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Shiitake Mushrooms

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Several shiitake mushroom publications have been developed at Alabama A&M University. Descriptions of the publications are given below. To order publications, click on the order form.

Publication/Video Description
Proceedings of the National Shiitake Mushroom Symposium, 1993 The recorded presentations from the symposium include 19 papers on research, marketing, indoor and outdoor production on logs and sawdust, medicinal and nutritional value and financial comparisons of log and sawdust production. Question and answer sections are included.
Proceedings of the Second National Shiitake Mushroom Symposium, 1997 The presentations from this symposium include 17 articles on research, genetic engineering, promotion and advertising, funding sources, associations, production techniques and recycling spent sawdust. Question and answer sections are included.
Out of Print
Shiitake Mushroom Production on Logs NEW and revised 30-page how-to guide with detailed photos, a list of suppliers and associations, references, and step-by-step production methodology. New sections on marketing and water catchment are included. This is also available online at:
no charge
Strain of Shiitake Mushroom [Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler] and Wood Species Affect the Yield of Shiitake Mushrooms—reprint This article published in HortTechnology in 1996 includes a comparison of productivity of 5 wood species and 8 shiitake strains.
no charge
Does Amendment of Soak Solution with Sucrose and Urea Increase Production of Shiitake Mushrooms on Sawdust Blocks? This article was published in HortTechnology in 2004. It compares various rates of sucrose and urea added to soak water on yields of shiitake mushrooms.
no charge
Video--Proceedings of the Second National Shiitake Mushroom Symposium, 199 This 8-tape set includes all the presentations of the 1997 symposium, some of which were not included in the proceedings. The video also includes slide presentations that were not represented in the proceedings.
Video--Functional Foods the New Medicine Conference--April 2006. This 3 DVD set or 1 VHS tape is available.  The conference includes the medicinal properties of mushrooms, fruits and vegetables
Rainwater Collection for Irrigation This publication describes how to build and install a rainwater collection system for commercial crops, including woodland grown shiitake mushrooms.
no charge


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