Japan and Australia continue to investigate chemical-contaminated barley

Azoxystrobin is a common agricultural fungicide that protects plants and produce from fungal diseases. It’s used especially for grain farming. While the chemical has its uses for protecting food safety and quality, residues at certain levels can be unsafe for human consumption.

Unfortunately, unsafe levels have now been found to have reached consumers after a […]

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 […]