Multi-pronged approach essential to manage Aflatoxin in corn

Smith, Ron
February 2011
Southwest Farm Press;2/10/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the proposals given by pathologist Tom Isakeit during the Texas Plant Protection Association annual meeting in College Station, Texas. He stresses the need to use preventive measures for aflatoxin contamination in corn including the use of tight husk, cultural practices among farmers and biological controls. Furthermore, he also proposes the implementation of field segregation during harvest and maintenance of proper storage after harvest to prevent contamination.


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