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shiitake mushrooms
shiitake mushrooms

There is a resurgence of interest in mushroom production and consumption across the state of North Carolina. For the past 25 years, when farmers asked about growing mushrooms, they were usually referring to shiitake mushrooms grown on oak logs (Our new shiitake publication). But recently, inquiries are coming in on a wider variety of mushrooms including oyster, reishi, and truffles.

To see what a few of the North Carolina mushroom growers are doing, visit these pages:

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake shelf

Shiitake shelf

Other Mushrooms

shiitake logs

Shiitake logs

Associations for Fungi Producers

Dr. Omon Isikhuemhen

North Carolina is very fortunate to have a mushroom cultivation expert in the state. Dr. Omon Isikhuemhen is an assistant professor at NC A&T State University in Greensboro. He has funding from the GoldenLEAF Foundation and others to help farmers develop a mushroom industry in North Carolina.

Dr. Omon. S. Isikhuemhen
Mushroom Biology & Biotechnology
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
Tel: 336-334-7259
Fax: 336-334-7844