Report: U.S. winter wheat worst quality in 17 years

The quality of some of the first wheat harvested by U.S. farmers in 2015 is the worst in at least 17 years, according to one measure and following heavy rainfall across parts of the Midwest.

A report released last week by U.S. Wheat Associates tracked the “falling number,” a gauge of sprout damage in crops […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

How Researchers Judge Horses’ Temperaments – The Horse How do you describe a horse’s personality? How do you quantify it? Researchers have developed a new equine personality test that may help […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report, August 25

Each week, we are happy to present to you the weekly Monday Mycotoxin Report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. To learn more about drought, crop yields and mycotoxin levels, please watch the video below.

Monday Mycotoxin Report, August 18

Every Monday during the growing season, we’re happy to present the Monday Mycotoxin Reports, highlighting the most recent agricultural news from around the United States. This report features information about crop growth and yield, drought information and more.

Concerns raised about mycotoxins in wheat east of Mississippi

Following a rainy season, the wheat harvest east of the Mississippi is behind schedule, meaning it is more subject to deoxynivalenol (DON) than usual, according to Max Hawkins, a nutritionist in Lexington, Kentucky.

Hawkins works with Alltech’s mycotoxin management team, and explains that DON is produced by Fusarium garminareum mold—the same mold that produces Fusarium […]