Two recent outbreaks of aflatoxin, the toxin that is prone to develop on drought-stricken corn, should alert farmers to make a New Year’s checkup on their grain bins, according to a
"We had drought conditions in a lot of corn production areas in the state," in 2005, says Bill Casady, an agricultural engineering specialist with MU Extension. "It’s widely known that corn grain can naturally have the molds that produce aflatoxins, and that drought-stricken corn has the potential for high amounts of those toxins.
After finding aflatoxin in a freighter of
On Dec. 29, a
Dealer Update, University of Missouri Extension