Tag Archive: Fungus

Be Proactive to Ward Off Armillaria Root Rot

Recently, an Extension Agent in the Florida Panhandle received a picture of some mushrooms popping up in a client’s garden.  These particular mushrooms were in a spot where leftover mushroom compost had been dumped.  The compost was previously used to grow oyster mushrooms and the client was hopeful that she had more oyster mushrooms growing in her …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/04/23/armillaria/

Get Those Fairies Off My Lawn!

Mushrooms often are grouped in a circle in your lawn.  This is due to the circular release of spores from a central mushroom. “Fairy Ring” is a term used to describe this phenomenon. Fairy rings can be caused by multiple mushroom species such as Chlorophyllum spp., Marasmius spp., Lepiota spp., Lycoperdon spp., and other basidiomycete fungi. Occurrence …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/20/get-those-fairies-off-my-lawn/

Fighting Fireblight

Gardeners in Northwest Florida were blessed this spring with conditions conducive to great gardening, mild weather and plenty of rain. However, with those pleasant conditions has come an unusually high occurrence of Fireblight. Cases of Fireblight have been brought into our office almost daily this spring/early summer! Fireblight is a difficult to control, rapidly-spreading disease …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/06/22/fighting-fireblight/