Nontoxic Aspergillus strain reduces aflatoxin in corn

Smith, Ron
October 2010
Southwest Farm Press;10/7/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 19, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decrease of corn production in Blacklands, Texas. It says that the decreasing crop yields was due to wet conditions during planting time and the soaring heat. It also says that threat of aflatoxin has worsened the harvests. Under the meager harvest, farmers in the area are discussing the possible solutions in eliminating the aflatoxin.


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