Fusarium rice project workshop at UFLA

From August 25 and 26 we had our third one-day Fusarium rice project workshop at Lavras, MG. These workshops occur every six months, alternating between UFV and UFLA, and aim at updating and planning research activities, especially targeting planning of activities of the doctoral and MSc research.

Start-up workshop: Fusarium and mycotoxins in rice

Earlier this year we started a 3-year research project entitled “Biology, toxigenicity and pathogenicity of Fusarium species and occurrence of mycotoxins in rice grains”. We received a CNPq research grant (Universal 2014) to conduct this inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary project in collaboration with three other Universities (Universidade Federal de Lavras - UFLA, Universidade Federal de Rio Grande - FURG and Universidade Estadual de Maringá - UEM) and two rice research institutes (Embrapa Arroz e Feijão and Epagri Itajaí Experimental Station).