Dr. Frank Mrema to Facilitate at Shiitake Mushroom Workshop, February 18

WHO: Unlimited Community Agricultural Cooperative and Alcorn State University School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

WHAT: A short course on “Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation on Logs”

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Frank Mrema, forester/mycology specialist, Alcorn State University, School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Lorman, Mississippi

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017

TIME: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Market, 30010 Shepherd Drive East, Okolona, MS

RESPONSIBILITY OF PARTICIPANT: Each participant should bring five hardwood logs, (oaks, Sweet gum or maple). Conifers such as pines are not good for shiitake mushroom production. Logs sizes of 3 to 4 feet long and 4 to 6 inches in diameter are best. The logs must be from live, healthy trees that are free of decay. The logs should be freshly cut (within a month).

TAKEAWAY: This will be a hands-on workshop. A classroom session will explain shiitake growing and participants will be provided with reading materials. Participants will also practice inoculation/seeding shiitake mushroom on their logs. Participants will leave the workshop with five shiitake inoculated logs that are to be placed under the shade until mushrooms are produced.

MODEL PARTICIPANT: Hobby mushroom growers

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Most of the program will be outside. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

PAYING IT FORWARD: If you are able to donate logs to participants in need, that would be much appreciated.

POINTS OF CONTACT: Orlando Trainer–(662) 769-0071; Brad Spencer–(662) 242-2300; Dr. Frank Mrema–(601) 532-0589; Robaer D. Washington–(662) 418-9041; or any member of Unlimited Community Agricultural Cooperative.

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