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Fumonisins, fungal toxins produced by Fusarium moniliforme, contaminate maize based foods and feeds throughout the world. They cause liver and kidney toxicity in animals in addition to leukoencephalomalacia in horses and pulmonary edema in pigs. Fumonisin B(1) is carcinogenic in rats and mice. Ecological studies have linked consumption of fumonisin(More)
Maize throughout the world is frequently contaminated with a family of mycotoxins, the fumonisins, produced by species of Fusaria. The study investigated the level of fumonisin contamination of maize samples from village farms and large market traders in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Maize samples (5 kg) from each of five to six large storage barns from farms(More)
Incorporating cover crops into Christmas tree plantations may potentially improve soil fertility, tree growth and quality and be an alternative to commercial nitrogen (N) fertilizers. However, cover crops may compete with the trees for water and other nutrients than N. This study was carried out to assess whether soil fertility, tree survival and growth(More)
We investigated soil microbial biomass response to incorporating a non-leguminous [perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)] and two leguminous [Dutch white clover (Trifolium repens) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa)] cover crops into a newly established Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) plantation. Groundcover treatments consisted of growing each cover crop in the(More)
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