Factors affecting compost tea as a potential source of Escherichia coli and Salmonella on fresh produce.

@article{Ingram2007FactorsAC,
  title={Factors affecting compost tea as a potential source of Escherichia coli and Salmonella on fresh produce.},
  author={David T. Ingram and Patricia D. Millner},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2007},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={828-34}
}
Compost tea (CT) is an unheated on-farm infusion of compost used as a spray or soil drench to promote plant growth and control foliar and root diseases. Because food safety involves all aspects from farm to fork, CT should meet basic microbiological criteria for water quality. This report describes the effects of two CT production processes, aerated and nonaerated, on growth and survival of foodborne pathogens and fecal coliforms. Seven commercially available nutrients used to supplement CT… CONTINUE READING

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