Honey fungus: managing outbreaks

Honey fungus infection can be deadly for plants. If it’s present in your garden soil there are several options you can use to control the disease and prevent future infections from emerging.

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Honey fungus on dead tree stump being removed

Quick facts

  • Different honey fungus species can be responsible
  • Spreads through soil, up to 1 metre per year
  • A wide range of plants are susceptible
  • Fungus feeds on plant roots and stems 
  • To treat, remove as much food (wood) as possible

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