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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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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 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
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
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
Using Spent Mushroom Substrate as a Soil Amendment
Using Spent Mushroom Substrate as a Soil Amendment - Articles Articles
If you are trying to improve the quality of turf growing in poor or marginal soils, consider using spent mushroom substrate. 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
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
Identifying mushrooms just isn’t as easy as matching the mushroom to a picture in a book. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer
Identifying Mushrooms - Articles Articles

Identifying Mushrooms

Emelie Swackhamer

Identifying mushrooms is complicated and not easy to do. More
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