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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.

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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Improving Efficiency of Growth and Nutrient Utilization in Heavy Broilers Using Alternative Feed Ingredients
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
(Appropriated)
Optimizing Heavy Broiler Management and Housing Environment for Sustainable Production
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
(Appropriated)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-Base Control
(Appropriated)
Characterization of Protective Host Responses to Avian Influenza Virus Infections in Avian Species
(Appropriated)
Genomic Strategies for Control of Herpesviruses of Poultry
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Disease Outbreaks Caused by Avian Influenza and Other Emerging Poultry Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Enteric Viral Diseases of Poultry
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Newcastle Disease
(Appropriated)
Novel Therapeutic, Diagnostic, and Management Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Poultry Production
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Control and Prevent Avian Mycoplasmosis
(Appropriated)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-Base Control
(Appropriated)
Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control
(Appropriated)
Green Biopesticides: Identification
(Appropriated)
Invasive Ant Biology and Control
(Appropriated)
Management of Filth Flies
(Appropriated)
Aquaculture (NP #106)
Biophotonics - the Application of Novel Imaging Methodologies to Livestock Production Research
(Appropriated)
Development of Approaches to Prevent and Ameliorate Diseases of Catfish
(Appropriated)
Genetics, Physiology, and Health Research to Improve Catfish Production
(Appropriated)
Improving Production Efficiency in Warm Water Aquaculture Through Water Quality Management
(Appropriated)
Improving Production Strategies in Channel Catfish Farming
(Appropriated)
Integrated Approaches for Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Morone and Other Warm Water Fish Production
(Appropriated)
Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Strategies
(Appropriated)
Management of off-Flavors and Undesirable Bacteria in Aquaculture
(Appropriated)
Nutrition and Feed Development for Warm Water Aquaculture
(Appropriated)
Postharvest Processing to Add Value to Catfish
(Appropriated)
Strategies for Fish Disease Control and Prevention
(Appropriated)
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Impact of Early Dietary Factors on Child Development and Health
(Appropriated)
Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Related Health Behaviors in Children and Their Environment
(Appropriated)
Food Safety, (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Alternative Intervention and Control Strategies for Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry and Poultry Products
(Appropriated)
Control of Aflatoxin Production by Targeting Aflatoxin Biosynthesis
(Appropriated)
Control of Human Pathogens Associated with Acidified Produce Foods
(Appropriated)
Control of Toxic Endophytic Fungi with Bacterial Endophytes and Regulation of Bacterial Metabolites for Novel Uses in Food Safety
(Appropriated)
Developing Resistance to Aflatoxin Through Seed-Based Technologies
(Appropriated)
Genetic Analysis of Poultry-Associated Salmonella Enterica to Identify and Characterize properties and Markers Associated with Egg-Borne Transmission of Illness
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Maize with Enhanced Resistance to Aflatoxin and Insects
(Appropriated)
Genetics, Population Dynamics, and Mycotoxin Prevention in Peanut
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Biological Control Fungi for Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination
(Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies for Foodborne Pathogens During Poultry Production and Processing
(Appropriated)
Microbial Ecology of Human Pathogens Relative to Poultry Processing
(Appropriated)
Microbiological and Product Quality Consequences of Housing Laying Hens in Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Molecular Approaches for the Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry
(Appropriated)
Molecular Approaches for the Identification and Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Monitoring of Antimicrobial Resistance in Food Animal Production
(Appropriated)
Optical Detection of Food Safety and Food Defense Hazards
(Appropriated)
Pathogen Reduction and Processing Parameters in Poultry Processing Systems
(Appropriated)
Pre-Harvest Interventions for Application During Poultry Production to Reduce Food-Borne Bacterial Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Toxicology and Toxinology of Mycotoxins in Foods
(Appropriated)
Umbrella Project for Food Safety
(Appropriated)
Water Availability and Water Management (NP #211)
Acoustic and Geophysical Technology Development for Improving Assessment and Monitoring of Erosion and Sediment Transport in Watersheds...
(Appropriated)
Development & Evaluation of Biological Control Agents for Invasive Species Threatening the Everglades & Other Natural and Mananged Systems
(Appropriated)
Development of Sustainable Production Systems and Water Management Technology for the Mid South
(Appropriated)
Development of Sustainable Water Management Technologies for Humid Regions
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Improving Computational Modeling in Support of Better Erosion and Sediment Movement Control in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock
(Appropriated)
Integrated Strategies for Improved Water Quality and Ecosystem Integrity Within Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Integration of Site-Specific Crop Production Practices and Industrial and Animal Agricultural Byproducts to Improve Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Managing Water Availability and Quality to Maintain Or Increase Agricultural Production, Conserve Natural Resources, and Enhance Environment
(Appropriated)
Manure Management Strategies to Improve Air and Water Quality
(Appropriated)
Preserving Water Quality and Availability for Agriculture in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Water Use Research in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Managing Water and Sediment Movement in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Using Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts to Improve Crop Production Systems and Environment Quality
(Appropriated)
Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions (NP #212)
Acoustic and Geophysical Technology Development for Improving Assessment and Monitoring of Erosion and Sediment Transport in Watersheds...
(Appropriated)
Agrochemical and Weed Seed Fate and Transport in Mid-South Crop Production Systems
(Appropriated)
Enabling Management Response of Southeastern Agricultural Crop and Pasture Systems to Climate Change
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
(Appropriated)
Impact of Climate Change on Plant Defense Responses Induced by Insect Herbivores and Plant Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Improving Chemical, Physical, and Biological Properties of Degraded Sandy Soils for Environmentally Sustainable Production
(Appropriated)
Improving Computational Modeling in Support of Better Erosion and Sediment Movement Control in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock
(Appropriated)
Integrated Strategies for Improved Water Quality and Ecosystem Integrity Within Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Integration of Site-Specific Crop Production Practices and Industrial and Animal Agricultural Byproducts to Improve Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Managing Water Availability and Quality to Maintain Or Increase Agricultural Production, Conserve Natural Resources, and Enhance Environment
(Appropriated)
Manure Management Strategies to Improve Air and Water Quality
(Appropriated)
Preserving Water Quality and Availability for Agriculture in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
(Appropriated)
Soil Processes in Production Systems That Incorporate Biofuel Feedstocks into Southeastern Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Strategies to Predict and Manipulate Responses of Crops and Crop Disease to Anticipated Changes of Carbon Dioxide, Ozone and Temperature
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Production, Profit, and Environmental Stewardship Through Conservation Systems
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Water Use Research in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Managing Water and Sediment Movement in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Using Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts to Improve Crop Production Systems and Environment Quality
(Appropriated)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
(Appropriated)
Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock
(Appropriated)
Preserving Water Quality and Availability for Agriculture in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Water Use Research in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
(Appropriated)
Technologies for Managing Water and Sediment Movement in Agricultural Watersheds
(Appropriated)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Innovative Bioresource Management Technologies for Enhanced Environmental Quality and Value Optimization
(Appropriated)
Manure Management Strategies to Improve Air and Water Quality
(Appropriated)
Soil Processes in Production Systems That Incorporate Biofuel Feedstocks into Southeastern Agriculture
(Appropriated)
Using Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts to Improve Crop Production Systems and Environment Quality
(Appropriated)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry
(Appropriated)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)
Development of Sustainable Production Systems and Water Management Technology for the Mid South
(Appropriated)
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Integration of Site-Specific Crop Production Practices and Industrial and Animal Agricultural Byproducts to Improve Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainability
(Appropriated)
Sustainable Production, Profit, and Environmental Stewardship Through Conservation Systems
(Appropriated)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Biophotonics - the Application of Novel Imaging Methodologies to Livestock Production Research
(Appropriated)
Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States
(Appropriated)
Broadening the Genetic Base of U.S. Maize with Genes from Unadapted Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Characterization, Etiology, and Disease Management for Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Conservation, Characterization, and Evaluation of Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Conservation, Genetic Analyses, and Utilization of Subtropical/tropical Fruit Crops, Sugarcane, and Miscanthus Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Developing Genomic Approaches to Improve Resistance to Diseases and Aflatoxin Contamination in Peanut and Corn
(Appropriated)
Developing Strategies to Identify Useful Genes in Peanut and Breeding High Yielding Peanut Varieties and Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
(Appropriated)
Development of Disease and Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Development of Peanut Germplasm with Improved Yield, Oil Quality, and Tolerance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Disease Defense Responses Signaling in Maize
(Appropriated)
Enhancement of Cotton Genetics and Management Systems to Improve Yield, Fiber Quality, and Production Stability
(Appropriated)
Enhancement of Sugarcane Germplasm for Development of Stress Tolerant, High Yielding Cultivars
(Appropriated)
Enhancing Fiber and Seed Quality Traits Through Conventional and Molecular Approaches, and Conducting the National Cotton Variety Testing Program to Improve Cotton Competitive Ability
(Appropriated)
Evaluation and Genetic Analyses of Sorghum Genetic Resources for Key Agronomic Traits
(Appropriated)
Genetic Analysis of Complex Traits in Maize
(Appropriated)
Genetic Characterization, Genetic Improvement, and Best Horticultural Management Practices for Subtropical/tropical Ornamental Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Common Bean Using Exotic Germplasm for Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Cotton by Marker-Assisted and Conventional Breeding, and Introgression of Genes from Exotic Gossypium Species
(Appropriated)
Genetic Enhancement of Watermelon, Broccoli, and Leafy Brassicas for Economically Important Traits
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Cacao Through Genomics-Assisted Breeding
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Citrus for Enhanced Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Maize and Sorghum for Resistance to Biotic Stress
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Maize with Enhanced Resistance to Aflatoxin and Insects
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Small Grains for Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Characterization of Pathogen Populations
(Appropriated)
Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane for Temperate Climates
(Appropriated)
Genomic Approaches and Genetic Resources for Improving Rice Yield and Grain Quality
(Appropriated)
Genomics and Bioinformatics Research in Agriculturally Important Organisms
(Appropriated)
Germplasm Regeneration, Characterization, Evaluation and Phytosanitary Assessment of Quarantined and Tropically-Adapted Genetic Resources
(Appropriated)
Increasing the Competitiveness of U.S. Soybeans in Global Markets Through Genetic Diversity, Genomics, and Plant Breeding
(Appropriated)
Management of Tropical/subtropical Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Improve Subtropical/tropical Fruit Crop Production
(Appropriated)
Molecular Approaches for More Efficient Breeding to Improve Cotton Fiber Quality Traits
(Appropriated)
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
(Appropriated)
Small Fruit and Ornamental Genetic Research for the Mid-South
(Appropriated)
Sterile Insect Control of Invasive Pests, with a Focus on Moths
(Appropriated)
Using Genetic Approaches to Reduce Crop Losses in Rice Due to Biotic and Abiotic Stress
(Appropriated)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide Soil Fumigation for Vegetable and Floriculture Production
(Appropriated)
Biocontrol of Aflatoxin and Other Mycotoxins in Maize Using Non-Toxigenic Strains of Aspergillus Flavus
(Appropriated)
Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States
(Appropriated)
Characterization, Etiology, and Disease Management for Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
(Appropriated)
Development of Disease and Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Effective Disease Management Through Enhancement of Resistant Sugarcane
(Appropriated)
Emerging Diseases of Citrus, Vegetables, and Ornamentals
(Appropriated)
Genetics and Management of Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Diseases for Sustainable Production
(Appropriated)
Genetics, Population Dynamics, and Mycotoxin Prevention in Peanut
(Appropriated)
Host Plant Resistance and Other Management Strategies for Nematodes in Cotton and Peanut
(Appropriated)
Management of Diseases of Saccharum Hybrids Through Development and Evaluation of Resistant Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Management of Reniform Nematode in Cotton
(Appropriated)
Mitigating Alternate Bearing of Pecan
(Appropriated)
Nematode and Disease Management of Deciduous Fruits
(Appropriated)
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: Mitigation of the Threat from Exotic Tropical and Subtropical Insect Pests
(Appropriated)
Application Technologies to Improve the Effectiveness of Chemical and Biological Crop Protection Materials
(Appropriated)
Biologically Based Management of Invasive Insect Pests and Weeds
(Appropriated)
Biologically Based Techniques for Management of Vegetable Pests
(Appropriated)
Biologically-Based Technologies for Management of Crop Insect Pests in Local and Areawide Programs
(Appropriated)
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-Base Control
(Appropriated)
Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control
(Appropriated)
Characterization and Mitigation of Herbicide-Resistant and Recalcitrant Weeds
(Appropriated)
Chemical Biology of Insect and Plant Signaling Systems
(Appropriated)
Control of Tarnished Plant Bugs by Biocontrol and Other Methods
(Appropriated)
Developing Integrated Weed and Insect Management Systems for Efficient and Sustainable Sugarcane Production
(Appropriated)
Development & Evaluation of Biological Control Agents for Invasive Species Threatening the Everglades & Other Natural and Mananged Systems
(Appropriated)
Discovery and Development of Natural Product-Based Weed Management Methods
(Appropriated)
Effect of Resistance on Insect Pest Management in Transgenic Cotton
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Bioherbicide Strategies for Invasive Weeds in Southern Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Insect Ecology and Sustainable Systems for Insect Pest Management in the Southeastern Region
(Appropriated)
Insecticide Resistance Management and New Control Strategies for Pests of Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybean, and Sweet Potato
(Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management for Key Pests of Pecan and Peach
(Appropriated)
Integrated Weed Management Systems for Organic and Conventional Crops of the Southeastern Coastal Plain
(Appropriated)
Ipm Technologies for Insect Pests of Orchard Crops
(Appropriated)
Magnitude of the Residue Analyses in Minor Crops from Experimental Applications of Pesticides
(Appropriated)
Mass Production of Biological Control Agents
(Appropriated)
Nematode, Disease, Weed, Insect and Mite Control on Minor Food Crops and Ornamentals
(Appropriated)
Pesticide Trials in Vegetable and Ornamental Crops to Support the Ir-4 Program
(Appropriated)
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Sterile Insect Control of Invasive Pests, with a Focus on Moths
(Appropriated)
Subtropical Insect Pests of Vegetables and Ornamental Plants
(Appropriated)
Utilizing Herbicide Tolerant and Competitive Cultivars and Innovative Cultural Practices to Enhance Weed Management in Vegetable Crops
(Appropriated)
Crop Production (NP #305)
Application Technologies to Improve the Effectiveness of Chemical and Biological Crop Protection Materials
(Appropriated)
Characterization and Mitigation of Herbicide-Resistant and Recalcitrant Weeds
(Appropriated)
Developing Integrated Weed and Insect Management Systems for Efficient and Sustainable Sugarcane Production
(Appropriated)
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
(Appropriated)
Development of Productive, Profitable, and Sustainable Crop Production Systems for the Mid-South
(Appropriated)
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Genetic Characterization, Genetic Improvement, and Best Horticultural Management Practices for Subtropical/tropical Ornamental Germplasm
(Appropriated)
Genetics and Breeding in Support of Honey Bee Health
(Appropriated)
Horticultural, Physiological, and Genetic Factors Affecting Sustainable Citrus Production
(Appropriated)
Improvement of Bioherbicide Strategies for Invasive Weeds in Southern Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Insect Ecology and Sustainable Systems for Insect Pest Management in the Southeastern Region
(Appropriated)
Insecticide Resistance Management and New Control Strategies for Pests of Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybean, and Sweet Potato
(Appropriated)
Management Strategies to Improve Subtropical/tropical Fruit Crop Production
(Appropriated)
Mitigating Alternate Bearing of Pecan
(Appropriated)
New Crop and Soil Management Systems to Improve Sugarcane Production Efficiency
(Appropriated)
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
(Appropriated)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
Bioactive Constituents and Specialty Food Fibers As Value-Added Products from Citrus Processing Waste
(Appropriated)
Chemical Modification of Cotton for Value Added Applications
(Appropriated)
Chemistry of Natural Products for Nutraceutical Use, Pest Management and Crop Development
(Appropriated)
Cotton-Based Nonwovens
(Appropriated)
Develop Methods to Assess and Improve Poultry and Egg Quality
(Appropriated)
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
(Appropriated)
Discovery and Development of Natural Products for Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Applications
(Appropriated)
Enhanced Utilization of Carbohydrates and Polysaccharides from Citrus Processing Waste Streams
(Appropriated)
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
(Appropriated)
Improve Fiber Quality and Industry Profitability Through Enhanced Efficiencies in Cotton Ginning
(Appropriated)
Improved Processes for Cucumbers, Cabbage, Sweetpotatoes, and Peppers to Make High Quality, Nutritious Products and Reduce Pollution
(Appropriated)
Improvement & Maintenance of Flavor & Shelf-Life, Functional Characteristics & Biochem/bioactive Process, & Use of Genetic/genomic Resource
(Appropriated)
Influence of Structure and Moisture on Cotton Fiber Properties
(Appropriated)
Metabolomic and Microbial Profiling of Tropical/subtropical Fruits and Small Fruits for Quality Factors and Microbial Stability
(Appropriated)
New and Improved Assessments of Cotton Quality
(Appropriated)
Postharvest Sensory, Processing and Packaging of Catfish
(Appropriated)
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
(Appropriated)
Rice As a Source and Delivery System for Nutrients and Lipophilic Bioactive Compounds
(Appropriated)
Sensing Methods & Instrumentation for Rapid Determination of Moisture Content... and Other Quality Attributes of Grains, Seeds, & Nuts
(Appropriated)
Systems to Assess, Monitor, and Preserve Peanut Quality and Safety
(Appropriated)
Value-Added Products from Cottonseed
(Appropriated)
Methyl Bromide Alternatives (NP #308)
Impact of Climate Change on Plant Defense Responses Induced by Insect Herbivores and Plant Pathogens
(Appropriated)
Integrated Weed Management Systems for Organic and Conventional Crops of the Southeastern Coastal Plain
(Appropriated)
Last Modified: 11/28/2014
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