Five universities have banded together to develop a resource site for information about mycotoxins for grain and livestock producers.

Ohio State University (OSU), Purdue University, Iowa State University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Kentucky have created an in-depth section on moldy grains and mycotoxins and related feeding problems.

The section is part of OSU Extension’s Department of Plant Pathology’s Ohio Field Crop Diseases Web site. The site is www.oardc.ohio-state.ed/ohiofieldcropdisease.

“This information is very basic, providing the producer with information on what mycotoxins are, how they get in grain, what types of problems they cause in livestock, what levels of mycotoxins cause problems and how to manage a potential problem,” says Pat Lipps, plant pathologist, OSU’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH.