NCGA Looking for Research Projects on Aflatoxin

That National Corn Growers Association announced a new round of research grants to help farmers manage aflatoxin issues. The Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence (AMCOE) is accepting letters of intent from principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and collaborators. There’s a limit of $75,000 per year and applications will be accepted through October 15. AMCOE’s Research Program will offer grants for projects focused on solving profit-robbing aflatoxin issues for farmers. The grants will be awarded to researchers focusing on one of six priority areas. “Through the efforts of AMCOE, substantial progress has been made in understanding and managing aflatoxin and other mycotoxins,” says Charles Ring, a Texas corn grower and AMCOE Committee Chair. “NCGA administers AMCOE to create a united approach to aflatoxin research, with the primary goal to deliver advanced strategies, tools, and results to growers.” While corn farmers in Southern states experience aflatoxin challenges annually, these challenges may present themselves in any corn region of the U.S. when the crop comes under stress. NCGA points out that the benefits of this research are national in scope. For more information about AMCOE, go to ncga.com.