Thursday, February 4, 2010

University of Minnesota Study Seeking Producers to Participate

In 2008, University of Minnesota was received a North Central Region-Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) grant on “Antibiotic Uptake by Vegetable Crops from Manure-Applied Soils”. One aspect of this grant is to compare vegetable produce for presence of antibiotics between certified organic and non-certified organic producers, where both producers use animal manure as their primary plant nutrient source.

The principal investigators are looking for vegetable producers who use manure on their land, grow vegetables, and are willing to participate in their study. Producers will be compensated for their time in collecting samples.

Interested parties may contact Satish Gupta for more information about the study at 612-625-1241 or send an e-mail to

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