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Weekly Spore Counts

January 17, 2020

Spore count testing has started

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

  • Hinuera Monitor Paddocks – 5000 spores/gram
  • Matamata Monitor Paddocks – 46,000 spores/gram
  • Te Poi Monitor Paddocks – no samples available
  • Tirau Monitor Paddocks – 30,000 spores/gram
  • Walton Monitor Paddocks – 25,000 spores/grams

If you haven’t already done so, we recommend starting to add zinc to your system and consider testing your own paddocks before  increasing zinc to full rates as we have had some moderate counts.

Our highest counts for the week were seen in paddocks that had recently been topped, or were silage paddocks, which highlights an important reminder that with increasing dead matter there is an increase in the number of spores.