Research projects archive
Industry Representative: Jude Wilson, Monaghan Mushrooms.
AHDB Horticulture Cost: £44,994
Industry representative: Marion Regan
HDC project cost: £67,650
The primary aim of this project is to survey bioaerosol exposure to workers within the mushroom growing industry and to enable the industry to understand the risks associated with exposure to bioa
AHDB wishes to build awareness and understanding in their stakeholder communities of the way that farm management decisions on the use of resources (including land) determine environmental impacts
This aims to develop alternative casing products for peat, without compromising mushroom yield or quality.
The current use of supplements in phase 3 compost in the UK and other mushroom industries will be established.
This project aims to transfer bacterial and fungal mushroom pathogen cultures from liquid nitrogen storage at Warwick University to low temperature storage at Fera.
This project will determine the ammonia concentrations that are needed to eradicate Trichoderma aggressivum (Th2) from compost during different time-temperature pasteurisation tr
The aim of this project is to investigate new materials which can be beneficially added to casing to substitute wet-dug peat and sugar beet lime, and suppress diseases.
This project aims to test isolates of different species of pseudomonads obtained from casing, mushrooms, and culture collections for mushroom initiation stimulation and bacterial blot
This project will review what is currently known and what work is currently being undertaken on materials that are used or could be used to substitute or replace peat in mushroom casing.
The project aim is to develop the new test by examining the RNA levels of these up-regulated genes in infected mycelium of compost, casing and spawn as well as in mushrooms.
This project is to identify the eradication conditions for T. aggressivum (Th2) during the pasteurisation phase.
The overall aim of this work was to increase the availability and reduce the production costs of compost that can be cased at filling.
The aim of this project is to develop a rapid molecular diagnostic test for Trichcoderma aggressivum (Th2 & Th4).
The commercial objectives of the work are to Identify the properties of Phase II compost (physical, chemical and/or microbial) and associated compost ingredients (straw, nitrogen sources, recycled