Combined efforts to reduce aflatoxin contamination in corn

Smith, Ron
January 2010
Southwest Farm Press;1/14/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the combined efforts of plant breeders to manage the aflatoxin contamination affecting the corn industry in Texas. Seth Murray, Texas AgriLife plant breeder, states that plant breeding will be the first solution to aflatoxin during the Texas Plant Protection Association annual conference in College Station. He adds that breeding is also the least expensive methods of dealing with the issue, though they have not identified anything with complete resistance.


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