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Frequent Rains Induce Slime Mold in Panhandle Lawns

Slime Mold Sporangia. Image Courtesy Matthew Orwat Although black or white streaks are shocking when they appear on an otherwise healthy lawn,  slime molds are rarely harmful. Slime mold is actually caused by the small round fruiting bodies of a special type of fungal-like organisms called Myxomycetes. While regularly present in the soil, they usually make a visual appearance on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/frequent-rains-induce-slime-mold-in-panhandle-lawns/

Slime Mold – Only A Cosmetic Problem

Although black or white streaks are shocking when they appear on an otherwise healthy lawn, the incidence of slime mold is rarely harmful. Closeup: Slime Mold in Centipedegrass. Image courtesy Matthew Orwat Slime mold is actually caused by the small round fruiting bodies of a special type of fungi, called Myxomycetes, which are regularly present in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/17/slime-mold-only-a-cosmetic-problem/