Texas is the first state to report mycotoxins in its corn crop, while New York is added to the list of states reporting mycotoxins in wheat, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for August 14.
Aflatoxin and fumonisin were reported in corn in Texas. New York reported deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat. This adds it to the list of states previously reporting DON in wheat: Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio and Arkansas, Alabama, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Virginia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky and Maryland.
“Extremely dry conditions have crippled wheat yields, and quality concerns remain a challenge for millers looking for quality wheat,” Neogen said.
The winter wheat harvest is 94 percent complete, which is two points ahead of the five-year average. Spring wheat harvest is 24 percent complete, three points ahead of the five-year average.
Forty-three percent of spring wheat is in poor to very poor condition, which is more than five times worse than in 2016. Thirty-two percent of spring wheat is in good to excellent condition, only half of the number from 2016.
Ninety-three percent of corn is at or beyond the silking stage, one point behind the five-year average. Forty-two percent of corn has reached the dough stage, which is two points behind the five-year average. Seven percent of corn has moved into the dented stage, which is four points behind the five-year average.
Thirteen percent of corn in is poor to very poor condition – almost double that of 2016 – while 60 percent is in good to excellent condition. This is 14 points worse than in 2016.
States rating corn in double-digit poor to very poor condition are:
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
Twenty-five percent of barley acres have been harvested, which is three points ahead of the five-year average.
Twenty percent of barley is rated in poor to very poor condition, which is up three points from the previous week and up four times from the previous year. Forty-five percent of barley is in good to excellent condition, which is down four points from the previous week.