Facial Eczema Risk Bulletin
for week ended 22 March 2020
|Manawatu South||Manawatu North||Tararua||Taumarunui|
|No. of sites monitored:||10||7||7||6|
|Average Spore Count||10,000||10,000||100,000||15,000|
|Highest Spore Count:||50,000||25,000||360,000||30,000|
|Lowest Spore Count:||0||0||0||5,000|
With everyone thinking about COVID-19 the focus has gone off what's happening on-farm for a lot of people. At this time we are maintaining our services and continuing to shake grass. Some of our sentinel farms may not bring in grass due to their own situation and not wanting to put themselves at unnecessary risk by travelling in to town. This will reduce the numbers of farms tested and consequently will affect our averages. Ballance and Dannevirke continue to be our hot-spots with a jump to 345,000 and 360,000sp/gm respectively.
Check the table below for all site results and to open the full report as a pdf scroll down and click on the link.
Click here for advice on facial eczema prevention.
Click on the link to download this bulletin as a PDF: 2020 FE Risk Bulletin #10.pdf (0.35MB)
Spore counts can vary greatly between properties and even between paddocks. We encourage farmers to bring in grass samples to get a more accurate idea of the facial eczema risk on their own property. Contact us if you would like more information on bringing in your own samples for testing.