TITLE

Researchers target aflatoxin in corn

AUTHOR(S)
Hollis, Paul L.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;4/14/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
12944888

 

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