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New videos on totem and stropharia cultivation

The Cornell Small Farms Program, in partnership with the eXtension Forest Farming network, announce a new series of short videos that detail forest cultivation of lions mane, oyster, and wine cap stropharia mushrooms. The videos detail two methods of cultivation in a series of short clips. The first is known as the “totem” method, where … Read More

Log-grown mushrooms now official crop in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2015   ITHACA, NY – The Cornell Small Farms Program announces a new development in the emerging log-grown mushroom industry; New York State has officially designated “actively managed log-grown woodland mushrooms” within the meaning of the term “crops, livestock and livestock products,” for purposes of provisions of law relating to … Read More

Learn to farm mushrooms in the woods from experts

SOLD OUT – email sfg53@cornell.edu with subject “camp mushroom waitlist” to be placed on the list for cancellations, or another offering in 2015. Camp Mushroom #2 Sunday, June 7 from 10:00am to 4:00pm Cornell Campus & MacDaniels Nut Grove   Due to popular demand for Camp Mushroom (see below), which is SOLD OUT, we are … Read More

New survey for commercial forest mushroom growers seeks to catalog a rapidly growing industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2015 CONTACT: Steve Gabriel Agroforestry Specialist Cornell Small Farms Program sfg53@cornell.edu 607.342.2825 Cornell University, Ithaca NY — a new survey has been released by the Cornell Small Farms program to assess the current state and future prospects for active and beginning mushrooms growers in the temperate regions of North America. … Read More

Article in Small Farm Quarterly discusses profitability of Shiitake Production

A new article from Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel in the Small Farms Quarterly discusses the profitability of shiitake cultivation, based on a three year research study by Cornell University and University of Vermont. The article provides good information for anyone interested in shiitake cultivation as a small farm enterprise. Link to Article: http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2015/01/12/mushrooms-turning-a-profit-for-forest-farmers-in-the-northeast/ Link to … Read More

Mushroom Videos offer the A to Z of cultivation

A new series of short how-to videos produced by the eXtension Forest Farming community is now available for viewing online. The videos feature Dr Kenneth Mudge, who has been engaging in shiitake mushroom research and education for almost ten years. Ken covers a wide range of topics including the four stages of cultivation, mushroom life … Read More

New Publication offers comprehensive information for Shiitake Growers

Cornell Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with UVM Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture and a team of farm advisors, have recently published a guide for growers who want to explore shiitake mushroom cultivation on their own land for personal or commercial consumption. Shiitake mushrooms are the second-most cultivated variety in the world, and the demand for … Read More

Growers, researchers gather and share at NOFA-NY Winter Conference

  Saratoga Springs, NY — Farmer interest in the practice of log-grown shiitake mushrooms is growing, as evidenced by recent conversations at the 2013 Winter NOFA – NY Conference held last week. On Thursday, members from a team of researchers and famers from Cornell University, the University of Vermont, Chatham University, and farms scattered thought … Read More

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