About DONcast® (Login Required)
DONcast® is a tool designed for wheat producers to provide a means of predicting deoxynivalenol toxin (DON) concentration in wheat at harvest.
The DONcast® calculator, developed by Weather INnovations Consulting LP, uses actual, forecasted and historical weather data along with field-specific agronometric data to accurately predict DON concentrations in wheat at harvest.
Producers can use this tool to:
- Make informed management decisions on whether or not to apply a fungicide at heading for reducing potential DON concentrations in mature grain
- Help strategize which fields with elevated DON potential should be harvested first
- Provide an advance warning of DON concentrations toward better or alternative market destinations before harvest