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2018 Crop Outlook: May 15, 2018

Spring planting is in full swing and temperatures throughout the Midwest have finally begun to rise to a moderate level. It can never be too early to..

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One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out...

“For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out…” Many of you probably know the song “Take Me Out to The Ballgame” from baseball. You might be wondering:..

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Mycotoxin Homogeneity in Reference Materials

When thinking of mycotoxin reference material and homogeneity, what is the first thing that comes to mind? It’s easy to think in terms of liquid..

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Laboratory Reference Material Used as a Comparison Tool

When it comes to mycotoxin analysis, it’s always important to remember that the number is relative. The question is then: relative to what? The..

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Why Silanize Glassware for Mycotoxin Analysis?

Mycotoxins and silanized glassware... what is the significance in regards to results and accuracy? Think of it this way: in almost any process, small..

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In Vitro Analysis of Mycotoxin Adsorbents: Detection by HPLC vs. ELISA

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by molds which can have significant negative effects on the health, productivity and profitability of..

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Why is ISO so Important to an Analytical Mycotoxin Laboratory?

When choosing a laboratory, there are several questions you should ask: Is this laboratory ISO certified? Do they meet the qualifications to be..

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The Season for Cider... and Patulin?

Autumn is in full swing. The leaves have changed color and begun to fall off the trees, there is a crisp chill in the air, and the days have become..

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Pumpkin Spice, Mycotoxins, and Everything Nice

It’s that time of year again: retailers everywhere are advertising pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that. There are pumpkin spice lattes, donuts,..

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Are We Losing the Banana to Fusarium?

It has happened before, in our very recent past. The bananas we know today are not the same as those enjoyed by previous generations. In fact, most of..

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