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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (National Program 215) in UT
Poisonous Plant Research
  • Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems
  • Development and Validation of a Hplc-Esi(+) Ms-Based Analysis of Toxic Dhpas and Their N-Oxides in Petasites Spp. and Related Dietary Supplements
  • Developing An Understanding of Soil and Forage Selenium Concentrations and the Effect of Selenium Concentration on Feed Preference by Elk
  • Rangeland Restoration on the Channel Scablands of Eastern Washington


  • Forage and Range Research
  • Molecular, Physiologocal, and Agronomic Characterization of Salt Tolerant Alfalfa Germplasm
  • Development of Cool-Season Grass for Use in Dryland Semiarid Growing Environments in the U.S. and P.R. China
  • Physiological Characterization of Salt Tolerant Alfalfa Germplasm
  • Evaluate and Develop Low Maintenance Turfgrasses
  • Grass-Legume Mixtures to Enhance Sustainability of Irrigated Pastures
  • Development of Novel Cool-Season Grasses and Legumes for Use in Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Dry Temperate Growing Environments
  • Developing Protocols for Maximizing Establishment of Three Great Basin Legume Species
  • Testing Perennial Grasses for Low-Input Biomass Production and Persistence in Cold High-Elevation Growing Environments of the Western U.S.
  • The Evaluation of Novel Cool-Season Grasses, Legumes and Forage Shrub Germplasm for Use in Irrigated and Nonirrigated Temperate Environments
  • Development of Novel Cool-Season Grasses, Legumes, and Forage Shrub Germplasm for Use in Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Dry Environments
  • Grass-Legume Mixtures to Enhance Sustainability of Irrigated Pastures
  • Collection and Evaluation of Plant Materials for Rangelands of the Intermountain Region of the Western U.S.
  • Assessment of Rangeland and Turf Grasses for Abiotic Stress Response
  • Evaluation of Orchardgrass Varieties and Germplasm for Tolerance Or Resistance to the Choke Causing Fungus Epichloe Typhina
  • Restoration of Halogeton-Invaded Salt-Desert Shrublands with Improved Plant Materials
  • Development and Utilization of Genetic Markers and Maps for Breeding Perennial Forage, Range, and Turf Plants of the Western U.S.
  • Development of Novel Grasses for Use in Temperate Growing Environments
  • Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.
  • Development of Technologies and Plant Germplasm for Management and Remediation of Degraded Rangelands
  • Development of Novel Cool-Season Grasses and Legumes for Use in Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Dry Temperate Growing Environments
  • Development of Novel Cool-Season Grasses for Use in Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Growing Environments
  • Development of Improved Grass and Legume Germplasm and Management Technologies for Use in Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Pastures
  • Development of Novel Cool-Season Grasses for Use in Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Dry Temperature Growing Environments
  • Evaluate and Develop Improved Grasses and Legumes for Grazing and Dry Climates


  • Last Modified: 2/24/2014
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