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Research Project: Novel Methods for Controlling Trichothecene Contamination of Grain and Improving the Climate Resilience of Food Safety and Security Programs

Location: Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research

Title: Impact of abiotic stress on corn yield and quality: A Review

item Vaughan, Martha

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/19/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

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Technical Abstract: Corn production is an essential part of the world’s grain supply, and supports the exponentially growing human population either directly through consumption or indirectly through livestock feed. As an additional demand, there is increasing use of corn for the production of ethanol as a renewable energy source. Much of corn grain undergoes a milling process which requires high kernel quality. However, corn yield and quality are both directly dependent on the crops' field growing conditions. Here we review the impact of abiotic stresses, such as those associated with climate change, on large-scale quality corn production. Sustained efforts are needed to ensure optimized resilience of corn under diverse stress conditions.