John Holmes, extension field crop specialist, reported that farmers are finding lots of stinkhorn mushrooms in soybean fields as they harvest. These fungi do not cause disease to plants or animals, but instead live a harmless existence on dead organic matter such as crop debris. They also are commonly found on decaying mulch. A stinkhorn begins life as an egg-like structure.
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Flynn, Paula, "Stinkhorns spotted in fields" (2004). Integrated Crop Management News. 1554.
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