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Published on Aug 30, 2012
Aspergillus ear rot is being detected in stressed corn this year. Grain elevators are commonly screening harvested corn with a black light for fluorescence, which may signal the presence of the fungus Aspergillus flavus and its production of aflatoxin. This video describes the screening process. A conclusive, and quantitative, test for the presence of aflatoxin is only available by chemical testing. More information about aspergillus ear rot, aflatoxin, testing, and FDA action levels can be found in Purdue Extension Publication BP-83-W, Apergillus Ear Rot, which can be downloaded at: http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extme...