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A fungus is turning lawns black throughout the state

July 11, 2020 – By Julia Bayly, Bangor Daily News –  As if this summer’s drought conditions in Maine were not hard enough on lawns, recent rain and humidity have created the perfect conditions for a fungal disease that’s not been seen in the state for at least three decades. The fungus is turning those lawns a startling shade of black and has homeowners calling plant experts looking for solutions.

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