Aug 08, 2022

Mycotoxin & Crop Report: Catastrophic Flooding in Kentucky [VIDEO]

Heavy rainfall from the four corner states to the Atlantic coast caused catastrophic flooding in the Kentucky River Basin

This week's headlines for Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for August 8:

  • Needed rain falls in large portions of the country
  • Catastrophic flooding in the Kentucky River Basin
  • Small grain harvest advances

The USDA's August 2 bulletin reports heavy rainfall from the four corner states to the Atlantic coast, resulting in catastrophic flooding in the Kentucky River Basin and eastern Kentucky.

Many other areas of the country are still experiencing higher-than-average temperatures with minimal precipitation.

However, in the Corn Belt region, the rain kept prevailing temperatures below 90 degrees this benefiting billings on the crops.

Wheat harvest continues
The wheat harvest continues as crop maturity advances.

  • Winter wheat is 82% harvested; 3 points behind the five-year average
  • 97% of spring wheat acres are headed; 2 points behind the five-year average
  • 70% are in good-to-excellent condition; 60 points above last year

Barley and oat conditions

  • Barley acres are 98% headed; on par with the five-year average
  • 55% are in good-to-excellent condition; 34 points above last year
  • Oat acres or 33% harvested; 6 points behind the five-year average
  • 55% are in good-to-excellent condition; 19 points above last year

Corn development

Corn development is highly variable within some fields.

  • 80% of corn acres are silking; 5 points behind the five-year average
  • 61% are in good-to-excellent condition; one point behind last year

Mycotoxin report

DON has been reported in the following states: Michigan, Kansas, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Massachusetts

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