- Animals: sheep
- Animal Production: feed/forage, parasite control
- Crop Production: biological inoculants
- Education and Training: focus group
- Pest Management: biological control
- Production Systems: holistic management
A team of researchers, extension specialists, and producers from FL, GA, AL, LA, AR, the USVI, Denmark, and New Zealand met for two planning workshops during June and August, 2001, resulting in development of a research and extension program documenting prevalence of anthelmintic resistance in small ruminants, preserving the efficacy of existing chemical anthelmintics, and developing and testing alternative, non-chemical parasite control methodologies while widely disseminating findings to clientele groups through producer workshops. The Southern Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (SCSRPC.org) was created as a result of the cooperative research and extension started with this planning grant.
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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 for inclusion of biological control of small ruminant GINs using nematode-trapping fungi as a integrated component of a sustainable GIN control program for the southeastern US.
2. To develop an education and outreach plan to effectively share research results and prepare informational material for appropriate clientele groups throughout the southeastern US.
3. To develop a full proposal for submission to the Southern Region SARE Program in 2001.