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What type of mycelium do I want to integrate into my soil to take up mercury from the lake front aquaponic garden? [on hold]

There's a mercury in the water near me. What type of mycelium can I use to treat the problem to get it out of the water? I plan to use the grass that grows in a bioreactor, then put the liquid ...
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English Ivy plant dying, with white spots at the base

I have a four to five year old English Ivy plant with up to 10 feet (3 m) long vines. Three months ago I changed its pot and it remained healty for a while. Now, all of a sudden, its branches have ...
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Which Soil Fungus Is this?

I've been trying to save the last of the larger peace lilies I got for a while, and it looked like it was taking ok to splitting and pruning the dead sections (earlier issue : rootbound and ...
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Leaves are dying slowly on Raspberry plant-what on earth is wrong?

I am in desperate need of some help. I have been trying to figure out what is killing my Raspberry plants and have come up with nothing so far. Let me give some background information that may be of ...
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How thick of a layer of wood chips will I want to keep the soil warm in a USDA zone 4A environment during the winter?

I'm currently building a 10X100 fungal/garden bed, in a USDA zone 4A environment, and am going to want to keep the soil warm enough to keep fungi spreading. How deep will I want a layer of wood chips ...
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Is a virus, or something else, causing my tomato leaves to become shriveled, yellow and wrinkled?

Information: two tomato plants - one is some kind of a plum tomato, and the other is a black tomato. the plum tomato's seed was taken from a freshly cut plum tomato (which was bought at the ...
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yellowing leaves and black leaf parts on alocasia

info alocasia plant bought from a nursery placed in a well-lit corner of the room, without direct sunlight plant is not over-watered, only watered when soil dries got it for about 3 weeks now issues ...
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Acer (Maple) white spots and dieback - infection and how to treat

For some time now my Acer has been dying back and appears to be infected - see the white spots on the trunk and the bark dieback. Is this something which can be treated - and if so how? The photos I ...
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Is this lawn fungus?

I'm having trouble with my lawn. I know the picture is hard to see, but in the circles are yellow-ish grass. This was green two weeks ago. Close up it looks like yellow dead grass. A month ago I ...
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Identify brown fungus growing on dead branches of an Escarpment Live Oak

I had a dead branch fall from one of my Escarpment Live Oaks in a storm yesterday. It has these brown mushroom-like growths on it. There are 4 or 5 growths like the one pictured on the 10-foot ...
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Need identification on this growth on cherry & possibly plum trees and possible remedies

It's what I like to call The Alien Fungus, the plants don't seem to be happy about it, but they do give fruit - it grows in continental Croatia, Europe, typical yearly temperature range -20 to 40 ...
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How do ants move mycelium and wood chips into soil?

I've been looking for a good explanation on how mycelium gets moved into the soil by ants. How does this happen?
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Parsley looks sick, how do I water & care for Parsley?

75% of my Parsley look very miserable. Some stems have thinned out and the leaves have shriveled up Fungi on the soil that creates fumes when watering Watering them proved to be a challenge. I ...
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Thin Pachysandra = Volutella Blight? How can I fix these areas?

I live in zone 6a (Ohio) and just purchased my first house April 2017. We have had problems with the Pachysandra in the landscaping around the home. It seems to be thinned out and weak in some of ...
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How to get rid of this white fungus

I have this fungus in my garden and it is slowly moving to my house. The picture shows it with a one Euro coin so you have an idea of the scale. 1. Do you know what kind of fingus this is? 2. Is it ...
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Does most fungus grow better in hot damp conditions, or normal temperature conditions?

I'm trying to figure out whether or not I should add some life compost to top dress an area I'm trying to promote fungal action in that area or not. Does most fungus grow better in compost like ...
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can you use blight spray on all edible and ornamental trees, shrubs and bushes

At first, it was just my pear trees, then it seems everything has it. It looks like brown spots that turn the leaves yellow. But there are holes and half eaten leaves also. Some leaves such as my ...
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Exposed roots in a juniperus bonsai, plus probable fungi problem

A friend of mine has a juniperus bonsai similar to this, but it is not doing well recently. I noticed its top roots are now outside of soil, which I find not good, and I am about to suggest my friend ...
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Will forest floor mulch work well for fungal dominated wood chip compost?

I'm in a bind to find fungal dominated wood chip compost (yes, even the crops extension line at the local university gives me the stumped response) in the Minneapolis/St Paul area, and was wondering ...
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What's wrong with my mint?

I bought some sort of a mint in March and it is in a half-shaded spot on my patio. It has been growing really well and still is. However, just today, I noticed that many of its leaves have weird ...
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Spots on climbing rose canes

Last season my climbing rose had a very strong fungal infection, black-spot or something similar. It affected most of the leafs. This spring I have noticed black rings on most of the canes (see ...
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Pear tree leaves are turning black

I planted some pear seedlings this winter. They're now in leaf and some of the leaves are not looking so good. Does anyone know what this is and how to fight it?
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What kind of infestation and/or fungus do I have in my vegetable garden?

I have a raised vegetable garden and planted a number of vegetables about a month ago (they were in 3 or 4-inch pots, ready to be transplanted - i.e. not from seeds). In the past week or two, I've ...
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Dracaena Massangeana: Leaf spots on new growth

Over the course of the past week I noticed spots developing on some of the new leaves. These start as faint yellow halos and seem to develop a brown core quickly over the course of a few days. The ...
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Fighting that damping off fungus

I am having a hard time finding anything that kills this. Some people say a normal fungicide will not kill them, and I can't find products made to kill it specifically like people are saying I should ...
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Cactus with a white “growth”

(There are a few other questions which may be related but I am not sure if this is a duplicate. (What is this white crust forming on my cactus during the growing months? , What is this white growth on ...
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Sterilise or pasteurise oyster mushroom substrate, why not microwave?

From what I've read, when you grow oyster mushrooms you can either sterilize or pasteurize the substrate, and pasteurization is supposed to be better because it preserves micro organisms that help ...
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Hibiscus problems

I have a hibiscus exhibiting multiple problems. Around 6 months back, the leaves had turned skeletal, with sooty black growth (fungus?) more pronounced near the base and leaf undersides. After some ...
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How effective is a phosphonate treatment for phytophthora dieback?

I found on the Internet that the fungal disease phytophthora dieback can be treated with phosphonates. I am asking how effective this treatment is. If it's not very effective, is there any other ...
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What is growing on my pots and soil?

I used to have these plants growing in my dorm room. I needed to add some more herbs to my collection, so I dug up most of the previous plants, took the soil from the pots, and mixed it with home ...
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What's this green stuff on my soil?

I dumped my french press on this potted fig tree a few times, perhaps that was a mistake. Today I noticed this this green stuff on top of the soil. What is this?
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Is there a way to kill the mold on soil surface in pots?

I’ve had mold growing on the surface of my pots for a long while. I kept removing the soil from the surface but that didn’t help. So I went and bought expensive fancy soil!! I took out the plants from ...
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Avocado leaf problem

The leaves on my 1 year old avocado plant are showing some weird almost dusty grey spots near the veins. The leaves stay like this for a while, then they start to curl inwards/down get really crispy ...
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What is this fungus/mushroom on my oak tree?

I've got an oak tree. Within the last 2-3 weeks I've observed two growths on the base of the tree that started from nothing to what you see below. They're a fungus or mushroom of some sort. They're ...
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Help me treat a chili plant against white fungus/insect

My chili plant is getting white fungus on its stem. Two days back I saw it. Another plant also seemed to be in same situation and it died today. Today I watched it carefully and it was a white bug ...
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Carnation true leaves are not growing

I have planted Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) seeds indoors in a seed tray. The seeds germinated 5 days ago and had to do 2 days without grow lights since they were not installed till then. Once ...
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How do I use a suggested spray for white fungus on my pumpkin plants?

I've got 3 pumpkin plants growing and they're pretty huge and producing. The white fungus is pretty bad so I'm using a suggested spray, and I hope it works. The spray is 1 tablespoon each of baking ...
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Is this root rot?

I have this plant(dont know its exact name) and had spider mite. However after spraying it seemed ok. Today it felt somewhat soft. One of them came out without much force. Is this a root rot? What can ...
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How to avoid Fungus attack on seeds

Hi am trying to germinate seeds via paper towel method But every time my seeds got attack by fungus and seeds get damaged. Usually I take tissue paper then I place seeds on it and then I spray ...
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Young cherry tree features brown, curled, holed and loss of leaves

I've noticed a significant deterioration in the health of my relatively young (~2 years) cherry tree. The leaves are turning brown, some are curled, some have holes and a number have also entirely ...
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What is this white fungus like growth on my mango tree roots?

It has rained constantly for the past week and suddenly today I noticed this very aggressively growing white thing. Can you guys please tell me if this is dangerous for the tree? I have seen mushrooms ...
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What are these small growths on my huckleberry?

My huckleberry branches are growing through these. Is it a fungus? Is it some kind of tumor? these grow wild around my cabin in southcentral alaska leaves appear to be incorporated into the thing....
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Apple Tree Leaf Growth/Disease? Cedar-Apple Rust?

Can anyone help me identify what is wrong with this apple tree and how to cure it. Most of the leaves have these. Yellow/orange spots on top and growths on the bottom of the leaves under those spots. ...
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What disease does my Spinach have?

My spinach has some kind of black mold. I cant find anything about black molds on spinach on the internet, so maybe you could help me identify the illness of my spinach.
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Can anyone tell me what this orange stuff is on my indoor rocket?

Orange type mould? Around my indoor rocket plant? What is it?
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what in the world is this fungus like plant growing in my wood-chips?

This started growing on my wood-chip pile. At first I thoght someone spilt something. But it is sprouting up all over it now. does anyone know what it is?
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What are these specks of white fuzz in some of my potting soil?

I was transplanting seedlings of chives and parsley and noticed white fuzzy specks clustered in the soil. Because it exists in both sets of seedlings - neither of which started with this fuzzy stuff - ...
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Fungi or mold on top of soil in pots

I've grown a tomatoes for over a month in pots. I used normal non-sterilized soil. A few days ago, I added fertilizer, and bam, some fungi or mold started to appear on top of soil. Is this actually ...
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Holes in leaves and black specks on lower leaves

I tried adding pictures but it isn't working. I have young zinnia plants that I started from seed about two months ago. They're just barely coming up on the point where they'll flower but suddenly I ...
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What are these things in my house plant?

I recently found these little things growing in the soil of our mother-in-law-tongue house plant and have no idea what they are. I couldn't find anything on the internet about what they are and am ...