Mycotoxin management: Prevention is better than cure

We are surrounded daily by hundreds of fungi species of which each produces its own unique collection of metabolites aWe are constantly surrounded by hundreds of fungal species that each produce their own unique collection of metabolites, and that are influenced by various environmental factors. These ever-present microflorae influence almost every aspect of our lives…

The real value of mycotoxin analyses

mycotoxin analysis

We are constantly surrounded by hundreds of fungal species that each produce their own unique collection of metabolites, and that are influenced by various environmental factors. These ever-present microflorae influence almost every aspect of our lives – sometimes in a positive way, such as penicillin, and sometimes negatively, as in the case of mycotoxins. Approximately…

Fighting mycotoxins: an unseen enemy

How do you fight an enemy of which you are unaware? By ensuring you are prepared for the attack when it comes and being able to recognise the warning signs ahead of it. When we’re talking about silage, the unseen enemy we are fighting is mycotoxins. Before you roll your eyes, give me chance to…

Mycotoxins in silage – the silent thief

Imagine for a moment that a thief were to break into your house every night, stealing discrete amounts of your hard-earned savings, right from under your bed. You might not notice at first, but after months of constant losses, it could cost you everything. In the house of agriculture this thief has been stealing and…

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