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Research Project: Improvement of Biological Control of Aflatoxin Contamination with Atoxigenic Strains of Aspergillus flavus on Cotton, Corn, and Pistachios

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Project Number: 6054-42000-026-05-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: Dec 15, 2017

Objective:
Continued development of aflatoxin management with atoxigenic strains of Aspergillus (A.) flavus in support of efforts by the Pistachio, Cotton, and Corn industries to reduce aflatoxin contamination problems. To include efforts on strain utilization, product development, manufacturing methods, and development of improved agronomic.

Approach:
In consultation with the three collaborating industries, laboratory, field and desk studies will be performed to improve manufacture and use of atoxigenic strains to reduce aflatoxin contamination in cotton, pistachios, corn. Efforts will also be made to assist with problems minimizing the use and/or efficacy of atoxigenic strains including registration, agronomic practices, and development of improved products.