Mycotoxin in Feedstuffs News
News published on August 18, 2015:
Before the combines hit the fields this fall for harvest, farmers may want to keep a watchful eye on their crop quality. Preliminary testing over the summer months of the 2015 North America wheat crop, conducte...
News published on August 3, 2015:
Summer weather conditions across North America have had a significant impact on crop status. Mycotoxins produced by molds flourish when environmental conditions are favorable and plants undergo stress such as f...
News published on November 12, 2014:
Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by different types of fungus, belonging mainly to the Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium genera. They commonly enter the food chain through contaminated food and feed ...
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
News published on August 5, 2014:
This summer’s excessive rain has left the wheat harvest lagging behind and the crop in suboptimal condition, according to one grain management expert.Dr. Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech&rsqu...
News published on June 11, 2014:
After seven months of feeding the 2013 harvest to their herds, dairy producers may soon find their corn silage and total mixed ration (TMR) are not quite up to par, as many herds are now facing new challenges d...
News published on June 24, 2009:
Livestock enterprises faces the maximum loss is owed to the contamination of animal feed ingredients and compounded feeds by moulds and its toxic metabolites known as mycotoxin. Some of the primary toxigenic mo...
News published on May 7, 2009:
Alberta is currently free from any Fusarium head blight outbreaks caused by Fusarium graminearum. If this fungal disease were to establish in this province, it would have major economic consequences for Alberta...
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
News published on April 1, 2009:
Problems with the fungus Fusarium and the toxin it produces can be minimised. It is necessary to combine various strategies, but the positive aspect is that the problem can be controlled without the use of chem...
Aarhus University Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
News published on March 11, 2009:
Last week, corn farmers from Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama made Capitol Hill visits to advocate on important agriculture issues. The group specifically was lobbying for agricultural re...
National Corn Growers Association news
News published on January 7, 2009:
Aflatoxin contamination of corn is being reported in southeast, northeast, and west central Nebraska. Aflatoxin is one of several potentially harmful compounds known as mycotoxins which can develop from grain m...
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension