Europe (JRC MARS Bulletin Vol. 28 No. 9)

Central and Northern Europe have experienced surplus rainfall. This may have the potential to increase fusariummolds in these areas. Maize silage and grain should be monitored for mycotoxins. Grain maize, green maize, and spring barley have all had yields reduce since August. This has been a stress situation where mycotoxin risk has increased.


European Drought Observatory

Dry weather throughout the winter and spring have been the dominant story with impact on small grain yields.

Map of Current Droughts in Europe

However, some rain impact on dry stressed crops can lead to increase in Fusarium mycotoxins. Wheat fields should be monitored for Fusarium Head Blight (FHB). FHB can lead to an increase in deoxynivalenol (DON) and Zearalenone. These mycotoxins can increase the risk to livestock and poultry health, performance and reproduction.