Self-assessment might cut mycotoxin test costs

Spackman, Paul
June 2007
Farmers Weekly;6/8/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 23, p63
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a new set of Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) guidelines which could reduce the time and cost associated with unnecessary testing of fusarium mycotoxins in Great Britain. It says that the guidelines use a simple scoring system to determine crops at high, medium or low risk of fusarium based on various factors like previous cropping. It cites the qualitative lateral flow dipstick as the simplest and cheapest method to use on-farm which costs £5 to 10 each.


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