Assessment of Farmers Maize Production Practices and Effect of Triple-Layer Hermetic Storage on the Population of Fusarium Spp. and Fumonisin Contamination

Citation:
Angeline W Maina, John M Wagacha FBMJMCWWP. "Assessment of Farmers Maize Production Practices and Effect of Triple-Layer Hermetic Storage on the Population of Fusarium Spp. and Fumonisin Contamination.". 2016.

Abstract:

Fumonisin contamination of maize by Fusarium spp. is a major risk in food security, human
and animal health. A study was carried out in Kaiti District, Makueni County in Kenya, to
assess the effectiveness of triple-layer hermetic (PICS™) bags in the management of
Fusarium spp. and fumonisin contamination of stored maize grains. Maize production
practices including scale of production, methods of land preparation, variety grown and
storage methods were obtained with a questionnaire. Fusarium spp. in soil and maize …

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