Evaluate Phase II Production of Bluegill Sunfish Comparing a Least-Cost Diet Utilized in the Phase I Verification Study Compared to an “Industry Standard” for One Production Cycle
The fifth nutrition funded project. Chaired by Charles E. Hicks.
- Using consistent protocols, evaluate/determine performance of age-2 bluegill fed the diet (41% protein/<8.3% lipid) previously developed by a NCRAC funded project compared to an “industry standard” diet used in the on-going project at two distinct latitude locations in ponds for one growing season.
- Coordinate dissemination of project results with the NCRAC Technical Committee/Extension Subcommittee. The expected deliverable will be a technical bulletin containing such detailed information as growth, production parameters, size composition, and survival using data collected over grow out to market size, i.e., the first year from the on-going plus this year’s project.
|Charles E. Hicks/James E. Wetzel (Lincoln University)||1 & 2||$35,475|
|Paul B. Brown/Robert. A. Rode (Purdue)||1 & 2||$ 3,050|
|Christopher F. Hartleb (U of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)||1 & 2||$36,475|
Project Number: 5
09/01/2012 to 08/31/2013