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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 Rangelands and grasslands, general
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 Grazing Management to Sustain Beef Production and Bird Diversity in Rangeland Ecosystems
item Adaptive Management Case Studies
item Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation
item Altering Forage Resources and Livestock Foraging Behavior in the Thunder Basin Region of Wyoming
item Application of Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Adaptive Management of Large Ranch Landscapes
item Assessing the Impact of Entomopathogens for the Integrated Biological Control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in the Lower Rio Grande Valley TX
item Assessing the Utility of Soil Albedo as an Integrated Predictor of Aeolian Sediment Transport Potential
item Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Database Enhancements
item Biological Control and Community Restoration Strategies for Invasive Weed Control in the Northern Great Plains Rangelands
item Bridging Project: Integrated Forage Systems for Food and Energy Production in the Southern Great Plains
item CEAP-Grazing Lands Modeling
item CEAP-Grazing Lands Soil Respiration Measurements for Modeling (2016)
item CEAP-Grazing Lands Wind Erosion, Economics & Modeling Project
item Central Great Plains Ecosystem Service Economics and Index Valuation Project
item Chronosequence Effects on Reservoir Sediment Carbon Thermal Stability, Composition, and Nutrient as Influenced by Runoff Deposition
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 Comprehensive Soils Analysis in a Global Grassland Fertilization Experiment
item Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Sample Analysis 2014
item Conservation Planning and Interpretations: Mobile App Delivery
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 Cropland Carbon Monitoring System (CCMS)
item Determine Greenhouse Gas (Ghg) Emissions from Diverse Grazing Systems in the Southern Great Plains
item Developing Software and Database Applications Related to Forage and Animal Management
item Development and Knowledge of a Land-Potential System (LandPKS)
item Development of an All-Lands Wind Erosion Model
item Diversifying Rainfed Cropping System in the Southern Great Plains to Improve Sustainability of Agriculture
item Ecology and Management of Grasshoppers and Other Rangeland and Crop Insects in the Great Plains
item Enhancement of a Land-Potential Knowledge System (LPKS)
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 Enhancing Stakeholder Capacity for Risk Management and Adaptation in a Changing Climate in the Northern Plains
item Evaluation of Beef Cattle Performance and Pasture Management Under Diverse Forage and Grazing Systems and Climate Scenarios
item Evaluation of Frost and Drought Events in the U.S. Southern Great Plains from 1981 to 2040
item Examining Best Native Seed Restoration Practices in the Chihuahuan Ecoregion
item Field and Laboratory Analysis of Soil Samples for the Terrestrial Observation System of NEON
item Follow-up Shrub Establishment Study
item How Do Management Factors Affect CRP Planting Success?
item Human Dimensions of Sustainable Agriculture in Long-Term Agroecosystems Research (LTAR)
item Identify Factors Associated with Increase Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program Land
item Identify Factors Associated With Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
item Identify Factors Associated with Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
item Identify Factors Associated with Increased Establishment and Persistence of Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs on Conservation Reserve Program
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 Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands
item Increase Ecological and Managerial Knowledge Pertaining to the Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystem
item Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of a National Wind Erosion Research Network Site, South San Luis Lakes TNC Parcel
item Integrated Grassland and Cropland Observation Systems for Multi-Scale Observations Agroecosystem Processes
item Integrating Experiential STEM Learning with Long Term Agroecosystems Research
item Inter-Compare and Improve Soil-Crop Models for Evaluating Effects of Climate Change and Adaptations on Production and Natural Resources
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 Monitoring Climatic Changes in Northwest Oklahoma
item Monitoring Data and Analysis Technical Support
item Multi-scale analysis of microbe-climate interactions in greenhouse emissions from grasslands and croplands with livestock and manure use
item Phase 2, How Do Management Factors Affect CRP Planting Success
item Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Effectiveness through the GRA Croplands Greenhouse Gas Network (MAGGnet)
item Rangeland Modeling: Forage Forecasting, Livestock Behavior and Performance
item Rangeland Response to Grazing Management after the Lodgepole Wildfire Complex
item Reducing Drought Impact Risk
item Reducing Drought Impact Risk in the Intermountain West via Multiple Pathways
item Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Northern Great Plains Rangelands through Biological Control and Community Restoration
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 Response of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds to Changes in Water Availability, Land Use, Management, and Climate
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 Support and Partnership for Renewable Resource Programs in BLM
item Scientific Support and Partnership for Renewable Resources programs in BLM NM
item Selecting and Managing Practices for Agricultural Landscapes
item Soil Health Recovery Following Prescribed Fire Fuel Treatments and Wildfire in the Great Plains Woodland and Savanna of North Central Montana
item Soil Testing for Soil Health
item Southwest Air Quality, Climate and Production Agriculture Science
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 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 Sustainable Agricultural Systems for the Northern Great Plains
item Sustainable Beef-Forage Systems for the Southern Plains
item Sustaining Beef Production on the Southern Plains Through Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Grazing Cattle
item Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
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 Towards Resilient Agricultural Systems to Enhance Water Availability, Quality, and Other Ecosystem Services under Changing Climate and Land Use
item Understanding Regional Linkages Between Production Agriculture, Air Quality and Climate
item USDA Southwest Climate Hub Decision Making in New Mexico