Mushroom Project Central

Evaluation of Satellite Mushroom Prefabricated Pod Production is a comprehensive project to develop and increase mushroom production and marketing in Southern Missouri and in the state. The project will promote, through a demonstration production set-up, workshops and field days, production practices in newly developed production pods developed by Willow Mountain Mushrooms as well as alternative methods of production. Pod production using pre-inoculated and pinned crimini (baby bella / portabella) and oyster mushroom blocks has the potential to expand specialty crop mushroom production and marketing for increased revenue. The project will also expand options for customer use of mushrooms, providing education regarding freshness determination, incorporation into meals and how to store and preserve.

Workshop attendance will be limited to 30 participants, so pre-registration is required. The $15 fee will cover materials and lunch. Please check back for the registration link which is coming soon!!

This project is funded by the Missouri Specialty Crop Block Grants Program and the USDA.

It is a collaborative project involving Missouri State Darr College of Agriculture at the State Fruit Experiment Station, Willow Mountain Mushrooms and University of Missouri Extension Service, Southwest Region.

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