Location: Pest Management and Biocontrol Research
Project Number: 2020-42000-023-016-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 15, 2018
End Date: Apr 14, 2023
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.
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 contmination in cotton, pistachios, and corn. Efforts will also be made to assist with problems minimizing the use and/or efficiacy of atoxigenic strains including registration, agronomic practices, and development of improved products.