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Spread of Corn Toxin May Affect Ohio Crop

Wetter-than-normal summer and fall lead to worst spread of toxin on corn in a decade

Photo: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
Photo: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)

A wetter-than-normal summer and fall in Ohio led to the worst spread of a toxin on corn in at least a decade, according to a grain disease expert with The Ohio State University.

The Urbana Daily Citizen reports next year’s crop may be at risk as well. The fungus that produces the toxin can survive the winter, particularly if stalks or other plant material from the 2018 corn crop are left on the surface of the soil, said Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension specialist in corn and small grain diseases.

The extent of vomitoxin across Ohio and the rest of the Corn Belt led some farmers to receive a lower price for their crop, Paul said.

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