Article published the February 28, 2019
This year continues the chain of years with unusual harvest conditions driven by rapid weather changes in the latter part of the growing season. In mid August, crops were significantly ahead of schedule in terms of maturity. Heat and moisture in May and June accelerated the pace of development, to the point that signs of maturity were evident by the 15th of August. Rains followed by ...
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NIR does not measure mycotoxins; they are at concentrations below the resolution of the instruments. NIR responds statistically to changes in structure that in a given sample set are correlated with the toxin value. The problem is that in another sample set, from another area or growing season, those correlations have been very inconsistent, and therefore not predictive.
Article published the September 12, 2012
Aflatoxins are a group of chemicals produced by certain mold fungi. These fungi, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, can be recognized by olive green or graygreen, respectively, on corn kernels, in the field or in storage (Figure 1). Although aflatoxins are not automatically produced whenever grain becomes moldy, the risk of aflatoxin contamination is greater in damaged, moldy corn tha ...
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