There were new confirmed reports of aflatoxin in corn and T-2/HT-2 toxin in corn silage this week, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report from October 15.
A new confirmed report of aflatoxin in corn came from North Carolina. Previous reports of aflatoxin in corn have come from Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Kansas and Georgia.
Another new confirmed report of T-2/HT-2 toxin in corn silage in Ontario, Canada. A previous report of zearalenone in corn silage came from South Dakota.
There were no new reports of deoxynivalenol (DON) or fumonisin in corn. Previous reports of DON in corn have come from Minnesota, Indiana, New York, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada. Previous reports of fumonisin in corn have from Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri.
There were no new reports of mycotoxins in barley or wheat. Spring wheat and barley harvests are complete. 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 harvest ahead of schedule
Ninety-three percent of the corn crop is fully mature, which is 10 points ahead of the five-year average. Thirty-four percent of corn acres have been harvested, eight points ahead of the five-year average. Sixty-eight 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 rating are Missouri, Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, Michigan and South Dakota.