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What are Spore counts doing on your farm?

February 21, 2020

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

  • Hinuera Monitor Paddocks –  0 spores/gram
  • Matamata Monitor Paddocks   5,000 spores/gram
  • Te Poi Monitor Paddocks –  1,600 spores/gram
  • Tirau Monitor Paddocks –   16,000 spores/gram
  • Walton Monitor Paddocks –   5,000 spores/grams
With the big dry continuing we have only seen samples coming from our monitor farms this week. Trends from monitor farms continue to stay low but we are still recommending that farmers submit their own samples to assess risk levels before making changes to zinc supplementation.