Pests and Diseases

Recommendations for managing pests and diseases that affect mushrooms, including green mold, bacterial blotch disease, nematodes, sciarid and phorid flies and verticillum dry bubble. Tips on proper use of disinfectants and integrated pest management.

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Green Mold of Mushrooms
Green Mold of Mushrooms - Articles Articles

Green Mold of Mushrooms

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

Green mold is characterized by dense white mycelial growth followed by extensive green sporulation of the fungus. More
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Bacterial Blotch Disease - Articles Articles

Bacterial Blotch Disease

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

Bacterial blotch may be endemic on mushroom farms, damaging mushroom quality and posing a potential yield loss. More
Nematode (Rhabditis sp.)
Nematodes in Commercial Mushroom Production - Articles Articles
Parasitic and saprophytic species of nematodes associated with commercial mushroom growing are routine inhabitants of most agricultural soils. More
Scarid Fly
Sciarid Fly in Commercial Mushroom Production - Articles Articles
Sciarid flies, Lycoriella mali, have been the most devastating insect in the Pennsylvania mushroom industry, at least since September of 1979. More
Figure 1. Mushroom infected with Verticillium dry bubble showing the mass of tissue symptoms.
Burbuja Seca Causada por Verticillium - Articles Articles

Burbuja Seca Causada por Verticillium

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

Este documento ha sido diseñado para servir como una revisión de la Burbuja Seca causada por Verticillium, la enfermedad de origen fúngico más común de la seta Agaricus bisporus. More
Figure 1. M. halterata female (left), male (right) (Photo by Stefanos Andreadis)
Phoridos – La mosca del Champiñon - Articles Articles

Phoridos – La mosca del Champiñon

Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

Familia Phoridae, Phorido del champiñon, Megaselia halterata More
Figura 1. Drenajes deben ser sellados.
Producción de Champiñones: Técnicas de Exclusión para el Control de Plagas - Articles Articles
La exclusión previene la entrada de los organismos de la plaga en cuartos nuevos y su escape desde los más viejos. Esto último no debería ser subestimado. More
El Moho Verde de los Champiñones
El Moho Verde de los Champiñones - Articles Articles

El Moho Verde de los Champiñones

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

El moho verde se caracteriza por un crecimiento del micelio blanco y denso seguido de una esporulación extensa de color verde. More
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La Mancha Bacteriana - Articles Articles

La Mancha Bacteriana

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

La mancha bacteriana puede ser endémica de las casas de cultivo del champiñón, dañando la calidad de los champiñones y causando pérdidas de rendimiento. More
Hembra M. halterata
Los moscos Phóridos - Articles Articles

Los moscos Phóridos

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch

Una plaga de importancia secundaria en Norteamérica es el mosco phórido, Megaselia halterata. More
Figure 1. Drain plugs must be sealed. Photo: PA Mushroom IPM Handbook
IPM in Mushroom Production: Exclusion Techniques for Pest Control - Articles Articles

IPM in Mushroom Production: Exclusion Techniques for Pest Control

Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., John A. Pecchia, Ph.D.

Exclusion prevents the entrance of pest organisms into new rooms and their escape from older ones. The latter should not be underestimated. More
Pennsylvania Mushroom Integrated Pest Management Handbook
Pennsylvania Mushroom Integrated Pest Management Handbook - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
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Manage pests affecting your mushrooms with IPM practices. More
Phorid Fly
Phorid Fly in Commercial Mushroom Production - Articles Articles
Phorid flies, Megasellia halterata, in general may be more numerous than sciarids, but phorid flies cause less mushroom damage than sciarid flies. More
Figure 1. Mushroom infected with Verticillium dry bubble showing the mass of tissue symptoms.
Verticillium Dry Bubble - Articles Articles

Verticillium Dry Bubble

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

This article is designed to be a constructive review of Verticillium Dry Bubble, the most common fungal disease of the commercial mushroom Agaricus bisporus. More
Where can I use What Disinfectants in Mushroom Production?
Where can I use What Disinfectants in Mushroom Production? - Articles Articles
Food contact surfaces are different than general sanitation (GS) areas on a mushroom farm and may not necessarily be approved for use on any FCS. More
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