Completed Project Report


Economics of Aflatoxin Risk Management Tools

  • Award Amount: $48,000
  • Regional Center: Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2013 Competitive Grant Program
  • Project Director: Joe Outlaw
  • Email: joutlaw@tamu.edu
  • Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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Project Overview

This project involved providing cutting-edge producer risk management information regarding the economics of using biological materials for the mitigation of aflatoxin losses to producers. The first phase of this project consisted of formulating a series of educational materials that addressed a timely and persistent industry risk management problem faced by corn producers. Project collaborators provided actual data at the field level regarding the cost and effectiveness of the product along with aflatoxin test results for nearby fields that did not use the biological control materials. Phase two integrated these materials into face-to-face educational programs delivered at several industry and Extension meetings. Stage three involved developing an online decision aid and a webinar that demonstrated the use of the decision aid.

Number of Participants: 542

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