Steam can more effectively combat food pathogens on cantaloupes than traditional removal methods. That’s the finding of an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist in Pennsylvania. Dike Ukuku and his colleagues have demonstrated that a relatively inexpensive steam cleaner (designed to remove wallpaper and clean outdoor grills) can rid cantaloupes of common pathogens more effectively than existing techniques.
Kerr Center Pollinator Outreach Wins Keep OK Beautiful Award
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful recognized the Kerr Center with its 2015 Environmental Excellence Award, in the category of nonprofit organizations serving the entire state.
Pictured above are David Redhage and Maura McDermott, who accepted the award at a banquet in Oklahoma City on November 30.