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Different techniques to identify pollen.

As pollengrains are are very, very small you’ll need for example a microscope to identify the type of pollen. The pollengrains are fixed on sticky tape, put on a glass microscope slide and can be analysed by a microscope. There are also techniques which don’t use the “light part of the spectrum” using microscope and […]

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Process of Automatic Pollencounting

The process starts bottom left with trees, grasses or herbs producing pollen, which become airborn. Step 1. Collect & fix pollen Collecting these pollen from the air with some kind of vacuum cleaner. Of course the volume of air processed in a certain period of time is important since you want information about the concentration […]

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Pollencount by hour

This graph is an example of pollenconcentration during three different types of days. Day 1 shows airborn pollen between 9:00 and 17:00. Day 2 shows a pollenpeak during the early morning hours. Day 3 shows a peak in the evening. Weatherconditions, like a rainshower, a sunny or cloudy day, have big influence on the hourly […]

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Poa annua, meadow grass

About Poa annua Poa annua, or annual meadow grass (known in America more commonly as annual bluegrass or simply poa), is a widespread low-growing turfgrass in temperate climates. Though P. annua is commonly considered a solely annual plant due to its name, perennial bio-types do exist. ‘Poa’ is Greek for fodder. It is one of […]

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Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris

About  Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort or common wormwood) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia commonly known as mugwort, although Artemisia vulgaris is the species most often called mugwort. This species is also occasionally known as riverside wormwood, felon herb, chrysanthemum weed, wild wormwood, old Uncle Henry, sailor’s tobacco, naughty man, […]

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Ambrosia

About Ambrosia Ragweeds are flowering plants in the genus Ambrosia in the aster family, Asteraceae. They are distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of the New World, especially North America, where the origin and center of diversity of the genus are in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Several species have been introduced […]

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Belgium

Forecast Pollenconcentration:  very low   low   moderate   high   extreme 24 hour forecast >> Maps developed by hooikoortsradar.nl , buienradar.nl  &  Elkerliek Hospital

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Tree calendar

This calendar shows when specific trees are flowering (in the Netherlands). The calendar is video-based. Every tree is explained by a short video. Corylus aveilana   Alnus incana   Alnus glutinosa   Salix viminalis   Taxus Bacatta   Populus x more   Carpinus Betulus   Betula pendula more information >> Fagus sylvatica   Quercus robur […]