Standing corn (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Dr. Jourdan Bell)
Corn hybrids with ears that remain standing instead of falling at maturity like these can retains moisture and prevents the ear from drying down.

N&H TOPLINE: Fumonisin contamination, avoidance practices at forefront

Little can be done to minimize fumonisins already present in corn crop, but producers can make changes during harvest to help reduce amount of contaminated grain collected.

Depending on the location, the 2017 growing season was either very dry (like in the Dakotas and Montana) or very wet (the Southeast). With the crop harvest underway, reports are coming in of high mycotoxin loads in harvested crops, but the dominant mycotoxins present may vary depending on conditions during the crop's growing season.

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