Iowa Corn: Mycotoxins and Crop Deterioration

🕔Oct 18, 2018Above normal rains in September have slowed field crop dry-down. Coupled with early season drought in South Central and Southeast Iowa and above-average rainfall in the Northwest, there is high […]

Nebraska Corn: Stalk, Grain Quality Decline in Wet Weather

🕔Oct 17, 2018Stalk and ear rot diseases continue to become more evident in many cornfields across Nebraska where prolonged periods of wet weather have delayed corn harvest. Producers should monitor for diseases […]

Texas Study: Fumonisin Not Detrimental to Beef Cattle Diets

🕔Oct 11, 2018Increasing levels of dietary fumonisin do not adversely affect feedlot cattle performance, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Amarillo. After a tumultuous 2017 corn season resulting in […]

Iowa Corn: Mycotoxins Smartphone App Available

🕔Oct 11, 2018With all eyes now on harvested grain quality and scouting for mycotoxins as a result of ear rot, it’s important that producers and agronomists have access to all the information possible, […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Crop Quality Hurt by Rains

🕔Oct 8, 2018This year continues the chain of years with unusual harvest conditions driven by rapid weather changes in the latter part of the growing season. In mid August, crops were significantly ahead […]

Michigan Corn: Are There Molds, Mycotoxins in Your Crop?

🕔Oct 5, 2018Farmers familiar with mycotoxins in corn grain or silage should be scouting their fields to see if there are potential problems lurking ahead. Many may think mycotoxins are an isolated […]

Grain Storage: Precautions to Avoid Mold Spoilage

🕔Oct 4, 2018Harvesting of corn and soybean is underway and/or will soon be starting throughout the state. Growers need to be aware of storage mold which can spoil the grain during storage. […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Ear Rots and Mycotoxins

🕔Sep 28, 2018Excessive rain and concomitant high humidity have been the hallmark for this growing season, and with corn harvest approaching, there are concerns about ear rots and the risk of mycotoxin […]

Ohio: Corn Earworm Makes Unpleasant Late-Season Appearance; Watch for Molds

🕔Sep 25, 2018Although western bean cutworm numbers were low this year, we have recently seen and also received reports about high corn earworm populations in late-planted corn and field peas. Corn earworm […]

Ohio Corn: Telling Ear Rots Apart

🕔Aug 28, 2018Over the last few weeks, we have received samples with at least four different types of ear rots – Diplodia, Gibberella, Fusarium, and Trichoderma. Of these, Diplodia ear rot seems to […]

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