- Agronomic: cotton, millet, rye, sorghum (milo), wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
- Additional Plants: native plants, trees
- Animals: goats, sheep
- Animal Production: feed/forage, parasite control, herbal medicines, grazing - multispecies, grazing - rotational, vaccines
- Crop Production: agroforestry
- Education and Training: demonstration, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
- Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
- Pest Management: biological control, chemical control, genetic resistance
- Production Systems: holistic management
A team of researchers, extension specialists, and producers from AL, AR, DE, GA, KY, LA, MD, NC, OK, TX, VA, WV, Puerto Rico, the USVI, Denmark, and South Africa, making up the Southern Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (SCSRPC.org), met for a series of research and outreach planning workshops from September, 2004 – October, 2007. In addition to planning on-going work from previously-funded projects on preservation of the efficacy of chemical anthelmintics, development and implementation of alternative, non-chemical small ruminant control methodologies, and widely disseminating findings to clientele groups through producer workshops, these meetings resulted in a number of additional successful grants from SARE (R & E, PDP, Graduate Student), the 1890 Institution Research and Teaching Capacity Building Program (USDA), the Organic Production Improvement Program (USDA), the Sheep and Goat Improvement Association, and the Morris Animal Foundation.
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1. To assemble a multi-disciplinary, multi-institution team of researchers, extension personnel, producer organization leaders, and farmers to discuss, prioritize, and plan a field-based research program using bioactive forages and other forage/grazing strategies for sustainable control of small ruminant GIN in the southern USA, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
2. To develop an education and outreach plan to effectively share research results and prepare informational material for appropriate clientele groups throughout the southern SARE region.
3. To develop a full proposal for submission to the Southern Region SARE Program