There has been a new report of aflatoxin in the U.S. corn crop, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report from October 1.
The new report of aflatoxin in corn came from Illinois. Previous reports of aflatoxin in corn have come from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Kansas and Georgia.
Previous reports of DON in corn have come from Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.
Previous reports of fumonisin in corn have from Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri.
A previous report of zearalenone in corn silage came from South Dakota.
There were no new reports of mycotoxins in barley or wheat. Spring wheat and barley harvests are nearly complete in most of the Northwest and Northern Plains. Quality and yield trends for these crops are mainly the same as previous reports. Previous reports of DON in barley have come from Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Previous reports of DON in winter wheat have come from Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Tennessee, Virginia and Illinois.
Corn crop quickly maturing
The U.S. corn crop is 97 percent dented, which is four points ahead of the five-year average. Seventy-two percent of the corn crop is fully mature, 19 points ahead of the five-year average. Sixteen percent of corn acres have been harvested, five points ahead of the five-year average.
Sixty-nine percent of corn is in good to excellent condition, while 12 percent is in poor to very poor condition. States with the highest poor to very poor ratings are Missouri, Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, South Dakota, Michigan and Colorado.