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Pollen monitoring in Perm Krai (Russia) – experience of 6 years

Novoselova, Larisa Viktorovna, Minaeva, Nataliya
Acta agrobotanica 2015 v.68 no.4 pp. 343-348
Artemisia, Betula, Poaceae, Urticaceae, air, allergenicity, flowering, hay fever, herbaceous plants, manufacturing, monitoring, people, pollen, pollination, spore traps, spring, summer, Russia
Medical observations show that the level of pollinosis increased by 34.6% in central Russia in 2005–2012. This paper presents the results of 6-year pollen monitoring carried out with a Hirst-type pollen trap (Burkard Manufacturing Co. Ltd) between 2010 and 2015 in Perm Krai (Russia). Usually, sensitization of allergic people occurs in three periods: (i) spring due to the pollen of Betula, (ii) early summer due to Poaceae pollen, and (iii) late summer as a result of Artemisia pollen. Betula pollen, which is dominant (26.9–65.2% of total pollen counts), is recorded in large numbers in the period of flowering and occasionally during the entire period of pollination. Among herbaceous plants, the pollen of Poaceae, Urticaceae and Artemisia dominates in airborne pollen. The concentration of allergenic pollen grains in the air of Perm Krai is lower than in other European geographical regions.