Mycotoxin & Crop Report: Drier Weather Promotes Fieldwork [VIDEO]

Limited rainfall across the nation leave drier conditions favoring fieldwork for late-summer crops

This week's headlines for Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for September 26:

  • Drier weather promotes fieldwork in many regions
  • Small grain harvest nears completion
  • New mycotoxin reports

Weather & harvest updates

The USDA’s September 20 bulletin reports limited rainfall across the nation, with drier conditions favoring fieldwork for late-summer crops.

These conditions further reduced soil moisture in many regions, a detriment to the planting of winter grains.

The nation’s corn condition fell another 1% this week to 52% in good to excellent condition. The mild, sunny weather promoted maturing summer crops, especially Midwestern corn, and soybeans.

  • The wheat harvest advances and fall planting begins
  • Winter wheat is 21% planted. 4 points above the five-year average
  • 94% of spring wheat acres are harvested β€” on par with the five-year average
  • Barley acres are 94% harvested β€” 2 points behind five-year average
  • Corn maturity advances in many parts of the country
  • 7% of corn acres are harvested β€” 1 point behind the five-year average. 52% are 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: 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

  • AL, AR, GA, and MS: 20.0–50.0 ppb
  • KS: greater than 300.0 ppb