Summary of Awards to Date

Survival and transmission of pathogenic viruses in an agricultural environment.

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Date

Sep. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2009

Award Number

DEL00635

Funding Agency

USDA - CSREES

Amount Awarded

$94,400.00

Investigator

Kalmia Kniel, Ph.D.
University of Delaware

Summary

Contamination of ground waters and food supplies by pathogenic microorganisms is common in many areas of the United States and public health concerns are increasingly focused on viruses. This project examines the survival of viruses in specific agricultural applications including pesticides and fertilizers and biofilms.