[nafex] Fairy rings bad?

Ed Fackler rocmdw at aye.net
Wed Dec 5 17:30:03 EST 2001


Lucky------------Don't you know that in our society, fairy rings are "good"!!!  Not bad.  Shame on you, boy!!!!

Ed, So. Indiana, Heavenly bliss, etc., etc., etc

Lucky Pittman wrote:

> At 08:58 AM 12/05/2001 -0500, Tom O. wrote:
> >Also, does anyone know how quickly mycorrhizal fungi will grow and spread
> >in the wild?  I have read that, free "fairy rings" (a bad form of mycorrhizal
> >fungi) can grow 8" a year.  However, I have been unable to find how
> >quickly tethered mycorrhizal fungi (good kind) will spread.
>
> Tom,
> I wasn't aware that fairy rings were 'bad' - other than for the 'manicured
> lawn' crowd who abhor anything other than their monoculture of bluegrass or
> turf-type fescue.  I was under the impression(faulty, perhaps?) that they
> were just the visible sign of the presence of saprophytic fungi growing on
> organic material - often the decaying roots of a dead tree stump.
>
> Care to enlighten me?
>
> Lucky Pittman
> USDA Zone 6
> Hopkinsville, KY
>
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