Fungal infections in plants have been on the rise for many years. What’s more, fungal species are becoming less predictable. There are many possible reasons for these phenomena. Global warming is blamed for both droughts and flooding, which can result in high levels of mycotoxins at harvest time. Increased global trade and human mobility spread fungi beyond their original range.
Dr. S. Haladi of Alltech Canada, in conjunction with scientists at the University of Guelph, Ontario, has introduced a toxicity index to quantify the predicted pathogenicity of combinations of mycotoxins which may be present in feed.
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have brought Alltech people from all over the world to Lexington, Kentucky. Today I ran into Manoella Alves from the Fresno, California office. She heads up our Mycosorb marketing team and supports KnowMycotoxins.com a free online mycotoxin resource.