Updated: May 12, 2022
The Vibe QM3i starred in Clemson University’s latest research publication which evaluated methods for measuring wheat fusarium-damaged kernels (FDK)!
Among the FDK analytical platforms that were used to check the percentage of FDK in the grain samples, the Vibe QM3i showed the strongest prediction capabilities of DON (deoxynivalenol) content in experimental samples!
Fusarium is a global wheat threat. Vibe’s QM3i is one of the best tools for detection.
Fusarium head blight is one of wheat’s most economically destructive diseases, causing extensive yield and quality loss worldwide. Fusarium infects developing kernels, causing them to become discolored, undersized, and shriveled. When DON is present in the FDK, it is toxic to humans and livestock. Fusarium infection and resulting damage to kernels (FDK, Fusarium-damaged kernels) can lead to a load of grain being downgraded or rejected at the point of sale.