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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)
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)
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)
A Collaborative Environmental Microbiology Laboratory to Support USDA-ARS/USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center - Specific Research Activities
(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)
Determination of Actual Polymorphisms Responsible for Economic Trait Variation in Dairy Cattle
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Utilization of Canola Meal in the Diets of Early­Lactation 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)
Nutritional Efficiency of Jersey and Holstein Cows
(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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties Across America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Managing Selfing Rates in Alfalfa Seed Production Fields
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Regionally Adapted, Resilient Alfalfa Germplasm Pools
(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)
Cover Crops, Water Quality, and Soil Health Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interseeding Alfalfa Into Corn as a Dual Purpose Cover and Forage Crop
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Supplementation of Hay and Silage Preservation Experiments with Individual Voluntary Intake and Digestibility Measurements in Sheep
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Warm-season Grass Biomass and Seed Production in Central Illinois
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of the Benefits of Feeding Surplus Cranberry Waste Stream Products to Lambs and Lactating Dairy Cows
(Trust Fund 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)
Statistical Designs and Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Cracking Soft Seed in Hairy Vetch: Marker-Assisted Cover Crop Improvement
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties Across America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Managing Selfing Rates in Alfalfa Seed Production Fields
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Regionally Adapted, Resilient Alfalfa Germplasm Pools
(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)
Cover Crops, Water Quality, and Soil Health Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interseeding Alfalfa Into Corn as a Dual Purpose Cover and Forage Crop
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Cracking Soft Seed in Hairy Vetch: Marker-Assisted Cover Crop Improvement
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties Across America
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Managing Selfing Rates in Alfalfa Seed Production Fields
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Developing Regionally Adapted, Resilient Alfalfa Germplasm Pools
(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)
Cover Crops, Water Quality, and Soil Health Research and Outreach
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interseeding Alfalfa Into Corn as a Dual Purpose Cover and Forage Crop
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)