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Bacteriophages as a Sustainable Food Safety Approach for Vegetable Production in Controlled Environment Agriculture Systems
Vegetables have frequently been contaminated with Salmonella enterica, E. coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes. Food safety concerns have boosted interest in controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) systems, ...
Evaluating High Tunnel and Field Performance of Early Ripening Blueberry Cultivars in Central Alabama
Rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum) predominantly makes up blueberry production in Alabama. These blueberries typically ripen later in the season toward the end of May and June when market prices are low. Production ...
Identifying the distribution, causal pathogens, and potential solutions for managing Botryosphaeria stem blight disease of blueberry in Alabama
(2023-11-28) ETD File Embargoed
In response to the surging global demand for nutritious foods, blueberry production has doubled in the last decade. However, sustainability of blueberry production is challenged by diseases such as Botryosphaeria stem ...
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF STRAWBERRY (Fragaria ×ananassa Duch.) UNDER HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS IN ALABAMA
(2023-11-27) ETD File Embargoed
Alabama strawberries have been farmed for over three decades in Alabama, and lately, there is interest in expanding acreage and finding alternative production systems. Hydroponics is an alternative system providing tools ...
Incidence and Methods of Cyclospora cayetanensis Detection in Environmental Waters
(2023-11-30) ETD File Embargoed
The coccidian parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis is the causative agent for foodborne outbreaks of cyclosporiasis and multiple annual fresh produce recalls. In recent years during outbreak investigations, this organism has ...