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What causes white powdery stuff in soil?

Zone Melbourne 3094 | HBelle added on September 16, 2019 | Answered

When digging in a place where a shrub has been before, there is sometimes white substance in the soil. Does the soil then need any treatment?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 17, 2019

It depends on what it is. Some white molds are beneficial, and some are not. Unfortunately, your photo did not come through, so I am unable to see it to ID it.

If you are concerned, you can apply a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

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