High levels of mycotoxins detected in U.S. grains

By all accounts, much of the U.S. is closing its 2018 harvest season with a high risk for mycotoxin development in grains thanks to wet weather over the past few weeks and months.

Not only have these issues caused concern for harvest timing, prompting delays due to moisture, but the increased risk of mold growth […]

Wild harvest weather leaves U.S. farmers worried about mycotoxins

The 2018 harvest has proven to be a challenging one for some American farmers, reports Wisconsin State Farmer, as cold temperatures, winds and even bouts of rain and snow have hampered work.

Now that the ground has dried up a bit, agriculture authorities are noting that grain damaged by earlier weather could present mycotoxin risks.

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Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for October 29, 2018

Happy almost Halloween! The spooky edition of our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report features best practice tips for corn harvest from milling and grain expert Pat Frasco.

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 widely, they […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for October 22, 2018

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report features a special report from Sarah Weiland of NutriQuest comparing DON testing methods, as well as higher DON and fumonisin reports.

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 widely, […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: October 15, 2018

This week, on our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report, we cover a new aflatoxin report in corn, a higher-than-average harvest rate and a sampling Tech Tip from Neogen’s Tony Lupo. Check it out here.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: October 8, 2018

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report features a sample collection tip from the University of Arizona’s Dr. Duarte Diaz, as well as new DON and T-2/HT-2 reports in corn silage. Check it out at our YouTube channel.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources […]

Neogen launches water-based, high-volume zearalenone test

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 2, 2018 — Neogen has developed the first quantitative microwell test for zearalenone that uses only a water-based solution for extraction, which completely eliminates the need for methanol and ethanol in the extraction process.

Neogen’s new Veratox® MAX for Zearalenone can deliver precise results ranging from 25 to 500 parts per billion […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: October 1, 2018

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report features a special mycotoxin tip from Alltech’s Dr. Max Hawkins, as well as new fumonisin and aflatoxin reports in corn. Check it out at our YouTube channel.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As […]

Aflatoxin reports highlight need for careful grain storage

Much of the U.S. and Europe have experienced drought and high temperatures this crop season, and now we’re seeing the effects of that in mycotoxin development.

Reports are rolling in of the carcinogenic mycotoxin aflatoxin, which is naturally created by Aspergillus, a fungus that thrives in drought conditions.

“Aflatoxin has showed its dirty face,” Oklahoma […]

Trace minerals may help aflatoxin-exposed cows

Aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxin created by mold growth on crops, is one of the most troublesome mycotoxins in the world. Its presence above safe levels in human food and animal feed is harmful to the health of those who consume it, and may be responsible for staggeringly high liver cancer rates in many African […]