As in previous years, the OMAF and MRA Field Crops team completed a survey of the 2013 Ontario corn crop to determine ear mould incidence as well as the occurrence of mycotoxins in the grain. These mycotoxins, particularly vomitoxin (DON) produced primarily by Gibberella/Fusarium ear moulds can be disruptive when fed to livestock, especially hogs. The purpose of this annual survey is to increase our understanding and access industry risk.

Read the entire report here: 2013 Grain Corn Ear Mould and Vomitoxin Survey