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.

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