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Aflatoxin-producing fungi

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Kernels contaminated with aflatoxin bring a reduced price and, in cases of very high levels, may be downgraded to oil quality... High soil temperatures and drought during flowering and podfill are the major causes of aflatoxin contamination... Leaving peanuts in the windrow to dry to 13% moisture increases the risk of aflatoxin because of the chance of rain re-wetting the crop...
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