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Texas Corn: Mycotoxin Levels on High Plains Pose Threat to Farmers

Texas Corn: Mycotoxin Levels on High Plains Pose Threat to Farmers

👤By Stephanie Pruitt, Texas Corn Producers 🕔Sep 19, 2017

As early harvest is underway in the High Plains of Texas, Texas Corn Producers (TCP) has received reports of mycotoxin, a by-product of fungal activity promoted by environmental conditions, in early-harvested corn at levels requiring testing and quality adjustments. Farmers

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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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Growing Grain: Europe Tackles Mycotoxins – DTN

Growing Grain: Europe Tackles Mycotoxins – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Mycotoxins are a problem for grain farmers around the world. Now researchers from a Dutch university are working with a large team of scientists, engineers and IT specialists from government, academia and industry in 10 different European countries and China

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Stored Grain: Webinar Looks At Mycotoxin Risks, Evaluations

Stored Grain: Webinar Looks At Mycotoxin Risks, Evaluations

👤From a press release 🕔Feb 12, 2017

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

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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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Iowa: Harvest Quality Concerns Remain but Shouldn’t Increase

Iowa: Harvest Quality Concerns Remain but Shouldn’t Increase

👤By Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University 🕔Oct 20, 2016

Iowa has had relief from the constant, late-September rains that were setting up for a difficult harvest season. As a result, the average grain moisture has fallen to a more typical 18-21%; lower in areas of lesser rainfall and vice versa. The

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Corn: Mycotoxin Management – New Website Will Help

Corn: Mycotoxin Management – New Website Will Help

👤By Tom Isakeit, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2016

The website, cornmycotoxins.com, has recently added publications on different aspects of mycotoxin contamination of corn, including management with atoxigenic strains. This is a national website devoted to providing information about corn mycotoxins and their management, with contributions from several universities and

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Ohio Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Infestations and Disease Issues

👤By Andy Michel and Pierce Paul, Ohio State University 🕔Sep 7, 2016

Reports of ear feeding by western bean cutworm (WBC) have come in at a steady pace over the last few weeks. This is the 3rd consecutive year that we have seen a fair amount of feeding, some of it likely

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Flint on Crops: Wet Weather Threatening Crops

Flint on Crops: Wet Weather Threatening Crops

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 22, 2016

My usual Saturday consists of cutting grass and taking care of maintenance issues. I also try to squeeze in the writing of this weekly article since it has become more of a hobby than work in recent years. Today I

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