Microbial Safety of Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $139,650.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Francisco Diez-Gonzalez
University of Minnesota

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons, apples, berries (other), berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: broccoli, cabbages, cucurbits, greens (leafy), peppers, tomatoes


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: participatory research
  • Natural Resources/Environment: grass waterways
  • Pest Management: mulching - plastic, trap crops, traps
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, permaculture
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.