Location: Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center
Project Number: 6020-21310-009-49-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015
To examine forage systems for year round gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) control, exploit resistant sires, bucks, and breeds to integrate into organic flocks/herds, and examine on-farm use of integrated GIN control.
Studies will be conducted at USDA, ARS, LSU, FVSU, and on-farm using pastures in transition and organic principles to examine forages and genetics to minimize the use of anthelmintics (antibiotics) to control GIN. A number of approaches will be used to evaluate producer's use of strategic control.