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'Focus on Corn' webcast addresses aflatoxin management

Aflatoxins, a group of chemicals produced by certain mold fungi in corn and other crops, are harmful and possibly fatal to livestock and are considered cancer-causing agents for humans. Naturally, aflatoxin management is a concern for growers and others in the food chain.

This important issue is addressed in the latest ‘Focus on Corn’ webcast, titled “Management of Aflatoxin in Corn” by Tom Isakeit, professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Texas A&M University.

In this discussion, growers, consultants and other practitioners, especially in the Southern U.S., can learn approaches to reduce aflatoxin contamination of corn. The presentation will outline:

Factors leading to aflatoxin contamination of corn;

The variability of contamination;

The main approaches to managing aflatoxin; and

Recommendations for harvest and post-harvest management.

Through this presentation, growers and others can make aflatoxin management decisions appropriate for their own farms.

This 18-minute presentation is open access through Jan. 31, 2014.

These and other Focus on Corn presentations can be viewed at www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/foc.

Webcasts on a variety of other crops can be found in PMN’s Education Center.

Focus on Corn is a publication of the Plant Management Network. The Plant Management Network (www.plantmanagementnetwork.org) is a nonprofit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. It achieves this mission through applied, science-based resources, like Focus on Corn.

To help achieve its nonprofit publishing mission, PMN partners with more than 80 organizations, which include universities, nonprofits, and agribusinesses.

Date: 11/04/2013



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