This week's headlines for Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for October 10:
- Hurricane Ian makes landfall in the Southeast
- Drier weather benefitting maturing crops
- Corn harvest advances
Weather & harvest updates
The USDA’s October 4 bulletin reports massive wind and flood damage in the wake of Hurricane Ian, including excessive precipitation as far north as the Mid-Atlantic and Central Appalachians.
Throughout much of the rest of the country, dry weather benefitted maturing crops and winter crop planting.
In the Great Lakes and Northern Plains, cooling weather, rains and frosts brought an end to the corn growing season.
Despite recent precipitation, many regions are still lacking necessary soil moisture for winter wheat planting.
- The fall planting season advances
- Winter wheat is 40% planted. 4 points behind the five-year average
- Corn maturity advances and the fall harvest continues
- 75% of corn is mature, on par with the five-year average
- 20% of corn is harvested, 2 points behind the five-year average
- Nationally, 52% of corn is in good to excellent condition, 7 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: WI
- Poor to very poor: CO, IA, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, NE, NC, OH, SD, TN, TX
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
- AL, AR, GA, and MS: 20.0–50.0 ppb
- KS: greater than 300.0 ppb
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