Influence of harvest time on fumonisin contamination of forage maize for whole-crop silage

@inproceedings{Okabe2015InfluenceOH,
  title={Influence of harvest time on fumonisin contamination of forage maize for whole-crop silage},
  author={Ikuko Okabe and Hisaaki Hiraoka and Kazuyoshi Miki},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract Forage maize growing in agricultural fields is often contaminated with fumonisins, a group of mycotoxins produced by Fusarium species. We investigated fumonisin accumulation in maize plants from 2 to 10 wk after silking. Our aim was to determine whether harvesting forage maize earlier could be a practical control measure to reduce the fumonisin contamination in whole-crop silage. In a year with high fumonisin levels, the total fumonisin content (consisting of fumonisins B1, B2, and B3… CONTINUE READING