Monday Mycotoxin Crop Report for October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

Corn Crop Highlight

  • Corn harvest ahead of average
  • Droughts continue in the west and high plains
  • 87% of corn is mature; 33 points ahead of last year

What does this mean?

While the northeast received rain, reducing the current drought condition, drought has increased in the west, leading to more wildfires. The high plains and parts of the corn belt also continued to experience drought.

Corn development continues to be highly variable within some fields. 25% of corn is harvested, 11 points ahead of last year and one point ahead of the five-year average. 87% of corn is mature, 33 points ahead of last year and nine points ahead of the five-year average. 62% of corn is in the good to excellent condition, one point ahead of last week and six points ahead of last year.

Mycotoxins reports

We have a report of DON in spring wheat in ND, along with reports in wheat.

  • Spring wheat: ND 1-3 ppm
  • Wheat: NC 1-3 ppm
  • Wheat: KS 5-10 ppm
  • Wheat: VA 3-5 ppm
  • Wheat: MO 5-10 ppm

We have reports of aflatoxin in new crop corn in the following states:

  • KS: 100-300 ppb
  • AL: 50-100 ppb
  • MS: 100-300 ppb
  • NC: 50-100 ppb

We have a new report of fumonisin in corn in Montana:

  • MO: 5-10 ppb

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Category: Milling & Grain, Science Insights