Harvest Analysis Information
Global Rainfall Analysis
The southeastern US experienced mostly dry drought like conditions throughout the growing season. This leads to a potential of Aspergillus molds and their subsequent mycotoxins. Late season rainfall, above average, over the past 30 days has provided relief but mostly too late for ag crops.
The midwestern US has experienced excess rainfall for the entire Spring and Summer. This led to delayed planting, late season maturity, delayed harvest and increased occurrence of Fusarium mold. The risk is for increased levels of DON, T-2, Zearalenone and Fusaric Acid. Delayed harvest and early frost may lead to increased DM in corn silage resulting in less dense packing and greater oxygen penetration.
Rainfall in the western US was quite varied from north to south.
The northwest experienced drought like conditions but September rain increased the risk from Aspergillus mold and Fusarium molds.
California had greater than normal winter rainfall which increased the Fusarium mold risk in winter silages. Corn silage had a fairly normal growing season with the resulting risk from Fusarium and Aspergillus molds at typical levels for this region.
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