Surveying the mycotoxin threat in Chinese corn in 2014

In Eastern China, corn (maize) is one of the main crops cultivated and is the most frequently used animal feed ingredient in this region. The Chinese State Administration of Grain (SAG) predicted that “corn production in 2014-15 will be down by 3 million tonnes from the previous estimate due to summer drought damage in major corn producing provinces such as Henan, Inner Mongolia and Liaoning”. They also stated that “in regions not affected by drought, most producing provinces reported higher-than-average quality.”

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