We're trying to solve the puzzle of how to clobber Armillaria root rot
, with its telltale mushrooms and perturbing ability to defy conventional soil-cleansing tactics.
3 BOOTLACE FUNGUS - at this time of year this fungus, known alternatively as honey fungus or Armillaria root rot
, is showing itself as large clusters of honey-coloured toadstools, often around the bases of old tree stumps.
Just as important is the increasing awareness that new rootstocks are needed for a variety of sites with soil-borne pests and problems such as: root knot and nematode complexes; fanleaf degeneration; Armillaria root rot
(oak root fungus); phytophthora; drought; and saline soils.
It may come as no surprise that the final player in the oak's demise is often a fungus, in this case Armillariella mellea, the cause of Armillaria root rot
. Its omnipresence in the forest as mycelium, fruiting bodies, or spores ensures an eventual host.