Mycotoxin Management in Corn
The following article was written by Bruce Clevenger and Chris Zoller, OSU Extension Educators, for the December issue of the Ohio Ag Manager:
Many corn growers across Ohio are dealing with corn that is still high in moisture and some elevators are rejecting corn because of mycotoxin levels that are not safe to feed to livestock. The most common mycotoxin being detected above critical use levels is Deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin, DON). Some farmers are reporting variations across fields and within the same fields. A combination of late planting, cool temperatures and varieties are contributing to the mold and poor grain quality.
Go to http://www.ag.purdue.edu/Documents/AgAnswers/2009_Harvest.pdf to view recommendations published by Purdue University Extension for harvesting, storing, drying, feeding and marketing wet corn. If you have additional questions, consult with your OSU Extension Educator, nutritionist, veterinarian, or crop consultant.
Internet based video presentations have been developed from Purdue University and the University of Illinois. They have been archived and can be viewed at the following addresses:
Purdue University: Managing the 2009 Harvest
University of Illinois : Wet Corn Strategies and Alternatives (feeding recommendations)
Full podcast here: