Thursday, June 12, 2014

I need a hero

I've found my hero today.  A news release in EurekaAlert! tells the story of John Jelesko, a Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researcher, who has isolated a naturally occurring fungus that kills seeds and seedlings of poison ivy.

I hate poison ivy almost as much as it hates me.  It seems endemic to this part of the country, and I don't even  know how I manage to get most of my cases.  Suspect the cats.

In reading the article, I surmise that this Colletotrichum fioriniae fungus does not kill mature plants.  More's the pity.  This is one life form that I would not feel the least remorse in seeing it become extinct.

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