REGIONAL SPORE COUNTS FOR OPOTIKI

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12th April
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26th April
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8.03.2019
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15.03.2019
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22.03.2019
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29.03.2019
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5.04.2019 
CAPE RUNAWAY        

     
WAIAUA  20,000
130,000
305,000
345,000

75,000
80,000
  85,000
130,000
335,000
380,000



315,000
115,000
560,000
280,000
COAST        
     
MARAENUI                
TIROHANGA    

         
HUKUWAI                
OTARA            
 125,000
WAIOEKA
535,000
125,000
           
WOODLANDS


 55,000
 
135,000
60,000
95,000
PAERATA RIDGE                
WAIOTAHE                
OHIWA                
NUKUHOU                
WAIMANA  

   





REGIONAL SPORE COUNTS FOR WHAKATANE

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15.02.2019
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1.03.2019 
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5.04.2019
WAINUI                
TANEATUA                 
WHAKATANE                
AWAKERI                
THORNTON              
EDGECUMBE PLAINS              
OTAKIRI                
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.