Dec 19, 2022

Mycotoxin & Crop Report: Storms in the South, Northwest

Continued dry conditions in large swaths of the central U.S.

This week's headlines for Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for December 19, 2022:

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

Weather and harvest updates

The USDA’s December 13 bulletin reports continued dry conditions in large swaths of the central U.S. accompanied by several notable storm systems in the Southeast and West Coast.

Snowfall on the west coast continues to add to high elevation snowpack from the Sierras to the Northwest. Meanwhile, rain fell across the Southeast and northern Atlantic seaboard.

Large portions of the nation’s midsection are still without needed precipitation, worsening drought conditions and making ill-established winter wheat crops vulnerable to winter storms.

Temperatures ranged from a few degrees below average in the northwest and northern plains, to a few degrees above across much of the south, Midwest, and east coast, with a notable exception of the Gulf states which saw averages nearly 15 degrees above average.

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

Sponsored Items

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

Manufactured Canoe Liner

  • Durable urethane molded around rugged steel plate to absorb impact and abrasion
  • Protective plate integrated directly into urethane liner

Utility Monitor

  • Plant-wide utility consumption analysis helps identify anomalies
  • Gain real-time analytics and monitoring


  • First-of-its-kind quantitative LFD
  • Rapid and reliable solution for detecting predominant allergen, safety and grain process ability concerns


  • Enables commercial grain facilities to monitor bins to protect quality of stored grain
  • Digital cable technology checks grain temperature and moisture, automatically activating fans to help prevent out-of-condition issues

Silver-Sweet QL Series Bucket Elevators

  • Convey bulk materials vertically
  • 400 to 11,925 bushel/hour capacities

TUBO Push Conveyor

  • Now with 8-inch tube for higher capacity throughput, up to 43 tons/hour
  • System transports products gently over distances from 165 to 230 feet in all directions


Marketwatch: Mar, 29

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 6.5192
high: 6.5567
low: 6.5038
close: 6.5313

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 14.1991
high: 14.3893
low: 14.1566
close: 14.3578

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 8.2902
high: 8.3652
low: 8.2527
close: 8.3587

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 6.4098
high: 6.4923
low: 6.3998
close: 6.4423