Stored Grain: Webinar Looks At Mycotoxin Risks, Evaluations
Could mycotoxins be an issue in any of your stored grain from last fall?
In parts of the U.S. the combination of a bumper fall crop and challenging winter weather conditions may have created conditions that could trigger mycotoxins, including some seldom seen in North America.
What are people seeing in the field? What are the likely consequences and what can be done about them?
Those questions will be covered in a webinar on the emerging issue of mycotoxin production in stored grains. Offered by Neogen, the on-line session — “What’s Hiding Under Your Tarp?” – is set for Wednesday, February 15, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.
Mycotoxin Production in Grains. Dr. Duarte Diaz — Associate Professor of Nutritional Toxicology at the University of Arizona – will cover the topic. Diaz has published over 70 articles and is the editor of “The Mycotoxin Blue Book,” a recognized reference book on the subject. on the subject.
Diaz will discuss:
- Production factors for the major toxins in grain.
- The trichothecene mycotoxins – a special consideration this year.
Expected Mycotoxin Impact on Animal Feed and Production Due to Current Grain Storage Conditions. Dr. Gwendolyn Jones – head of product marketing and communications for Anco Animal Nutrition Competence – will address the effects of mycotoxins on grain marketability in her industry. She brings to the webinar 15 years of commercial experience in the animal nutrition industry.
She will discuss:
- The health effects on production animals and companion animals.
- The economic consequences of mycotoxins.
Registration is limited.
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