How to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination in Groundnuts and Maize A Guide for Extension Workers

Munthali, W M and Charlie, H J and Kachulu, L and Seetha, D (2016) How to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination in Groundnuts and Maize A Guide for Extension Workers. Monograph. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana, India.

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Abstract

Many agricultural commodities are susceptible to several diseases caused by fungi, viruses and insect pests. These diseases may also contaminate the crops with deadly toxins. Fungi are of particular concern. Many fungi are free-living organisms capable of surviving in the environment (soil, air and water) and can easily find their way into crop products especially when the weather conditions are suitable. Many of these fungi are free-living organisms and can survive in the environment even without the crops we grow. The toxins produced by fungi are called mycotoxins (Myco=fungus; toxin=poison)...

Item Type: Monograph (Monograph)
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
CRP: UNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aflatoxin Contamination, Groundnuts, Maize, Aflatoxins
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Maize
Others > Legume Crops
Others > Aflatoxins
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 09:23
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 09:23
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9892
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