TITLE

Self-assessment might cut mycotoxin test costs

AUTHOR(S)
Spackman, Paul
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;6/8/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 23, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
25760352

 

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