Sep 2, 2014
Home| Tools| Events| Blogs| Discussions Sign UpLogin

How to Tell If Corn Has Aflatoxin

August 30, 2013
By: Nate Birt, Top Producer Deputy Managing Editor google + 
Aflatoxin in Corn
  
 
 

It’s important for farmers to look out for aflatoxin, a type of mold, particularly in a drought year. That’s according to Farm Journal field agronomist Ken Ferrie in Episode 8 of Corn College TV Season 3.

Infected ears must be monitored.

"We have to keep them out of our grains going into the food system," Ferrie says. Grain can be rejected when aflatoxin levels are above 20 parts per billion.

(Click here to order Corn College TV Education Series on DVD.) 

The blue-green mold is hard to spot in the grain bin, so be sure to shuck ears before harvest to examine whether they have been affected.

Click play below to watch the full Episode 8:

 

 

Can't get enough of Corn College TV? Click here to watch complete episodes.

See Comments


 
Log In or Sign Up to comment

COMMENTS

No comments have been posted



Name:

Comments:

Receive the latest news, information and commentary customized for you. Sign up to receive the AgWeb Daily eNewsletter today!.

 
 
Enter Zip Code below to view live local results:
bayer
 
 
The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by AmericanEagle.com|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions