This blog is intended as a means of keeping county agents and other interested parties informed about current diseases affecting horticultural crops in Louisiana and other issues related to plant pathology that may be of interest to them. The information presented is intended for educational purposes only, but comments and feedback are welcome.
Aflatoxin contamination of corn is a chronic problem among Southern states. Others have demonstrated the efficacy of using atoxigenic isolates of this fungus to lessen aflatoxin contamination of cotton by “competitive exclusion” of toxigenic strains from cotton field soils.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture