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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,
Conifer forests of the West
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
Cross-commodity research--multiple animal species
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Cucurbits, other (includes pumpkin, squash, gourd)
Cut flowers, foliage, and greens
Dairy cattle, general/other
Dairy cattle, live animal
Deciduous and small fruits, general/other
Deciduous tree fruits, other
Durum wheat
Egg-type chicken, live animal
Fungi (includes yeast)
General technology
Goats, meat and mohair
Grain crops, general/other (includes buckwheat, millet, triticale)
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Hard red spring wheat
Hard red winter wheat
Herbaceous perennials and decorative greens
Honey bees
Meat, dairy cattle
Meat, swine
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Microorganisms, general/other
Narcotic plants
Ornamental trees and shrubs
Ornamentals and turf, general/other (includes cacti)
Other animals, general
Parks and urban green space
Pesticides (includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.)
Plant research, general
Poultry meat
Poultry, general/other
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Remote sensing equipment and technology
Research equipment and methods, general/other
Sheep, live animal
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil and land, general
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Sugar beet
Sugar cane
Sweet potato
Swine, live animal
Trees, forests, and forest products, general
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Turkey, live animal
Vegetables, general/other
Viroids, mycoplasmas, spiroplasmas, etc.
Water resources
Watersheds and river basins, general
Wetland and riparian systems
Wheat, other
Winter annual legumes (includes subterranean clover, arrowleaf clover)
Research Projects within Dairy cattle, live animal
item African Goat Improvement Network: Strengthening Village Breeding Programs in Malawi and Uganda
item African Goat Improvement Network: Village Breeding Programs in Malawi and Uganda
item African Goat Improvement Network: Strengthening Village Breeding Programs in Malawi and Uganda
item Alternatives to Antibiotics: Developing Novel Strategies to Improve Animal Welfare and Production Efficiency in Swine and Dairy
item Analysis of Specific Spoilage Organisms and Other Bacteria Isolated from Food and Agriculture Products
item Antimicrobial Resistance and Ecology of Zoonotic Foodborne Pathogens in Dairy Cattle
item Antimicrobial Resistance of Enterobacteriaceae Populations among Young Cull Animals from Northeastern US Dairy Operations
item Association of Plasma Indicators to Feed Efficiency Status of Growing Dairy Heifers
item CRISPR/Cas Mediated Gene-Targeting to Reduce Milk Allergens and Mastitis in Goats
item Design and Implementation of Monitoring and Modeling Methods to Evaluate Microbial Quality of Surface Water Sources Used for Irrigation
item Development of Tools to Improve Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
item Enhancing Genetic Merit of Ruminants Through Improved Genome Assembly, Annotation, and Selection
item Genetic Analyses of Recombination and PRDM9 Alleles and Their Implications in Dairy Cattle Breeding
item Genome Editing in Livestock Species
item Genome Sequencing, Assembly and Annotation of the Gastrointestinal Nematode Trichostrongylus colubriformis
item Identification of Signatures of Selection in Locally Adapted Goats
item Immune, Molecular, and Ecological Approaches for Attenuating GI Nematode Infections of Ruminants
item Improving Feed Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability of Dairy Cattle through Genomics and Novel Technologies
item Improving Gut Health and Function in Dairy Cattle through development of gut model systems
item Molecular Approaches to Control Intestinal Parasites that Affect the Microbiome in Swine and Small Ruminants
item Mucosal Immunity Against GI Nematode Parasites in Livestock and Animal Models
item Sperm DNA Methylome and Its Impacts on Male Fertility in Dairy Cattle
item Triple-Acting Therapeutic for Streptococcus suis
item Triple-Acting Therapeutic for Streptococcus suis
item Zoonotic Parasites Affecting Food Animals, Food Safety, and Public Health