REGIONAL SPORE COUNTS FOR OPOTIKI
AREA  Week ending
21.04.2017
Week ending
14.04.2017 
Week ending
07.04.2017 
Week ending
31.03.2017 
Week ending
24.03.2017 
Week ending
17.03.2017 
Week ending
10.03.2017 
Week ending
03.03.2017 
Week ending
24.02.2017 
Week ending
17.02.2017
Week ending
10.02.2017 
Week ending
02.02.2017
WAIAUA 10,000
15,000
100,000
40,000
30,000
75,000
45,000
70,000
    90,000
115,000
      90,000
130,000
     
MARAENUI                        
TIROHANGA     60,000
75,000
  115,000
135,000 
      25,000
100,000

0
0
10,000

  0
HUKUWAI       30,000
35,000
        15,000 0  

115,000
0

OTARA 10,000      300,000 15,000 (sprayed) 100,000 40,000   55,000 0
0
 0 0
WAIOEKA                
     
WOODLANDS   0
0
    10,000
15,000
35,000

50,000
20,000
250,000

   

 0
10,000
40,000
45,000

 5,000    
PAERATA RIDGE                        
WAIOTAHE                10,000      

15,000
0

OHIWA                        
NUKUHOU                        
WAIMANA         0      95,000

25,000
60,000
10,000
15,000

 0

0
0

 0
REGIONAL SPORE COUNTS FOR WHAKATANE
AREA Week ending
21.04.2017 
Week ending
14.04.2017 
Week ending
07.04.2017 
Week ending
31.03.2017 
Week ending
24.03.2017 
Week ending
17.03.2017 
Week ending
10.03.2017
Week ending
03.03.2017 
Week ending
24.02.2017
Week ending
17.02.2017
Week ending
10.02.2017
Week ending
03.02.2017
WAINUI          10,000              
TANEATUA                         
WHAKATANE                        
AWAKERI                        
THORNTON                    0  0
EDGECUMBE PLAINS                        
OTAKIRI                    0  0  0
ONEPU                        
KAWERAU                        

Spore counts are based on randomly chosen paddocks throughout the district, with grass samples supplied on a regular basis by these contributing farms. The grass sample is cut from grazing height at several points throughout the sample paddock so as to give an accurate count. 

If you would like to check the spore count of a particular paddock or area you can bring a sample in to us at either our Opotiki or Whakatane clinic. You need to provide at least 60g of grass cut (not pulled up) at grazing height, and make sure to include grass from several different parts of the paddock. The grass should be supplied in a clean, dry plastic bag. You can expect to receive the result of the spore count by the end of the day. 

When the spore count is high it's time to get protecting your animals from Facial Eczema. Click here to download our Facial Eczema handout.