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Published July 06, 2010, 12:00 AM

Wheat toxin


Tom Treon, an employee of Troy Elevator, grades the quality of wheat before it is unloaded from an incoming truck. The facility is located in Troy Ohio. A toxin found at high levels this season in wheat has meant lower income for some Ohio farmers. Levels of vomitoxin are the worst in seven to 10 years in some areas, said Pierce Paul, a plant pathologist and small-grains specialist with the Ohio State University Extension Service. He says the toxin has thrived in parts of the state due to a cool, wet May that allowed fungus to grow. (AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Ron Alvey)
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