Allergy Season Begins Early

By Jason Meyers, Meteorologist

June 18, 2010 Updated May 11, 2010 at 9:12 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Plants are beginning to grow again and with more daylight each day, farmers are beginning to work the fields.

That means more pollen and more mold spores in the air in the coming months.

Dr. Peter Rothman of Allergy & Asthma Consultants says, “Trees pollinate March 15th through early July. Molds are in the air until the late frost in December. Grass pollinates May 15th through late July. Summer weeds, the broadleaf weeds, the junk weeds pollinate June through October. Corn believe it or not pollinates July and August when it's tasseling, and that is an allergen for some people. And ragweed, August, September is the big one around here with very high ragweed counts from August 15th through September 15th.


(© Copyright 2009 Indiana's NewsCenter. All Rights Reserved.)

RSS Stay up to date, subscribe to the Local & Regional RSS Feed. Click to find out about RSS.

What are your thoughts on this story? CLICK HERE to leave us "Your 2 Cents."




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "Your2Cents” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from Indiana's NewsCenter are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.