Researchers target aflatoxin in corn

Hollis, Paul L.
April 2004
Southeast Farm Press;4/14/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p8
Trade Publication
Presents an update on researchers visualizing the use of a biological strategy for controlling aflatoxin in corn. Use of irrigation as the method of managing aflatoxin by corn growers; Lack of usable hybrid with genetic tolerance or resistance to aflatoxin; Involvement of the seeding of non-toxic strains of aspergillus flavus, the soil-borne fungus, in the biological control of aflatoxin; Effectiveness of the non-toxigenic strains of aspergillus flavus in competing with the toxic strains.


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