Authors: Dabiré Tobdem Gaston, Sanou Amadou, Bonzi Schemaéza, Somda Irénée, 2023
Keywords: seeds; maize; fungi

“Many species of molds infect maize grains produced in Burkina Faso. The presence of these fungi on the grains leads to damping off, retardation of plant growth and the production of mycotoxins such as aflatoxins, the consumption of which is dangerous for human and animal health. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the behavior of maize seeds coated with the conidia of a local strain of Trichoderma harzianum that showed antifungal and growth promoting properties on onion. Six seed lots of six maize varieties were thus collected and analyzed to identify the mold species present. The three main species identified were then confronted in vitro with T. harzianum to assess the antagonism.” […]

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