Study to Reduce Parasitic Infestations of Yellow Perch in Flow-Through Outdoor Growout Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
William West
Blue Iris Fish Farm

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  • Animals: fish


  • Animal Production: parasite control, preventive practices
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Pest Management: physical control, prevention

    Proposal summary:

    Outdoor pond culture of yellow perch and sunfish will have to deal with the presence and infestation of parasites including yellow grub and black spot. This study will test the hypothesis that flow through pond side tanks can reduce or eliminate potential parasitic infestations from occurring even if the makeup water is already infested with the parasites.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.