Trevor V. Suslow, Emeritus - Publications

Refereed Journal and Peer-Reviewed Extension Publications

Bech, T.B. Sbodio, A., Jacobsen, C., and T. Suslow. 2014. Adhesion of Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica to soil in runoff as influenced by polyacrylamide. Journal of Environmental Quality (in press)

Bledar Bisha, Jaclyn A. Adkins, Jana C. Jokerst, Jeffrey C. Chandler, Alma Pérez-Méndez, Shannon M. Coleman, Adrian O. Sbodio, Trevor V. Suslow, Michelle D. Danyluk, Charles S. Henry, Lawrence D. Goodridge. 2014. Colorimetric Paper-based Detection of Escherichia coliSalmonella spp., and Listeria monocytogenes from Large Volumes of Agricultural Water. J. Vis. Exp. (88), e51414, doi:10.3791/51414.

Leaman, S. Giclas, H., and T. Suslow. 2014. EHEC/STEC, Produce Safety and Testing Systems. Western Growers Association and Center for Produce Safety Issue Brief. Accessible at  and

Suslow, T. 2014.  Grower Guideline to Irrigation Water Sampling, Interpretation, and Corrective Actions. Accepted 8000-series. UC ANR Press

Olivieri, A., Seto, E., Cooper, R., Cahn, M., Colford, J., Crook, J., Debroux, J., Mandrell, R., Suslow, T., Tchobanoglous, G., Hultquist, R., Spath, D., and Mosher, J. 2014. "Risk-Based Review of California’s Water-Recycling Criteria for Agricultural Irrigation." J. Environ. Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000833, 04014015

Gil, M. Selma, M., Suslow, T. , Jacxsens, L. , Uyttendaele,M., and Allende, A. 2014. Pre- and Post-harvest Preventive Measures and Intervention Strategies to Control Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh Leafy Vegetables. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. Published Online DOI:10.1080/10408398.2012.657808

Linda J. Harris, Elaine D. Berry, Tyann Blessington, Marilyn Erickson, Michele Jay-Russell, Xiuping Jiang, Karen Killinger,  Fredrick C. Michel, Jr., Pat Millner, Keith Schneider, Manan Sharma, Trevor V. Suslow, Luxin Wang, and Randy W. Worobo. 2013. A Framework for Developing Research Protocols for Evaluation of Microbial Hazards and Controls During Production That Pertain to the Application of Untreated Soil Amendments of Animal Origin on Land Used to Grow Produce That May Be Consumed Raw. JFP. 76:1062–1084

Sbodio, Adrian, Sharyn Maeda, Gabriela López-Velasco, and Trevor V. Suslow. 2013.Modified Moore swab optimization and validation in capturing E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica in large volumes of field samples of irrigation water. J. Food Research. 51: 654–662

Lopez-Velasco, Gabriela, A. Tomas-Callejas, D. Diribsa, P. Wei and Trevor V. Suslow. 2013. Growth of Salmonella enterica in foliar pesticide solutions and its survival during field production and postharvest handling of fresh market tomato. JAM. Accepted for publication Jan 2013.  doi: 10.1111/jam.12150. [Epub ahead of print]

Poza-Carrion, Cesar, T. Suslow, and S. Lindow. 2013. Resident bacteria on leaves enhance survival of immigrant cells of Salmonella enterica. Phytopathology. 103:341-51

Harris, L.J., J. Bender, E. A. Bihn, T. Blessington, M.D. Danyluk, P. Delaquis, L. Goodridge, A. M. Ibekwe, S. Ilic, K. Kniel, J.T. LeJeune, D.W. Schaffner, D. Stoeckel, and T.V. Suslow. 2012. A framework for developing research protocols for evaluation of microbial hazards and controls during production that pertain to the quality of agricultural water contacting fresh produce that may be consumed raw. J. Food Prot. 75:2251–2273.

McEgan, Rachel, C. Rodrigues, A. Sbodio, T. Suslow, L. Goodridge, and M. Danyluk. 2012. Detection of Salmonella spp. from large volumes of water by Modified Moore Swabs and Tangential Flow Filtration. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 56:88-94

Lopez-Velasco, G. , A. Sbodio, A. Tomas-Callejas, P.Wei,  K. Tan, and T. V. Suslow. 2012. Assessment of root uptake and systemic vine-transport of Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium by melon (Cucumis melo) during field production. IJFM  158:65-72.

Gutiérrez-Rodríguez E, Lieth HJ, Jernstedt JA, Labavitch JM, Suslow TV, Cantwell M. 2012. Texture, composition and anatomy of spinach leaves in relation to nitrogen fertilization IJ Sci Food Agric.. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.5780. [Epub ahead of print]

Rastogi, G., Adrian Sbodio, Jan J Tech, Trevor V Suslow, Gitta L Coaker and Johan HJ Leveau. 2012. Leaf microbiota in an agroecosystem: spatiotemporal variation in bacterial community composition on field-grown lettuce. ISME Journal. 32:1812-22.

Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, E., Lieth, H., Jernstedt, J., and Suslow, T. 2012. Prediction of Spinach Quality Based on Pre- and Postharvest Conditions. Acta Hort.934: 1141-1148

Tomás-Callejas, A., G. López-Velasco, A. M. Valadez, A. Sbodio, F. Artés-Hernández, M.   Danyluk, and T. V. Suslow. 2012. Evaluation of Current Operating Standards for Chlorine Dioxide in Disinfection of Dump Tank and Flume for Fresh Tomatoes. J.Food Protection. 75:304-13

Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, E.,  A. Gundersen, A.O. Sbodio, T.V. Suslow. 2012. Variable agronomic practices, cultivar, strain source and initial contamination dose differentially affect survival of Escherichia coli on spinach. JAM. 112: 109-118

López-Velasco, G., Tomas-Callejas, A., A. Sbodio, F. Artés-Hernández, and T.V. Suslow. 2012.  Chlorine dioxide dose, water quality and temperature affect the oxidative status of tomato processing water and its ability to inactivate Salmonella.  J. Food Control. 26: 28-35   

Tomas-Callejas, A.,  G.Lopez-Velasco, A. Camacho, F. Artés, F. Artés-Hernández, T. Suslow.  2011. Survival and distribution of Escherichia coli on diverse fresh-cut baby leafy greens   under preharvest through postharvest conditions.  Int. J. Food Micobiol. 151: 216-222

Tomás-Callejas, A. , López-Gálvez, F., Sbodio, A., Artés, F., Artés-Hernández, F. and T.     Suslow. 2011. Chlorine dioxide and chlorine effectiveness to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella cross-contamination on fresh-cut red chard. Food Control.  23: 325-332

Suslow, T. 2011. Postharvest Handling of Organic Vegetable Crops. Chpt. 7 in UC-ANR 3509. Organic Vegetable Production Manual. July 2011. Pgs. 67-77

Suslow, T., Mitcham, E. and M. Cantwell. 2011, Postharvest Handling and Safety of Perishable Crops. in UC-ANR Small Farm Handbook 2nd Edition. Chapter 10: 125-144

Suslow, T. 2010. Analysis of the Standards for Irrigation and Foliar Contact Water. Peer-Reviewed Issue Brief available at

D’lima, C. and T.V. Suslow. 2009. Comparative Evaluation of Practical Functionality of Rapid Test Formats Kits for Detection of E. coli O157:H7 on Lettuce and Leafy Greens. J.Food Protec. 73:2461-2470

Suslow, T.V. 2009. Cover Story: Produce Traceability and Trace-back: From Seed to Shelf and Beyond.Food safety Magazine. April/May.

Selma, V., Ibanez, A., Cantwell, M., and T.V. Suslow. 2008. Efficacy of gaseous ozone on elimination of Salmonella spp. and reduction of indigenous microflora on fresh-cut cantaloupe. Food Microbiology 25: 558-565

Selma, V., Ibanez, A., Cantwell, M., and T.V. Suslow. 2008. Effect of gaseous ozone and hot water on microbial and sensory quality of cantaloupe and potential transference of Escherichia coli O157:H7 during cutting.  Food Microbiology 25:162-168