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Texas Corn: 2 Fumonisin Update Meetings, Dumas, Dimmitt, Dec. 19

Texas Corn: 2 Fumonisin Update Meetings, Dumas, Dimmitt, Dec. 19

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Texas Corn Producers and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host two update meetings Dec. 19 regarding fumonisin issues in corn this year and what to expect for 2018. “These meetings will offer our farmers an opportunity to review

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Texas Corn: Post-Harvest Handling of Fumonisin Contamination

Texas Corn: Post-Harvest Handling of Fumonisin Contamination

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Fumonisins are toxins produced in corn kernels by two species of fungi (Fusarium verticillioides and F. proliferatum).  These toxins are carcinogens and can cause illness in livestock, particularly in horses. The levels of fumonisin allowed in food and feed are regulated.  For

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Texas: Deer and Game Bird Hunters Concerned Over Fumonisin-Tainted Corn

Texas: Deer and Game Bird Hunters Concerned Over Fumonisin-Tainted Corn

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 27, 2017

Concerns over corn tainted with Fusarium fungi, which can produce Fumonisin, continue to flow into Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists’ offices, but with the main deer hunting season only days away, the calls are increasingly from concerned hunters feeding

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Texas Field Reports: Deer Season Expected to Provide Good Opportunities for Hunters

Texas Field Reports: Deer Season Expected to Provide Good Opportunities for Hunters

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 24, 2017

The general hunting season for white-tailed deer opens Nov. 4, and Texas hunters should expect good opportunities in the field, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension assistant professor and wildlife specialist, San

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Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomologist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

I am not smart enough to be a Plant Pathologist, and in fact had two courses in it in college and still don’t understand it. The classic “disease triangle” taught in pathology says that disease occurs when there is a

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Oklahoma Corn: Concerns of Mycotoxin Contamination on the Rise

Oklahoma Corn: Concerns of Mycotoxin Contamination on the Rise

👤By John Damicone, Oklahoma State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

As corn harvest progresses in Oklahoma, concerns about mycotoxin contamination of corn is increasing. Corn in the high plains is irrigated and rarely has aflatoxin problems unlike areas of the state where dryland corn is produced. However, beginning in west

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Texas Corn: AgriLife Experts Discuss Fumonisin Contamination, Possible Avoidance Practices

Texas Corn: AgriLife Experts Discuss Fumonisin Contamination, Possible Avoidance Practices

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Texas A&M AgriLife officials are offering some best management practices for producers to keep in mind as harvest continues and for next year after fumonisin contamination has been found in truckloads of corn across the Texas High Plains. Dr. Tom

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Texas Corn: Critical Crop Situation Has Producers Looking for Answers

Texas Corn: Critical Crop Situation Has Producers Looking for Answers

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Corn farmers worried about fumonisin contamination in their fields need to immediately contact their crop insurance agent – that was the message from two emergency meetings held Sept. 27 in the Texas High Plains. The potential for fumonisin contamination in

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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: VICAM Offers Single Extraction Test for Aflatoxins, Fumonisins

Corn: VICAM Offers Single Extraction Test for Aflatoxins, Fumonisins

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 2, 2016

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced VICAM, a Waters Business, now offers a single extraction method for the detection of aflatoxins and fumonisins in corn and grain. The Afla-V AQUA and Fumo-V AQUA provide quantitative results in only five-minutes (after extraction/sample prep). The simple, one-step,

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