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Earthworms and E. coli: A Perilous Combination for Drainflow Water Quality
Resource Magazine
  • Garey Fox, Oklahoma State University
  • Rameshwar S. Kanwar, Iowa State University
  • Robert W. Malone, United States Department of Agriculture
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Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2008
DOI
10.13031/2013.29284
Abstract
Researchers at Oklahoma State University (OSU), Iowa State University (ISU), and the USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory (NSTL) have formed a unique research team to solve an important water quality problem. This team is addressing the transport of pathogens (specifically, the indicator organism Escherichia coli or E. coli) through soils and, more specifically, the role of macropores in the transport of E. coli to subsurface drains. Pathogen contamination of water supplies is now considered one of the top water-quality issues in the United States and around the world.
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This article is from Resource Magazine 15 (2008): 22–24, doi:10.13031/2013.29284. Posted with permission.

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Citation Information
Garey Fox, Rameshwar S. Kanwar and Robert W. Malone. "Earthworms and E. coli: A Perilous Combination for Drainflow Water Quality" Resource Magazine Vol. 15 Iss. 6 (2008) p. 22 - 24
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rskanwar/12/