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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 Berryman paddock 16 Berryman paddock 55
26-Dec-2016 20000 0 0
02-Jan-2017 20000 0 0
09-Jan-2017 20000 0 0
16-Jan-2017 20000 5000 0
23-Jan-2017 20000 5000 15000
30-Jan-2017 20000 0 0
06-Feb-2017 20000 10000 0
13-Feb-2017 20000 20000 0
20-Feb-2017 20000 45000 5000
27-Feb-2017 20000 0 0
06-Mar-2017 20000 5000 0
13-Mar-2017 20000 20000 5000
20-Mar-2017 20000 35000 5000
27-Mar-2017 20000 60000 15000
03-Apr-2017 20000 15000 20000
10-Apr-2017 20000 0 0
17-Apr-2017 20000 0 0
24-Apr-2017 20000 0 0
01-May-2017 20000 0 0
08-May-2017 20000 0 0
15-May-2017 20000 0 0

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