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Research Projects Subjects of Investigation at this Location

Each ARS research project has related subjects of investigation.  Listed below are the subjects of investigation currently conducted at this location.

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Subjects of Investigation

Atmosphere, general/other
Beans (dry)
Beans (fresh, fresh-processed)
Bedding/garden plants
Beef cattle, general/other
Beef cattle, live animal
Berries and cane fruits, other
Citrus, general/other
Cole crops (includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Cool season perennial grasses (includes bluegrass, bromegrass, fescue)
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
Cotton, other
Cottonseed (for meal, oil, etc.)
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Cucurbits, other (includes pumpkin, squash, gourd)
Cut flowers, foliage, and greens
Dairy cattle, live animal
Deciduous and small fruits, general/other
Deciduous tree fruits, other
Desert and semidesert shrub land and shinnery
Drainage and irrigation facilities and systems
Durum wheat
Edible tree nuts, general/other
Fiber crops, general/other
Florist crops, other
Food (not readily associated with specific plant and animal products)
General Commodity
Goats, meat and mohair
Grain crops, general/other (includes buckwheat, millet, triticale)
Grain sorghum
Grapes, other
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Hard red spring wheat
Hard red winter wheat
Herbaceous perennials and decorative greens
Honey bees
Horses, ponies, and mules
Individuals (as workers, consumers, members of society)
Leguminous vegetables, other
Long fiber cotton
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Microorganisms, general/other
Miscellaneous and new crops, general/other
Mountain grasslands, meadow, and alpine
Mushrooms and other edible fungi
Oilseed and oil crops, general/other
Onion, garlic, leek, shallot
Ornamental trees and shrubs
Ornamentals and turf, general/other (includes cacti)
Other bees (non-Apis bees)
Other non-bee pollinators, general
Parks and urban green space
Pasture and forage crops, general/other
Peas (dry)
Peas (fresh, fresh-processed)
Perennial grasses, other
Plant research, general
Potted plants
Poultry meat
Raisin grapes
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Rangelands, other
Remote sensing equipment and technology
Research equipment and methods, general/other
Rubber, gum, and resin plants, other
Seeds and other plant propagules
Sewage and waste disposal facilities and systems
Sheep, live animal
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil and land, general
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Structures, facilities, and equipment, general/other
Sugar beet
Sweet potato
Swine, general/other
Swine, live animal
Table grapes
The farm as an enterprise
Trees, forests, and forest products, general
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Turf (includes bentgrass, bermudagrass, bluegrass, dichondra, fescue)
Upland cotton
Vegetables, general/other
Warm season perennial grasses (includes dallisgrass, bluestems)
Water resources
Watersheds and river basins, general
Wetland and riparian systems
Wheat, other
Wild animals
Wildlife and natural fisheries, general/other
Wine grapes
Wood and wood products
Research Projects within Desert and semidesert shrub land and shinnery
item A Transparent Protocol for Predicting Habitat Resilience to Climate Change on Wild Horse and Burro Habitats across the Western United States
item Activated Carbon Seed Technologies and Indaziflam Application to Simultaneously Control Exotic Annual Grasses and Establish Perennial Vegetation
item Adaptive Capacity and Ecosystem Service Provisioning on Intermountain Range Sheep Systems Under a Changing Climate
item Adaptive Management Research on Co-species Grazed Rangelands
item Advancing Veterinary Care, Research and Education in Small-Ruminant Obstetrics and Health
item Agroecological Approach to Enhance U.S. Sheep Industry Viability and Rangeland Ecosystem Conservation
item AmeriFlux Management Project Core Site - Walnut Gulch/Santa Rita
item Assessing Linkages between Seed Bed Microenvironment and Browse-Species Establishment on Northern Region WMAs
item Assessing Pollinator and Gall Response to Climatic Gradients and Fire and Grazing Management in Sage
item Assessing Wind and Water Erosion on Western Rangelands
item Benefits for Bee Health and Diversity from Drought-Tolerant Plantings (“Bee Pasture”) for Drought-Stricken Areas in the West
item Causal Factors of Exotic Annual Grass Invasion Across the Great Basin Sagebrush Ecosystem
item CEAP-Grazing Lands Remote Sensing of Woody Vegetation
item Climate-adaptive Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Establishment of Diverse CRP Plantings in Drylands
item Collaborative Outcome-Based Land Management through Shared Science
item Commenting on Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest plans
item Continental Divide Cooperative Weed Management Area
item Developing Methods for Co-produced Research and Stakeholder Assessment in Rangeland Agroecosytems
item Developing Mitigation Strategies for Poisonous Plants in Livestock Production Systems
item Developing Practical Genetic Solutions for the Sheep Industry
item Developing UAS Remote Sensing Data Processing Tools for Rangeland Assessment
item Development of Ecological Strategies for Invasive Plant Management and Rehabilitation of Western Rangelands
item Development of eOrganic Digital Resources Documenting the Grazing Efficiency of Dairy Breeds
item Disturbance Mitigation and Adaptive Restoration of Sagebrush-Steppe Ecosystems
item DNA Sequencing and Molecular Analysis of Forage, Range, and Turf Plants
item Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Resins
item Dry Matter Intake, Feed Efficiency of Four Dairy Breeds (Holstein, Jersey, Jersey×Holstein, ProCross Crossbreds) in a Pasture-Based Heifer Dev Prog
item Dual Disturbances: Do Fuel Treatments and Wildfire Protect or Harm Sagebrush Valued Resources?
item Ecological Forest Management Snow Monitoring Demonstration Site
item Economic Assessment for Rangeland, Pasture, & Turf Landscapes using Improved Plant Materials & Technologies developed by ARS, Forage Range Research
item Ecosystem Responses and Plant Ecophysiology in the Great Basin
item Educational and Scientific Cooperation between Idaho State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service
item Educational and Scientific Cooperation between the Boise State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service
item Educational and Scientific Cooperation between the University of Idaho and the USDA
item Effects of Herbicide as a Fuel Reduction Treatment in the Mojave Desert
item Enhancing Rangeland Science Delivery in the Northern Great Basin
item Fuel Treatment and Fire Suppression Effects on Valued Resources in Sagebrush Steppe
item Fuel Treatment and Wildfire Effects on Sagebrush Valued Resources
item Fuel Treatment Durability in Sagebrush Ecosystems in Current and Future Climates
item Genetics, Ecology, and Biological Control of Invasive Annual Grasses
item Genome Sequencing and Annotation
item Genotyping Wildland Collections
item Grazing Efficiency Evaluation of Four Dairy Breeds
item High-density Genotyping of Plants
item High-throughput Phenotyping and Genotypic Modeling of Intermediate Wheatgrass Forage and Seed Traits
item Hydrology and Erosion Dynamics Following Compost Applications on Annual Grassland
item Impacts of Disturbances, Management Practices, and Climate on Ecohydrology of Water-Limited Lands
item Improved Establishment Techniques for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Pollinator Mixtures in Semi-Arid regions of the western U.S.
item Improved Plant Genetic Resources and Methods to ensure Resilient and Productive Rangelands, Pastures, and Turf Landscapes
item Improved Seed and Seeding Technology for Great Basin Rangelands
item Improving Rehabilitation Practices in the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts
item Improving the Collection and Accessibility of Potential Control Location Data for Successful Cross-jurisdictional Pre-fire Planning
item In Utero Factors Impacting Fetal Loss in Sheep
item Innovations in Plant Genetics to Develop Intermediate Wheatgrass as a Next-Generation Sustainable Crop
item Integrate Vegetative Bud-based Propagation and Seeds in Restoration of Rangeland Native Plant Communities
item Interagency Agreement for Fire Management
item Livestock Grazing in Rangeland Management Systems
item Long-term Data Analyses and Data Collection on the Desatoya Mountains Project
item LTAR-NEON Collaboration to Quantify Rangeland Vegetation Production - Phase 2
item New Remote Sensing Techniques for Ecosystem Water and Carbon Flux Estimation
item New Remote Sensing Techniques for Ecosystem Water and Carbon Flux Estimation - Phase 2
item Northern Great Basin Native Seed Production Cooperative
item Operation of NOAA Mesonet Weather Monitoring Staion to Provide Critical Weather Data to Local NOAA Forecaters
item Optimizing Spatial Allocation of Restoration and Conservation Efforts Across the Sagebrush Biome
item Pinyon and Juniper Ecophysiology in the Great Basin
item Plant Community Composition and Production of Intermountain West Grazing Lands
item Precision Management Technologies for Rangeland Agricultural Systems
item RaBET Development for Rangelands in the Western U.S.
item Rangeland Ecohydrology
item Rangeland Ecohydrology and Soil Erosion Course
item Rehabilitation Practices in the Mojave Desert
item Remote Sensing Unique Species Identification
item Remote Sensing Unique Species Identification & Process Publication(s)
item Sagebrush Rangeland Conservation and Restoration
item Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project
item Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project
item Seasonal Forecasting Infrastructure Development
item Seed Enhancement Treatments to Alleviate Environmental Stress on Restoration Species
item Sheep Station Prescribed Burn Tebuthiuron Units
item Skutumpah Terrace Sagebrush Steppe Enhancement Hydrology/Erosion Study
item Socio-economic Assessment of Great Basin Livestock Production Systems
item Soil Erosion and Ecosystem Recovery After Wildfire Under a Changing Climate
item Soil, Water, Meadow and Rangeland Monitoring on the Desatoya Mountains Project
item System-based Management and Rehabilitation of Rangelands
item Technical Analysis of Grazingland National Resource Field Inventory Data
item Trajectories of Change: How Climate, Wildfire, and Management Drive Shrubland Ecosystem Transitions
item Trajectories of Ecosystem Change
item Treatment Durability
item Treatment Durability using LANDIS-II
item Understanding Ecological, Hydrological, and Erosion Processes in the Semiarid Southwest to Improve Watershed Management
item Wildland Testing of Bluebunch Wheatgrass Plant Materials Under Variable Environmental Conditions
item WinterTurf: A holistic approach to understanding the mechanisms and mitigating the effects of winter stress on turfgrasses in northern climates
item Workman Creek Snowtography