Disease Pathogens Of Corn Discussion Nov. 1 In Culbertson

At 2 pm, on November 1st, 2018, MSU Extension in Roosevelt County will be hosting Dr. Frankie Crutcher, plant pathologist from MSU Eastern Agriculture Research Center, to discuss disease pathogens of corn. The presentations will be held at the Roosevelt County Complex at 307 Broadway in Culbertson.

Dr. Crutcher will be discussing “Understanding molds and mycotoxins in corn”. Mycotoxins, produced by fungal pathogens of corn and other cereals, pose a serious threat to crop production as well as human and animal health. During this presentation, Dr. Crutcher will discuss ear molds of corn and their subsequent production of the mycotoxins DON (vomitoxin), aflatoxin, and fumonisins. Methods of identification, disease management, and mycotoxin prevention will also be discussed.

Following Dr. Crutcher’s presentation, MSU Extension Agriculture Agent for Roosevelt County, Jeffrey Chilson, will be discussing “Mitigating dangers from mycotoxins in feed corn.” He will be discussing how these mycotoxins impact livestock health, especially cattle health and performance. Additionally, Mr. Chilson will discuss how to monitor for signs and symptoms of contaminated feed, and how to mitigate damage to livestock when dealing with contaminated feed.

The presentation is open to the public and there is no registration or cost. Commercial and Private applicator points have been submitted for approval. For additional questions, please contact Jeffrey Chilson at 406-787-5312 or [email protected].


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