Monthly Archives: June 2011

Slime Molds in Turf

The warm, wet weather we’ve experience recently has brought our lawns back to life, as well as a variety of other life forms. If you go out early in the morning, you’re likely to see a variety of tiny mushrooms throughout the … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (June 22, 2011)

I taught a Master Gardeners class in Avoyelles Parish yesterday evening and in appreciation Dr. Carlos Smith and members of the class presented me with this beautiful bouquet. It’s not everyday that you get a bouquet of tomato flowers, especially … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (June 13, 2011)

Todays’s disease photo comes courtesy of Gerald Roberts in Lafayette Parish. This is peach scab caused by the fungus Cladosporium carpophilum. The pathogen infects twigs and leaves as well as the fruit. Spots on the fruit are generally small (usually less than … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (June 7,2011)

Summer is heating up here in Louisiana and we’re starting to see quite a bit of southern blight, caused by the soilborne fungus Sclerotium rolfsii, on both tomatoes and peppers.  Infected plants seem to collapse overnight and white fungal mycelium is usually observed at the … Continue reading

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