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Spore counts now appearing

January 20, 2017

Spore count results for grass sample brought into the clinic for testing this week are as follows:

  • Hinuera West – Nil on 18.1.17
  • Matamata – 5,000 on 16.1.17 and Nil on 17.1.17
  • Ngarua – Nil – 17.1.17
  • Richmond Downs – Nil on 17.1.17, 18.1.17 and 19.1.17; 5,000 (low) on 19.1.17
  • Tirau – Nil, 5,000(low)  and 20,000 (slight) on 19.1.17
  • Waharoa – 10,000 (low) on 19.1.17

There are some positive spore counts appearing now. Recent rain should favour spore production and we expect to see counts rise next week. Be prepared to increase dose rates and start putting in boluses very soon.