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Plants also have stress

Mowing your lawn frequently contributes to that Ambrosia artemisiifolia gets the upper hand in your lawn. The plant of choice to trigger your pollen allergy.

Grass pollen

The more pollen, the more …

Mowing grass frequently is not only a culprit. Also the increased CO2 emissions contribute to the plant stress to get.

Just like a wounded animal goes on the attack, plants also go into ‘survival’ mode and produce even more pollen.

Ragweed
Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

Researcher Kristina Stinson of the Environmental Protection Department of UMass Amherst | College of Natural Sciences | School of Earth and Sustainability in Massachusetts used Ambrosia artemisiifolia to analyze the impact of increasing Co2 emissions on increasing pollen production.
She maps the responses of plant species to biophysical stress and climate variations in forests, cities, and alpine ecosystems. Biosysical research focuses on the processes in the cell and the interaction between cells.

And yet about 8 in 10 families opt for a lawn and intensive mowing. Mowing less is already a first step in the right direction, but did you know that we could go a step further by opting for a food forest?

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