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Katia Pedrosa

Katia Pedrosa is product manager with Biomin Holding GmbH.


Ergot alkaloids of increasing concern

Ergotism can occur in all animal species and its impact on production should not be underestimated.
Ergot is a fungal disease that primarily affects rye, triticale, barley and wheat, and which adversely affects the health and productivity of livestock. The fungus in question produces the ergot responsible for the ergot alkaloid group of mycotoxins and parasitizes the seed heads of plants at the time of flowering.
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