Herbicide: fungus

fungus culture

Fungus culture

Colletotrichum fioriniae

American researchers have identified a fungus naturally capable of eradicating poison ivy.
The fungus Colletotrichum fioriniae attacks poison ivy, causing a disease that results to the death of the plant. Jelesko John and Matt Kasson, of Virginia Tech University, believe it would be relatively easy to develop granules of fungus that we could sprinkle on infested areas with poison ivy. The two scientists believe the fungus would be more effective than herbicides, in addition of the advantage of being natural and harmless for humans. That new product is not available on the market for now. We look forward.


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