The fungus Aspergillus flavus causes Aspergillus ear rot, one of the most important diseases in corn. The fungus produces a mycotoxin, - known as aflatoxin, - inside the diseased corn kernels. This bulletin describes how to identify the disease, its danger to livestock, mycotoxin testing, how to minimize losses and handle diseased grain after harvest, and how to manage the disease.
Target audience: Corn producers and those who serve them.
Last Review Date - 9/1/2015