Grain industry representatives are touting the effectiveness of the One Sample Strategy, a standardized testing method for aflatoxin. The program is administered by the Office of the Texas State Chemist, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
A website developed by plant pathologists from Purdue University and a nationwide partnership of research institutions could help farmers better understand and respond to the threat of mycotoxins and ear rots in corn.
By Philippines, Ministry of Agriculture and University of the Philippines Los Baños
Twelve corn varieties and inbred lines [BP1] showing resistance to ear rot caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium have been identified from the screening of 43 white corn lines/populations and Lagkitan in a study conducted by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
Although experts are forecasting a record-plus year for yields, an abundant harvest does not always indicate a problem-free crop to feed to livestock. Preliminary data conducted by Alltech’s 37+ Mycotoxin Analysis Program is now showing there might be more than meets the eye in the fields.
Weather conditions are favorable for several different ear rots of corn in Indiana this year. As harvest begins, it is important to identify fields that may have ear rots to ensure timely harvest and proper storage of moldy grain.