Special Issue: Decontamination Methods for Sanitizing Field Equipment and BioContaminated Soils

The editors of GJAIRD are pleased to announce an upcoming Special Issue of the journal dedicated to agricultural research related to sanitation and decontamination of equipment, transport vehicles, and soil.

This issue includes two review articles focused on oxidant disinfectants and biological surrogates used to evaluate sanitation and decontamination systems and protocols. The agricultural decontamination issue will include three studies that evaluated several two-stage, decontamination protocols that combined power washing followed by disinfectant treatments. One of these studies evaluated an industrial-grade, automated truck wash system used at large poultry production farms. In addition, three other articles will present field and greenhouse research on sanitizing bio-contaminated nursery soils. These studies involved simulated, drip irrigation and fumigation methods using environmentally friendly, and novel active ingredients.

Craig L. Ramsey, Candace Mathiason
Novel Use of Chlorine Dioxide Granules as an Alternative to Methyl Bromide Soil Fumigation
November 13, 2020
Marissa L. Layman, Craig L. Ramsey, Steve E. Newman
Equipment Decontamination with a Mobile Power Washer Followed by Disinfectant Applications
November 13, 2020
Marissa L. Layman, Craig L. Ramsey, Steven E. Newman
Potential Surrogates for Evaluation of Decontamination Methods Under Field Study Conditions or BSL-2 Biosecurity Lab Conditions: A Review
November 13, 2020
Marissa L. Layman, Craig L. Ramsey, Kenneth Burton, Steve E. Newman
Evaluation of a Mobile Two-Stage Decontamination System using a Power Washer Combined with Eight Disinfectant Treatments
November 13, 2020
Marissa L. Layman, Craig Ramsey, Wolfgang Schweigkofler, Steven E. Newman
Field Evaluation of a Novel, Granular Soil Fumigant for Controlling Phytophthora ramorum in Field Nursery Soils
November 13, 2020