eliminating mushrooms

EVERSL at AXE.HUMBOLDT.EDU EVERSL at AXE.HUMBOLDT.EDU
Thu Nov 10 01:59:16 EST 1994


M. Pease wrote an interesting response to S. Redhead about eliminating mushrooms
from lawns.  At least a kernal of a thought...elevated levels of nitrogen have
been shown to reduce fruiting of fungi, particularly mushrooms that are 
mycorrhizal so adding a high nitrogen fertilizer may be able to surpress 
fruiting.  In one study of hypogeous fungi that I read, applying high nitrogen
fertilizer surpressed fruiting for four years.  I can't give you a reference...
I'm at home and the paper is at my office at school.  But if you're interested,
I'll look it up for you.

Linda Evers
eversl at axe.humboldt.edu



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