Mushroom growing is a series of compromises, good anticipation and attention to growing details.  This hands-on workshop will be designed for entry-level supervisors and growers, as well as a review session for more experienced growers.  Lectures will be brief; most of the sessions will include demonstrations and/or activities in which attendees will participate. Demonstrations will use the new state-of-the-art composting facility at the Penn State’s Mushroom Research Center. 

For this review the topics will focus on Phase I and Phase II Composting, both practical applications and basic biology of the processes.   An objective of the workshop is to demonstrate Phase I aeration technology and corn stover formulation.  Bulk Phase II tunnel concepts will be covered using an actual problem solving exercise.  All technical information will be offered with hands-on activities to reinforce basic concepts.  A Spanish translator will be available to help facilitate a complete understanding of key ideas and critical points.


Registration will be held 9:00 - 9:30 am at the Erickson Food Science Building. Take the stairs to the 2nd floor, Keeney Commons.

Available in the East Parking Deck, located on Bigler Rd. next to the Food Science Building. Take a ticket when you enter the garage. You'll receive a prepaid pass at registration that you will scan when exiting the garage.
This pass is not valid in any other lot or deck. 

At 9:30 am
 a bus will take you to the Mushroom Research Center.

  • When

  • Friday, March 31, 2017
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Erickson Food Science Building
    Curtin Rd & Bigler Rd.
    University Park, PA 16802

  • Capacity

  • 45 (11 remaining)

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