When ancient plants first evolved to live on land, they found a harsh and unforgiving environment. On land, water and nutrients are much more difficult to acquire. Compared to the watery habitats they came from, plant roots on land are not surrounded ... READ MORE
Are you looking for a fun DIY project to start as the winter winds down? Do you like cooking or eating mushrooms? Then have I got an Ask IFAS article for you!
In “D.I.Y. Funguide: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms at Home,” ... READ MORE
Mush Ado About Nothing?
The promise of summer brings so many new curiosities to our landscapes. One of the most dramatic and surprising of these changes is the arrival of mushrooms in our environments. Seemingly appearing between the afternoon ... READ MORE
Wonders of your Backyard
There are so many wonders of nature in our own backyards or at a local park. They key is to slow down and look really closely. There are frogs, lizards, dragonflies, birds and unusual plants to be explored. Don't worry ... READ MORE
When the rainy season begins, mushrooms begin to pop up all over the landscape due to the fact that mushrooms thrive on moisture. Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of a fungus. Some indicate a disease to plants and others do not. One mushroom ... READ MORE
Q: I have large white mushrooms all over my yard. The grass is mostly dead or dying. Did the rain bring these things? What can I do?
A: The photos you brought me are similar to the ones I took of my neighbor’s yard. This is called “fairy ... READ MORE
A: I have seen the mushrooms before at the bottom of deciduous trees, but it is most unusual to see them up one whole side of a palm. I sent the photo to the University of Florida just to be sure I was on target. Guess what? I was correct; ... READ MORE
Growing shiitake mushrooms can provide a specialty product for small farmers and enthusiasts alike, either for alternative income or simple enjoyment.
Mushrooms are simply the fruit of a fungus. The mycelium is the vegetative part ... READ MORE
By Jean Field, Pinellas County Extension Horticulturalist
“Eeek! Mushrooms in my lawn…that means fungus. I must kill them. What can I spray them with? There must be something I can use!” These are the questions we get from panic-stricken ... READ MORE