Re: Shiitake cultivation - journal and grant pointers needed
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com (Todd D. Ellner) writes:
>My wife and I got a grant to study some of the practical aspects of shiitake
>production such as the effects of supplementation, substrate sterilization
>methods, and variations in substrate composition. According to the local
>consultants formal research on these and similar questions has been pretty
>much non-existant and the guidelines rules-of-thumb. A look through Agricola
>and the bibliographies of the imporant books on shiitake cultivation seems
>to confirm this.
>Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
I think that you should talk to a guy at Auburn University named Richard
Shelby. About 5 or six years ago he spent some time playing around with
Shiitake production. As I recall, he mostly looked at the effects of
using different types of logs as the substrate, but he did develop a
pretty neat inoculation technique. He is in the department of Plant
Pathology. His phone number is 205-844-1947 and his e-mail is
RSHELBY@ACENET.AUBURN.EDU but I don't know how often he reads his e-mail.
Good luck. RFD