This is the research website for the project Integrated Management Strategies for Aspergillus and Fusarium Ear Rots of Corn, funded by USDA/NIF/AFRI. The ear rot fungi Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides contaminate corn with aflatoxins and fumonisins, which pose significant health hazards and limit the marketability of US corn. The goal of this project is to provide growers with new control strategies and decision tools to reduce the risk of mycotoxin contamination in corn. The research is organized into four themes, each with its own research objectives and timelines. The project involves researchers from five universities and the USDA/ARS.  For management information on ear rots and mycotoxin visit our extension site