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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
Air
Alfalfa
Almond
Animal research, general
Apple
Atmosphere, general/other
Bacteria
Barley
Beans (dry)
Beef cattle, general/other
Beef cattle, live animal
Bees, honey, and other pollinators, general
Biological Cell Systems
Canola
Citrus, general/other
Climate
Cole crops (includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Cool season perennial grasses (includes bluegrass, bromegrass, fescue)
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
Cottonseed (for meal, oil, etc.)
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Dairy cattle, live animal
Desert and semidesert shrub land and shinnery
Durum wheat
Economy, general/other
Egg-type chicken, live animal
Endangered species
Fertilizers
Finfish
Forage legumes, other
General Commodity
Goats, meat and mohair
Grain crops, general/other (includes buckwheat, millet, triticale)
Grain sorghum
Grasslands, other
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Hard red spring wheat
Hard red winter wheat
Hard white wheat
Honey bees
Horses, ponies, and mules
Individuals (as workers, consumers, members of society)
Insects
Laboratory animals
Land
Leguminous vegetables, other
Lentil
Long fiber cotton
Meat, beef cattle
Meat, dairy cattle
Meat, sheep
Meat, swine
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Microorganisms, general/other
Miscellaneous and new crops, general/other
Mountain grasslands, meadow, and alpine
Noncrop plant research
Oats
Oilseed and oil crops, general/other
Other bees (non-Apis bees)
Other non-bee pollinators, general
Other swine products
Pasture
Pasture and forage crops, general/other
Peanut
Peas (dry)
Pecan
People and communities, general/other
Perennial grasses, other
Plant research, general
Potato
Poultry meat
Poultry, general/other
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Remote sensing equipment and technology
Rice
River basins
Sheep, live animal
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil
Soil and land, general
Soybean
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Sugar beet
Summer annual grasses (includes forage sorghums, sudangrass, sorghum)
Sunflower
Sweet sorghum
Swine, live animal
The family and its members
The farm as an enterprise
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Turkey, live animal
Upland cotton
Vegetables, general/other
Viruses
Warm season perennial grasses (includes dallisgrass, bluestems)
Water resources
Watersheds
Watersheds and river basins, general
Weather
Weeds
Wheat, other
Wild animals
Wildlife habitats
Winter annual legumes (includes subterranean clover, arrowleaf clover)
Research Projects within Soil
item A Program for Weighing Lysimeter Data Quality Control and Assurance
item A Proposal to Expand the Soil Health, Soil Testing, and Grazing Land Management Cooperation between ARS (Temple, TX) and Texas NRCS
item Adaptive Multi-Paddock (AMP) Grazing Research Proposal
item Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
item Antibiotic Resistance Gene Quantification from Modern and Historical Soils
item Assessing and Managing Antibiotic Resistance, Nutrients, and Pathogens In Animal-Impacted Agroecosystems
item Assessing Soil Health to Increase Production Sustainability
item Carbon Flux from Great Plains Agroecosystems Associated with the ARS LTAR Network
item CEAP-Grazing Lands Soil Respiration Measurements for Modeling (2016)
item Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Oversight and Research between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and ARS-Lincoln
item Comprehensive Soils Analysis in a Global Grassland Fertilization Experiment
item Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Cropland/Grazingland 2015
item Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Cropland/Grazingland 2016
item Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Sample Analysis 2014
item Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Watersheds 2017
item Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Watersheds 2018
item Conservation Effects Assessment Project - 2017, 2018
item Constraints on the Recruitment of an Invasive C4 in a Native C4 Grassland
item Contributions of Climate, Soils, Species Diversity, and Management to Sustainable Crop, Grassland, and Livestock Production Systems
item Cooperative Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for the USDA Bushland Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
item Cooperative Research for Joint Projects in Basic and Applied Research with Regional or National Importance
item Cover Crops Impact on Soil Properties in the Northern Great Plains
item Develop Knowledge for the Efficacy of Using Cover Crops in Place of Summer Fallow in Dryland Wheat-fallow Cropping
item Development and Integration of Nmr Based Soil Water Sensor
item Development of a National Dataset of Stream Channel Properties
item Development of a National Modeling Framework to Support the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)
item Development of an Export Coefficant Based Database to Guide Watershed Scale Conservation Practice Placement
item Development of Sediment Budgets for Soft Calibration and Determination of Legacy Sediment Contributions for the CEAP Assessment
item Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
item Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
item Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
item Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems
item Enhance NCA Dust Indicator with NASA Earth Science Data and USDA Wind Erosion Assessment
item Enhancing Decision-Making by Agricultural Producers in Colorado with Weather Variability: Reducing Enterprise Risk and Increasing Resilience
item Enhancing Decision-Making by Agricultural Producers in Montana with Weather Variability: Reducing Enterprise Risk and Increasing Resilience
item Enhancing Decision-Making by Agricultural Producers in Nebraska with Weather Variability: Reducing Enterprise Risk and Increasing Resilience
item Enhancing Decision-Making by Agricultural Producers in North Dakota with Weather Variability: Reducing Enterprise Risk and Increasing Resilience
item Enhancing Decision-Making by Agricultural Producers in South Dakota with Weather Variability: Reducing Enterprise Risk and Increasing Resilience
item Enhancing Decision-Making by Agricultural Producers in Wyoming with Weather Variability: Reducing Enterprise Risk and Increasing Resilience
item Establishing the Texas A&M Texas Water Observatory (TWO) and USDA-ARS Partnership at the Riesel Watersheds
item Evaluating Management Strategies to Increase Agroecosystem Productivity, Resilience, and Viability
item Genetic Analysis of Multiple Eastern Gamagrass Ecotypes
item Identifying Mechanisms of Rangeland Drought Resilience: Management Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem Health
item Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
item Improved Practices to Conserve Air Quality, Maintain Animal Productivity, and Enhance Use of Manure and Soil Nutrients of Cattle Production Systems for the Southern Great Plains
item Improving Soil Quality and productivity of Eroded Crop Land Using Animal Beef Manure
item Improving the Sustainability of Irrigated Farming Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
item Increase Long-term Productivity and Economic Returns of Great Plains Agriculture
item Increasing Crop Water Use Efficiency Through SCADA Control of Variable Rate Irrigation Systems Using Plant and Soil Sensor Feedback
item Industrial Cool-Season Oilseeds Replace Fallow In No-Till 2-Yr Durum Rotations
item INSPIRE: Legged Locomotion for Desert Research
item Integration of SWAT+/MODFLOW and Inclusion in the Geospatial Modeling Interface
item Inter-Compare and Improve Soil-Crop Models for Evaluating Effects of Climate Change and Adaptations on Production and Natural Resources
item Investigate and Solve Agricultural Problems Addressing Economic Viability and Environmental Sustainability of Agriculture and Natural Resources
item Laboratory Support for Air, Soil, and Water Quality Nexus Research
item Long-term Beef Manure Influence Soil Quality, Carbon Dynamics, and Corn Productivity
item Long-term Cover Crops Influence Soil Quality and Carbon Content in Cropping System
item Long-Term Oil Seed Production Influence Soil Quality and Carbon Content in Dryland Cropping System
item Long-Term Soil and Crop Management can be Used to Adapt to Climate Change by Increasing Soil Health, Nitrogen Use Efficiency, and Productivity
item Long-Term Tillage Influence Soil Nutrient Dynamics and Soil Quality in Dryland Cropping System
item Long-Term Tillage Influence Soil Quality and Carbon Cycling in Dryland Cropping System
item Management Practices for Long Term Productivity of Great Plains Agriculture
item Mitigating Nutrient Losses from Agroecosystems: Biotic and Abiotic Mechanisms of Nitrogen Cycling under Conservation Agriculture Management Practice
item New Approaches to Facilitate Non-chemical Control of Plant Pathogenic Nematodes in Potato Systems, and Improvement of Nitrogen Management
item Optimizing Water Use Efficiency for Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
item Optimizing Water Use Efficiency for Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in Semi-Arid Regions
item Partitioning of Anthropogenic Radioisotopes on Aeolian Sediments and Erosion-Affected Soils
item Precipitation and Irrigation Management to Optimize Profits from Crop Production
item Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Effectiveness through the GRA Croplands Greenhouse Gas Network (MAGGnet)
item Quantifying the Mechanisms of Soil C Sequestration and Loss in Agroecosystems
item Rangeland Response to Grazing Management after the Lodgepole Wildfire Complex
item Research and Demonstration of Minimum Tillage and Optimum Water and Nitrogen Management in Sugarbeet in Eastern Montana
item Residue Removal Study and Manure Addition to Maintain Soil Quality and Sustainability
item Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use and Markets
item Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Markets
item Resilient Management Systems and Decision Support Tools to Optimize Agricultural Production and Watershed Responses from Field to National Scale
item Resource Assessment Framework for Dependable Feedstock Supply to Produce Advanced Biofuels in Hawaii and Western United States (2015)
item Response of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds to Changes in Water Availability, Land Use, Management, and Climate
item Soil and Crop Management for Enhanced Soil Health, Resilient Cropping Systems, and Sustainable Agriculture in the Northern Great Plains
item Soil Health Recovery Following Prescribed Fire Fuel Treatments and Wildfire in the Great Plains Woodland and Savanna of North Central Montana
item Soil Microbial Community Structure and Function in High Production Corn – Soybean Systems
item Soil Testing for Soil Health
item Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
item Technical Support for NRCS Users of WEPS, the Wind Erosion Prediction System
item Technology Transfer and Research Support for USDA-ARS and Texas USDA-NRCS Grazing and Soil Health Project, Riesel, Texas
item The Role of Nutrient Limitation and Precipitation Variability in the Suppression of Biodiversity by Exotic Invasive Plants
item Transition from Deficit Irrigation to Dryland Production in the Texas High Plains
item Understanding Water Use and Plant Responses of Crops Due to Deficit Irrigation
item USDA Agri and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Invent and Evaluate the Potential of Different Cropping Systems, Including Biofuels, to Mitigate GHG Emissions
item Vegetation, Soil, and Livestock Gain Responses to Grazing Management Studies
item Water Management to Sustain the Economic Activity from the Ogallala Aquifer on the Southern High Plains-KSU
item Water Management to Sustain the Economic Activity from the Ogallala Aquifer on the Southern High Plains-TAMU
item Water Management to Sustain the Economic Activity from the Ogallala Aquifer on the Southern High Plains-TTU
item Water Management to Sustain the Economic Activity from the Ogallala Aquifer on the Southern High Plains-WTAMU