Treating food products with select bacteriophages - viruses that target and kill bacteria - could significantly reduce concentrations of E. coli, a Purdue University study shows. The study suggests that bacteriophage treatment could be an effective tool t
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In part one of this lecture from the Noble Foundation's Hoop House Symposium, Steve Upson shows examples of several types of hoop house structures and discusses the pros and cons of the different designs.
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In part two of this lecture from the Noble Foundation's Hoop House Symposium, Steve Upson discusses the materials available for hoop house construction as well as options for hoop house end walls.
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