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Mushroom GAPs Audit and FSMA Resources
Mushroom GAPs Audit and FSMA Resources - Articles Articles
This article lists the information and resources needed to meet Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards specific for the mushroom industry. More
Mushroom Short Course
Mushroom Short Course - Workshops Workshops
The Mushroom Short Course has been a premier annual event since 1956, contributing to the growth and profitability of mushroom growers all over North America. More
Dark and Light Mushroom Peat Casing Soils Suppress Populations of Listeria and Salmonella
Dark and Light Mushroom Peat Casing Soils Suppress Populations of Listeria and Salmonella - Articles Articles
Studies show that when light peat is replaced with dark peat that contains lower microbial levels, developing plants tend to become more susceptible to diseases. More
Eradicating Listeria Monocytogenes From Mushroom Slicing and Packaging Environments
Eradicating Listeria Monocytogenes From Mushroom Slicing and Packaging Environments - Articles Articles
Now is the time for the mushroom industry to take all possible measures to minimize risks for Listeria contamination. More
FSMA Produce Safety and Preventive Controls Regulations: How Do They Apply?
FSMA Produce Safety and Preventive Controls Regulations: How Do They Apply? - Articles Articles
This article reviews the basics for Produce Safety and Preventive Controls and provides some information on how they may affect the mushroom industry. More
Method for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Disk Slicing Equipment
Method for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Disk Slicing Equipment - Articles Articles

Method for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Disk Slicing Equipment

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Ramaswamy C. Anantheswaran, Hilary Tobin

This study demonstrates the feasibility of thermal sanitization treatment to eliminate L. monocytogenes at niche sites within slicer heads without requiring complete disassembly. More
Supplier Controls for Prevention of Food Safety Recalls
Supplier Controls for Prevention of Food Safety Recalls - Articles Articles
The Preventive Controls for Human Foods Regulation requires food companies to develop and implement a risk-based Food Safety Plan. More
Mushroom Food Safety Update for Supervisors and Managers (English)
Mushroom Food Safety Update for Supervisors and Managers (English) - Workshops Workshops
This course will cover the impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act on mushroom growing and packing operations. More
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
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
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
Composted mushroom media
Spent Mushroom Substrate as a Soil Amendment in Turf - Articles Articles
If you are trying to improve the quality of turf growing in poor or marginal soils, consider using spent mushroom substrate (SMS) as a soil amendment. 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
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

Pennsylvania Mushroom Integrated Pest Management Handbook

David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

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$15.00
Manage pests affecting your mushrooms with IPM practices. More
Penn State Handbook for Commercial Mushroom Growers
Penn State Handbook for Commercial Mushroom Growers - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$65.00
Learn the details of growing mushrooms on a large scale. More
Cultivation of Oyster Mushrooms
Cultivation of Oyster Mushrooms - Articles Articles

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
Six Steps to Mushroom Farming - Articles Articles

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
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
Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) Should the Mushroom Industry Be Concerned?
Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) Should the Mushroom Industry Be Concerned? - Articles Articles
Avian influenza virus (AIV) is a group of viruses that can cause disease in birds. More
Control of Listeria monocytogenes In Mushroom Growing and Packing Environments
Control of Listeria monocytogenes In Mushroom Growing and Packing Environments - Articles Articles
In recent years, awareness of Listeria monocytogenes as a potential microbial contaminant in ready-to-eat foods has increased. More
Slicer Alert to all Fresh Mushroom Packers and Shippers
Slicer Alert to all Fresh Mushroom Packers and Shippers - Articles Articles
Mushroom packers and shippers are advised to review their sanitation practices with special focus on the control of Listeria in areas where product cross-contamination can occur. More
Impact of FDA Produce Safety Standards on Mushroom Substrate Composting
Impact of FDA Produce Safety Standards on Mushroom Substrate Composting - Articles Articles
Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), mushroom producers must recognize potential food safety hazards in their operations and establish control measures to prevent them from occurring. More
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