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Preliminary Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Green Industry Sales in the Southeastern U.S.

Ben Campbell, University of Georgia; Alicia Rihn, University of Tennessee; & Julie Campbell, University of Georgia The Green Industry consists of wholesale nursery, greenhouse, turfgrass sod producers, landscape design, construction/maintenance firms and wholesale and retail distribution firms (e.g., garden centers, home stores, mass merchandisers with lawn/garden departments, brokers/rewholesale distribution centers,…
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Rain, overwatering can cause slippery algae to pop up in turfgrass lawns

Recent dry weather encouraged the use, and possible overuse, of irrigation systems. Followed by tropical conditions characterized by heavy rainfall and humidity, there have been reports of a jelly-like substance growing in turf. The jelly-like matter is Nostoc, a genus of cyanobacterium formerly classified as blue-green algae. The algae —…
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