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Latest Spore counts

April 23, 2021

Grass samples tested this week from the MVS Monitor Farms have shown the following:
  • Hinuera Monitor Paddocks – 10,000 spores/gram
  • Matamata Monitor Paddocks – 15,000 spores/gram
  • Te Poi Monitor Paddocks – 1,600 spores/gram
  • Tirau Monitor Paddocks –  43,000 spores/gram
  • Walton Monitor Paddocks – 3,300 spores/gram

This week on monitor farms spore counts have lowered. However, there is still potentially moderate risk as indicated in Tirau with counts of 43,000 spores/gram.  Although the counts are low, we encourage farmers to continue supplementing with zinc unless spore counts on your farm show otherwise.

Remember that spore counts vary from farm to farm and the only way to know your risk to check your grass for spores.

 REMINDER IF YOU BRING IN THREE GRASS SAMPLES FOR TESTING YOU CAN HAVE A FOURTH FREE!