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Texas: Cottonseed Exposed to Prolonged Rain – The Risk of Elevated Aflatoxin

Texas: Cottonseed Exposed to Prolonged Rain – The Risk of Elevated Aflatoxin

👤By Tom Isakeit, Texas AgriLIfe Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 2, 2017

As a consequence of the sustained, heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey, mature cotton in the field, or exposed cotton in modules or bales that stayed wet, may be at risk for aflatoxin contamination.  The only way to know for sure

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Texas Corn: Fumonisin Reports Trigger Emergency Meetings, Sept. 27

Texas Corn: Fumonisin Reports Trigger Emergency Meetings, Sept. 27

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Meetings have been scheduled on Sept. 27 in Dimmitt and Dumas to address concerns about the presence of high levels of fumonisin in corn now being harvested in the Texas Panhandle, according to Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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Corn: Ear and Stalk Diseases Showing Up in Fields Marked by Stress – DTN

Corn: Ear and Stalk Diseases Showing Up in Fields Marked by Stress – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Harvest is nearing, but the scouting season is far from over. As the crop dries down, ear and stalk rots are starting to surface in cornfields across the country, plant pathologists warn. “Whenever we have a stressful growing season, then

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Kansas Corn: Watch for Signs of Aflatoxin in Drought-Stressed Crops

Kansas Corn: Watch for Signs of Aflatoxin in Drought-Stressed Crops

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Sep 12, 2017

When it comes to the weather in Kansas this year, the state is again one of the haves and the have-nots. Parts of Kansas have had more-than-normal precipitation while others, mostly in the central part of the state, are in

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Texas Row Crops: Risk of Elevated Aflatoxin in Cottonseed

Texas Row Crops: Risk of Elevated Aflatoxin in Cottonseed

👤By Tom Isakeit, Professor and Extension Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 8, 2017

As a consequence of the sustained, heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey, mature cotton in the field, or exposed cotton in modules or bales that stayed wet, may be at risk for aflatoxin contamination.  The only way to know for sure

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Neogen Launches New Tests for 6 Mycotoxins

Neogen Launches New Tests for 6 Mycotoxins

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 31, 2017

Neogen Corporation  has announced the launch of a revolutionary complete new line of quick and easy tests for detection of the six significant mycotoxins in a format that uses only a water-based common extraction.  The Reveal Q+ MAX format offers

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U.S. Grain Facilities New Rules for 3 Reasons – DTN

U.S. Grain Facilities New Rules for 3 Reasons – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Apr 4, 2016

Several national and state groups are working to help U.S. grain facilities comply with new rules for the handling, transportation and storage of food and animal feed that are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The National Grain and

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Aflatoxin Test Offers Big-Batch Evaluations Without Ethanol, Methanol Extractors

Aflatoxin Test Offers Big-Batch Evaluations Without Ethanol, Methanol Extractors

👤From Neogen Corporation 🕔Oct 20, 2015

Neogen has developed the first quantitative microwell test for total aflatoxin that uses only a water-based solution for extraction, which completely eliminates the need for methanol and ethanol in the extraction process. Neogen’s new Veratox for Total Aflatoxin can deliver precise

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North Carolina: Mycotoxins Continue to Pose Problems

👤By Allison Brown, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 19, 2014

Mycotoxin in corn continues to be an issue for NC corn producers and NC Extension Corn Specialist Ron Heiniger says they need to be addressed. At a recent field day Heiniger said “There are no good mycotoxins. We want it

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Louisiana Corn: Researchers Seek Biological Controls for Aflatoxin

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 19, 2014

Of all the issues farmers must contend with, aflatoxin-contaminated grain can be one of the most costly at harvest. Several strains of Aspergillus fungi produce aflatoxins, which are complex, harmful pathogens that attack several crops, including field corn. LSU AgCenter

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