Category Archives: farm mold

Experts Warn About Possibility of Mold Growth in Hay Bales

As snow from winter has started to melt, the experts are warning about the possibility of mold growth in stored hay bales. According to Montana State University forage specialist Emily Glunk, the excess moisture conditions produced due to melting, freezing, … Continue reading

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Mycotoxin Menace

Some forms of mold produce mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are compounds containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen that are toxic to other organisms. These mycotoxins are products of the metabolism of various forms of mold. Examples include aspergillus, penicillium, cladosporiun and stachybotrys (with … Continue reading

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Aflatoxin Threatens Illinois

Apparently, the weird weather has scientists worrying about their corn growing Aflatoxin. The University of Illinois provides this document of interest to corn farmers: If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting … Continue reading

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Natural Predators help Curtail Sooty Mold

Sooty mold, which forms on “honey dew” (an insect byproduct) is a fungal infection on plants. The most recent insect culprits behind the latest stint in Florida is an infiltration of Rugnose Whiteflies, Croton Scale, and Nesting Whiteflies. Controlling the … Continue reading

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Llama farm becomes Mold Farm

This moldy house took two years of litigation with an award of $732,250 upheld against the seller of the house, destroyed a couple’s dream of a horse farm, and broke up a marriage If you’re in California, you might want … Continue reading

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Mold-contaminated Cider Recalled

Some cider from Pepin Heights Orchard has been reported to have a mycotoxin called patulin. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by microfungi that are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals. Because of their pharmacological activity, … Continue reading

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Lawn molds

The moldy growth known as snow mold can be prevented by keeping your lawn mowed to two inches, removing raked leaves, and avoiding nitrogen fertilizer in September and October. They survive in thatch and on plants as sclerotia or as … Continue reading

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Mold Spreading

According to the Maine agriculture commissioner, mold is afflicting raspberries, beans. “The wind blows mold spores and inoculates everything” The incessant July rains have ruined much of the crop. Continued rain could be ruinous for both raspberries and green beans. … Continue reading

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