Small Farm Publications & Videos

Food Safety in Production

Sources of Food-Borne Pathogens on the Farm
Produce can become contaminated with pathogens through irrigation water. Dr. Karen Killinger tracks pathogens such as E. coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella throughout the farm-to-table continuum. (2 min 45 sec)

Drip Irrigation for Food Safety
Drip irrigation can reduce water-born pathogen exposure to vegetables. Dr Karen Killinger talks about assessing the quality of irrigation water and Andy Bary describes the transition from sprinkler irrigation to drip irrigation at the WSU-Puyallup Organic Farm. 7 min 52 sec

Animal Production

Lactic Acid Antimicrobial Rinse for Poultry Slaughter
In recent research lactic acid reduced levels of organisms that indicate the presence of fecal contamination better than chlorine. Dr. Karen Killinger describes trials with this organically approved anti-microbial dip for poultry and how to use it. (6 min 45 sec)

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