These mycotoxin maps represent crop conditions as of August 19, 2011. Neogen works with various testing customers and 3rd parties in the grain, feed, milling and ethanol industries to compile confirmed reports, and highlight key areas of concern for mycotoxins in grain.
AFLATOXIN IN NEW CROP CORN
The current map represents crop conditions that may be of concern for aflatoxin in the areas are that indicated. Due to ongoing drought conditions, which are conducive to the growth of the molds that produce aflatoxin, reports from Texas have confirmed levels of aflatoxin as high as 250 ppb.
Other confirmed levels of aflatoxin new crop corn include: Arkansas: greater than 20 ppb; Kansas: greater than 200 ppb; Louisiana: up to 200 ppb; Mississippi: greater than 200 ppb; Missouri: greater than 200 ppb; North Carolina: greater than 200 ppb; Oklahoma: up to 100 ppb.
The current map represents crop conditions that may be of concern for DON in the areas are that indicated. In these areas, possible scab, blight or other damage characteristics may be present.
New crop wheat
Confirmed levels of DON in new crop winter wheat include: Alabama: reported levels of less than 2 ppm; Illinois: less than 1 ppm; Indiana: 1-8 ppm; Kentucky: less than 1 ppm; Maryland: less than 3 ppm; Michigan: less than 1 ppm; New Jersey: up to 7.9 ppm; North Dakota: up to 5 ppm; Ohio: 2-10 ppm; Pennsylvania: up to 7 ppm; South Dakota: up to 15 ppm.
New crop feed barley
Elevated levels of 4 to 6 ppm have been reported in new crop feed barley Delaware, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
More information on mycotoxins and mycotoxin testing can be found at Neogen’s website, www.neogen.com.
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