Start Date: Jun 25, 2012
End Date: Jun 24, 2014
Use the gas chromatography/electron capture (GC/ECD) method developed at the Department of Veterinary Services at North Dakota State University for vomitoxin analysis, which is quite selective. As a secondary system, use the GC/MS system for trimethylsilyl derivatives of about 20 trichothecenes that are produced by Fusarium sp. Use this multi-mycotoxin screen to guard against other mycotoxins, besides vomitoxin, being in the final varieties of wheat and barley.