Sep 20, 2022

Mycotoxin & Crop Report: Topsoil Conditions Improve [VIDEO]

Topsoil conditions are improving in 11 states, providing good planting conditions for fall crops

This week's headlines for Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for September 19:

  • Topsoil conditions improve nationwide
  • Needed rainfall in the Northeast and West coast
  • Winter wheat planting begins

Weather & harvest updates

The USDA’s September 13 bulletin reports heavy rains in the Northeast region of the U.S., providing some relief to near drought conditions.

In the Southeast and Mississippi delta, fieldwork has resumed after extensive rainfall in those regions brought delays.

Topsoil conditions are improving in 11 states, providing good planting conditions for fall crops.

The late season precipitation will not benefit the nation’s corn crop, with conditions falling 1% this week.

  • The wheat harvest advances and fall planting begins
  • Winter Wheat is 10% planted. 3 points above the five-year average
  • 85% of spring wheat acres are harvested — 4 points behind the five-year average
  • Barley acres are 91% harvested — 1 point behind five-year average
  • Oat acres are 95% harvested — On par with the five-year average
  • Corn maturity advances in many parts of the country
  • 95% of corn acres are in the dough stage — 1 point behind the five-year average. 53% are in good to excellent condition, 5 points behind last year

Here are the states with the highest good to excellent ratings, as well as the states with the highest poor to very poor ratings.

  • Good to excellent: IL, WI
  • Poor to very poor: CO, IN, KS, KY, MO, NE, NC, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX

Mycotoxin reports

Deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat

  • MI: less than 1.0 ppm
  • DE, KS, MD, and VA: 3.0–5.0 ppm
  • MA: 5.0–10.0 ppm

Aflatoxin in corn

  • AR: 20.0–50.0 ppb
  • KS: greater than 300.0 ppb

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