Silage problems (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 12:38:31 GMT +2
From: Cecilia Roux <VREHCRX@plant5.agric.za>
To: sustag@beta.tricity.wsu.edu
Subject: Silage problems

Hi everybody
We have a problem of toxicity of maize (Zea maize) silage in South 
Africa. According to the toxicologists this must have been formed by 
fungi, however fungi cannot normally survive in the anaerobic 
environment of a silage bunker. The toxin involved is similar to 
ergot but no source of such a toxin could be found. Does anyone have 
any ideas where we can start to look for the quilty party? Please 
help us - 
Regards CeliaCecilia Roux
National Collection of Fungi
Biosystematics Division
Privat Bag X134
Pretoria 0001 South Africa

tel: 27 012 323 8548/9/0
fax: 27 012 325 6998
E-mail: vrehcrx@plant5.agric.za