There have been new confirmed reports of mycotoxins in corn from several U.S. states, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report from October 9.
Those states with new reports of mycotoxins in corn are:
- Tennessee (fumonisin)
- Alabama (fumonisin and aflatoxin)
- Iowa (deoxynivalenol)
- South Dakota (deoxynivalenol)
These reports are added to the previous reports of mycotoxins in corn:
- Kansas (aflatoxin and fumonisin)
- North Carolina (fumonisin)
- Missouri (fumonisin)
- Oklahoma (aflatoxin)
- Texas (aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, T-2 toxin and fumonisin)
“Fumonisin continues to be more prevalent than in years past and at higher levels,” Neogen said.
Corn progress and condition
Ninety-six percent of corn has moved into or through the dented stage. That is two points behind the five-year average. Sixty-eight percent of corn is in the mature stage, 10 points behind the five-year average. Seventeen percent of corn has been harvested, nine points behind the five-year average.
In a slight improvement over last week, 12 percent of corn is in poor to very poor condition, while 63 percent is in good to excellent condition. Ten states report continue to report corn in double-digit poor to very poor condition:
- South Dakota
- North Dakota