Facial eczema reports

Facial eczema reports

For the 2021 season, we have developed an exciting NEW online portal for facial eczema reporting. This exciting new online tool will make submitting, saving, and tracking your facial eczema spore counts a breeze over the summer months.

The Gribbles lab-portal gives you direct online access to the facial eczema spore count data and reports for your region. Filling out forms and emailing is so last year, simply access the portal, enter your data and you’re done. In the lab portal you can:
– Submit spore counts
– View the current facial eczema status in real-time, plus the maximum counts and average counts in your region and throughout New Zealand
– Save your regular spore count locations and track the changes week-to-week and year-on-year

PLUS, more exciting features will be rolled out during the season. For instructions on accessing and using the portal refer to the How-To guide on our website. Get set up and start counting today!

PLEASE NOTE: If you are just wishing to view the real-time facial eczema status/reports, no user account is required.  Simply follow the link provided above.

We will be phasing out emails for spore counts and would like to encourage you to use the portal instead. however, if you haven’t set up a user account for the portal yet, please email your spore counts to faciale.monitor@gribbles.co.nz by Thursday 2 pm.  Feel free to use a copy of our submission form for facial eczema spore count data and /or instructions on how to perform the counts.

If you have any questions regarding performing spore counts, please contact the parasitology departments at either our Auckland or Palmerston North laboratories for technical assistance.

Reporting for the 2021 season will commence in early January. If you would like to be reminded to contribute spore count data and/or be emailed this weekly report, please subscribe to our mailing list here.

Facial eczema reports 2021

Please visit our new Facial Eczema Lab-Portal to view all results in real-time. Scroll down to see regional trends for your area – districts can be selected/unselected using the check-boxes provided.

Please note, graphs will only show data that has been submitted and zero-counts will not appear on the graphs.

Facial eczema reports 2020

Notes:

  • Spore counts of zero will not appear on the graphs, but will still be recorded as data received.
  • If outlying high results are received, the y-axis on the graphs will be converted to a logarithmic scale so data at the lower end of the scale can still be read clearly.
  • Recording surface soil temps is of immense value in assessing the risk of facial eczema. Farmers could benefit from carrying a probe type soil thermometer in their farm vehicles which is a very worthwhile tool in assessing the risk of FE.   They are also a good tool to check soil temps in the spring before sowing crops or pastures.  Soil thermometers are available on order from most good garden shops.

Facial eczema reports 2019

Notes:

  • Spore counts of zero will not appear on the graphs, but will still be recorded as data received.
  • If outlying high results are received, the y-axis on the graphs will be converted to a logarithmic scale so data at the lower end of the scale can still be read clearly.

For access to reports prior to this time please contact us.