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Managing mycotoxins in maize: Case studies

Blaney, B.J. and O'Keeffe, K. and Bricknell, L.K. (2008) Managing mycotoxins in maize: Case studies. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 48 (3). pp. 351-357.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/EA06095

Publisher URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/

Abstract

Mycotoxin contamination of Australian maize is neither common nor extensive, but has the capacity to seriously disrupt marketing. Low to moderate levels of aflatoxins and fumonisins can be widespread in some seasons, but zearalenone, nivalenol and deoxynivalenol are usually confined to small growing localities. Possible approaches to such situations were tested by an analysis of several case studies. It is concluded that communication and coordination across the industry, prediction and prevention of contamination, rapid detection and assessment of contamination, effective use of contaminated maize and breeding for resistance comprise a useful set of strategies for managing mycotoxins in maize.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© CSIRO.
Keywords:Fungus; maize; management practice; toxin; Zea mays; aflatoxin; ochratoxin; fumonisins; zearalenone; nivalenol; deoxynivalenol.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Corn. Maize
Science > Botany > Cryptogams
Deposited On:29 Jan 2009 05:42
Last Modified:16 Jun 2011 00:45

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