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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND SAFETY OF FRESH ON-FARM ORGANICALLY GROWN PRODUCE Title: Efficacy of essential oils to reduce Salmonella in organic soil

Authors
item Patel, Jitu
item Yossa, Nadine - U-MD COLLEGE PARK
item Millner, Patricia
item Lo, Martin - U-MD COLLEGE PARK

Submitted to: Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 6, 2009
Publication Date: July 26, 2009
Citation: Patel, J.R., Yossa, N., Millner, P.D., Lo, M. 2009. Efficacy of essential oils to reduce Salmonella in organic soil. [abstract]. Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference. Poster No. 09-018.

Technical Abstract: Salmonella populations in soil were reduced by up to 5 log CFU/ml after 28 days of incubation using vinegar or eugenol. The bactericidal effect of Cinnamanaldehyde was not evident. S. negev was sensitive to oils resulting in significant reduction of this bacterium. Increase in oil concentration resulted in further reduction of Salmonella with all oils used in the study. Three log reductions in Salmonella were found after 1 day when ecotrol or eugenol was used.

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