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Visual Reference Library - Corn
 C-7.2 Mold (Pink Epicoccum)

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 25 grams


A germ affected with mold, regardless of the size of the mold, is a damaged kernel.


If the mold is distinct, it is not necessary to open or scrape kernel. If opening kernel is necessary, lift germ cover carefully to avoid destroying evidence of mold.


NOTE: Do not confuse pink epicoccum with the reddish genetic characteristics found in some corn hybrids.

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Last updated May 2002