Correct monitoring is essential to constantly ensure worm management is going according to plan – implementing correct strategies will significantly reduce the number of drenches used and the onset of drench resistance. Less drenches, less musters, more income.
Depending on where you are, worm issues vary from none (droughty) to significant (normal) back to none (it rained but management has been sound). The constant challenge in Queensland is deciding what is “normal” and what is not – and how to manipulate management accordingly.
Depending on where you are, rain has been very beneficial. Worm Egg Counts (WECs) have varied and reflect the quality of management. We are entering a critical time of the year to get things right so there are no problems later.