Growing Gourmet Mushrooms on Woodland Wastes

Final Report for FNE02-428

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $4,201.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Tina McMurray
Weeping Birch Farm
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Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE02-428.

Harvest for a few mushroom types began in late summer after inoculation. Harvest totals were 47lbs 15.75 oz for all varieties picked. Eight different varieties were harvested with the most productive being the White Oyster, 29 pounds and 13.75 oz were harvested from that variety.

The Spring was less productive, with only 13lb and 10.25 oz being harvested until July 3rd. At this point, due to significant labor shortage cause by health of principal investigator the study was terminated. Little data on wood types were gathered. Most fruiting was done on wedge type inoculations.


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