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     September 24, 2018      #53-267 PB1 5
 
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According to the Minnesota Department of Health, pollen season is getting longer — and stronger — with each passing year. Although ragweed pollen season peaked in early September, climate change expanded the weed pollen season by as much as three weeks, compared to the mid-1990s.

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It's not in your head — pollen season was worse this year

By Anne Halliwell
ahalliwell@postbulletin.com

Did allergy season seem worse to you this year?

The leaky noses and itchy eyes that arrive in late summer aren’t pleasant at the best of times. But according to the Minnesota Department of Health, pollen season is getting longer — and stronger — with each passing year.

Although ragweed pollen season peaked in early September, climate change expanded the weed pollen season by as much as three weeks, compared to the mid-1990s, according to the MDH.

There are three pollen seasons in Minnesota — tree, ...

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca are looking at dozens of different management practices that might help best control weeds with growing herbicide resistance such as giant ragweed and waterhemp.

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Anne Halliwell Anne writes for Rochester Magazine and the Post Bulletin. She hails from Lafayette, Indiana and enjoys reading, tea-drinking, and her cat, Newt Scameownder.