Home | Community | Message Board

This site includes paid links. Please support our sponsors.

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Unfolding Nature Unfolding Nature: Being in the Implicate Order   North Spore Cultivation Supplies   Original Sensible Seeds Bulk Cannabis Seeds   Left Coast Kratom Buy Kratom Extract   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals

Jump to first unread post Pages: 1
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 06/17/99
Posts: 24,157
Loc: my room
Last seen: 17 days, 4 hours
The Truth About Green Mold and Mushrooms
    #1647640 - 06/20/03 08:37 AM (19 years, 11 months ago)



Pennsylvania farmers grow more mushrooms than farmers in any other state, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. But in the mid-1990s, farmers in Chester County--the state's mushroom-growing capital--came under siege, experiencing crop losses of 30 to 100 percent due to a green mold epidemic.

Initially, scientists identified the green mold culprit as Trichoderma harzianum, a common fungal species that has commercial applications. Recently, however, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service's Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory (SBML) in Beltsville, Md., gave this emerald invader its true name: Trichoderma aggressivum.

T. harzianum has long been known for its beneficial uses. It can be used to control other fungi that induce plant diseases, and it has the potential to enhance plant growth. It has also been credited with degrading pesticides in soil and preventing mycotoxin synthesis.

If T. harzianum were the fungus causing the green mold epidemic, though, its commercial viability would be in jeopardy. For it would be attacking mushrooms--a valuable and popular food commodity that U.S. consumers spend more than $860 million on every year.

SBML mycologists Gary Samuels and Sarah Dodd were not so sure that T. harzianum was the cause of the green mold epidemic. Through their morphological and molecular studies, they were able to exonerate T. harzianum and name a new Trichoderma species. The scientists named this new species T. aggressivum because of its aggressive nature against mushrooms.

Mushrooms are a good source of selenium, potassium and copper, and some types have significant amounts of three B-complex vitamins. Read more about their nutritional benefits and how the SBML researchers identified the fungal attacker in the December issue of Agricultural Research magazine, available online at: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/dec02/mush1202.htm

ARS News Service Agricultural Research Service, USDA Amy Spillman, (301) 504-1624, aspillman@ars.usda.gov January 2, 2003

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 27,295
Loc: To the limit!
Last seen: 39 minutes, 44 seconds
Re: The Truth About Green Mold and Mushrooms [Re: Anno]
    #1650321 - 06/21/03 03:51 AM (19 years, 11 months ago)

Repent! The end is near!

<) )~  ANTIFA
/ \
( (>    SUPER
/ \
<) )>    SOLDIERS
  / \

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
 User Gallery

Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 3,881
Last seen: 10 years, 4 months
Re: The Truth About Green Mold and Mushrooms [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1657894 - 06/24/03 05:23 AM (19 years, 11 months ago)

Damm. I just got hit by green mold recently.
Maybe it was T. Aggressivum???

Fold for The Shroomery!

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Jump to top Pages: 1

Shop: Unfolding Nature Unfolding Nature: Being in the Implicate Order   North Spore Cultivation Supplies   Original Sensible Seeds Bulk Cannabis Seeds   Left Coast Kratom Buy Kratom Extract   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Mushroom Cultivation Workshop in China kykeon 5,879 1 10/02/02 05:37 PM
by GGreatOne234
* Canned mushrooms blamed in outbreak motamanM 2,727 4 05/21/03 03:45 PM
by Seuss
* Marijuana 'Canada's most valuable agricultural product' motamanM 4,778 5 11/13/03 03:48 PM
by sir tripsalot
* Man arrested for selling mushroom chocolates MetaShroom 4,352 6 04/29/03 03:08 AM
by thestringphish
* Paul Stamets: "How Mushrooms Will Save the World" bowling-name 8,835 9 09/13/07 11:27 PM
by CptnGarden
* Golf course over-run with magic mushroom hunters motamanM 8,668 11 04/18/20 07:17 PM
by meepins
* Couple accused of selling pot to Green River students motamanM 2,492 1 05/21/03 12:20 AM
by Hans_Moleman
* 2 charged with growing ‘psychedelic’ mushrooms
( 1 2 all )
losfreddy 7,348 31 03/05/18 01:00 PM
by molemole

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, veggie, Alan Rockefeller, Mostly_Harmless
2,475 topic views. 1 members, 4 guests and 1 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Show Images Only | Sort by Score | Print Topic ]
Search this thread:

Copyright 1997-2023 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.024 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 12 queries.