Sooty mold can be spotted on plants Question: What is the black mold growth on my plants?
Answer: During these early spring months, many people are concerned about a black film coating the leaves of their trees and shrubs. This black film is referred to as sooty mold. Sooty mold is a fungus that can cause plants to appear dark and sooty or almost uniformly charcoal gray. It may form a continuous thin sheet on the leaf surface that eventually peels away.
Sooty mold is intere...
Della King Contributing columnistThe Sampson Independent
Maybe it is a big deal We boys wondered, “What’s the big deal? Oh, it’s just Mr. Randall being Mr. Randall.” It was around 1970 and Mr. Randall Autry was speaking at our little Methodist church during Sunday School. He was concerned about the fact that they were playing a college basketball game that Sunday afternoon.
Remember this was over forty years ago. I can’t remember exactly who was playing, probably UNC or N.C. State. Mr. Randall said he understood that p...
Mac McPhail Contributing columnistThe Sampson Independent