Monaro Spring Worm Risk Outlook 2023

A relatively mild winter has resulted in favourable conditions for worm survival. The average WEC in the Monaro between 01 June 23 to August is 334epg, this is nearly double the long term average over winter in the Monaro. We have observed an average of 60% Barbers Pole, 19% Brown Stomach and, 20% Sour Worm. The high percentage of Barbers Pole has been observed throughout NSW and is an early warning sign for the coming spring. Regular WEC’s and effective drenching is key to successful worm control.