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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)
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
(Appropriated)
Determining Influence of Microbial, Feed, and Animal Factors on Efficiency of Nutrient Utilization and Performance in Lactating Dairy Cows
(Appropriated)
Employing Genomics, Epigenetics, and Immunogenetics to Control Diseases Induced by Avian Tumor Viruses
(Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
(Appropriated)
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
(Appropriated)
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence Or Prevalence of Human Pathogens Through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
(Appropriated)
Safeguarding Well-Being of Food Producing Animals
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
(Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Control, Immunology and Genomics of Spirochete Diseases
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Biological Determinants of Avian Tumor Virus Pathogenicity, Transmission, and Evolution
(Appropriated)
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Cattle
(Appropriated)
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Development of Improved Diagnostics and Vaccines for Brucellosis in Livestock and Wildlife
(Appropriated)
Identification of Host Immune Factors and Intervention Strategies for Mastitis
(Appropriated)
Immunology and Intervention Strategies for Johne's Disease
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Cattle
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases of Swine
(Appropriated)
Prevention and Control Strategies for Tuberculosis in Cattle and Wildlife Reservoirs
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Control and Prevent Bacterial Infections in Swine
(Appropriated)
Transmission, Differentiation, and Pathobiology of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(Appropriated)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Combating Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia and Improving Yellow Perch Aquaculture for the Great Lakes Region
(Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
(Appropriated)
Animal Intestinal Microbiomes, Foodborne Pathogens, and Antimicrobials
(Appropriated)
Comparative Genomic Systems for Molecular Detection and Control of Toxigenic Fusarium
(Appropriated)
Control of Fumonisin Mycotoxin Contamination in Maize Through Elucidation of Genetic and Environmental Factors ... Metabolism in Fusarium
(Appropriated)
Genetic Control of Fusarium Mycotoxins to Enhance Food Safety
(Appropriated)
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Innovative Materials for Use in Mycotoxin Detection
(Appropriated)
Molecular Analysis of Salmonella Virulence, Antibiotic Resistance, and Host Response
(Appropriated)
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
(Appropriated)
Prevention and Characterization of Persistent Colonization by E. Coli O157:h7 and Other Shiga Toxin-Producing E. Coli (Stec) in Cattle
(Appropriated)
Protective Endophytes of Maize That Inhibit Fungal Pathogens and Reduce Mycotoxin Contamination
(Appropriated)
Reducing Animal Stress and the Incidence Or Prevalence of Human Pathogens Through Enhanced Gastrointestinal Microbial and Immune Functions in Farm Animals
(Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Assessing Conservation Effects on Water Quantity and Quality at Field and Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Efficient Management and Use of Animal Manure to Protect Human Health and Environmental Quality
(Appropriated)
Environmental Effects & Services Resulting from Prevailing & Innovative Land Use & Mngmt Practices Within Poorly Drained Midwest Landscapes
(Appropriated)
Improving Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Climates
(Appropriated)
Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils
(Appropriated)
Integrated Drainage Water & Agronomic Mgmt Strategies for Environmental Protection & Sustainable Agricultural Production in the Midwest U.S.
(Appropriated)
Landscape-Based Crop Management for Food, Feed, and Bioenergy
(Appropriated)
Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies
(Appropriated)
Practices to Protect Water Quality and Conserve Soil and Water Resources in Agronomic and Horticultural Systems in the North Central Us
(Appropriated)
Soil Management for Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock Production
(Appropriated)
Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions (NP #212)
Advancing Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for the Short Growing Seasons and Cold, Wet Soils of the Upper Midwest
(Appropriated)
Assessing Conservation Effects on Water Quantity and Quality at Field and Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Biogeochemical Processes and Soil Management Impacts on Soil Erosion, Soil/air/water Quality, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(Appropriated)
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
(Appropriated)
Efficient Management and Use of Animal Manure to Protect Human Health and Environmental Quality
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
(Appropriated)
Environmental Effects & Services Resulting from Prevailing & Innovative Land Use & Mngmt Practices Within Poorly Drained Midwest Landscapes
(Appropriated)
Identifying and Manipulating Key Determinants of Photosynthetic Production and Partitioning
(Appropriated)
Improving Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Climates
(Appropriated)
Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils
(Appropriated)
Increasing Sustainability and Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Food and Biofuel Production Systems of the Upper Midwest U.S.
(Appropriated)
Integrated Drainage Water & Agronomic Mgmt Strategies for Environmental Protection & Sustainable Agricultural Production in the Midwest U.S.
(Appropriated)
Landscape-Based Crop Management for Food, Feed, and Bioenergy
(Appropriated)
Management of Agricultural and Natural Resource Systems to Reduce Atmospheric Emissions and Increase Resilience to Climate Change
(Appropriated)
Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies
(Appropriated)
Practices to Protect Water Quality and Conserve Soil and Water Resources in Agronomic and Horticultural Systems in the North Central Us
(Appropriated)
Soil Management for Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock Production
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
(Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Develop Technologies for Production of Platform Chemicals and Advanced Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Improving Biochemical Processes for the Production of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals
(Appropriated)
Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils
(Appropriated)
Landscape-Based Crop Management for Food, Feed, and Bioenergy
(Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Vegetable Oil-Based Fuels, Additives and Coproducts
(Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Animal and Manure Management for Sustainable Production and Reduced Environmental Impact
(Appropriated)
Assessing Conservation Effects on Water Quantity and Quality at Field and Watershed Scales
(Appropriated)
Efficient Management and Use of Animal Manure to Protect Human Health and Environmental Quality
(Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
(Appropriated)
Understanding the Role of Commensal Anaerobic Bacteria in Odor, Emissions, and Antibiotic Resistance from Stored Livestock Manure
(Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
(Appropriated)
Forage Characteristics That Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Dairy Forage and Manure Management to Reduce Environmental Risk
(Appropriated)
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
(Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Removing Limitations to the Efficient Utilization of Alfalfa and Other Forages in Dairy Production, New Bio-Products, and Bioenergy To...
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Forage-Based Production for the Mid-South Transition Zone
(Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Advancing Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for the Short Growing Seasons and Cold, Wet Soils of the Upper Midwest
(Appropriated)
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
(Appropriated)
Ecologically-Based Management of Insect Pests of Corn, with Emphasis on Corn Borers, Rootworms, and Cutworms
(Appropriated)
Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
(Appropriated)
Characterization, Management, and Utilization of Soybean Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(Appropriated)
Disease Resistance Signaling in Cereal Crops
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
(Appropriated)
Functional and Structural Genetic Analysis of Soybean and Other Legumes
(Appropriated)
Functional Genomics for Evaluating Genes and Gene Regulatory Networks of Soybean Quality Traits
(Appropriated)
Functional Genomics for Improving Nutrients and Quality in Alfalfa and Soybean
(Appropriated)
Genetic Characterization, Taxonomy, and Acquisition of Genetic Resources for Carrot, Potato, and Their Related Wild Species
(Appropriated)
Genetic Dissection of Traits for Sugar Beet Improvement
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Allium, Cucumis, and Daucus Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Dry Bean Nutritional and Processing Qualities
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of the U.S. Maize Genepool with Unadapted Maize Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Genetic Exchange and Gene Flow Risks from Plants in Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Genetics and Genomics for Improving Spring Wheat with Disease Resistance
(Appropriated)
Genetics and Genomics of Complex Traits in Grain Crops
(Appropriated)
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Genomics, Germplasm Evaluation, and Genetic Improvement in Oats
(Appropriated)
Identification and Analysis of Host Resistance and Hessian Fly Response in Wheat
(Appropriated)
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
(Appropriated)
Identification, Characterization, and Deployment of Genes Important During Seed Development in Legumes
(Appropriated)
Identifying and Manipulating Key Determinants of Photosynthetic Production and Partitioning
(Appropriated)
Improved Resistance to Soybean Pathogens and Pests
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Barley Seed Quality Through Molecular and Functional Genomic Analysis of Gene Expression
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Biotic Stress Resistance and Quality Traits in Soybeans
(Appropriated)
Innovative Genetic Approaches for Improving Maize Germplasm for Product Quality and Adaption to Diverse Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Maize Genetic Stock Management and Utilization
(Appropriated)
Maizegdb: Enabling Access to Basic, Translational, and Applied Research Information
(Appropriated)
Management of Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Modification of Soybeans for Food, Feed, and Industrial Applications
(Appropriated)
Physiology and Biochemistry of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Cereal Tissues
(Appropriated)
Plant Resistance, Biology, and Resistance Management of Corn Pests, with Emphasis on Western Corn Rootworm
(Appropriated)
Population Dynamics and Disease Management of Soybean Root Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Potato Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation
(Appropriated)
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Resources for the Genetic Improvement of Potato
(Appropriated)
Soybase and the Legume Clade Database
(Appropriated)
Soybean Seed Improvement Through Quantitative Analysis of Phenotypic Diversity in Response to Environmental Fluctuations
(Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Biocontrol Agent Production and Deployment Technologies for the Integrated Management of Plant Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Cereal Rust Fungi: Genetics, Population Biology, and Host-Pathogen Interactions
(Appropriated)
Control of Virus Diseases in Corn and Soybean
(Appropriated)
Fusarium Head Blight of Cereals: Pathogen Biology and Host Resistance
(Appropriated)
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
(Appropriated)
Improved Resistance to Soybean Pathogens and Pests
(Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Pathogen Interactions in Cereal Crops
(Appropriated)
Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to Wheat Fungal Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Population Dynamics and Disease Management of Soybean Root Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
(Appropriated)
Development of High Quality, Cost-Effective, Mass-Reared Biocontrol Agents for Small and Urban Farms, Organic Farms and Greenhouses
(Appropriated)
Ecologically-Based Management of Insect Pests of Corn, with Emphasis on Corn Borers, Rootworms, and Cutworms
(Appropriated)
Ecology, Management and Environmental Impact of Weedy and Invasive Plant Species in a Changing Climate
(Appropriated)
Eicosanoid-Mediated and Molecular Immune Signaling Inhibitors in Piercing/sucking Insect Pests of Small and Urban Vegetable Farms
(Appropriated)
Identification and Analysis of Host Resistance and Hessian Fly Response in Wheat
(Appropriated)
Management of Insects That Attack Horticultural, Turf, and Nursery Crops
(Appropriated)
Minor Use Pesticide-Food/ornamentals
(Appropriated)
Minor Use Weed Management
(Appropriated)
Plant Resistance, Biology, and Resistance Management of Corn Pests, with Emphasis on Western Corn Rootworm
(Appropriated)
Production, Stabilization and Formulation of Microbial Agents and Their Natural Products
(Appropriated)
Semiochemicals for the Management of Agricultural Pests
(Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Development of Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Crop Production in Containerized and Protected Horticulture Systems
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Cropping System Sustainability Through New Crops and Management Strategies
(Appropriated)
Improved Pest Control Application Technologies for Sustainable Crop Protection
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Amylose Helical Inclusion Complexes for Food and Industrial Applications
(Appropriated)
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
(Appropriated)
Bio-Based Lubricants from Farm-Based Raw Materials
(Appropriated)
Coordinated Analysis of Soybean Breeding Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Development and Utilization of New Oilseed Crops and Products
(Appropriated)
Discovery and Utilization of Bioactive Components from New Crops and Agricultural Co-Products
(Appropriated)
Functionalization of Vegetable Oils for Use in the Polymer, Oleochemical, and Lubricant Industries
(Appropriated)
Genetic and Biochemical Basis of Soft Winter Wheat Quality
(Appropriated)
Identifying the Next Generation of Malting Barley Through Improved Selection Criteria and Quality Analysis of Breeding Lines
(Appropriated)
Improved Utilization of Proteinaceous Crop Co-Products and Residues
(Appropriated)
Improving Biochemical Processes for the Production of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals
(Appropriated)
Improving Human Health Using Functional Food Ingredients from by-Products of Grain Milling Industries Using Innovative Technologies
(Appropriated)
Improving Stability and Healthfulness of U.S. Commodity Vegetable Oils and Products
(Appropriated)
Modification of Natural Polymers by Novel Processes
(Appropriated)
Novel Starch-Based Materials
(Appropriated)
Novel Technologies for Producing Renewable Chemicals and Polymers from Carbohydrates Derived from Agricultural Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Novel Technology for Renewable Resource Utilization
(Appropriated)
Production, Stabilization and Formulation of Microbial Agents and Their Natural Products
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Quality Measurement and Grading of Fruits and Vegetables
(Appropriated)
Vegetable Oil-Based Fuels, Additives and Coproducts
(Appropriated)
Viscoelastic Properties and Polymer Composite Applications of Nano-Materials Derived from Agricultural Byproducts and Feedstocks
(Appropriated)
Last Modified: 10/22/2014
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