Skip to content

Pathogen persistence on leafy vegetables

Picture: J. Ekman

Hort Innovation, with funding from the vegetable industry, recently commissioned research on the survival of human pathogens in soil and irrigation water and on leafy vegetables.

The project was led by the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand, in conjunction with Applied Horticultural Research, Freshcare Ltd, and the University of Sydney.

The project sought to answer two key questions:
1. If manures are added to soil, how long does it take for any human pathogens to die off to environmental levels?

2. What happens when water contaminated with human pathogens is used to irrigate leafy vegetables?

Join researcher, Dr Jenny Ekman, to discover the answer to these questions and more.
* Thursday, 22 October 2020 – Reducing Food Safety Risks From Manures
* Thursday, 5 November 2020 – Reducing Food Safety Risks From Pre-harvest Water

Click here to register: https://lnkd.in/g_uF4vM