Experts: Unique conditions have produced ‘perfect storm’ of mycotoxin concerns

The combination of a bumper fall crop and challenging winter weather conditions created a “perfect storm” for the production of mycotoxins this year, including some seldom seen in the U.S. and Canada. To discuss these issues Neogen recently hosted, “What’s Under the Tarp?,” a webinar where industry experts provided additional information and guidance.

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Neogen launches revolutionary new mycotoxin tests

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has announced the launch of a revolutionary complete new line of quick and easy tests for detection of the six significant mycotoxins in a format that uses only a water-based common extraction.

The Reveal® Q+ MAX format offers significant cost and time savings as it eliminates the need to use hazardous […]

Learn more about zearalenone with this infographic

As Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports continue, we wanted to take some time and explain what exactly mycotoxins are, what commodities they typically infect, and how various kinds differ from one another. Stay tuned for a new mycotoxin infographic each week!

Report: Rising global temps linked to greater occurrence of mycotoxins

The overall rising temperature our planet is facing is a well-known challenge for food production. Rising temperatures are set to severely damage crop yields, lessen the nutritional value of important crops, and make large portions of the planet inhospitable to crop production.

Furthermore, data is suggesting that developed countries have a more difficult time maintaining […]

Neogen launches water-based line of mycotoxin tests

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has developed an improved, quick and easy new line of mycotoxin tests that uses water as the solvent in the extraction process. The new mycotoxin tests will all use a common water-based extraction — and will enable testers to test for up to six mycotoxins from the same prepared sample.

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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 […]

Wet weather in U.S. increases grain prices, mycotoxin risk

Large areas of the United States’ crop-growing regions have received more than six times their annual rainfall in the past two weeks. This is sending grain and soybean prices skyward as field work stalls and concerns about the crops continue to grow. In addition, the worst may not be over just yet, as reports from […]

Study evaluates mycotoxins in commercial dog food

Several studies have recently made headlines involving mycotoxin levels in commercial pet foods, and according to the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences from the University of Bologna in Italy, even more are needed.

This conclusion comes after one study of Italian pet food looked at levels of contamination of the most important mycotoxins including deoxynivalenol, […]

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Label backlog and expedited label evaluation process (Constituent update) – U.S. Department of Agriculture

With the U.S. government up and running again, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has […]

Monitoring for mycotoxin-producing molds vital

With the harvest underway, it’s important to keep a watchful eye out for mycotoxin-producing molds.

These species include Aspergillus flavus, which causes Aspergillus ear rot and produces the carcinogenic toxin aflatoxin, as well as species of Fusarium molds. These toxins can lead to production losses as grain may be rejected, as well as leading to […]