Plants can smell? New research shows how it works

Who needs a nose, anyway? Research nearly 20 years in the making from the University of Tokyo shows for the first time how plants can “smell” using odor receptors that function on a molecular level.

The project, begun in 2000, shows that there is a molecular basis to odor detection in plants. It works like […]

New study discourages octopus farming

Old MacDonald had an… octopus?

Though we’ve long since established fisheries and shellfish farms, octopus farms are still something new. Commercial octopus farming is only in its developmental stage in a few countries around the world. One Japanese company says its first fully-farmed octopi might reach the market in 2020, and other institutions are working […]

2018 Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports: Capstone Report is here

After a busy harvest season full of Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports, Neogen is pleased to put forth our final mycotoxin video of the year: our Capstone Report. In the video, a special report discusses best practices for proper grain storage to control quality.

In early 2019, we will be sending out a survey […]

Coming soon! Monday Mycotoxin Capstone Report: Best practices for proper grain storage

Throughout the harvest season, Neogen works to bring the latest in mycotoxin, crop condition and weather reports to you through our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report web series.

Our 2018 season wrapped up in November, but we’ve got one more video up our sleeve. Our capstone report, coming soon, will feature a special report on […]

USDA approves Reveal® Q+ for Aflatoxin with Raptor® reader

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 18, 2018 — Neogen Corporation announced today that the USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) has awarded a Certificate of Conformance for the Reveal® Q+ for Aflatoxin test kit used with Neogen’s new Raptor® Integrated Analysis Platform system.

Neogen’s Reveal Q+ for Aflatoxin test delivers fast and precise results, and is certified […]

Elevated DON risks a problem for pig farms

Thanks to a period of wet and snowy weather parts of the U.S. and Canada, experts are advising operations that handle corn or feed ingredients to be cautious of mycotoxins going forward.

Of particular concern is deoxynivalenol, or DON. This mycotoxin is produced by a mold that flourishes in wet conditions and is a major […]

Snow stalls corn harvest in some U.S. states

Neogen’s regular Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports may have wrapped up for the year (except for our Capstone Report — stay tuned), but we wanted to sneak in another update for the 2018 harvest season.

Overall corn harvest in the U.S. and Canada is about 94% complete, just two points behind the five-year average. States […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 26, 2018

We’re wrapping up our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — until our Capstone Report in early December, at least. This week focuses on new reports of fumonisin and zearalenone, the corn harvest’s final stretch and a Tech Tip from Tony: “Can rapid test kits work on feed samples?”

Neogen Corporation takes great care to […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 19, 2018

The Thanksgiving edition of the Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report is here! This week, the corn harvest marches on, and Tony answers the question: Is sample particle size important?

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 […]

Space farming: Plant hormones might make it possible

Science fiction has brought us innumerable tales of cool things happening in outer space, from giant battles waged between super-speeding spaceships to the exploration of exotic, unknown planets in distant galaxies. These stories might pass over some of the more mundane facets of futuristic space life, like how our heroes eat and survive, but it […]