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Mycotoxin & Crop Report: Corn harvest ahead of average

Dry weather aids in rapid advances in the harvesting of a variety of crops.

Neogen Monday Mycotoxin Crop report 2022

This week's headlines for Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for November 7:

  • Dry weather prevalent throughout the country
  • Corn harvest ahead of average
  • Winter wheat conditions report

Weather and harvest update

The USDA’s November 1 bulletin reports a continued trend of mild, dry weather in large portions of the country, aiding in rapid advances in the harvesting of a variety of crops.

Minimal to no rain occurred in the East, high plains, upper Midwest and far West.

Warm temperatures accompanied the dry conditions from the Plains to the East, while large portions of the West coast saw cooler than average temperatures.

A large system of precipitation did move through parts of the southeastern plains and Mississippi valley, impacting fieldwork yet benefitting winter grain and cover crop development.

  • Fall wheat planting continues
  • Winter wheat is 87% planted, 2 points above five-year average
  • 62% of winter wheat has emerged, 4 points behind last year. 28% is in good to excellent condition, 17 points behind last year
  • Corn harvest advances with favorable conditions
  • 76% of corn is harvested, 12 points above the five-year 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 greater than 300 ppb

Deoxynivalenol (DON) in corn

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

Fumonisin in corn

  • AL, KS 5–10 ppm
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