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Mushroom growers, researchers gather and share at NOFA-NY Winter Conference

By Steve Gabriel, crossposted from the Northeast Forest Mushroom Growers Network website/blog.

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 the Northeast US met in the day preceding the conference to discuss results of a NE-SARE funded proposal “Cultivation of Shiitake Mushrooms as an Agroforestry Crop for New England.” A summary of results can be viewed on the video, below, given by Allen Matthews. Project summary papers can also be found by visiting the grant website.



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