Mushroom Innovation


Many students who come to the UGArden have the opportunity to inoculate logs with mushrooms.  Dr. Hartel has been teaching students about this for several years now.  This semester, we tried to inoculate a large trunk using a new method.  Instead of drilling holes around the surface to inoculate, we cut the trunk in 8 inch discs.  We then placed inoculum in between each disc and reassembled the trunk.  The entire thing was wrapped in trash bag to hold it together and to retain moisture.  The top was then wax sealed.  Next semester, we will come back and see how the colonization process is coming.

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