Year: 2019

26 September 2019

Cape Town Grass concentrations increased to exceed 10 grains/cu M on warm, dry days. Tree pollen increased despite rain as significant concentrations were recorded for cypress, plane,pine,oak and olive. Weeds were low. Fungal spores were low in total but a strong spike was seen for Alternaria. This spore exceeded the significant level on dry days …

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5 August 2019

Despite torrential rain and very low temperatures, cypress tree pollen concentrations increased during this sampling week. Grass and weed pollen was low and fungal spore loads were very slight.

30 September 2019

Kimberley All pollen and fungal spores were low but mould loads are slowly increasing. Tree pollen included Celtis, cypress, pine, gum and mulberry. Weeds included daisy and ferns. Gqeberha Pollen counts were uniformly low and included scanty grass, tree (pine and yellowwood) and low weed counts. A high count for Cladosporium was seen. Cape Town …

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29 July 2019

The tree pollen levels increased sharply as high counts were recorded for cypress. Pine, willow, mulberry, and gum pollen was seen. Grass pollen levels were very low and no weed pollen was seen in this cold and rainy sampling week. Fungal spore levels were low with small surges in the basidiospore (mushroom) and asocospores loads …

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7 October 2019

Kimberley There has been very little rain at this site so all tree, grass and weed pollen and mould levels are consistently low. Gqeberha Pollen and fungal spore levels were low and little changed from the preceding week but days with rain and few pollen grain/mould spores were followed by days with higher numbers of …

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22 July 2019

Fungal spore loads were light but there was a small significant spike for Pleospora, the wet weather spore when a concentration of 442 spores/cu M was recorded on 16 July. Tree, weed and grass pollen levels were low, but on warmer days between rain and cold days, tree pollen increased as pine and cypress trees …

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13 October 2019

Kimberley Kimberley has been very hot and dry so the pollen and mould counts have been low but after a little rain the mould counts increased. Grass and weed pollen concentrations in the air were low. Tree pollen was low and included cypress, olive, pine, oak and willow. Gqeberha Intermittent rain throughout the week removed …

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15 July 2019

Fungal spore levels returned to low levels during this sampling week of rain, mist and low temperatures. Very low pollen levels were seen throughout the week, but occasional grains of tree pollen appeared occasionally.

22 October 2019

Kimberley Tree and weed pollen levels were low but pine, willow, white stinkwood and mulberry pollen was detected. Low levels of chenopod or goosefoot, ferns and English Plantain weed pollen was present. Grass pollen increased slightly and although the average count remained low, grass levels were moderate on some days. Mould levels were consistently low. …

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