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Sanitary quality of maize (corn) & Mycotoxins

Results of 5 years of studies

Impact of growing practices

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The so-called "traceability" study, begun in 2001, includes over 400 plots of maize (corn) in real conditions each year. It provides valuable information on the impact of growing practices on the development of field mycotoxins. These results have led to the development of growing plans to limit the risk of the occurrence of Fusarium toxins on maize (corn) grains at the time of harvesting.

 

Effect of sowing date

 

 

841 analysis of fumonisins

 
semi-early before
may 10
semi-late
after
may 10
nsp
Number of analysis
336
410
95
 fumonisin
mean level
(ppm)
1,2
5,2

 


Late sowing, after May 10, multiplies the risk of the occurrence of mycotoxins on the grains at the time of harvesting by a factor of 4.

 

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