Aflatoxin-resistant corn could save lives in developing countries

Droughts, floods, fire and other natural disasters can wipe out a section of crops in the blink of an eye, but any farmer can tell you that there are plenty of more insidious things to watch out for, like mold that produces crop-ruining mycotoxins.

Now, researchers have made big strides in making corn that is […]

How climate change affects agriculture

Since the creation of our Earth, its climate has seen many changes. Temperatures and humidity have been in flux over millennia; as these change, so do the growing conditions of our crops and the mycotoxin-producing fungi that grow on them.

These changes have significant implications to today’s growers. In the past century, a combination of […]

Online game aims to help in fight against mycotoxins

Game screenshot courtesy the University of Washington

It sounds silly, but on World Food Day 2017 (October 16) a series of computer-based puzzles were introduced centered on the structure of an enzyme that can degrade the deadly mycotoxin aflatoxin.

(A mycotoxin is a naturally occurring toxin produced by mold or fungus growing on crops […]

African countries suffer staggering losses each year due to aflatoxins

Aflatoxin is dangerous to both humans and animals, and as technology races to subdue the threat it poses, some parts of the world are still struggling. Millions of people throughout Africa are exposed to unsafe amounts of the mycotoxin every year.

The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) has put out the numbers: $670 […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: November 20, 2017

It’s the final Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report of the year! The map starts to get crowded as new mycotoxin reports have funneled in. Watch the video here. Don’t despair — we’ll have a capstone summary report in a few weeks!

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: November 13, 2017

It’s the second-to-last Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report of the year! This week, dairy nutritionist Dr. Gwendolyn Jones returns to discuss how cows adapt to DON. Watch the video here.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: November 6, 2017

This week, Neogen looks at a quickened North American corn harvest and several new mycotoxin reports. Click here to watch the video.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can vary widely, they should NOT be considered typical […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: October 23, 2017

This week’s regular mycotoxin in crops report also features a presentation from a swine nutrition specialist on the effects of DON in hog production. Click here to watch.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can vary widely, […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: October 16, 2017

This week, after we look at the status of the ongoing corn harvest, Dr. Dennis Nuzback of Phibro Animal Health returns as a special guest to talk about dairy feed. Click here to watch.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. […]

Study: groundnuts can be made immune to aflatoxin-producing molds

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could train our crops to be resistant to molds that produce mycotoxins, pests and other concerns? Well, scientists are working on that. And they’ve had some success.

Researchers have recently developed groundnuts that can halt the growth of molds that create aflatoxin by producing proteins called defensins that stop […]