MYCOTOXINS - PRE-HARVEST ELIMINATION RESEARCH

Pre-harvest Aflatoxin Elimination Research

 

Each year the U.S. Department of Agriculture funds multi-crop aflatoxin pre-harvest research.  These competitive research grants are administered through the Agricultural Research Service, and are split between four primary impacted crops, corn, cotton, peanuts, and tree nuts.

 

As a member of the Aflatoxin Working Group, NCGA lobbies for continuation of Federal appropriations for this vital research.  In addition, NCGA assists USDA and the other commodity groups in prioritizing research.

 

FY 2007 Pre-harvest Aflatoxin Elimination Projects receiving funding

 

Primary Investigator

State

Proposal Title

Dorner

GA

Control of aflatoxin contamination in corn with Afla-Guard

Krackowsky/Williams

GA/MS

Evaluation of exotic maize germplasm for resistance to aflatoxin contamination

Luo/Coy

GA

Gene expression profiles of corn developing kernels responding to drought stress and A. flavus infection using maize microarray and identification of markers/genes for resistance to preharvest aflatoxin contamination

Moore et al.

LA/MS

Searching for new resistance and control measures of aflatoxin in corn

Payne

NC

Development of novel markers of resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize

Rooney et al.

TX

Breeding corn germplasm to reduce aflatoxin contamination

White

IL

Creation of commercially usable corn inbreds and hybrids with low aflatoxin concentration in grain

Wilkinson/Brooks

 

Molecular marker-assisted selection for resistance to aflatoxin in maize

Xu

TX

Breeding multiple stress tolerant corn to reduce aflatoxin contamination

Wu

PA

Modeling the adverse impact of aflatoxin Contamination to the economics of U.S. agriculture

 

Last reviewed September 12, 2007