Monday Mycotoxin Crop Report for December 7, 2020

December 07, 2020

Corn Crop Highlight

  • Warm and near-normal temperatures in majority of the U.S.
  • Parts of the Corn Belt experience more precipitation
  • Drought intensifies

What does this mean?

The USDA’s December 1, 2020 bulletin reported normal and above normal temperatures in the central and eastern U.S. and cooler temperatures in the west. Portions of the Corn Belt, plains, and Gulf Coast experienced wet weather. The drought conditions continue in the northeast, parts of the Corn Belt, and throughout the west. 75.6% of the western region began experiencing the drought by November 24, according to the U.S. drought monitor.

Mycotoxin Reports

We have a report of deoxynivalenol (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 new reports of DON in new crop corn in OH and IN, along with prior reports:

  • OK 20–50 ppb
  • IA 50–100 ppb
  • KS 100–300 ppb
  • AL 50–100 ppb
  • MS 100–300 ppb
  • NC 50–100 ppb

We have reports of fumonisin in corn in the following states:

  • TN 5–10 ppm
  • TX 5–10 ppm
  • KS > 10 ppm
  • OK > 10 ppm
  • MO 5–10 ppm

We have reports of T-2/HT-2 in new crop corn in Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba.

  • ON > 1000 ppb
  • QC > 1000 ppb
  • MB > 1000 ppb

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Category: Milling & Grain, Science Insights