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Achieving mould growth control 
 
Dr. David Parfitt
 
 

Molds are a group of micro-organisms that cause deterioration of grains or feeds, various infections in livestock and intoxication due to the formation of mycotoxins in feedstuffs. It is reported that as much as 25% of the world's cereal grains may be contaminated with mycotoxins. Since mycotoxin production and feedstuff deterioration are caused by the growth of molds, it is critical to understand mold growth and know how to control it.

 
Effective control of mold growth is the key to preventing deterioration and/or mycotoxin formation in stored grains or feeds. There are many chemicals available on the market which can inhibit mold growth.
 
 

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