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.
Heirloom Variety Trial Report 2010: Tomatoes
This document discusses interesting observations we made in our 2010 heirloom tomato variety trial. It was a challenging year! Blistering summer temperatures dominated; they routinely soared above 100°F. Insect pest problems followed in the wake of the heat. Blister beetles, in particular, reached biblical plague proportions.
Author: George Kuepper, Seth Stallings