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'Mickey Mouse' Fungus Helpful to Trees

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Walter Reeves

It's a tiny thing with a Mickey Mouse name ("M-Y-C," "O-R-R," "H-I-Z-A-E"). But on "Gardening in Georgia" July 20 and 22, host Walter Reeves puts the spotlight on this helpful fungus.

Reeves visits with Don Marx, who shows how mycorrhizae help tree roots absorb water they couldn't get otherwise.

It's time, too, for another trip to the vegetable garden at the University of Georgia's Griffin campus. The corn is just about as tall as an elephant's eye, and Reeves gets eyeball to eyeball with a tomato hornworm.

Finally, if you have lots of earth to turn, you've probably thought about buying a tiller. Reeves demonstrates three of the tillers that are commonly available.

Don't miss "Gardening in Georgia" Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 10 a.m. on Georgia Public Television. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners.

"Gardening in Georgia" is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV.

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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