NEWS
Caution Urged When Harvesting Corn
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Sep 5, 2012 04:17 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Despite warnings that this year's drought-damaged corn crop could prove to be the perfect host for an aflatoxin infestation, DTN has found few reports of huge problems in harvested grain -- so far. Only 10% of the nation's corn crop was reported harvested as of Sept. 2. And those samples that are testing positive for the fungus vary widely, even within the same load of grain.

Elevators contacted by DTN Tuesday said they've seen very little aflatoxin so far, in areas where harvest is in the early stages.

"Harvest just started last week and we've been doing ...

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