Max Hawkins, Ph.D., a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, said that the most common mycotoxin issue with wheat is Deoxynivalenol (DON), produced by Fusarium graminareum mold.
The fungus that causes scab can also cause a seedling blight of wheat. If scab infected seed is used for planting, seedling blights and stand establishment problems may occur.
As the wheat planting season approaches, it is recommended that growers treat seed with fungicide before planting. Seed treatments control seed-transmitted diseases that lower yield and grain quality.
Scout for root/crown rot diseases in wheat (07/09/14)
Dealing with DON in wheat (06/25/14)
Afternoon Comments 07/31
The wheat markets firmed Thursday afternoon. Wheat futures sagged on favorable weather news Wednesday night, but firmed after the Export Sales report posted a new-crop total well above expectations. Prices at the various exchanges were decidedly mixed at midday, but continued climbing as the close loomed. September CBOT wheat gained 3.0 cents to $5.3025/bushel as Thursday’s Chicago session ended, while September KC wheat ascended 8.75 cents to $6.2575/bushel, and September MWE wheat rose 3.25 cents to $6.16.