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Pennsylvania Mushroom Farmers Lead U.S. in Mushroom Production
Pennsylvania Mushroom Farmers Lead U.S. in Mushroom Production - News News
Last year, Pennsylvania farms produced more than 577 million pounds of white button mushrooms, which accounted for nearly $560 million in sales. More
Best Practices for Mushroom Post-Crop Sanitation: Steam-Off/Post-Crop Pasteurization Best Practices for Mushroom Post-Crop Sanitation: Steam-Off/Post-Crop Pasteurization - Articles
Steam-off is done to minimize the chances of contaminating subsequent mushroom crops when substrate, which may be infested with pests and/or pathogens, is removed from a house. More
Shiitake Mushroom Growers School
Shiitake Mushroom Growers School - Workshops Workshops

Shiitake Mushroom Growers School

10/18/2018

Collegeville, PA

$75.00
This hands-on school will cover the primary information needed to grow Shiitake mushrooms on natural logs. More
Researchers Receive $950,000 to Develop Pest Controls for Organic Mushrooms
Researchers Receive $950,000 to Develop Pest Controls for Organic Mushrooms - News News
Organic mushroom production is particularly susceptible to attack by fungal and bacterial diseases and by fly infestations. More
Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential
Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential - News News
Mushrooms contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health. 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
Basic Procedures for Agaricus Mushroom Growing
Basic Procedures for Agaricus Mushroom Growing - Articles Articles
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. More
Seeding Substrate and Management of Growing Agaricus Bisporus
Seeding Substrate and Management of Growing Agaricus Bisporus - Articles Articles
This article provides basic information on seeding substrate and management of the vegetative stage of growing the commercial mushroom, Agaricus bisporus. More
What Disinfectants Should I Use in the Mushroom House?
What Disinfectants Should I Use in the Mushroom House? - Articles Articles
In choosing disinfectants for use, mushroom growers must consider several factors. More
What do Labels Tell Us?
What do Labels Tell Us? - Articles Articles

What do Labels Tell Us?

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

Reading a label is the one way to obtain information on how to use a given product in mushroom production. More
What is a Disinfectant or Sanitizer?
What is a Disinfectant or Sanitizer? - Articles Articles

What is a Disinfectant or Sanitizer?

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D.

Since mushroom growers often refer to disinfectants and sanitizers interchangeably, which is understandable, let’s clarify some terms. 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
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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
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
Impact of the Mushroom Industry on the Environment
Impact of the Mushroom Industry on the Environment - Articles Articles
Growers must use the mushroom's ability to consume organic materials discarded by man, to help control pollution in modern society. 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
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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
Figura 1. Drenajes deben ser sellados.
Producción de Champiñones: Técnicas de Exclusión para el Control de Plagas - Articles Articles

Producción de Champiñones: Técnicas de Exclusión para el Control de Plagas

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

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
Sanitary and Design Considerations for Mushroom Packing and Slicing Operations
Sanitary and Design Considerations for Mushroom Packing and Slicing Operations - Webinars Webinars
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A 1.5 hour recording of a webinar from Penn State Extension originally presented on May 4, 2011. More
Organic Certification
Organic Certification - Videos Videos

Organic Certification

Kristy Borrelli

7:24

This presentation will help you to identify many useful resources and decide if organic certification is appropriate for your farm business. 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
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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