Submitted to: Proceedings, IOBC
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 12, 2004
Publication Date: April 3, 2005
Citation: Hua, S.T. 2005. Application of a yeast, pichia anomala strain WRL-076 to control aspergillus flavus for reducing aflatoxin in pistachio and almond. Proceedings, IOBC. Technical Abstract: Aflatoxin contamination is associated with wounding in pistachio nuts. The efficacy of P. anomala was assessed by artificially wounding pistachio nuts in the orchard. Production of A. flavus spores in wounded nuts sprayed with yeast was reduced by 77-99% compared to control. Furthermore colonization of A. flavus on wounded pistachio nuts was prevented by the presence of yeast on wounded nuts by 3-5 fold.