US corn harvest moves ahead, new states report mycotoxins

US corn harvest moves ahead, new states report mycotoxins

Courtesy United Soybean Board

Aflatoxin and DON newly reported in two states

Mostly warm and dry weather helped the U.S. corn harvest along in the past week, as the presence of mycotoxins was confirmed in new states, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin report from October 26.

Ninety-eight percent of corn has reached maturity. That is two points ahead of the five-year average. Fifty-nine percent of corn has been harvested. That is five points ahead of the five-year average.

States with double-digit percentages of corn in poor to very poor condition include Illinois (15 percent), Indiana (23 percent), North Carolina (28 percent), Ohio (19 percent) and Missouri (17 percent).

Mycotoxins reported

New to the list of states with confirmed reports of aflatoxin in corn is Tennessee, with more than 20 parts per billion (ppb). That is in addition to the previously reported list:

  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Oklahoma
  • Kansas

New to the list of confirmed deoxynivalenol (DON) in corn is Wisconsin, with more than 1 part per million (ppm). That is in addition to the previously reported list:

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota