Title: Slime mold
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00066818/00001
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Title: Slime mold
Series Title: Plant Pathology Fact Sheet PP-59
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Elliot, Monica L.
Simone, Gary W.
Affiliation: University of Florida -- Florida Cooperative Extension Service -- Department of Plant Pathology -- Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences -- Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Publication Date: 2001
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Bibliographic ID: UF00066818
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Marston Science Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station; Institute for Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS), University of Florida
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Plant Pathology Fact Sheet

Slime Mold

Monica L Elliott, Associate Professor, Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education
Center, University of Florida, 3205 College Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33314 and
Gary W. Simone, Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology Department, University of
Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611. Revised April 2001
Florida Cooperative Extension Service/ Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/ University of Florida/ Christine Waddill, Dean

Refer to "Turfgrass Disease Manage-
Pathogen ment" PPP-64 for explanations of chemical and
Physarum and Fuligo spp.ltural controls.
cultural controls.
Turfgrasses Affected
All warm-season turfgrasses.

Slime molds will appear suddenly during wet


These fungi do not harm the turf, so they
are not really pathogens. However, their sud-
den appearance alarms homeowners. Leaves
will be covered with a white, gray or darker
colored slime (spore mass) or soot (Figure 1).

Cultural Controls

Remove the slime mold by mowing or Figure 1. Slime mold on St. Augustinegrass.
washing off with a strong stream of water.
Again, they do not harm the turfgrass.

Chemical Controls

None are required.


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