Aeromonas Trials in West AL
Virulent Aeromonas hydrophila has become a serious catfish disease problem in recent years. Through cooperation of the Alabama Catfish Producers Association, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Alabama Catfish Feed Mill, Alabama Innovation Fund, Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, USDA-NIFA, USDA-ARS Aquatic Animal Health Unit (Auburn, AL), and the Alabama Fish Farming Center (Greensboro), on-farm research is being conducted at the farm of Randy Hollingsworth to find solutions to this problem. Hopefully this disease can be controlled in the coming years. Replications of the research treatments are being conducted in In-Pond Raceways.