Dec 12, 2022

Mycotoxin & Crop Report: Dry conditions persist in central regions

Considerable precipitation occurred along both coasts.

This week's headlines for Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for December 12, 2022:

  • Dry conditions persist in central regions
  • Storms in the South and Northeast
  • Mycotoxin reports

Weather and harvest updates

The USDA’s December 6 bulletin reports continued dry conditions throughout the middle regions of the nation while considerable precipitation occurred along both coasts.

Thunderstorms brought significant rainfall to the Southeast and Northeast states while on the West coast, winter storms contributed to snowpack from the Cascades as far south as the Sierras.

The middle of the country missed out on needed precipitation as record dry conditions persist there.

States east of the Mississippi River experienced mild average temperatures this week in contrast with colder than average temperatures along parts of the West coast and Northern plains.

Mycotoxin reports

Deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat

  • MI, KS less than 1 ppm
  • NE 1–3 ppm
  • DE, MD, and VA 3–5 ppm
  • MA 5–10 ppm

Aflatoxin in corn

  • AL, AR, GA, MS 20–50 ppb
  • KS >300 ppb

Deoxynivalenol (DON) in corn

  • AL, KS, NY; 1–3 ppm
  • IL 3–5 ppm
  • IN, OH; 5–10 ppm

Fumonisin in corn

  • AL, IL, KS, NE; 5–10 ppm

Zearalenone in corn

  • IN, MN, ND, WI; 300–500 ppb
  • IL, NY, OH; >500 ppb.

T-2 HT-2 in corn

  • IN; 50–100 ppb
  • MN, ND, NY; 100–250 ppb
  • IL, OH, WI; >250 ppb

Ochratoxin in barley

  • MO 5–10 ppb

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