Kumar, K V K and Thakur, R P and Desai, S (2001) Prevalence of aflatoxin contamination in groundnut in Tumkur district of Karnataka, India. International Arachis Newsletter, 21. pp. 37-39.
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Results of the studies conducted in Tumkur district of Karnataka, India, in 2000 are presented. These studies were under the National Agricultural Technology Project, 'Aflatoxin contamination in groundnut: mapping and management in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and adjoining areas'. The studies presented include survey of aflatoxin awareness among farmers, traders, and oil millers; pod and soil sampling for investigation of seed infection and soil contamination by Aspergillus flavus; and determination of aflatoxin contamination under market conditions. From these investigations, 6 villages in 3 taluks of Tumkur district were identified with relatively higher population density of A. flavus and higher seed infection.
|Subjects:||Mandate crops > Groundnut|
|Depositing User:||Library ICRISAT|
|Date Deposited:||22 Sep 2011 10:05|
|Last Modified:||22 Sep 2011 10:05|
|Funders:||Indian Council of Agricultural Research|
|Acknowledgement:||We thank Dr S N Ni g am, ICRISAT and Dr A Bandyopadhyay, NRCG for their support and encouragement dur ing the invest igat ion. We especially thank the farmers of Tumkur dist r ict who wi l l ingl y provided the informat ion and to A M E (Agr i cul ture Ma n Ecology) team for their help in the col lect ion of pod and soil samples. Financial support f rom the Agro Ecosystem Di rectorate (Rainfed Farming) , NA T P , Indian Council of Agricultural Research ( ICAR) is grateful ly acknowledged.|
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