When mycotoxins contaminate feed: What is oxidative stress?

When mycotoxins contaminate animal feed, the effects on livestock can be serious. Some mycotoxins, like aflatoxin, are carcinogenic. Others can impact the immune system or the blood, damage organs, cause miscarriages and provoke severe vomiting, among many other effects.

Some of these effects are linked to oxidative stress, which happens when unstable atoms damage living […]

Up in the air — Drones aid in fight against mycotoxins

The appearance of mycotoxins in a field of crops isn’t usually an isolated instance. The toxins, which are produced by fungal growth on plants, can have a widespread presence in any given growing season. When one region suffers through a bad episode with a mycotoxin, nearby areas tend to struggle as well.

That’s why farmers […]

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 […]

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. […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: October 9, 2017

This week, we look at several new mycotoxin reports, as well as the impact of record high temperatures on crops. 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, they should NOT be […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: October 2, 2017

This week, we look at how unseasonably warm temperatures crimped corn crop, and Tony offers a new Tech Tip about equipment calibration. 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, they should NOT […]