Two states saw new confirmed reports of deoxynivalenol (DON) in corn this week, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report from October 22.
New confirmed reports of DON in corn came from Ohio and Michigan. Previous reports of DON in corn have come from Minnesota, Indiana, New York, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.
Previous reports of aflatoxin in corn have come from North Carolina, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Kansas and Georgia.
Previous reports of T-2/HT-2 toxin in corn silage came from Ontario, Canada.
A previous report of zearalenone in corn silage came from South Dakota.
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 crop progresses
Ninety-six percent of the corn crop is fully mature, five points ahead of the five-year average. Thirty-nine percent of corn acres have been harvested, four 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.