By Terry Kovarik
Wet conditions are keeping local farmers from harvesting their corn crops. When the fields dry out it’s being recommend that farmers get their corn tested for microtoxins to ensure it’s safe for both livestock and people. Door County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Annie Deutsch says a combination of insect damage and fluctuating temperatures make corn susceptible to the toxins.
Deutsch says by knowing the levels in the corn crop steps can be taken to control the microtoxins.