Friday, December 30, 2011

Mushrooms fruting in AV

The choice edible and medicinal mushroom Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is putting on a fantastic showing in the display case on second floor outside AV 207, thanks to the efforts of the students in the Spring 2011 BOT 4330 Cultivation of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms course.  

The course is taught in the Spring Semester, and these sawdust mushroom blocks have been overwintering since the end of the course in May 2011.  The cool temperature in the basement of the Aven Nelson building has encouraged these mushrooms to begin fruiting earlier than expected.

The course will begin again in January.  Further details about this course can be found in the University Catalog.  Contact Dr. Steve Miller for additional questions.

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