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Screen shot 2014-01-17 at 10.57.21 AM Best Management Practices for Log-Based Shiitake Cultivation
This complete guide walks readers through all the details for starting a successful log-based shiitake operation on their farm. Research combined with farmer advice makes this an invaluable resources for growers
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Screen shot 2013-05-08 at 3.19.59 PM Totem Inoculation Factsheet
The “totem” method is recommended for log cultivation of lions mane and oyster mushrooms. It involves cutting stumps or logs into sections and inoculating with spawn between each layer. This factsheet provides step-by-step instructions.
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Stropharia Factsheet Stropharia Inoculation Factsheet
This resource provides step-by-step instructions for inoculating Wine Cap or Stropharia mushrooms on woodchips or straw. These mushrooms are very easy to grow and can be incorporated into vegetable and perinnial plantings on the farm or in the backyard.
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Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 11.51.28 AM VIDEOS: Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation
This series of short videos produced by the eXtension Forest Farming group features Dr Kenneth Mudge of Cornell describing in detail many of the important considerations for growing shiitake mushrooms on logs.
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Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 11.56.40 AM Video: Forest Mushroom Production & Forest Health
Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel offered this webinar as part of the ForestConnect series offered through the Department of Natural Resources. The webinar covers life cycle, inoculation, and management considerations for forest lands in relation to mushroom cultivation.
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