Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Landscape - Wet Weather Nuisance Fungi

Wet weather means nuisance fungi are appearing in turf and landscapes. The following is more information.

The rains are producing calls about slime molds, stink horns, puff balls, and other mushrooms in mulched beds and turf. All of these fabulous fungi are just a nuisance--not pathogenic to plants in these beds or turf. Just rake them out or spray the slime molds with a hose to remove them. They are utilizing the organic matter present as a food source and are doing what comes naturally to them, decomposing and recycling organic matter.

Slime Mold in Turf

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