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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)
Mitigating Emissions and Adapting Farm Systems to Climate Variability
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessing Chesapeake Riparian Buffer Effectiveness Through Spatial and Temporal Monitoring and Modeling
(Cooperative Agreement)
Process-Based Nutrient Modeling of Integrated Beef Cattle Finishing and Crop Production Systems in the Northern Great Plains
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Assessment of the U.S. Beef Production Systems, Phase 4
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Sustaining Agroecosystems and Water Resources in the Northeastern U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Forage Brassicas to Mitigate Methane Emissions and Increase Economic Sustainability of Forage-Based Dairy Systems
(Cooperative Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) 2017 - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Buffer Effectiveness in Chesapeake Bay Watershed - 2016
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Buffer Effectiveness in Chesapeake Bay Watershed - 2017
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Effectiveness of Conservation Reserve Program Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Pastureland Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Pastureland Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - 2018
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Research and Development on the MAPHEX (MAnure PHosphorus EXtraction) System
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
An Examination of the Autochthonous Sources of Urea in Watersheds and Potential Role of Microbial Activity
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Forage brassicas to mitigate methane emissions and increase economic sustainability of forage-based dairy systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Selection and Crossbreeding for the Health in Organic Dairy Cattle
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Nitrogen (N) Use Efficiency of N-Fix Inoculated Grasses under Field Conditions
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Reconciling Economic and Biophysical Perspectives on Marginal Land for Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Unraveling Challenges and Opportunities of Kelp Meal Supplementation in Northeastern Organic Dairies
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Novel Manure Phosphorus Extraction System (MAPHEX)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
APEX Modeling of Temperate Humid Pastures
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing Hydrological Processes Linking Agricultural Phosphorus Sources with Surface and Ground Waters Using Near-Surface Geophysics
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effectiveness of Conservation Reserve Program Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - 2016
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effectiveness of Conservation Reserve Program Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - 2017
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Long Term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR) Croplands Common Experiment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pennsylvania’s Dairy Agriculture Working Group
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Turf Grass Management Under The Long Term Agro-ecosystem Research Network
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tactical and Systemic Management of Nutrients to Balance Water Quality and Agricultural Production Priorities
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Chesapeake Water Quality Center
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Nutrient Management of Cranberry Farms in Massachusetts
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Buffer Effectiveness in Chesapeake Bay Watershed - 2016
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Buffer Effectiveness in Chesapeake Bay Watershed - 2017
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Effectiveness of Conservation Reserve Program Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Research and Development on the MAPHEX (MAnure PHosphorus EXtraction) System
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
An Examination of the Autochthonous Sources of Urea in Watersheds and Potential Role of Microbial Activity
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Nitrogen (N) Use Efficiency of N-Fix Inoculated Grasses under Field Conditions
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing Hydrological Processes Linking Agricultural Phosphorus Sources with Surface and Ground Waters Using Near-Surface Geophysics
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cornell Northeast Climate Hub Risk Assessment and Capacity Building
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effectiveness of Conservation Reserve Program Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - 2016
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Strategies to Adapt Northeast Dairy Cropping Systems to Climate Change Projections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Penn State Northeast Climate Hub Risk Assessment and Capacity Building
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pennsylvania’s Dairy Agriculture Working Group
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tactical and Systemic Management of Nutrients to Balance Water Quality and Agricultural Production Priorities
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Chesapeake Water Quality Center
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Forage Brassicas to Mitigate Methane Emissions and Increase Economic Sustainability of Forage-Based Dairy Systems
(Cooperative Agreement)
Pastureland Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Pastureland Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - 2018
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Forage brassicas to mitigate methane emissions and increase economic sustainability of forage-based dairy systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Selection and Crossbreeding for the Health in Organic Dairy Cattle
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Reconciling Economic and Biophysical Perspectives on Marginal Land for Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Unraveling Challenges and Opportunities of Kelp Meal Supplementation in Northeastern Organic Dairies
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
APEX Modeling of Temperate Humid Pastures
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services (Bridge Project)
(In-House Appropriated)
Forage Brassicas to Mitigate Methane Emissions and Increase Economic Sustainability of Forage-Based Dairy Systems
(Cooperative Agreement)
Pastureland Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Pastureland Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - 2018
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Forage brassicas to mitigate methane emissions and increase economic sustainability of forage-based dairy systems
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic Selection and Crossbreeding for the Health in Organic Dairy Cattle
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Reconciling Economic and Biophysical Perspectives on Marginal Land for Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Unraveling Challenges and Opportunities of Kelp Meal Supplementation in Northeastern Organic Dairies
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
APEX Modeling of Temperate Humid Pastures
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Mitigating Emissions and Adapting Farm Systems to Climate Variability
(In-House Appropriated)
Assessing Chesapeake Riparian Buffer Effectiveness Through Spatial and Temporal Monitoring and Modeling
(Cooperative Agreement)
Process-Based Nutrient Modeling of Integrated Beef Cattle Finishing and Crop Production Systems in the Northern Great Plains
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cornell Northeast Climate Hub Risk Assessment and Capacity Building
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating Strategies to Adapt Northeast Dairy Cropping Systems to Climate Change Projections
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Penn State Northeast Climate Hub Risk Assessment and Capacity Building
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Assessment of the U.S. Beef Production Systems, Phase 4
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Sustaining Agroecosystems and Water Resources in the Northeastern U.S.
(In-House Appropriated)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) 2017 - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
A Novel Manure Phosphorus Extraction System (MAPHEX)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effectiveness of Conservation Reserve Program Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - 2017
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Long Term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR) Croplands Common Experiment
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Turf Grass Management Under The Long Term Agro-ecosystem Research Network
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Nutrient Management of Cranberry Farms in Massachusetts
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)