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Persistence of Enteric Pathogens in Manure-amended Soils in Northeast U.S. Produce-Growing Environments

Investigators
Sharma, Manan; Millner, Patricia; Luo, Yaguang
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2014
End date
2018
Objective

Determine the persistence of enteric pathogens (Escherichia coli) in soils in the Northeast U.S. (Vermont) and their potential transfer to produce commodities; if manure application techniques affect enteric pathogen survival in amended soils; and determine if enteric pathogens present in manure-amended soil can be transferred to leafy green vegetables and their persistence on these vegetables.

Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
ARS (NP108)
Project source
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Project number
8042-32420-006-15S
Accession number
427485
Categories
Escherichia coli
Bacterial Pathogens
Prevention and Control