Ergot of Small Grain Cereals and Grasses and its Health Effects on Humans and Livestock

Published 2011
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Ergot in wheat production causes some yield loss, but the more significant issue is the fungus is poisonous to humans and animals that eat food contaminated with it. The occurrence and reasons, symptoms, disease cycle and health effects, treatment, prognosis, and prevention and control are described and illustrated with color photographs.

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Stephen N. Wegulo

Michael P. Carlson


Plant Diseases

Publication Date November 14, 2011
Last Revision Date November 14, 2011
Language English

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