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.
Field Notes – June 2015
Things are finally beginning to dry out a little bit on the Kerr Center farm and ranch.
Two important dates are coming up next week:
On Thursday, June 25, the FREE pasture plant identification workshop runs from 6:30 to 8:30.
The next day, June 26, is the last day to register for the water & livestock workshop on July 11.
The pollinator workshop earlier this month was a big hit. If you missed it, you can still catch a recap both in this issue and on our website.
As always, if you value our work, please also consider supporting it!Field Notes – June 2015