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Facial Eczema pasture spore monitoring program

This program helps dairy farmers keep track of Facial Eczema danger levels and make an informed choice as to the Facial Eczema strategy for their own farm.

When local pasture spore counts are trending upwards of 20,000 spores / gram and weather conditions look favourable for sporulation, monitor your own farm's pasture spore counts week to week and implement Facial Eczema control and prevention strategies.

Date Threshold Meeniyan paddock 1 Meeniyan paddock 2
18-Dec-2017 20000
25-Dec-2017 20000
1-Jan-2018 20000
8-Jan-2018 20000
15-Jan-2018 20000
22-Jan-2018 20000 0 0
29-Jan-2018 20000 0 5000
5-Feb-2018 20000
12-Feb-2018 20000 15000 5000
19-Feb-2018 20000
26-Feb-2018 20000
5-Mar-2018 20000
12-Mar-2018 20000
20-Mar-2018 20000
26-Mar-2018 20000
3-Apr-2018 20000
9-Apr-2018 20000
16-Apr-2018 20000
23-Apr-2018 20000
30-Apr-2018 20000
7-May-2018 20000
14-May-2018 20000

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