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Prevention of Aflatoxin Contamination of Maize in Pakistan with Biological Control Based on Atoxigenic Strains of Aspergillus flavus 

Investigators
Naranjo, Stevenâ 
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2018
End date
2022
Objective
1. Characterize aflatoxin-producing and closely related fungi infecting maize in Pakistan with emphasis on identification of native well adapted fungal genotypes of value in reducing aflatoxin contamination of maize through biological control. 2. Develop cost effective biological control of aflatoxins for maize production in Pakistan including low cost formulations and manufacturing and methods to encourage adoption by maize farmers. 3. Optimize biological control for preventing aflatoxin contamination in maize in Pakistan while increasing local private and public-sector capacities to utilize biological control as a central component of aflatoxin management programs.
Project source
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Project number
2020-42000-022-17-T
Categories
Mycotoxins
Natural Toxins