The hot, dry 2012 growing season provided ideal conditions for Aspergillus ear rot. The fungus that causes this corn disease can produce aflatoxin, a substance that can harm livestock and humans.
This site is a resource for livestock producers, grain producers, and grain storage and handling professionals. It helps them answer important questions associated with Aspergillus and other ear molds.
The resources provide information about protecting livestock, slowing mold growth in stored corn, and reducing the risk of ear molds in future harvests.
For basic information, check out the resources on this site, including Managing Aspergillus Ear Rot and Aflatoxin (Purdue Extension publication ID-451-W).