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Average weight of a grain of pollen?

VIJAY CUDDEFORD ours1 at web.net
Sat Nov 6 10:35:46 EST 1999

Dear people,

I am looking for information on: the average weight of a grain of pollen.  I
am trying to figure out, as part of my research into the Bt corn and monarch
question, how much pollen is dispersed in a average corn field by weight.  I
understand that there are about 25-30,000 corn plants per acre, each plant
creates 2-5 million pollen grains, and that they are dispersed (on average)
from 6-15 metres.

But I do not have a figure for the average weight of a grain of pollen.


Vijay Cuddeford
World Wildlife Fund Canada

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