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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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