Monday Mycotoxin Crop Report for October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Corn Crop Highlight

  • Corn harvest ahead of average
  • 94% of corn is mature
  • Drought continues to intensify in the west and High Plains

What does this mean?

Corn development is highly variable within some fields. The USDA’s October 14 bulletin reported higher than average temperatures from the Pacific Coast to the Western Corn Belt. Drought conditions continue to intensify in the west and High Plains. 94% of corn is mature, 25 points ahead of last year, and seven points ahead of the five-year average. 41% of corn is harvested, 21 points ahead of last year, and nine points ahead of the five-year average, with 61% of corn is the good to excellent condition, one point behind 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 a new report of aflatoxin in new crop corn in IA, along with prior reports:

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

We also have a new report of fumonisin in corn in OK, along with a prior report:

  • OK: > 10 ppb
  • MO: 5-10 ppb

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Category: Milling & Grain, Science Insights