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An ergot-infected grain (r) compared to a healthy grain seed.

Management critical to preventing ergot outbreak

Crop rotation, mowing field edges, and good agronomic practices can reduce impact of ergot infestation

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to controlling ergot, the best control is prevention. Ergot fungi, which produce mycotoxins that are extremely toxic to humans and livestock, affects all cereal crops except oats. “Although not significantly impacting yield, the low tolerance level for affected grain can cause grain rejection or downgrading at the elevator,” said provincial crop specialist […] Read more