Wet weather brings wheat harvest issues to forefront

Mother Nature has not been very kind to several areas of the U.S., where wheat farmers in particular are continuing to deal with Fusarium head blight (FHB), caused by a fungus known as Fusarium graminearum, which attacks grain directly and is a result of wet weather conditions during the growing season.

FHB is a problem […]

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 […]

Fusarium head blight confirmed in Nebraska

Due to the frequent and heavy rainfall that occurred during the flowering of wheat crops in the area of Mead, Nebraska, Fusarium head blight (scab) has been confirmed in a field at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC).

While the disease is in its initial stages of development, is expected to […]

Fungicide applications for reducing FHB and DON

While scientists continually looks for ways to create better disease resistant crops, fungicide applications are considered as a potential solution for present problems such as fusarium head blight (FHB) and deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination.

Both Europe and the U.S. have set strict limits for mycotoxin limits including DON contamination in raw grain, which influences the export […]