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Linking Pollinator Behavior to Gene Flow to Reduce Gene Flow Risk Over the Landscape
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Managing Selfing Rates in Alfalfa Seed Production Fields
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Managing Selfing Rates in Alfalfa Seed Production Fields
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Resistance-Determining Interactions Between Phytopathogenic Phytophthora Effector IPI-O and the Host Resistance Protein RB
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Biochemical and Molecular Determinants of Aroma in Carrot Varieties
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
CucCAP: Leveraging Applied Genomics for Improvement of Disease Resistance and Fruit Quality of Cucurbit Crops
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Exploiting Natural Diversity to Identify Alleles and Mechanisms of Cold Adaption in Switchgrass-CFDA#10.310
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Regions and Genetic Constellations Associated with Agronomic Traits, Fruit Quality, and Disease Resistance in the American Cranberry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Incorporating Dairy Livestock into Pioneer Farm Systems Research
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Determinants of Virus Disease Proliferation and Host Resistance in Potato
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Field Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Germplasm with Resistance to Verticillium Wilt Using the Ve Gene
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Germplasm With Resistance to Verticillium Wilt Using the Ve Gene
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Molecular and Applied Methods for Control of Potato Late Blight
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Molecular and Applied Methods for Control of Potato Late Blight
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Molecular and Applied Methods for Control of Potato Late Blight (UW)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Elucidation of Red Clover Filaments and Associated Plant Disease Symptoms
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Plant- and Animal-Related Grazing Management Effects on Pasture Sward and Soil Characteristics
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Potato Germplasm for Tolerance/Resistance to Lso Infection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genebank Genetic Diversity Management with Respect to Climate Change and Physiological Stress
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interseeding Alfalfa Into Corn as a Dual Purpose Cover and Forage Crop
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigations of Bee-Microbe Symbioses in U.S. Cranberries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Isolation of Genes for Potato Virus Y (PVY) Resistance and Understanding Mechanisms of Resistance Breaking by New Strains of PVY
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Isolation of Genes for Potato Virus Y (PVY) Resistance and Understanding Mechanisms of Resistance Breaking by New Strains of PVY
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Reliability of Trapping Methods in Identifying Wild Pollinators of Crops
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Utilization of Carrot Wild Relatives for Carrot Pre-Breeding in Bangladesh and Pakistan
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic Regions and Genetic Constellations Associated with Agronomic Traits, Fruit Quality, and Disease Resistance in the American Cranberry
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cranberry Field Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigations of Bee-Microbe Symbioses in U.S. Cranberries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(In-House Appropriated)
Cranberry Field Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigations of Bee-Microbe Symbioses in U.S. Cranberries
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
(In-House Appropriated)
Identifying the Next Generation of Malting Barley Through Improved Selection Criteria and Quality Analysis of Breeding Lines
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Last Modified: 8/25/2016
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