Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Lab
USDA, ARS, NEA, BARC, EMFSL
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 001 BARC-West, Room 140
Beltsville, MD 20705 USA
The long-term research objective of this project is to develop and translate fundamental agroecological knowledge into recommendations and products to improve the economic position of organic farmers and to improve their ability to meet consumer demand for organic products. Objective 1 is to develop component technologies and management strategies that lead to improved productivity, enhanced soil and water conservation, and efficient nutrient cycling on organic farms. Objective 2 is to understand agroecological principles that drive the function of organic cropping systems and quantify ecosystem services.
|Organic vs. Conventional Production - Measuring Microbes on Fresh Produce
Featured in July 2008 issue of Agricultural Research Magazine. View the article in (html) or (pdf) format.
Links to information from the ARS database
Click here to see a list of publications for Pat Millner, with access to an abstract/summary for each publication.