Skip to main content
Iowa State University | Extension and Outreach
Agriculture & Environment
Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals
Families & Health
Home and Family
Food, Nutrition and Health
Strengthening Families Program
Planning and Zoning
Yard & Garden
Lawn, Shrubs, Trees
Vegetables and Herbs
Civic Engagement and Leadership
Communication and Arts
New & Revised
MidWest Plan Service
View All Topics
Remaining Time: 1:59:59
Your shopping cart will expire in
Redirecting to the homepage...
Extending your session...
An error has occurred,
redirecting to the homepage...
Mycotoxins 1: Mycotoxin Development Module
This module will discuss mycotoxins and their significance for grain and feed industries. This module covers mycotoxin production by various fungal species and the impact of mycotoxin contamination in animal feed. This grain module is brought to you by the
Iowa Grain Quality Initiative
and was produced by the former Crop Adviser Institute.
Click here to access the Mycotoxins 1 Module
Learn management practices for testing mycotoxin contamination, and preventing the production of mycotoxins. Understand the relationship of fungi in the environment to mycotoxin production. Recognize harmful levels and effects of certain mycotoxins on humans and animals.
Mycotoxins are chemical compounds produced by some fungi. They contaminate crops worldwide. There are five mycotoxins typically of concern in US grains; aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin), and zearalenone.
Not all fungi produce mycotoxins, and those capable of producing mycotoxins do not always do so. Climate, weather, plant health, development stage, and the timing of these interacting factors govern the risk for both fungal and mycotoxin contamination. Mycotoxins are stable compounds, so once they are in a product they are hard to remove.
Action levels for aflatoxin range from 20 ppb in general commerce, up to 300 ppb in grain intended for beef cattle. Advisory levels for deoxynivalenol have been established as well as guidance levels for fumonisins. The FDA does not currently have action, advisory, or guidance levels for zearalenone or ochratoxin A.
Pages / Length:
Permanent link for this product:
*Product contains more buying options
Mycotoxins 2: Best Practices in Handling and Testing Module
CropsTV Season 4
Corn Growth and Development
Soybean Growth and Development
Pasture Management Guide for Livestock Producers
Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual
Field Crop Production Handbook
A General Guide for Crop Nutrient and Limestone Recommendations in Iowa
Crop Production Clipboard
Corn Growth and Development - Corn Staging
Soybean Growth and Development - Soybean Staging
Online review course for the Iowa Certified Crop Adviser Examination
Scouting for Goss's wilt of corn
Guide to Iowa Corn Planting
Identifying moths in black light and pheromone traps in the Midwest
Back to top
Create An Account