NY234 - Control of Legionella Spp Particularly Legionella Longbeachae in Potting Mixes

Legionella longbeachae serogroup 1 is one of the 16 species of Legionella that cause infection in humans. L. longbeachae infection is not limited to gardeners but they have a much higher incidence of infection than non-gardeners. This study did provide much information about the ecology of legionellas in composed materials and will allow compost users and the Nursery industry to make informed decisions about potting mixes and other marketed products found to contain legionellas.