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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Patricia D. Millner

Research Microbiologist

Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Lab
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 001 BARC-West, Room 140
Beltsville, MD 20705 USA

Phone: 301.504.5631
Fax: 301.504.8370

Research Area
The long-term research objective of this project is to develop and translate fundamental agroecological knowledge into recommendations and products to improve the economic position of organic farmers and to improve their ability to meet consumer demand for organic products. Objective 1 is to develop component technologies and management strategies that lead to improved productivity, enhanced soil and water conservation, and efficient nutrient cycling on organic farms. Objective 2 is to understand agroecological principles that drive the function of organic cropping systems and quantify ecosystem services.

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   Organic vs. Conventional Production - Measuring Microbes on Fresh Produce

Featured in July 2008 issue of Agricultural Research Magazine.  View the article in (html) or (pdf)  format.

USDA-ARS Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory
Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD 20705
Building 173 BARC-East, Phone 301.504.5607

Last Modified: 3/29/2013
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