Thought that the hay fever season was finally over? Think again! Ragweed, an exotic species from America, blooms in late summer. The pollen produced by this plant can cause strong allergic reactions. Timely removal can inhibit the spread of this plant in the Netherlands and can reduce hay fever complaints in late summer.
Scientists at Wageningen UR developed a free Android app ‘Ambrosia Alert’ to help people recognise, remove and report ragweed. By getting the public involved in combating hay fever, Wageningen UR contributes to improving the quality of life.