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Latest Facial Eczema Spore Counts

April 3, 2020

Grass samples tested this week from the MVS Monitor Farms have shown the following:

  • Hinuera Monitor Paddocks – 26,000 spores/gram
  • Matamata Monitor Paddocks  1,600 spores/gram
  • Te Poi Monitor Paddocks –  8,300 spores/gram
  • Tirau Monitor Paddocks –  10,000 spores/gram
  • Walton Monitor Paddocks –  15,000 spores/grams

Four out of five Monitor Farms have recorded lower spore counts this week, with an increase seen in Hinuera.

Based on these results the general ‘trend’ is showing a decline in spore numbers however warm weather will still be favoring proliferation in spore numbers on some local farms.

Remain vigilant and continue with prophylactic zinc for now unless you have spore count information specific to your farm that indicates low spore numbers.