Manuel I V Amane's scientific contributions

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The production and utilization of groundnut (Arachis hypogea L) has increased tremendously across all provinces of Mozambique in recent times. However, the presence of mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins has remained a critical food concern in both the human and livestock diet. In this study, the effect of harvesting time and drying methods on aflato...
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Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is one of the most important legume crop in Mozambique which is grown for food as well as cash. It's an indeterminate growth habit and below the ground nature of fruiting makes it difficult to determine the time of optimal maturity of pods. This results in reduced crop yields if either harvested too early or too late...
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Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is the third most important crop in Mozambique. Despite its importance as food, the presence of mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins has the potential to limit its use in both the human and livestock diet. In this study, the effect of time of harvesting on aflatoxin (AF) contamination were examined at two locations in N...

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... In addition, the contamination is highly influenced by the practices that farmers use/have available. Most smallholder groundnut farmers in SSA use poor harvesting techniques, inadequately dry the produce, and typically store crops in sub-optimal conditions (Omara et al., 2020;Zuza et al., 2019). Moreover, the preferred local groundnut varieties may be more susceptible to both biotic and abiotic stresses, thereby increasing the risk of infection by aflatoxin-producers during crop development and storage (Muzoora et al., 2017;Omara et al., 2020;Seetha et al., 2017). ...
... This was similarly reported by [20] in Uganda that the practice of drying maize on tarpaulin and bare ground was mostly employed by maize wholesalers before storing the crop. Proper drying of crops prior to storage minimizes chances of fungal infestation and hence prevents consequent aflatoxins contamination [21,22]. Although drying of maize helps in reducing aflatoxins contamination on maize, unlike using tarpaulin, spreading on bare ground might increase aflatoxin contamination risks from infection by fungal spores exposed to the maize dried on the soil [23]. ...
... Furthermore, it raised awareness about the high levels in Zambézia. Two years later, Zuza, et al. [43] published another study of AFB 1 in groundnuts from Nampula. However, this group wanted to find out how the harvesting time affected the toxin levels. ...
... For example, a significant difference in timing for planting and harvesting of groundnut was observed. Groundnut is very susceptible to poor germination and sprouting if planted and harvested, respectively, at the wrong time, thus reducing yield [37]. A significantly higher proportion of plots from MHHs were planted and harvested on time compared to plots from FHHs (Table 1). ...