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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Programs and Projects at this Location
ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

Clicking on a National Program (NP) will take you to the main ARS site for more information on the program. Clicking on a research project title will take you to more information on the project.


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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Developing Genetic Biotechnologies for Increased Food Animal Production, Including Novel Antimicrobials for Improved Health & Product Safety
(Appropriated)
Development of New Technologies and Methods to Enhance the Utilization and Long-Term Storage of Poultry, Swine and Fish Gametes and Embryos
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Genetic Merit of Ruminants Through Genome Selection and Analysis
(Appropriated)
Identification of Biomarkers for Pre and Post Weaning Growth in Swine
(Appropriated)
Improving Genetic Predictions in Dairy Animals Using Phenotypic and Genomic Information
(Appropriated)
Investigation of Genetic Mechanisms for Improving the Regulation of Feed Intake and Nutrient Utilization in Poultry
(Appropriated)
Understanding Genetic and Physiological Factors Affecting Nutrient Use Efficiency of Dairy Cattle
(Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Development of Control and Intervention Strategies for Avian Coccidiosis
(Appropriated)
Development of Genomic Tools to Study Ruminant Resistance to Gastrointestinal Nematodes
(Appropriated)
Functional Genomic Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Swine
(Appropriated)
Functional Genomics Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Poultry
(Appropriated)
Immunological Approaches to Controlling Swine Intestinal Parasites and Mucosal Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Molecular and Immunological Approaches to Controlling Gi Nematode Infections of Ruminants
(Appropriated)
Parasitic Biodiversity and the U.S. National Parasite Collection
(Appropriated)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Discovery and Development of Chemicals for Integrated Pest Management of Biting Arthropods and Urban Pests
(Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Biological Treatment of Manure and Organic Residuals to Capture Nutrients and Transform Contaminants
(Appropriated)
Developing Beneficial Uses of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal Byproducts
(Appropriated)
Development of Sensing and Instrumentation Technologies for Food Safety and Sanitation Inspection in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Processing
(Appropriated)
Ecology and Molecular Epidemiology of Zoonotic Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Dairy Farms
(Appropriated)
Integrated Approach to the Detection and Control of Foodborne Parasites and the Impact on Food Safety
(Appropriated)
Microbial Ecology and Safety of Fresh Produce
(Appropriated)
Molecular Genetics, Genomics, and Phylogenetics of Foodborne Zoonotic Parasites Affecting Food Safety and Public Health
(Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenic Bacteria Interactions with Plant Surfaces and Environmental Matrices
(Appropriated)
Pathogen Fate and Transport in Irrigation Waters
(Appropriated)
Plant and Soil Factors That Influence Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in Crops
(Appropriated)
Zoonotic Parasites Affecting Food Safety and Public Health
(Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Leveraging Remote Sensing, Land Surface Modeling and Ground-Based Observations ... Variables Within Heterogeneous Agricultural Landscapes
(Appropriated)
Quantifying and Monitoring Nutrient Cycling, Carbon Dynamics and Soil Productivity at Field, Watershed and Regional Scales
(Appropriated)
Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions (NP #212)
Biological Treatment of Manure and Organic Residuals to Capture Nutrients and Transform Contaminants
(Appropriated)
Controls on Microbial Community Structure and Function in Soil and Rhizosphere
(Appropriated)
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Developing Analytical and Management Strategies to Improve Crop Utilization of .... and Reduce Losses to the Environment
(Appropriated)
Developing Beneficial Uses of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal Byproducts
(Appropriated)
Discerning the Fate of Atmospheric Agricultural Emissions in the Chesapeake Bay Region
(Appropriated)
Mechanistic Process-Level Crop Simulation Models for Assessment of Agricultural Systems
(Appropriated)
Quantifying and Monitoring Nutrient Cycling, Carbon Dynamics and Soil Productivity at Field, Watershed and Regional Scales
(Appropriated)
Response and Adaptation of Crops and Weeds to Elevated C02 and Global Warming
(Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Biological Treatment of Manure and Organic Residuals to Capture Nutrients and Transform Contaminants
(Appropriated)
Developing Analytical and Management Strategies to Improve Crop Utilization of .... and Reduce Losses to the Environment
(Appropriated)
Developing Beneficial Uses of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal Byproducts
(Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
(Appropriated)
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Acquisition of Plant Genetic Resources Through Domestic and International Plant Explorations and Associated Capacity-Building Partnerships
(Appropriated)
Characterizing, Detecting, and Eliminating Pathogens to Enable the Safe Introduction of Plant Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Curation of the U.S. National Fungus Collections and Associated Information Resources
(Appropriated)
Defining the Genetic Diversity and Structure of the Soybean Genome and Applications to Gene Discovery in Soybean, Wheat and Common Bean Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Develop, Deploy, and Operate Grin-Global, the Information Management System for Plant Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Developing Soybean and Other Legumes with Resistance to Pathogens and Assessing the Biosafety of Transgenic Soybean
(Appropriated)
Development of Rhizobium and Bradyrhizobium Germplasm, Determining Host Plant-Microbe Symbiotic Interactions, And…the Rhizobium Collection
(Appropriated)
Discovery and Introgression of Disease Resistance Genes into Phaseolus Vulgaris
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
(Appropriated)
Genetic Diversity Assessment of Cacao and Other Tropical Tree Crop Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry: Utilization of Genomic Resources and Phenotypic/genotypic Characterization
(Appropriated)
Molecular Approaches to Enhance Plant Nutrient Content, Shelf-Life and Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Molecular Technology for Developing Durable Pest and Pathogen Resistance in Sugar Beet
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resource Acquisition and Conservation Strategies, International Germplasm ... for the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System
(Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Improvement for Eastern U.S. Production
(Appropriated)
Quality Enhancement and Disease Resistance Development in Tomato and Pepper
(Appropriated)
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Production Systems for Cacao
(Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Alternative Disease Management Strategies for Soilborne Pathogens of Cucumber
(Appropriated)
Characterizing, Detecting, and Eliminating Pathogens to Enable the Safe Introduction of Plant Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Curation of the U.S. National Fungus Collections and Associated Information Resources
(Appropriated)
Electron and Confocal Microscopy Applications to Pests and Plant Processes Impacting Agricultural Productivity
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry: Utilization of Genomic Resources and Phenotypic/genotypic Characterization
(Appropriated)
Genome Sequence-Based Strategies for Detection & Identification of Plant Pathogenic Phytoplasmas & Spiroplasmas, & Vascular Walled Bacteria
(Appropriated)
Genomic Charecterization and Management of Fungal Diseases of Cacao
(Appropriated)
Invasive Pathogens of Citrus
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies for Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Cover Crops, Amendments, and Internal Molecular Targets
(Appropriated)
Methods for Rapid Identification and Functional Analysis of Fungi Causing Postharvest Decay of Pome Fruit
(Appropriated)
Morphological and Molecular Identification and Systematics of Agriculturally Important Nematodes
(Appropriated)
Novel Disease Control Strategies for Cellular and Sub-Cellular Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Physiological and Molecular Signaling in Viroid and Bacterial Disease
(Appropriated)
Potato and Tomato Disease Management Through Understanding of Host Resistance and Pathogen Variability
(Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Improvement for Eastern U.S. Production
(Appropriated)
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
(Appropriated)
Systematics and Diagnostics of Emerging and Quarantine-Significant Plant Pathogenic Fungi
(Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Coordination Activities for Research to Register Minor Use of Pesticides
(Appropriated)
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Development of Biological Control Techologies & Strategies for Arthropod Pests of Perennial Tropical Crops Imp. to the Us, .. Coffee
(Appropriated)
Development of Multi-Tactic Weed Management Systems for Sustainable Crop Production
(Appropriated)
Insect Management Systems for Urban Small Farms and Gardens
(Appropriated)
Mite Systematics and Arthropod Diagnostics with Emphasis on Invasive Species
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Management of Invasive and Indigenous Insects of Urban Landscapes
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Beetles Important to Agriculture, Landscape Plants, and Biological Control
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Flies of Agricultural and Environmental Importance
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Hemiptera and Related Groups: Plant Pests, Predators, and Disease Vectors
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Lepidoptera: Invasive Species, Pests, and Biological Control Agents
(Appropriated)
Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance
(Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Managing Honey Bees Against Disease and Colony Stress
(Appropriated)
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Production Systems for Cacao
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Evaluation and Maintenance of Flavor, Nutritional and Other Quality Attributes of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Biochemical Mechanisms Determining Fresh Produce Quality and Storage Life
(Appropriated)
Optical and Mechanical Instrumentation for Quality Assessment of Small Grains
(Appropriated)
Last Modified: 8/22/2014
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