This week's headlines for Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for August 15:
- Heavy showers fall across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast
- Mostly dry weather prevails across the Central and Southern plains
- Small grain harvest advances
The USDA’s August 9 bulletin reports heavy, but spotty rainfall across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions.
Many other areas of the country are still experiencing higher-than-average temperatures with minimal precipitation and dryer than average conditions persist in the Central and Southern plains regions.
The extreme heat combined with dry conditions in the Southern plains, brings significant stress to pastures and rain-fed crops.
- The wheat harvest is nearly complete as crop maturity advances
- Winter wheat is 86% harvested — 5 points behind the five-year average.
- 9% of spring wheat acres are harvested — 10 points behind the five-year average. 64% are in good-to-excellent condition, 53 points above of last year.
Barley and oat acres
- Barley acres are 13% harvested — 7 points behind five-year average. 55% are in good-to-excellent condition, 29 points above of last year.
- Oat acres are 46% harvested — 8 points behind the five-year average. 53% are in good-to-excellent condition, 17 points above last year.
Corn development advances in many parts of the country.
- 90% of corn acres are silking — 3 points behind the five-year average. 58% are in good-to-excellent condition, 6 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: Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota and Wisconsin
- Poor to very poor: CO, IN, KS, KY, MO, NE, NC, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX
Deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat
- Michigan: less than 1.0 ppm
- Delaware, Kansas, Maryland and Virginia: 3.0–5.0 ppm
- Massachusetts: 5.0–10.0 ppm
Aflatoxin in corn
- Kansas: greater than 300.0 ppb