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Research Projects Subjects of Investigation 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 Beef cattle, live animal
item Adapting TickBot Technology to Support Efforts by Appropriated Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Research Project
item Adaptive and Flexible Grazing Management Strategies to Enhance Decision Making for Provision of Ecosystem Services in Shortgrass Steppe
item Adaptive and Flexible Grazing Management Strategies to Enhance Decision Making for Provision of Ecosystem Services in the High Plains
item Adaptive Management Case Studies
item Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
item Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors that Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
item Altering Forage Resources and Livestock Foraging Behavior in the Thunder Basin Region of Wyoming
item An Ecologically Based Push-Pull Strategy for Stable Flies on Pasture Cattle in the Central Plains
item Animal and Plant Health Research - Biosafety - Infectious Agent and Recombinant DNA Control
item Animal Health and Plant Health Research
item Animal Studies in BSL-3 Containment at Pat Roberts Hall
item Application of Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Adaptive Management of Large Ranch Landscapes
item Applying Developmental Programming to Improve Production Efficiency in Beef Cattle
item Arbovirus Diagnosis and Vaccine Development and Evaluation
item Arbovirus Diagnosis Development and Evaluation
item Assembling the Genome of the Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus
item Assessing the Utility of Soil Albedo as an Integrated Predictor of Aeolian Sediment Transport Potential
item Assessment of Genotypic and Phenotypic Factors for Foodborne Pathogen Transmission and Development of Intervention Strategies
item Assessment of Ticks' Resistance to Acaricides in the Caribbean and Development of Strategies to Improve Surveillance and Control
item Assessment Simulation Tools for Integrated Tick Management of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus in Puerto Rico
item Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Database Enhancements
item Back to the Future: Enhancing Food Security and Farm Production with Integrated Crop-Livestock Production Systems
item Beef Cattle Systems Biology: The Rumen Microbiome and Animal Metabolome in Relation to Beef Cattle Forage Intake and Nutrient-Use Efficiency
item Biology of Dipteran Vectors of Diseases Impacting Livestock and Humans
item Biology of Mosquito Vectors of Arbovirus Transmission Associated with Emerging Disease Threats of Livestock
item Bridging Project: Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
item Cattle Fever Tick Control and Eradication
item Cattle Fever Tick Research Laboratory - Moore Air Base
item CEAP-Grazing Lands Modeling
item CEAP-Grazing Lands Wind Erosion, Economics & Modeling Project
item Central Great Plains Ecosystem Service Economics and Index Valuation Project
item Characterization of Mammalian Inflammatory and Innate Immune Responses to Culicoides Sonorensis Cellular Lipids and Evaluate use as Adjuvants
item Characterization of Metabolic and Inflammatory Responses Following Administration of Three Commercially Available Mannheimia Haemolytica Vaccines
item Characterization of Resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus from the State of Veracruz, Mexico
item Characterization of the Invasion of the Cattle Fever Tick in West Africa and Evaluation of the Associated Threats for Livestock Health
item Collaboration on Development of State-and-Transition Models to Guide Sustainable Land Management in the Americas
item Collaborative Animal Research between New Mexico State University (NMSU) and ARS
item Collaborative Cattle Research Between ARS and NDSU-Hettinger Research Extension Center
item Collaborative Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) Efforts in the High Plains and Thunder Basin
item Collaborative Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) Efforts: Livestock Grazing in Rangelands and Pastures
item Collaborative Research in Atmospheric Modeling and Sensing
item Collaborative Research Involving the Use of Biohazardous Materials, Biological Toxins, Non-Exempt rDNA, and/or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
item Collection, Rearing, and Shipment of the Candidate Guineagrass Biological Control Agent Buakea kaueae from Kenya
item Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
item Conservation Planning and Interpretations: Mobile App Delivery
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 between Montana State University and ARS-PA for Joining Research Projects at Research Sites and Facilities in Montana
item CRISPR/Cas9 to Develop Odorant Co-receptor Mutants of the Screwworm: A Perspective on the Evolution of Olfactory Perception in Blowflies
item Detection and Fate of Chemical and Biological Residues in Food and Environmental Systems
item Determination of Ractopamine and Zilpaterol Levels in Human Subjects to Correlate Nutritional Intake Data for Risk Assessments in Cancer Onset
item Determine Partition Coefficients of Antibiotics from Beef Production Runoff Water Stored in Ponds and Applied as Irrigation Water
item Determining if Conventional Beef Cattle Production Practices Contribute to the Development of Antimicrobial Resistance
item Determining if Conventional Beef Cattle Production Practices Contribute to the Development of Antimicrobial Resistance
item Develop Stable Fly Management Practices for Cattle Operations
item Developing a Genetic Sexing Strain of Screwworms with Early Mortality to Females
item Developing a Reliable and Repeatable Experimental Model to Study Liver Abscesses in Cattle
item Developing a Systems Biology Approach to Enhance Efficiency and Sustainability of Beef and Lamb Production
item Developing Software and Database Applications Related to Forage and Animal Management
item Developing Tools for Better Management of Rangeland, Pastures and Forages
item Development and Evaluation of Diagnostic Applications for Arboviruses
item Development and Knowledge of a Land-Potential System (LandPKS)
item Development and Testing of Remote Activated Ultra-quiet Field sprayer for Eradication of Cattle Fever Ticks on Nilgai and White-tailed Deer
item Development of a DIVA diagnostic assay for a Rift Valley fever (RVF) candidate vaccine referred to as MP-12-NSm-del
item Development of an All-Lands Wind Erosion Model
item Development of Animal Genetic Resources Information Network (Animal-GRIN) for U.S. and Brazilian Use
item Development of Cattle Fever Tick Vaccine Based on the P0 Antigen
item Development of Tools for the Pathological Characterization of Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection
item Ecological Reservoirs and Intervention Strategies to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine
item Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
item Ecology of Hydrogen-Producing and Hydrogen-Consuming Microbial Populations in the Gut of Food-Producing Animals and their Production Environment
item Ecology of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America
item Effect of OmniGen-AF Supplementation on the Stress and Metabolic Responses of Dairy Cows Exposed to Heat Stress
item Effect of Yeast Supplementation on Innate Immunity and Pathogen Migration in Response to an Oral Salmonella Challenge in Weaned Dairy Calves.
item Effects of Time of Administration of Transdermal Flunixin Meglumine on the Inflammatory Response of Heifers Before, During, and After BRD Challenge
item Efficacy and safety studies using a 1% doramectin product and Bm86-based anti-cattle fever tick vaccine against cattle fever ticks
item Enhancement of a Land-Potential Knowledge System (LPKS)
item Environmental Chemical Residues and Their Impact in the Food Supply
item Evaluating the Effects of Genetics x Environment x Management Interactions on Beef Cattle Performance
item Evaluation of Beef Cattle Performance and Pasture Management Under Diverse Forage and Grazing Systems and Climate Scenarios
item Evaluation of Blood and Tissue PFAs Levels in Unintentionally Contaminated Dairy Animals
item Examining Best Native Seed Restoration Practices in the Chihuahuan Ecoregion
item Exploration for Biological Control Agents in East Africa for Guineagrass that Facilitates the Survival of Cattle Fever Ticks in South Texas
item Expression of Cattle Tick Antigens
item Federal Protective Service Support for Law Enforcement and Security of USDA, ARS, USMARC Compound, Clay Center, NE
item Feed-through and Spray on Treatments of Insect Growth Regulators for Cattle and Wildlife
item Feed-through and Spray on Treatments of Insect Growth Regulators for Cattle and Wildlife
item Field and Laboratory Analysis of Soil Samples for the Terrestrial Observation System of NEON
item Field Collection of Biological Control Agents for Cogongrass and Cattle Fever Tick in the Philippines
item Field Evaluation of Protein Feeder Acceptance by Naïve and Trained Nilgai and Interactions with White-tailed Deer
item Field Surveys in Vietnam to Collect and Rear Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks
item Fly-microbe Interactions Across Life History
item Genetic X Environmental Interactions Among Beef Cattle
item Genomic and Metagenomic Differences in Foodborne Pathogens and Determination of Ecological Niches and Reservoirs
item Genomic Intervention Strategies to Prevent and/or Treat Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
item Genomics of Livestock Pests
item Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Microbiome Analysis of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
item Horizontal Gene Transfer of Antimicrobial Resistance in Commercial Cattle Production Environments
item Horizontal Gene Transfer of Antimicrobial Resistance in Commercial Cattle Production Environments
item Horn Fly Antennal and Midgut Transcriptome Analysis
item Host Range Testing of Biological Control Insect Buakea kaueae to Reduce the Effect of Pathogenic Landscape Forming Guineagrass
item Host Range Testing of Cattle Fever Tick Biological Control Agents
item Human Dimensions of Sustainable Agriculture in Long-Term Agroecosystems Research (LTAR)
item Identification of Novel Vaccine Candidates against Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Pathogens
item Identifying Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles and Signatures in Screwworm and Related Flies to Develop Taxonomic Identification Keys and Enhanced Baits
item Identifying Mechanisms of Rangeland Drought Resilience: Management Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem Health
item Identifying Mechanisms of Rangeland Drought Resilience: Management Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem Health
item Implementation and Expansion of the BLM’s Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy to Support Multiple Resource Management Decision Making
item Implementation of a Genomics Database for Cattle and Other Livestock
item Improve Nutrient Management and Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine
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 the Nutrient Use Efficiency and Decreasing the Potential Environmental Impact of Beef Finishing on the Southern High Plains
item Increase Ecological and Managerial Knowledge Pertaining to the Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystem
item Influence of Frame Score and Finishing System on Carcass and Meat Quality
item Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of a National Wind Erosion Research Network Site, South San Luis Lakes TNC Parcel
item Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
item Integrated Management of Stable Flies
item Interaction of a Long-acting Eprinomectin Product with BM86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
item Interaction of a Long-acting Eprinomectin Product with BM86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks (Texas A&M)
item Invasive Mosquito Project
item Investigating Mobile Genetic Elements (Viromes and Plasmidome) and the Ecology of Microbial Community and Resistance Gene Reservoirs Towards Under..
item Japanese Encephalitis Virus Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
item Land Potential Knowledge Systems (LandPKS) - Phase II
item Livestock Ranching, Rangelands, and Resilience: Ensuring Adaptive Capacity in an Increasingly Variable Climate
item Livestock Ranching, Rangelands, and Resilience: Ensuring Adaptive Capacity in an Increasingly Variable Climate
item Long-term Abiotic Data Measurements for Jornada Long-term Agricultural Research (LTAR)
item LTER: Long-Term Research at the Jornada Basin
item Management of Flies Associated with Livestock
item Microbial Diversity Associated with Livestock Pests Across Ecosystems
item Mitigation Approaches for Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine for Use During Production and Processing
item Modeling Japanese Encephalitis in US using Interconnected Networks
item Modeling Methane Footprints and Emissions in the Southern Great Plains
item Molecular Analytical Methods Development to Support Arbovirus Research
item Monitoring Data and Analysis Technical Support
item Moving Beyond Rumen Microbiota Composition to Identify Interactions Between the Host Genotype and Rumen Functional Phenotype to Identifying Genetic
item Multi-source Data Collection to Enhance Predictive Modeling for the Control of Cattle Fever Ticks
item National Animal Germplasm Program
item National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Workforce Development
item NaturSafe Supplementation Prior to a Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) Challenge in Weaned Beef Calves
item Nilgai Modeling
item Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory and Area IV Soil Conservation Districts Research Farm Agreement
item Novel Techniques for Culicoides Vector Control and Evaluation
item Nutritional Intervention and Management Strategies to Reduce Stress and Improve Health and Well-being in Cattle and Swine
item Occurrence of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Metabolites in a Groundwater Discharge Waterway
item Orbivirus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
item Pooled Genotyping and Sequencing for Development of Molecular Breeding Values for Resistance to Bovine Respiratory Disease
item Preliminary Evaluation of Livestock and Wildlife Surveillance Tools for Rift Valley Fever
item Preventing Bovine Babesiosis by Characterizing Fever Tick Acaricide Resistance and Genetic Variation Within Vaccine Candidate Antigens
item Process-based Nutrient Modeling of Confined Beef Cattle Systems in the Northern Great Plains
item Protecting Livestock through Evaluation of Mode of Action of Substances Disrupting the Nervous System of Arthropod Pests Affecting Animal Production
item Rangeland Modeling: Forage Forecasting, Livestock Behavior and Performance
item Rangeland Response to Grazing Management after the Lodgepole Wildfire Complex
item Reassembly of Cattle Immune Gene Clusters for Quantitative Analysis
item Reducing Drought Impact Risk
item Reducing Drought Impact Risk in the Intermountain West via Multiple Pathways
item Regional Dust Emission Responses to Ecosystem Change
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 Rift Valley Fever Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
item Sampling Screwworms from Endemic Regions
item Science and Technologies for the Sustainable Management of Western Rangeland Systems
item Scientific and Local Knowledge for a Land Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS)
item Scientific Knowledge and New Technology to Aid in the Selection and Management of the U.S. Beef, Swine, and Sheep Populations
item Scientific Support and Partnership for Renewable Resource Programs in BLM
item Scientific Support and Partnership for Renewable Resources programs in BLM NM
item Screwworm Genetic Sexing Line Development
item Selecting and Managing Practices for Agricultural Landscapes
item Sequencing Genomes and Transcriptomes of Livestock Pests
item Single Nucleotide Discovery and Preliminary Population Genetics for the Stable Fly, Stomoxys Calcitrans
item Southwest Air Quality, Climate and Production Agriculture Science
item Spray-formed Dissolving Microneedle Patches for Enhanced Stability and Needle-free Delivery of Vaccines
item Standardization of Sperm Evaluation Across Gene Banks
item Strategies to Optimize Meat Quality and Composition of Red Meat Animals
item Supplementation of Chelated Zinc Methionine and Inorganic Zinc to Mitigate the Negative Impact of Bovine Respiratory Disease on Beef Cattle Health
item Supplementation of Yeast Products as a Means to Mitigate the Negative Impact of Heat Stress on Beef Cattle
item Supplementation with Beef Wellness Pak as a Means to Mitigate the Negative Impact of Bovine Respiratory Disease on Post-Weaning Beef Cattle Health
item Support Climate-Smart Decision Making in Arizona, USDA Southwest Climate Hub
item Support Climate-Smart Decision Making in Hawaii, USDA Southwest Climate Hub
item Support Climate-Smart Decision Making in Nevada, USDA Southwest Climate Hub
item Support Climate-Smart Decision Making in Utah, USDA Southwest Climate Hub
item Support Effort for Developing Scientific Information and New Technology to Solve High Priority Problems for U.S. Beef, Sheep, and Swine Industries
item Supporting Climate Smart Decision-Making in the Southwest, USDA Climate Hub
item Supporting Climate-Smart Decision Making in Arizona, USDA Southwest Climate Hub
item Supporting Climate-Smart Decision Making in Hawaii, USDA Southwest Climate Hub
item Surveys for Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks in China
item Sustainable Agricultural Systems for the Northern Great Plains
item Sustainable Beef-Forage Systems for the Southern Plains
item Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities
item Temporal Changes in Bovine Anaplasmosis Infection Status in Endemic Herds
item The Effect of CLOSTAT on Innate Immune Parameters and Pathogen Migration in Response to an Oral Salmonella Challenge in Weaned Dairy Calves
item The Impact of Insect Immunity on Vector Competence in Changing Environments
item The Invasive Mosquito Project
item The Role of Virus-vector Interactions in Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Outbreaks
item The Short and Long-Term Behavioral Effects of Livestock Training on Cattle Grazing in Continuous and Rotational Grazing Systems
item Towards Novel Acaricide Development Against Cattle Fever Tick: GPCR Target Validation and Identification of Chemical Leads
item Training of Biodefense Research Workforce for the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF)
item Understanding Regional Linkages Between Production Agriculture, Air Quality and Climate
item Understanding Salmonella in the Peripheral Lymph Nodes of Cattle and Implementation of Intervention Strategies
item USDA Southwest Climate Hub Decision Making in New Mexico
item Use of Animal Genetics and Diversified Forage Systems to Improve Efficiency and Sustainability of Livestock Production Systems in the Southern Great Plains
item Using Monitoring, Assessment, and Observatory Data to Shorten Socio-Ecological Feedbacks
item Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Disease vectors
item Veterinary Pest Genome and Transcriptome Bioinformatic Analysis
item Virus and Vector Protein Expression
item Vulnerability Assessment of Great Plains Agriculture to Climate Variability and Change
item Whole Genome Sequencing of the Face Fly, Musca Autumnalis
item Wildlife Surveillance for Arboviruses