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Has the cold snap had an impact on spore counts?

April 13, 2018

  • Hinuera – 60,000
  • Matamata – 5,000
  • Piarere – 20,000
  • Te Poi – 200,000
  • Walton – Nil

It is too soon to say if the recent cold snap has had an impact on spore counts at this stage, although it will likely influence them later in the week.

We still have high spore counts on some of our monitor farms, while others have dropped off to zero. Our recommendation is before you reduce your facial eczema preventative measures that you confirm spore counts are low on your farm by taking pasture samples. 

As a general rule it is at the start and the end of the facial eczema season, where prevention has started too late or ended too soon, that we see the most clinical cases of facial eczema.