News Sections
Corn Rot Expected To Be High This Season
Updated May 5, 2013 12:03 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
 Print    Archive    RSS

(UNDATED) - A new study by Purdue University scientists shows levels of a corn toxin could be unseasonably high this year.

Experts warn so-called mycotoxins are dangerous primarily to farm animals which eat the corn. If too much of the rotted corn is eaten by swine, horses or mules, these animals can develop minor symptoms like reduced appetite or irritable bowels or can be afflicted by more serious concerns like heart and liver problems and even blindness.

The mycotoxins form when there is too much rain early in a growing season and the corn begins to develop any of a number of kinds of rot.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File