Brussels, May 23, 2022 – COCERAL, the European association of trade in cereals, oilseeds, rice, pulses, olive oil, oils and fats, animal feed and agrosupply, published today the report on its mycotoxins survey from 2021.
COCERAL members pursue an active role in managing the risk of mycotoxins development: agrosupply distributors by advising farmers all along the production cycle on agricultural practices to prevent mycotoxin formation, and collectors and traders by analysing crop samples taken at harvest, in store, at loading before transport or at delivery.
Since 2007, COCERAL carries out, on a biannual basis, a survey among its members regarding mycotoxin management.
With more than 90% of survey participants sampling their products to monitor mycotoxins, the report highlights a continued awareness of mycotoxin management risks. Agrosupply distributors work together with farmers at an early stage to prevent mycotoxin development in the field by recommending fusarium resistant seeds and adapted fungicide treatments, and by offering advice on good agricultural practices. In all cases, these measures alone lead to a reduction of mycotoxin risk at farm level.
Further details on the engagement of COCERAL members in mycotoxins risk management collected during the 2021 survey can be found in the Mycotoxin reports available on the COCERAL website: www.coceral.com
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Gianluca Nurra, Scientific & Technical Advisor - COCERAL