Research Awards

Awards List

Research awards are listed by date funded, starting with the most recent. Awards have been made to projects submitted to the following requests for proposals:

RFP: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 CPS - US-Israel BARD, 2008 CPS Partners in Research - CLGRP RFP, 2008

Final reports are available for completed projects. Final reports were submitted as deliverables and presented at the annual June CPS Produce Research Symposium. They have not been subject to peer-review at this time. When the principal investigators’ articles based on this research are accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed professional journal, links to those articles will be provided.

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2017Application of chitosan microparticles to eliminate foodborne pathogens in agricultural water that contacts fresh produce (POC)$53,210Anita Wright, Ph.D.University of Florida1/1/201812/31/2018
2017Engineering and ecological approaches reduce Pacific tree frog intrusion into leafy green agriculture $259,222Michelle Green, Ph.D.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignJonathan Warner, Ph.D., Paul Davidson, Ph.D.1/1/201812/31/2019
2017Establishment of vegetative buffer zones to reduce the risk of STEC and Salmonella transmission from animal operations to fresh produce on co-managed farms.$388,033Siddhartha Thakur, Ph.D.North Carolina State UniversityEduardo Gutierrez, Ph.D., Chris Gunter, Ph.D. 1/1/201812/31/2019
2017FSMA agricultural-water die-off compliance provisions benefit from condition-specific modifiers$399,617Renata Ivanek, Ph.D.Cornell UniversityMartin Wiedmann, Ph.D., Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., Ana Allende, Ph.D., Daniel Munther, Ph.D.1/1/201812/31/2019
2017Identifying optimal methods of recovering bacteria from food processing plants for downstream microbiome analyses (POC)$35,859Edward G. Dudley, Ph.D.Penn StateLuke LaBorde, Ph.D.1/1/201812/31/2018
2017Listeria whole genome sequence data reference sets are needed to allow for improved persistence assessment and source tracking $356,975Martin Wiedmann, Ph.DCornell University1/1/201812/31/2019
2017Mathematical modeling tools for practical chlorine control in produce wash process$47,847Daniel Munther, Ph.D.Cleveland State UniversityParthasarathy Srinivasan, Ph.D., Chandrasekhar Kothapalli, Ph.D.1/1/201812/31/2018
2017Metagenomics to identify viral indicators in the produce chain$297,560Gloria Sanchez-Moragas, Ph.D.Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology of the Spanish Council for Scientific ResearchJesus Rodriguez Diaz, Ph.D.1/1/201812/31/2019
2017Preservation of stone fruits by spray application of edible coatings with antimicrobial properties$98,528Kay Cooksey, Ph.D.Clemson UniversityClaudia Ionita, Ph.D.1/1/201812/31/2018
2017Rechargeable antimicrobial and antifouling plastics for improved cleaning and sanitation of plastic bins and totes$281,967Nitin Nitin, Ph.D.University of California, DavisGang Sun, Ph.D., Glenn Young, Ph.D.1/1/201812/31/2019
2017Scientifically valid corrective actions for multiple harvest shadehouse production systems $253,269Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, Davis1/1/201812/31/2019
2017The effects of storage conditions and the natural microbiome of nontraditional fresh-cut salad ingredients on the fate of Listeria monocytogenes$361,405Amanda Lathrop, Ph.D.California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoJay Singh, Ph.D., Kaushik Saha, Ph.D., Christopher Kitts, Ph.D.1/1/201812/31/2019
2017UA Ag Water app-language expansion and practical grower-inspired improvements$32,386Channah Rock, Ph.D.University of ArizonaNatalie Brassill, Ph.D.1/1/201812/31/2018
2017Use of raptors to prevent wild bird and rodent intrusion into fresh produce fields$377,556Paula Rivadeneira, Ph.D.University of Arizona1/1/201812/31/2019
2016Characterization and mitigation of bacteriological risks associated with packing fresh-market citrus$166,437Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.University of California, Davis1/1/201712/31/2018
2016Control of Listeria monocytogenes on apple through spray manifold-applied antimicrobial intervention$290,000Meijun ZhuWashington State UniversityDr. Trevor Suslow, UC Davis1/1/201712/31/2018
2016Cyclospora: Potential Reservoirs and Occurrence in Irrigation Waters$305,641Gerardo Lopez, Ph.D.University of ArizonaPaula Rivadeneira, Ph.D, Kelly Bright, Ph.D, Charles P. Gerba, Ph.D, Walter Betancourt, Ph.D, University of Arizona1/1/201712/31/2018
2016Detection, validation, and assessment of risks implied by the viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state of enteric bacterial pathogens in fresh produce$200,000Xiaonan LuUniversity of British ColumbiaPascal Delaquis, Susan Bach, Jeff Farber, Summerland Research and Development Center1/1/201712/31/2018
2016Developing Cross-Assembly Phage as a Viral Indicator for Irrigation Waters$143,236Kyle Bibby, Ph.D.University of Pittsburgh1/1/201712/31/2018
2016Establishment of operating standards for produce wash systems through the identification of specific metrics and test methods$225,725Ana Allende, Ph.D.CEBAS-CSIC Campus de Espinardo, SpainMaria I. Gil, Ph.D.1/1/201712/31/2018
2016Listeria monocytogenes growth and survival on peaches and nectarines as influenced by stone fruit packing house operations, storage and transportation conditions.$94,410Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Ph.D.University of Connecticut1/1/201712/31/2017
2016Remotely-sensed and field-collected hydrological, landscape and weather data can predict the quality of surface water used for produce production$349,998Martin Wiedmann, Ph.DCornell UniversityChannah Rock, University of Arizona1/1/201712/31/2018
2016Resolving postharvest harborage sites of Listeria protects Zone 1 surfaces $358,132Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, DavisAdrian Sbodio, Staff Research Associate II, Janneth Pinzon-Avila, Project Assistant Specialist1/1/20176/30/2019
2016Significance of the dormant state in the persistence, interaction with growing plants and virulence of Shiga Toxin producing Escherichia coli $72,140Keith Warriner, Ph.D.University of GuelphDr. Suresh Neethirajan, University of Guelph1/1/201712/31/2017
2016 RRExpanded Sampling and Mitigation Strategy Evaluation for Cadmium in Desert Spinach$24,978Charles Sanchez, Ph.D.University of Arizona1/10/20167/9/2016
2015Comparative genomics analysis and physiological assessment of the avirulent Salmonella surrogate relevant to produce safety$110,494Max Teplitski, Ph.D.University of FloridaMarcos de Moraes, University of Florida/IFAS1/1/201612/31/2017
2015Control of Cross-Contamination during Field-pack and Retail Handling of Cantaloupe$217,066Laura Strawn, Ph.D.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityMichelle Danyluk, Ph.D. University of Florida, Ben Chapman, Ph.D. North Carolina State University1/1/201612/31/2017
2015Establishing Die-off Rates of Surrogate and Virulent EHEC-STEC Strains from Strawberry and Cilantro Surfaces: Time, Inoculum Dose and Chemical Intervention - Proof of Concept$50,000Eduardo Gutierrez-Rodriguez, Ph.D.North Carolina State UniversityChris Gunter, Ph.D, Sid Thakur, Ph.D, Carole Saravitz, Ph.D, North Carolina State University1/1/201612/31/2016
2015Evaluation of sanitizing treatments for sizer carriers in stone fruit packinghouses$100,062Steven Pao, Ph.D.California State University, FresnoErin Dormedy, Ph.D., California State University, Fresno1/1/201612/31/2016
2015Evaluation of the efficacy of antimicrobial agents to prevent the transfer of Listeria monocytogenes from existing biofilms to produce or processing surfaces$107,048Rolf Joerger, Ph.D.University of DelawareGordon C. Johnson, Ph.D, University of Delaware1/1/201612/31/2017
2015Factors that influence the introduction, fate and mitigation of foodborne pathogens on mangoes throughout the production chain$135,218Michelle Danyluk, Ph.DUniversity of FloridaAnita C. Wright, Ph.D, University of Florida1/1/201612/31/2017
2015Identification of novel indicator organisms to determine the risks of fecal contamination of irrigation waters$234,921Kelly R. Bright, Ph.DUniversity of ArizonaLuisa A. Ikner, Ph.D., University of Arizona1/1/201612/31/2017
2015Methods for the detection of diverse parasites on packaged salads based on (viable) oocysts $223,907Stefan Wuertz, Ph.D.University of California, Davis1/1/201612/31/2017
2015Microbial food safety risks of reusing tail water for leafy green production$162,695Michael Cahn, Ph.D.University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey CountyLinda Harris, Ph.D. University of California, Steven Koike, University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey County1/1/201612/31/2017
2015Pathogen physiological state has a greater effect on outcomes of challenge and validation studies than strain diversity$274,750Martin Wiedmann, Ph.DCornell University1/1/201612/31/2017
2015Validating a physically heat-treated process for poultry litter in industry settings using the avirulent Salmonella surrogates or indicator microorganisms$193,921Xiuping Jiang, Ph.D.Clemson UniversityAnnel Greene, Ph.D, Clemson University1/1/201612/31/2017
2015 RRThe Effects of Soil Remediation Treatments on Microbial Populations Following an Extreme Flooding Event (Rapid Response)$10,626James Scott MonroePurdue University7/27/201512/31/2015
2014Contamination of leafy green crops with foodborne pathogens: Are wildlife a problem?$197,429Alan Franklin, Ph.D.USDA-APHIS-WSSarah N. Bevins, Ph. D., USDA-APHIS-WS1/1/201512/31/2015
2014Demonstration of practical, effective and environmentally sustainable agricultural water treatments to achieve compliance with microbiological criteria$260,675Ana Allende, Ph.D.CEBAS-CSIC Campus de Espinardo, SpainMaria I. Gill, Ph.D., CEBAS-CSIC Campus de Espinardo, Spain1/1/201512/31/2016
2014Enteric viruses as new indicators of human and cattle fecal contamination of irrigation waters$219,879Kelly R. Bright, Ph.DUniversity of ArizonaMarc P. Verhougstraete, Ph.D., University of Arizona1/1/201512/31/2016
2014Evaluation of an alternative irrigation water quality indicator$334,252Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, DavisChannah Rock, Ph.D., University of Arizona1/1/201512/31/2016
2014Evaluation of falconry as an economically viable co-management strategy to deter nuisance birds in leafy green fields$49,336Michele Jay-Russell, Ph.D.University of California, DavisTrevor Suslow, Ph.D., University of California, Davis1/1/201512/31/2015
2014Impact of wash water disinfectants on Salmonella enterica transfer and survival in mango packing facility water tank operations$142,166Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Ph.D.University of Connecticut1/1/201512/31/2016
2014Improved sampling and analytical methods for testing agricultural water for pathogens, surrogates and source tracking indicators$298,462Vincent Hill, Ph.D.United States Centers for Disease Control and PreventionGeorge Vellidis, Ph.D., University of Georgia1/1/201512/31/2016
2014Improving pasteurization validation methods for pistachio processing$279,859Bradley Marks, Ph.D.Michigan State UniversityLinda J. Harris, Ph.D., University of California, Davis1/1/201512/31/2016
2014Investigation of risk criteria and foodborne pathogen reduction practices for irrigation water$152,344Steven Rideout, Ph.D.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityRenee Boyer, Ph.D., Virginia Tech1/1/201512/31/2015
2014Optimal strategies for monitoring irrigation water quality and the development of guidelines for the irrigation of food crops$117,202Marc Verhougstraete, Ph.D.University of ArizonaKelly R. Bright, Ph.D., University of Arizona1/1/201512/31/2015
2014Rapid bacterial testing for on-farm sampling$272,208Sam Nugen, Ph.D.University of Massachusetts1/1/201512/31/2016
2014Rapid tests to specifically differentiate clinically significant from environmental STEC towards reducing unnecessary crop destruction$329,481Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, DavisMichele Jay-Russell, Ph.D., University of California, Davis1/1/201512/31/2016
2014Towards preventing internalization and persistence of human bacterial pathogens in fresh produce$40,025Maeli Melotto, Ph.D.University of California, Davis1/1/201512/31/2015
2014Validation of chlorine level in sanitization system to avoid cross-contamination$161,947Qin Wang, Ph.D.University of Maryland1/1/201512/31/2016
2013Assessing postharvest food safety risks and identifying mitigation strategies for foodborne pathogens in pistachios$230,185Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.University of California, Davis1/1/201412/31/2015
2013Does Salmonella move through the irrigation systems of mixed produce farms of the southeastern United States?$371,782/George Vellidis, Ph.D.University of GeorgiaMichele Jay-Russell1/1/201412/31/2015
2013Effect of physiochemical and biological parameters on survival, persistence and transmission of norovirus in water and on produce$324,403Melissa Jones, Ph.D.University of FloridaStephanie Karst1/1/201412/31/2015
2013Enhancement of forced-air cooling to reduce Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and/or total surface microbiota on cantaloupes$49,740Changqing Wu, Ph.D.University of Delaware1/1/201412/31/2014
2013Evaluation of multiple disinfection methods to mitigate the risk of produce contamination by irrigation water$280,483John Buchanan, Ph.D.University of TennesseeFaith Critzer1/1/201412/31/2015
2013Evaluation of pathogen survival in fresh water sediments and potential impact on irrigation water quality sampling programs$50,000Kristen Gibson, Ph.D.University of Arkansas1/1/201412/31/2014
2013Evaluation of risk-based water quality sampling strategies for the fresh produce industry $150,745Channah Rock, Ph.D.University of ArizonaCharles P. Gerba1/1/201412/31/2015
2013Feasibility of using nitric oxide donors to disperse biofilms of industrial significance to strengthen the efficacy of current industrial disinfectants$49,951Massimiliano Marvasi, Ph.D.University of FloridaEric S. McLamore1/1/201412/31/2014
2013Food safety risks at the fresh produce-animal interface: identifying pathogen sources and their movement on diversified farms$274,693Siddhartha Thakur, Ph.D.North Carolina State UniversityEduardo Gutierrez1/1/201412/31/2015
2013Remediation and recovery measures to expedite planting or replanting of vegetables following soil contamination by Salmonella enterica$376,225Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, DavisRobyn McConchie1/1/201412/31/2015
2013Selection of E. coli surrogates with attachment and survival patterns similar to those of human pathogens associated with produce$236,330Kimberly Cook, Ph.D.USDA - ARSCarl Bolster1/1/201412/31/2015
2013Validation of geospatial algorithms to predict the prevalence and persistence of pathogens in produce fields to improve GAPs$291,023Martin Wiedmann, Ph.DCornell UniversityRandy Worobo1/1/201412/31/2015
2013Effectiveness of a batch ozonated retail wash system for iceberg lettuce.$10,000Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, Davis10/15/20131/31/2014
2013Does splash from overhead sprinkler irrigation systems contaminate produce with Salmonella in the southeastern United States?$81,864/George Vellidis, Ph.D.University of GeorgiaKaren Levy7/1/20136/30/2014
2013Survival of generic E. coli and Salmonella during the growth, curing, and storage of dry bulb onions produced with contaminated irrigation water$68,460Joy Waite-Cusic, Ph.D.Oregon State University7/1/20136/30/2014
2013Transfer and survival of organisms to produce from surface irrgation water$72,589Faith Critzer, Ph.D.University of TennesseeJohn Buchanan7/1/20136/30/2014
2013Use of zero valent iron (ZVI) in irrigation of tomatoes with manure-contaminated water at varying E. coli levels$68,777Kalmia Kniel, Ph.D.University of Delaware7/1/20136/30/2014
2012Assessment of sanitation techniques for tree fruit storage bins$171,313Karen Killinger, Ph.D.Washington State University1/1/201312/31/2014
2012Avirulent Salmonella strains and their use to model behavior of the pathogen in water, composts, in and on vegetables$217,273Max Teplitski, Ph.D.University of FloridaM. McClelland, M. Danyluk1/1/201312/31/2014
2012Die-off rates of human pathogens in manure amended soil under natural climatic conditions using novel sentinel chamber system$128,491Keith Warriner, Ph.D.University of GuelphA. Huber1/1/201312/31/2014
2012Evaluation of the level of white-tailed deer fecal colonization by E. coli O157:H7 and the ecological role of dung beetles with the pathogen in produce farms$50,000Vivian C.H. Wu, Ph.D.University of MaineF. Drummond, M.S. Jones1/1/201312/31/2013
2012Genomic elucidation of the physiological state of enteric pathogens on pre-harvest lettuce$280,071Martin Wiedmann, Ph.DCornell University1/1/20132/28/2015
2012Novel coating systems with sustained release of food antimicrobials to improve safety of cantaloupe$231,485Qixin Zhong, Ph.D.University of TennesseeP.M. Davidson, F. Critzer1/1/201312/31/2014
2012Practical validation of surface pasteurization of netted melons$244,770Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, DavisA. Tomas Callejas1/1/20132/28/2015
2012Rapid assessment of oxidative stress induced in microbes to evaluate efficacy of sanitizers in wash water$128,758Nitin Nitin, Ph.D.University of California, DavisG. Young, M. McCarthy, R. Tikekar1/1/201312/31/2014
2012Reducing the risk for transfer of zoonotic foodborne pathogens from domestic and wild animal to vegetable crops in the southwest desert$252,777Michele Jay-Russell, Ph.D.University of California, DavisA. Justice-Allen1/1/201312/31/2014
2012Science-based evaluation of risks associated with wildlife exposure for contamination of irrigation water by Salmonella $99,323Anita Wright, Ph.D.University of FloridaM. Jay-Russell1/1/20131/31/2014
2011Identifying causative factors contributing to positive leafy green samples. (rapid response)$25,000Diane WetheringtonIDS (Intertox Decision Sciences)8/1/201212/31/2013
2011On-farm evaluation of the prevalence of human enteric bacterial pathogens during the production of melons in California$7,500Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, Davis3/1/20129/30/2012
2011Apple growing and packing microbial risk factors and their potential to lead to foodborne disease outbreaks.$133,614Richard Pleus, Ph.D.Intertox, Inc.1/1/201212/31/2013
2011Assessment of E. coli as an indicator of microbial quality of irrigation waters use for produce.$84,580Channah Rock, Ph.D.University of ArizonaC. Gerba, K. Bright1/1/201212/31/2012
2011Comparative assessment of field survival of Salmonella enterica and E. coli O157:H7 on cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) in relation to sequential cutting and re-growth.$96,729Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, Davis1/1/201212/31/2012
2011Distribution of Salmonella in pistachios and development of effective sampling strategies.$192,984Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.University of California, DavisR. Atwill1/1/201212/31/2013
2011DNA-based identification of foliar microbiota with potential to predict or preclude pathogen establishment on field-grown leafy greens $96,973Johan Leveau, Ph.D.University of California, Davis1/1/201212/31/2013
2011Evaluation of sampling protocol to provide science-based metrics for use in identification of Salmonella in irrigation water testing programs in mixed produce farms in the Suwannee River watershed.$254,888/George Vellidis, Ph.D.University of GeorgiaK. Levy1/1/201212/31/2013
2011Glucosinolate-derived compounds as a green manure for controlling E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella in soil$175,229Jitu Patel, Ph.D.USDA - ARSM. Sharma1/1/20122/28/2014
2011Sanitization of soft fruits with ultraviolet (UV-C) light.$78,470Xuetong Fan, Ph.D.USDA - ARSJ. Gurtler, K. Killinger1/1/20123/31/2013
2011Sources and mechanisms of transfer of Salmonella in the production and postharvest tree nut environment.$317,320Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.University of California, DavisM. Jay-Russell1/1/20122/28/2014
2011The role of riparian zones in bacteria dispersal to produce farms.$319,316Martin Wiedmann, Ph.DCornell University1/1/20123/31/2014
2011Toward a rapid and reliable pathogen detection system in produce.$152,591Jianghong Meng, Ph.D.University of Maryland1/1/201212/31/2013
2011Validating Salmonella inactivation during thermal processing of the physically heat-treated chicken litter as soil amendment and organic fertilizer.$147,344Xiuping Jiang, Ph.D.Clemson UniversityJ. Kim1/1/20121/31/2014
2011Validation of testing methods for the detection and quantification of E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella spp., fecal coliforms and non-pathogenic E. coli in compost.$121,015Manan Sharma, Ph.D.USDA - ARSJ. Patel1/1/201212/31/2012
2011Microbial food safety on-farm risk assessment. (rapid response)$10,000Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, Davis8/1/201112/31/2011
2010Developing and validating practical strategies to improve microbial safety in composting process control and handling practices.$296,368Xiuping Jiang, Ph.D.Clemson University1/1/20112/28/2013
2010Developing a program to educate the walnut supply chain as it pertains to product handling and safety.$95,454Devon Zagory, Ph.D.Devon Zagory & AssociatesP. Pimentel1/1/20112/29/2012
2010Developing buffer zone distances between sheep grazing operations and vegetable crops to maximize food safety.$169,575Bruce R. Hoar, Ph.D.University of California, DavisD. Henderson, R. Atwill1/1/201112/31/2011
2010Enhancing the efficacy of fresh produce washing operations through establishing monitoring methods and water disinfection technologies based on a combination of filtration and UV.$101,325Keith Warriner, Ph.D.University of Guelph1/1/201112/31/2012
2010Evaluation of amphibians and reptiles as potential reservoirs of foodborne pathogens and risk reduction to protect fresh produce and the environment.$142,523Michele Jay-Russell, Ph.D.University of California, DavisX. Li, R. Atwill, R. Mandrell1/1/201112/31/2011
2010Evaluation of the baseline levels of microbial pathogens on Washington state fresh market apples and mitigation measures used to eliminate contamination.$58,885Diane WetheringtonIDS (Intertox Decision Sciences)1/1/201112/31/2011
2010Escherichia coli O157:H7 in bioaerosols from cattle production areas: evaluation of proximity and airborne transport on leafy green crop contamination.$296,360Elaine D. Berry, Ph.D.USDA - ARSJ. Wells1/1/201112/31/2012
2010Influence of the pre-harvest environment on the physiological state of Salmonella and its impact on increased survival capability.$96,935Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.University of California, DavisL. Wang1/1/201112/31/2012
2010Investigation of E.coli survival on contaminated crop residue.$118,000Steven KoikeUniversity of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey CountyM. Cahn1/1/201112/31/2012
2010Irrigation regime, fruit water congestion and produce safety: parameter optimization to reduce susceptibility of tomatoes and peppers to post-harvest contamination, pathogen transfer and proliferation of Salmonella.$188,271Max Teplitski, Ph.D.University of FloridaJ. Bartz, G. Hochmuth1/1/201112/31/2012
2010Non invasive imaging approaches to evaluate potential infusion of pathogens during vacuum cooling of lettuce leaves and real time dynamics of microbes on leaf tissues as a function of moisture content.$45,008Nitin Nitin, Ph.D.University of California, Davis1/1/20111/31/2012
2010Pathogen transfer risks associated with specific tomato harvest and packing operations.$117,445Michelle Danyluk, Ph.DUniversity of FloridaK. Schneider1/1/201112/31/2012
2010Rapid testing of flume water organic load to better assess the efficacy of free chlorine against Escherichia coli O157:H7 during commercial lettuce processing.$70,104Elliot Ryser, Ph.D.Michigan State University1/1/20112/29/2012
2010Risk assessment of Salmonella preharvest internalization in relation to irrigation water quality standards for melons and other cucurbits.$92,285Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, Davis1/1/20111/31/2012
2010Survival, transfer, and inactivation of Salmonella on plastic materials used in tomato harvest.$235,787Lynne McLandsborough, PhDUniversity of MassachusettsJ. Goddard, W. Autio1/1/20112/28/2013
2010The likelihood of cross‐contamination of head lettuce by E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella and norovirus during hand harvest and recommendations for glove sanitizing and use.$330,541Jennifer L. Cannon, Ph.D.University of GeorgiaM. Erickson, M. Habteselassie1/1/201112/31/2012
2010Investigation of potential reservoirs of shiga toxin-producing E. coli and Salmonella in produce production areas of Arizona and Mexico. (rapid response)$70,567Michele Jay-Russell, Ph.D.University of California, Davis10/5/20104/30/2011
2010Science-based evaluation of regional risks for Salmonella contamination of irrigation water at mixed produce farms in the Suwannee River watershed.$313,513Anita Wright, Ph.D.University of FloridaA. Van Bruggen, P. Adams, M. Danyluk10/1/20101/31/2013
2009Science-based monitoring for produce safety: Comparing indicators and pathogens in water, soil and crops.$178,700Osnat Gillor, Ph.D.Ben-Gurion University of the NegevN. Bernstein, P. Conrad, W. Miller, K. Shapiro, S. Wuertz12/31/20091/31/2013
2009Persistence and detection of norovirus, Salmonella, and pathogenic Escherichia coli on basil and leafy greens.$125,000Dallas Hoover, Ph.D.University of DelawareK. Kniel-Tolbert, J. Patel, M. Sharma12/1/200911/30/2012
2009Using Leafy Green Marketing Agreement audit data to determine non-compliance areas and preparation of training and recommendations for improvements in future growing seasons.$133,540Diane WetheringtonIDS (Intertox Decision Sciences)G. Bruce, S. Leaman11/1/20096/30/2012
2009Assessing postharvest risks for Salmonella in pistachios.$244,805Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.University of California, Davis10/1/20096/30/2012
2009Differential susceptibility of spinach grown under slow- and fast-growth conditions to enteric bacterial contamination.$84,063Astri Wayadande, Ph.DOklahoma State UniversityJ. Fletcher, F. Ochoa-Corona10/1/20099/30/2011
2009Epidemiologic analysis and risk management practices for reducing E. coli in irrigation source water supplies and distribution systems.$300,000Edward R. Atwill, Ph.D.University of California, DavisL. Harris, M. Jay-Russell, K. Tate10/1/20099/30/2011
2009Establishment of critical operating standards for chlorine dioxide in disinfection of dump tank and flume water for fresh tomatoes.$48,747Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, DavisM. Danyluk10/1/20099/30/2010
2009Evaluation and optimization of postharvest intervention strategies for the reduction of bacterial contamination on tomatoes$293,240Keith Schneider, Ph.D.University of FloridaR. Goodrich-Schneider, Y. Luo, S. Sargent10/1/200910/31/2011
2009 Impact of almond moisture, almond cultivar and Salmonella Serovar on the desiccation, persistence and heat resistance of Salmonella in almonds.$82,401Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.University of California, Davis10/1/20099/30/2011
2009Improving produce safety by stabilizing chlorine in washing solutions with high organic loads.$243,909Yaguang Luo, Ph.DUSDA - ARSD. Shelton, P. Millner, X. Nou10/1/20099/30/2011
2009Mitigation of irrigation water using zero-valent iron treatment.$236,790Kalmia Kniel, Ph.D.University of DelawareD. Hoover10/1/20099/30/2011
2009Reducing tomato contamination with Salmonella through cultivar selection and maturity at harvest.$60,771Max Teplitski, Ph.D.University of FloridaJ. Noel10/1/20099/30/2010
2009Survival of E. coli on soil amendments and irrigation water in leafy green field environments.$112,100Steven KoikeUniversity of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey CountyM. Cahn10/1/20099/30/2010
2009Wildlife survey for E. coli O157:H7 in the central coastal counties of California$300,000Andrew GordusCalifornia Department of Fish and GameE.R. Atwill, R. Mandrell10/1/200911/30/2011
2009A high-throughput, culture-independent approach to identify index and indicator species for E. coli O157:H7 contamination.$182,205Gitta L. Coaker, Ph.D.University of California, DavisJ. Leveau, T. Suslow4/1/20093/31/2010
2009Comparison of surrogate E. coli survival and epidemiology in the phyllosphere of diverse leafy green crops.$125,000Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.University of California, DavisS. Koike, R. Smith, M. Cahn4/1/20093/31/2010
2009Contribution of phyllosphere microbiota to the persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 ATCC 700728 on field-grown lettuce.$50,800Maria Marco, Ph.DUniversity of California, DavisL. Harris4/1/20093/31/2010
2009Fly reservoirs of E. Coli O157:H7 and their role in contamination of leafy greens.$50,800Astri Wayadande, Ph.DOklahoma State UniversityTalley, J.4/1/20093/31/2010
2009Food safety risks associated with sheep grazing in vegetable stubble fields.$83,000Bruce R. Hoar, Ph.D.University of California, DavisM. Trent4/1/20093/31/2010
2009Minimizing pathogen transference during lettuce harvesting by optimizing the design of the harvesting device and operation practices.$103,125Yaguang Luo, Ph.DUSDA - ARSH. Feng, P. Millner4/1/20093/31/2010
2009Survival of attenuated Escherichia coli O157:H7 ATCC 700728 in field inoculated lettuce.$49,151Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.University of California, Davis4/1/20093/31/2010
2008A sensitive and specific molecular testing method for live Salmonella in produce.$46,500Beilei Ge, Ph.D.Louisiana State UniversityJ. Beaulieu1/1/200912/31/2009
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