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What’s this raspberry fungus?

I have a white powder/fungus showing up on my raspberries and actually my blackberries too. Does anyone know what this is and how to treat it if necessary? My 18 month old eats off of this so non ...
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Brown patches on Rainier sweet cherry tree leaves

I planted this Rainier cherry tree past winter in a sunny slope in Scotts Valley, California, which is in zone 9 and located between San Jose and Santa Cruz on the central coast. It has been growing ...
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Fungus on bottom of Dracaena Lemon Surprise

I'm taking care of a Dracaena Lemon Surprise potted plant that I've had for roughly a year. Overall it seems to be doing really well; its top, newer leaves are vibrant and dark green with no ...
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Diagnosing white nodules on plant stem

I'm writing to ask what these are. Help appreciated. (It turns out to be very difficult to search for this particular affliction online!)
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Fungus on mango leaves

Help! My seed-potted mango plant is struggling with white fungus-like dots on the youngest leaves. Plant is about 7-8 mo, on balcony (open air), fertilizer never used. Last few weeks were very hot. ...
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How should I wrap an intentional knife wound in the side of a birch tree after packing the wound with chaga?

I was doing some experimenting in the birch trees (25+ years) at the house last year, and did one tree with an empty knife wound to see if it would work, and it didn't. How should I wrap the wound on ...
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Why do Stropharia rugoso-annulata stems split?

I'm getting some nice sized Stropharia rugoso-annulata (wine cap) mushroom flushes, and was wondering why they split vertically.
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Disease on Thuja Occidentalis

In our garden there are two northern white-cedars (thuja occidentalis) that have gotten a strange light-greenish area on the base of their stem (see the image enclosed). The infected species are in ...
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How do you grow a mushroom around a ring?

There's a lass that I'm very intrigued by, and am planning to get her a purity ring. She knows I love mushroom hunting, and cultivating, so I want to grow a mushroom around a purity ring before the ...
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Recent tomato plant foliage growth suddenly covered with black dots

I went to water my tomato plants this morning and noticed that much of the most recent leaf growth was covered in black dots. As can be seen in the following photos. Note that the drops of water on ...
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What are these small white balls that appeared on the soil in my greenhouse?

As a pre-emptive starting note, there are a lot of questions with similar titles but none I could find with pictures looking the same to what I have here. Around a week ago, I applied lawn clippings ...
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Anti-fungal after pruning a honey locust?

I recently had two companies give me quotes on pruning the deadwood from my large honey locust tree. Company A was marketing itself as stronger in tree health, and they boasted spraying anti-fungal ...
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Can you easily see mycelium when it's conquering territory?

In my stropharia rugosoannulata mycelium piles I tried looking for some mycelium when digging, but it was undetectable. Why was I unable to detect the mycelium with just my eyes?
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Does freezing hurt winecaps?

I put my wine cap box in the unheated garage all winter in a bed of coffee grounds for inoculation, and it got down to about -20F (MN USA), so I'm wondering how much I hurt my fungi. The container ...
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What's the best way to start plants when incorporating fungi into the starting mix?

I have a lot of wine cap spawn from last year (kept a bag separate, and just fed it coffee grounds) that I never really used, and am wondering if I should mix the home grown spawn directly with the ...
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American Beech Tree Problems

I have a beech tree that I believe is infected with Beech Bark Disease. I believe that the tree is still in relatively good shape and so I'm hoping that there is a way to manage the disease. From the ...
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What kind of fungus is this? (I assume it is fungus!)

weird fungus found in landscaped beds around office buildings in Redwood Shores near Marine Parkway. What is it? Heavy and roughly size of a softball. I have pictures from other angles but can't ...
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What’s this orange stuff growing on my snake plant?

I just noticed these things growing alongside my snake plant. Should I take them out?
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White residue in leaves?

What’s this white residue in these leaves?
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What are these spots on my new bamboo palm?

Hi all! I’m new to gardening and want to know what’s going on with this palm I just bought from the Home Depot. There are white spots near the roots that look like fungus to me, brown spots higher up ...
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Is my avocado ok?

I have been following online instructions for growing an avocado tree from seed, but I'm starting to worry about the lack of shoot growth The first tap root formed quite happily and has grown down to ...
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Worried about personal health after dealing with houseplant potentially infected by fungus

I've just pruned the leaves that have died off of my Dracaena Massangeana houseplant. I covered its ailments in two previous questions: Dracaena leaves yellowing: too much water? Dracaena ...
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Fungus and splitting or rotting on palm trees

There's some fungus growing on my palm trees as well as some splitting / rot. What is going on and how do I resolve this? I am in central Florida.
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yellow growth on plant roots

my indoor monstera plant has this weird, lumpy yellow growth around the roots, can anyone tell me what it is and how to treat? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/SbHin.jpg)
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What is wrong with pedilanthus?

I live in Uttar Pradesh, India and I have planted pedilanthus in my vertical garden. They are in bright indirect sunlight. Their tips are turning pink and there is also some white fungus. What should ...
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does fruit tree absorb pesticide and fungicide from the root level and will persist inside the fruit it produce? (specifically lime and date trees)

The specific situation is where there are two trees -- one lime and another date tree plant among the grass in the backyard where the grass area will get sprayed with conventional pesticide and ...
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How to treat fungus on indoor avocado plant leaves

I have an indoor avocado plant which I just repotted but up until this point have really neglected. Despite this it seems to have grown happily over the last two years and hasn't required or received ...
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Is this some viral / disease on my plant?

I planted this 4 weeks ago and now I see that the plan developed a couple of these spots as you can see in the picture.
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What's wrong with my indoor Areca palm with leaf blight?

I just received a small areca palm (about three feet high) in the mail that has some leaves showing signs of stress. Could someone help me identify the culprit? I'm wondering whether I could address ...
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Is this oak powdery mildew? How can I manage it?

I have just bought a new property that has a range of oak trees. Unfortunately, I noticed that some of the young trees in one area have a white discolouration of the leaves. After some searching ...
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What is this fungi/ mushroom we found on our walk?

Found this while walking in woods near our home, not sure what it is and cant seem to find it on google. Was about 8-9 inches tall.
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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? [closed]

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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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 ...