Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: July 10, 2017

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report is now available! Click here to watch. This week features a special report on contaminated wheat for feed from Alltech’s Dr. Max Hawkins.

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 […]

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Food Safety

Senate Agrees on Nationwide GMO Labels – Food Safety Magazine U.S. Senate lawmakers reached an agreement regarding how foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be labeled. The deal comes just […]

Conditions favorable for wheat scab again this year

Fusarium head blight, also known as FHB or scab, devastated Louisiana’s wheat crop last year and while many hoped the worst was over, recent reports are predicting it could happen all over again this year.

Scab is mainly caused by the fungus, Fusarium graminearum, which can develop rapidly during wheat’s flowering stage when accompanied by […]

Wet weather brings wheat harvest issues to forefront

Mother Nature has not been very kind to several areas of the U.S., where wheat farmers in particular are continuing to deal with Fusarium head blight (FHB), caused by a fungus known as Fusarium graminearum, which attacks grain directly and is a result of wet weather conditions during the growing season.

FHB is a problem […]

Risk of head scab increases for some Ohio wheat growers

Concerns about Fusarium head blight development are now on the rise for wheat growers across Ohio whose plants are at or near the flowering growth stage. According to a Purdue University article, the highest risk is for growers in northwest Ohio, who are at moderate to high risk for scab due to the wet, humid […]

Fusarium head blight confirmed in Nebraska

Due to the frequent and heavy rainfall that occurred during the flowering of wheat crops in the area of Mead, Nebraska, Fusarium head blight (scab) has been confirmed in a field at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC).

While the disease is in its initial stages of development, is expected to […]

Infrared grain sorters to be utilized by Canadian feed mill

New infrared grain sorting technology will soon be utilized by one Canadian feed mill in an effort to remove grains infected with fusarium head blight, or ergot, from crops before they are made into animal feed.

As described in a recent article, this will increase the overall grade and quality of grains, which allows sales […]

Fungicide applications for reducing FHB and DON

While scientists continually looks for ways to create better disease resistant crops, fungicide applications are considered as a potential solution for present problems such as fusarium head blight (FHB) and deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination.

Both Europe and the U.S. have set strict limits for mycotoxin limits including DON contamination in raw grain, which influences the export […]

Data from 19 years of trials examines fusarium head blight in wheat

As growing season approaches the issue of fusarium head blight (FHB) in wheat and what can be done to control it, cannot be overlooked. In a recent study, one pathologist and his team looked at nearly two decades of fungicide trials in an effort to find the best way to control the disease.

The findings […]

Wheat head scab update

Reports from agfax.com show that head scab of wheat (Fusarium head blight) is appearing in southern regions of several states, including Illinois and Missouri.

Fusarium head blight affects crops by “bleaching” them in color; due to rainy conditions during the flowering of the plant, crops are especially susceptible this year. Not only the appearance of […]