Expanded Sampling and Mitigation Strategy Evaluation for Cadmium in Desert Spinach

Completed
Jan 2016 to Jul 2016

Collaborating Researcher(s)

Dr. Charles Sanchez, University of Arizona

Project Supporter(s)

Center for Produce Safety
YCEDA

YCEDA and the Center for Produce Safety jointly funded a rapid response research project by University of Arizona's Dr. Charles Sanchez.  This project included high-resolution soil sampling to assess in-field variability and development of sampling protocols that growers can use to predict the potential levels of cadmium in harvest spinach.  Studies for zinc fertilization as a potential strategy to reduce cadmium accumulations in leafy vegetable crops were also performed.