SOIL AND WATER SCIENCES VIDEO TOPICS: FOOD SAFETY

These videos explore microbiological investigation of food- and water-borne pathogens, including epidemiological, immunological, culture-based and nucleic-acid based tools for investigating outbreaks.

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Using Crop Production Practices and Weather Conditions to Improve Microbiological Safety in Tomatoes

Dr. Max Teplitski discusses factors that can reduce sources of infection in the tomato production chain, including levels of irrigation and fertilization, weather conditions, and cultivar selection. 

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Impact of Tomato Varieties and Maturity State on Susceptibility of Tomatoes to Salmonella

Dr. Max Teplitski describes research on tomato varieties and maturity state as factors in Salmonella proliferation, showing that varieties with delayed ripening traits are more resistant to the pathogen.

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