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Ganoderma Butt Rot of Palms

PP100/PP54 by Monica L. Elliott and Timothy K. BroschatApril 4th, 2018

Ganoderma Wood-Rotting Fungi on Citrus Stumps

HS269/HS1019 by Stephen H. Futch, James H. Graham, Larry W. Duncan and L. W. TimmerOctober 27th, 2020

Sample Collection for Ganoderma Butt Rot of Palms

PP373/PP373by Braham Dhillon and Seemanti ChakrabartiFebruary 21st, 2024Palms are an integral part of the urban landscape in Florida. Ganoderma butt rot of palms, a disease caused by the wood-decaying white-rot fungus Ganoderma zonatum, is one of the major biotic concerns for the landscape industry. The lethal disease is prevalent across palm-growing regions in the US, and all palm species are believed to be susceptible to this fungus. It may take six months to a year for the diseased palm to die once the initial symptoms appear. But with the availability of a disease diagnostic assay, this fungal pathogen can be detected using saw dust samples collected from declining palms, several months before symptoms appear. Collect good quality samples by following these steps and understanding the caveats associated with each step.

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So you’ve got butt rot….what do you plant next?

Hamutahl CohenFebruary 25th, 2022Everyone is talking about butt rott — Ganoderma butt rott that is! Lately I’ve had more phone calls than ever from homeowners seeking to identify the strange fungus growing out of their palm trees and wondering what to do next. All palm trees in Florida are susceptible to Ganoderma butt rott, a disease caused by the […]

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