Agronomic Crops

Management of Aflatoxins in Peanut

Publication Date

Summer 6-26-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1073


Aflatoxins are poisonous substances produced by Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. These substances are potent carcinogens and hence a health concern to agricultural workers, consumers, and production animals. And thus, a threat to both the food and feed industry. Aspergillus species infect a broad range of crops such as peanuts, corn, pistachio, cotton, tree nuts, chili, and black pepper, and contaminate the produce with aflatoxins. In this communication, an effort was made to summarize different pre- and post-harvest aflatoxin management strategies and make them available to peanut producers.

Publication Type

Short Communication


Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Peanut producers.

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Author response

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