2 states have new reports of DON in winter wheat

Two U.S. states have new confirmed reports of deoxynivalenol (DON) in winter wheat: Pennsylvania and Indiana.

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Two U.S. states have new confirmed reports of deoxynivalenol (DON) in winter wheat: Pennsylvania and Indiana, according to Neogen's Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report from July 9.

These reports are in addition to previous reports of DON in winter wheat from North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Tennessee, Virginia and Illinois.

Deoxynivalenol develops during warm, wet weather and is one of the most important mycotoxins because it occurs frequently and at levels of toxicological relevance for swine.

Crop progress

Barley is 50 percent headed out, one point behind the five-year average. Three percent of barley is rated in poor to very poor condition.

Oats are 82 percent headed, two points ahead of the five-year average. Six percent of oats are in poor to very poor condition.

Spring wheat is 58 percent headed, 10 points ahead of the five-year average. Five percent of spring wheat is in poor to very poor condition.

Fifty-one percent of the winter wheat crop has been harvested, two points ahead of the five-year average. Thirty-four percent of winter wheat is in poor to very poor condition. States that reported the highest poor to very poor quality in winter wheat are Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Colorado.

Seventeen percent of corn is in the silking stage, eight points ahead of the five-year average. Six percent of corn is rated poor to very poor. States with the highest poor to very poor ratings in corn are Texas, North Carolina, Missouri and Kansas.

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