In this handbook we have addressed the
most important pest organisms with the
potential to reduce mushroom yield and
quality. The handbook is intended for
growers, as well as researchers, as both
an educational tool and a reference
This site has been developed to serve as a reference for Mushroom Growers. It provides current information about the diseases and pests that plague the Mushroom Growing Industry. Information on new trends and developments in the industry is also included.
This website offers information on the following topics. Crop Profiles,
Pesticide Use Surveys,
Recent Regulatory/Pesticide Product Decisions ,
Pest Management Issues
Pesticide fact sheet series
In spite of some articles that say mushrooms can be grown in any dark hole or building, successful commercial mushroom growing requires special houses equipped with ventilation systems.
Paul Wuest, professor of plant pathology, and Harry Muthersbaugh, Mushroom Research Center manager, explain how to take moisture checks and nitrogen analysis of compost.
In the 1920s, Penn State became the first land-grant college to initiate a comprehensive mushroom research program. Led by internationally recognized scientists and supported by the mushroom industry, the program developed improved composts and production practices that were adopted by growers worldwide.
Discover exotic mushrooms!