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Survival of Fecal Organisms and Indicators in Agricultural Soils Amended with Raw Manure

Investigators
Millner, Patricia
Institutions
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
Start date
2011
End date
2016
Objective
Conduct controlled environmental studies to: 1) compare survival of manure-borne pathogens with surrogates; and 2) develop a baseline reference of pathogen and surrogate survival in manure-amended soils for comparison to field survival, accounting for environmental effects. Conduct field studies to evaluate survival of surrogates in raw manure-amended soils used for growing fresh produce. Contribute to development of a systematized protocol to determine safe practices for use of raw manure as a soil amendment in the production of fresh fruits and vegetables in a manner compliant with safety standards of the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act, and mandates put forth in the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
8042-32420-005-22S
Accession number
421939
Categories
Legislation and Regulations
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants