Aflatoxin contamination of maize kernels before harvest

  title={Aflatoxin contamination of maize kernels before harvest},
  author={Elizabeth Lillehoj and W. W. McMillian and Neil W Widstrom and W. D. Guthrie and Jill R Jarvis and Devin M Barry and W. F. Kwolek},
Two maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids with varying degrees of resistance to damage by corn earworm (CEW) (Heliothis zea Boddie) were grown in Iowa, Georgia, and Missouri. Treatments included: introduction of Aspergillus flavus Link ex. Fr. spores onto newly-emerged silks, application of a fungicide as an aqueous spray onto test ears during the first three weeks after flowering, infestation of ears with CEW eggs, and combinations of these variables. CEW larvae were collected from developing ears and… CONTINUE READING