Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Thursday August 25, 2016

The total weed count was high at 166. Ragweed made up 156 of this total. The other weeds were nettle and chenopods.

August 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Wednesday August 24th, 2016

Ragweed makes up most of the pollen count for today (and for most days). The total weed count was 61 which included ragweed, chenopods, and nettle. The ragweed contribution to the 61 is a count of 59 grains of ragweed pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

At 59, the count is high. Last year on this day we had a count of over 400.

August 24, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Tuesday August 23, 2016

The total weed count was high at 100 grains of weed pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day. Ragweed again is the predominant weed. The ragweed count was high at 89. The other weeds were at a moderate level of 11. These weeds were nettle and chenopods.

August 23, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Monday August 22, 2016

The newspaper today said ‘very high’ for pollen counts today. I saw total weed levels barely into the high range at 55 (high is 50-499). Ragweed was moderate at 43 and the other weeds were also moderate at 12 grains of pollen per cubic meter of air sampled. Those other weeds were plantain, nettle, and the chenopods.

August 22, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

For those not familiar with ragweed-

 

Giant ragweed- these plants in yard are over 10 feet tall-not the fence post in the foreground- that is about 4 feet tall

 

Giant Ragweed 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is short ragweed. About 1-2 feet tall.

 

Short Ragweed 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts August 17-21st, 2016

The past 5 days have had 4 in the high range for ragweed.

8/17 = 72

8/18 = 41

8/19 = 153

8/20 = 72

8/21 = 159

The other weeds- plantain, chenopods, and nettle were present, but in low numbers.

August 21, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for August 13-16, 2016

Ragweed is out there. Saturday and Sunday were moderate counts of 38 and 21. Monday with all the rain, we had a low count at 9 (one more and it would have been a moderate level). Today the counts were high at 98 grains of ragweed pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

The other weed were at low levels- still the chenopods, plantain, and nettle out there bother those sensitive to the minor weed pollens.

August 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts July 27-August 13, 2016

What better way to spend a rainy Saturday morning- catching up on the area’s pollen counts. Contrary to the media reports, pollen counts for the month of July 2016 were just into the moderate level at 14 (July 1st), 10 (July 15th), and 11 (July 30th). The weed scale is;

  • Low 1-9
  • Moderate 10-49
  • High 50-499
  • Very High 500-to the universe and beyond (Buzz Lightyear?)

For the remaining 27 dog days of July we had low weed pollen counts. Ragweed is a very distinct pollen- it is hard to confuse it with other pollens. Short ragweed is thought to be more ‘potent’ than giant ragweed. The pollens look the same under the microscope. The first appearance of ragweed this year was July 27th. It began the same day last year. The usual dogma is that August 15th is ragweed day- that adage will need to change. For the last 3 pollen counting years, ragweed has appeared in July (start date was August 6th in 2013).

Since July 27th, very low levels then on Thursday August 11th- BANG up to 37 and yesterday at 41.

Ragweed is the predominant weed at this time of the year and will be until the second killing frost. The other weeds seen on the pollen rods have been chenopods, some nettle, and plantain.

August 13, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts July 2016

Not too many posts for pollen in July. The major reason is that July around here tends to be relatively pollen free. Not much to brag about. For most of the summer days of July, we had low weed pollen counts. That would be a count of 1-9 with moderate counts 10-49. I saw a few ragweed pollens, but not much to sneeze at. Most of the weeds have been nettle, plantain, and a few of the chenopod weeds.

Weed Pollen August 1, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts July 20th, 2016

Long over due counts- the family had a vacation at North Myrtle Beach. Thankfully, a friend who was house and dog sitting able to change the pollen rods for me. Upon my return, I had to read the rods. The counts have been low.

Grass- low to no in July, 10 of 20 days without any grass pollen. The last few days have been grass pollen free.

Weeds were also low for 19/20 days.  The weeds were plantain and nettle, however over the past few days there have also been chenopod weeds and ragweed on the pollen rods.

Today the weed pollen count was low at 6 with plantain, nettle, and one ragweed pollen.

July 20 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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