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[nafex] Fairy rings bad?

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.

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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