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.
Reporting for the 2016-2017 season commenced the week of 1st December. Please email all spore counts to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2pm each Thursday.
Notes: 1) Spore counts of zero will not appear on the graphs, but will still be recorded as data received. 2) FE reporting started 6 weeks earlier this season than in previous years, hence the first report being Week -5. Week 1 is the week reporting has historically started.
8 May 2017 - FACIAL ECZEMA REPORTING HAS NOW FINISHED FOR THE SEASON. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.
Week -1/ 29 Dec 2016 - no report