Facial eczema reports

Facial eczema reports

Reporting for the 2020 season commenced on 16 January.  Please email all spore counts to faciale.monitor@gribbles.co.nz by 2pm each Thursday.  If you would like to be emailed this report weekly, please subscribe to our mailing list here.

Please 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 2020 has now ended. Please monitor spore counts locally if they are still high.

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.