A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO CONTROL GASTROINTESTINAL NEMATODES (GIN) IN ORGANIC SMALL RUMINANT PRODUCTION
Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center
Project Number: 6020-21310-009-94
General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: May 31, 2015
The objectives are to examine farm management systems for year round
gastrointestinal nematode control, identify resistant animals to minimize problems with nematode infection, conduct on-farm studies on the feasibility of techniques developed from research studies, and educate outreach professionals and producers on adopting available organic gastrointestinal nematode control strategies in small ruminants by disseminating state-of-the-art knowledge and procedures.
The impact of continuous use of integrated methods that have been developed by
these investigators previously will be examined using a systems approach on farm by producers who will submit information on the success of approaches employed.
Development of decision tools for producers will occur and teaching modules for
farmers, educators and students will be developed and implemented.