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Aflatoxin Control in Figs: Development of Resistant Cultivars, Identification Of Contaminated Fruit and Biocontrol

Investigators
Campbell, Bruce
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2001
End date
2006
Objective
Reduce A. flavus colonization in fig orchards based on effects of sun and insect feeding damage, especially naval orangeworm, and irrigation timing on aflatoxin levels in figs.
More information
Determine impact of irrigation, insect vectors and sun damage on levels of aflatoxin in figs.
Agreement with University of California, Parlier, CA.
Formerly 5325-42000-025-01G (4/01).
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
5325-42000-031-01S
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Mycotoxins
Commodities
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