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Air
Alfalfa
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Apricot
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Bacteria
Banana
Barley
Beans (dry)
Beans (fresh, fresh-processed)
Bedding/garden plants
Beef cattle, general/other
Beef cattle, live animal
Bees, honey, and other pollinators, general
Berries and cane fruits, other
Biological Cell Systems
Blueberry
Broadleaf forests of the North
Broadleaf forests of the South
Canola
Carrot
Catfish
Cheese
Chemurgic Crops
Cherry
Citrus, general/other
Climate
Cocoa
Coffee
Cole crops (includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Conifer forests of the South
Conifer forests of the West
Cool season perennial grasses (includes bluegrass, bromegrass, fescue)
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
Cotton, other
Cottonseed (for meal, oil, etc.)
Cranberry
Cross-commodity research--multiple animal species
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Cucumber
Cucurbits, other (includes pumpkin, squash, gourd)
Cut flowers, foliage, and greens
Dairy cattle, general/other
Dairy cattle, live animal
Date
Deciduous and small fruits, general/other
Deciduous tree fruits, other
Desert and semidesert shrub land and shinnery
Drainage and irrigation facilities and systems
Duck and goose, live animal
Durum wheat
Economy, general/other
Edible tree nuts, general/other
Egg-type chicken, live animal
Eggplant
Eggs
Endangered species
Experimental design and statistical methods
Feed and feed additives
Fertilizers
Fiber crops, general/other
Filbert
Finfish
Fish habitats
Florist crops, other
Food (not readily associated with specific plant and animal products)
Forage legumes, other
Fungi (includes yeast)
General Commodity
General technology
Goats, meat and mohair
Grain crops, general/other (includes buckwheat, millet, triticale)
Grain sorghum
Grapefruit
Grapes, other
Grasslands, other
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Ground covers
Guayule
Hard red spring wheat
Hard red winter wheat
Hard white wheat
Hemp
Herbaceous perennials and decorative greens
Herbs and spices
Honey bees
Hops
Horses, ponies, and mules
Individuals (as workers, consumers, members of society)
Insects
Kenaf
Kiwi
Laboratory animals
Land
Leguminous vegetables, other
Lemon
Lentil
Lesquerella
Long fiber cotton
Machinery and equipment
Mango
Marine shrimp
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Meat, dairy cattle
Meat, sheep
Meat, swine
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Melons (includes cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon)
Microorganisms, general/other
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Mint
Miscellaneous and new crops, general/other
Mixed conifer-broadleaf forests
Mountain grasslands, meadow, and alpine
Mushrooms and other edible fungi
Narcotic plants
Nectarine
Nematodes
Noncrop plant research
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Orange
Ornamental trees and shrubs
Ornamentals and turf, general/other (includes cacti)
Other animals, general
Other beef cattle products
Other bees (non-Apis bees)
Other cultured finfish
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Other Pollinators
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Parks and urban green space
Pasture
Pasture and forage crops, general/other
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Pecan
People and communities, general/other
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Pesticides (includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.)
Pineapple
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Plant research, general
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Poultry meat
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Raisin grapes
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Rangelands, other
Raspberry
Red clover
Remote sensing equipment and technology
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Research on research management (not research management per se)
Rhizomes, tubers, bulbs, and root crops, general/other (for potato use 1310)
Rice
River basins
Rubber, gum, and resin plants, other
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Shellfish
Soft red wheat
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Soybean
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Tung
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Turkey, live animal
Upland cotton
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Viroids, mycoplasmas, spiroplasmas, etc.
Viruses
Walnut
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Watersheds
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Weather
Weeds
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Wildlife habitats
Wine grapes
Winter annual legumes (includes subterranean clover, arrowleaf clover)
Wood and wood products
Wool fiber
Alfalfa
item Advancing the Use of Alfalfa Leaf Protein Concentrate in Aquafeeds To Enhance Finfish Production
item Application of Bioinformatics Resources toward Transcriptomic Discovery and Characterization of Emerging Diseases of Alfalfa
item Assemble the Alfalfa RegenSY27x Reference Genome
item Bacterial Stem Blight of Alfalfa: Connection with Frost Damage, Development of Resistant Germplasm, and Mapping Resistance Genes
item Bacterial Stem Blight Of Alfalfa: Connection with Frost Damage, Development Of Resistant Germplasm, and Mapping Resistance Genes
item Biological Control of Invasive Arthropod Pests from the Eastern Hemisphere
item Biology, Management and Reducing the Impact of the Spotted Lanternfly on Specialty Crops in the Eastern USA
item Classical Biological Control of Insect Pests of Crops, Emphasizing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Spotted Wing Drosophila and Tarnished Plant Bug
item Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Oversight and Research between UC Riverside and ARS Salinity Lab
item Cooperative Agreement on Institutional Biological Safety Committee
item Cover Crops, Water Quality, and Soil Health Research and Outreach
item Cropland Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, and Ecosystem Service Comparisons in Alfalfa and Corn Based Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems
item Determining the Distribution and Natural Enemy Complex of the Roseau Cane Scale in Asia
item Develop a Long-term Perspective of Vegetation Change in Reponse to Different Grazing Regimes, Seeding, and Shrub Reduction in Sagebrush Rangelands
item Develop Improved Alfalfa Post-Harvest and Utilization Strategies as Affected by Genetics and Agricultural Practices
item Develop Improved Irrigation Strategies for Alfalfa Production in California
item Developing a Rapid Standard Test for Verticillium Wilt Resistance in Alfalfa
item Developing an Attractant for Lygus Hesperus Derived from Host Plant Volatile Compounds
item Developing Regionally Adapted, Resilient Alfalfa Germplasm Pools
item Developing Regionally-adapted, Resilient Alfalfa Germplasm Pools
item Development of Improved Management Systems for Pollinators, Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee, Megachile rotundata and Blue Orchard Bee, Osmia lignaria
item Development of Plant Materials to Diversify Rangeland Revegetation in the Intermountain West
item Economic Assessment for Rangeland, Pasture, & Turf Landscapes using Improved Plant Materials & Technologies developed by ARS, Forage Range Research
item Effects of Stress on Insect Pollinators and Pests
item Emerging Stress Challenges and Functional Genomics of Stress Responses in Alfalfa
item Enhancing ARS Alfalfa Research
item Enhancing Pollinator Health and Availability Through Conservation of Genetic Diversity and Development of Novel Management Tools and Strategies
item Enhancing Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
item Enhancing Specialty Crop Tolerance to Saline Irrigation Waters
item Epidemiology of Bacterial Stem Blight of Alfalfa and Development of Disease Resistance
item Establishment of Native Grasses, Legumes, and Forbs in Disturbed Rangelands using Siberian Wheatgrass
item Evaluation of the Turfgrass Potential of Warm-Season grasses in the Northern Mojave Desert
item Extending a Model of Gene Flow by Insect Pollinators to Discontinuous Landscapes
item Field Evaluation of Bacterial Stem Blight
item Forage Production of Alfalfa Established in Silage Corn vs. Conventional Production Systems
item Forecasting, Outbreak Prevention, and Ecology of Grasshoppers and Other Rangeland and Crop Insects in the Great Plains
item Functional Genomics for Improving Nutrients and Quality in Alfalfa and Soybean
item Functional Genomics of Host Responses to Plant Parasitic Nematodes and Molecular Basis of Parasitism
item Genetic Improvement and Cropping Systems of Alfalfa for Livestock Utilization, Environmental Protection and Soil Health
item Genomics Enabled Purging Selection to Develop 200 Alfalfa Inbred Lines for High Yield Hybrid Production
item Hairy Vetch Genome Assembly
item Hymenopteran Stress Physiology
item Impact and Spread of the Glyphosate Resistance Genes in Feral Alfalfa Populations
item Improved Identification and Diagnostics of Plant Nematodes for Sustainable Grass and Forage Production Systems
item Improved Management, Quality and Utilization of Alfalfa for Dairies in the Western U.S.
item Improved Plant Genetic Resources and Methodologies for Rangelands, Pastures, and Turf Landscapes in the Semiarid Western U.S.
item Improved Plant Genetic Resources and Methodologies for Rangelands, Pastures, and Turf Landscapes in the Semiarid Western U.S.
item Improving Forage Genetics and Management in Integrated Dairy Systems for Enhanced Productivity, Efficiency and Resilience, and Decreased Environmental Impact
item Improving Physicochemical Properties and Ingredient Functionality of Proteins with High-Power Sonication
item Improving the Efficiency of Alfalfa Irrigation in the Great Plains Region with Subsurface Drip Irrigation
item Improving the Environmental Footprint of Livestock Forage Production Systems by Optimizing Alfalfa Production
item Improving the Environmental Footprint of Livestock Forage Production Systems by Optimizing Alfalfa Production
item Improving Utilization of Forages in Integrated Dairy Production Systems to Enhance Sustainable Farming Systems and Food Security
item Increasing Alfalfa Productivity and Inclusion in Dairy Diets to Improve Milk Fat and Protein Yield
item Interseeding Alfalfa Into Corn as a Dual Purpose Cover and Forage Crop
item Management of Temperate-adapted Forage Legume Genetic Resources and Associated Information
item Management Practices to Promote Soil Biological Health with Reduced Irrigation Inputs
item Managing Selfing Rates in Alfalfa Seed Production Fields
item Managing Selfing Rates in Alfalfa Seed Production Fields
item Manure Legacy Impacts on the Soil Microbiome under Corn-Alfalfa Rotation
item Marker Assisted Breeding in Alfalfa Germplasm to Enhance Biomass Productivity During Drought
item Marker Assisted Breeding In Elite Alfalfa Germplasm To Enhance Biomass Productivity During Drought
item Molecular Systematics, Identification, Biology, and Management of Crop-Parasitic Nematodes
item New and Improved Co-Products from Specialty Crops
item Phenotyping of Soybean and Alfalfa Plants for Traits Enhancing Agronomic Value
item Pollinators and Gene Flow
item Quantifying Cumulative Inbreeding Depression in Alfalfa
item Reducing Lifecycle Environmental Impacts & Improving Profitability of Wisconsin Dairy Systems Through Improved Cropping Management
item Regional Characterization of Alfalfa and Manure Legacy Impacts on Soil Quality in Crop Rotations
item Salinity and Drought Stress Tolerance Mechanisms in Plants
item Silvopasture Research and Demonstration at the US Dairy Forage Research Center
item Spring Black Stem and Stemphylium Leaf Spot Resistance Screening in the USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System’s Medicago spp. Genetic Resources
item Spring Black Stem and Stemphylium Leaf Spot Resistance Screening in the USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System’s Medicago spp. Genetic Resources
item Stress Physiology and Oxidative Stress of Insect Pollinators
item Techniques and Improved Efficiency in Next Generation Sequencing
item Technoeconomic and Market Analysis of Alfalfa Protein Concentrate Production
item Testing Alfalfa Leaf Protein Concentrate in Aquafeeds to Enhance Finfish Production and Water Quality
item Wildland Testing of Bluebunch Wheatgrass Plant Materials Under Variable Environmental Conditions