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Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) Should the Mushroom Industry Be Concerned?
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Avian influenza virus (AIV) is a group of viruses that can cause disease in birds. More
Effect of Irrigation Water Nitrate Levels on Post-Harvest Mushroom Nitrates
Effect of Irrigation Water Nitrate Levels on Post-Harvest Mushroom Nitrates - Articles Articles
Mushrooms do not contribute significantly to dietary intake of nitrates, even when irrigated with water that exceeds the EPA limit of 10 mg NO3-N/L. More
Cultivation of Oyster Mushrooms
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Cultivation of Oyster Mushrooms

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

Oyster mushroom production is on the increase in the United States. This article details the cultivation of oyster mushrooms from spawn to postharvest handling and marketing. More
Six Steps to Mushroom Farming
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Six Steps to Mushroom Farming

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

Mushroom farming consists of six steps, and although the divisions are somewhat arbitrary, these steps identify what is needed to form a production system. More
Figure 1. Mushroom infected with Verticillium dry bubble showing the mass of tissue symptoms.
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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
Substrate Preparation for White Button Mushrooms
Substrate Preparation for White Button Mushrooms - Articles Articles
A few practical tips on Phase I and Phase II substrate (compost), and the substrate preparation (composting) process, and formulating mushroom compost. More
Spawning to Casing in Commercial Mushroom Production
Spawning to Casing in Commercial Mushroom Production - Articles Articles
This article is an updated revision from a chapter originally published in the Penn State Handbook for Commercial Mushroom Growers (Wuest & Bengston 1982). More
Spent Mushroom Substrate
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Spent Mushroom Substrate

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

Spent mushroom substrate is the soil-like material remaining after a crop of mushrooms. Spent substrate is high in organic matter making it desirable for use as a soil amendment or soil conditioner. More
Impact of FDA Produce Safety Standards on Mushroom Substrate Composting Impact of FDA Produce Safety Standards on Mushroom Substrate Composting - Articles
Under FSMA, mushroom producers must recognize potential food safety hazards in their operations and establish control measures to prevent them from occurring. More
Control of Listeria monocytogenes In Mushroom Growing and Packing Environments
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In recent years, awareness of Listeria monocytogenes as a potential microbial contaminant in ready-to-eat foods has increased. More
Project Initiated for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Slicers Project Initiated for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Slicers - Articles
Listeria bacteria are common in soil, vegetation, water, sewage, silage, and in animal feces. They are also readily found in continuously damp, cool indoor environments such as produce packing houses. More
Slicer Alert to all Fresh Mushroom Packers and Shippers
Slicer Alert to all Fresh Mushroom Packers and Shippers - Articles Articles
Mushrooom packers and shippers are advised to review their sanitation practices immediately with special focus on the control of Listeria in areas where product cross-contamination can occur. 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
Growing Mushrooms - Microbial Activity in Substrate
Growing Mushrooms - Microbial Activity in Substrate - Articles Articles
To begin a review about Phase II composting first we should think about the organism we are trying to grow and why it has such a finicky food source. More
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