Latest Spore Count Results
March 20, 2020
Grass samples tested this week from the MVS Monitor Farms have shown the following:
Hinuera Monitor Paddocks – 15,000 spores/gram
Matamata Monitor Paddocks – 15,000 spores/gram
Te Poi Monitor Paddocks – 13,300 spores/gram
Tirau Monitor Paddocks – 72,200 spores/gram
Walton Monitor Paddocks – 5,000 spores/grams
As expected we continue to see variation in spore counts across monitor farms. Walton continues to stay low, slight increases seen in Te Poi, Matamata, Hinuera, with the most drastic change seen on Tirau with our highest count so far this year.
If MetService is correct we are in for some rain this weekend, which may increase spore multiplication. Even though the ground is starting to cool down we may still be on for a late spike in spores in the next coming weeks.