Shiitake mushroom log workshop

Date(s) - Saturday, Mar 11, 2017
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Alfred State College


Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Allegany will hold a shiitake mushroom log workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11 in Room 109 of the Agricultural Science Building at Alfred State College, 10 Upper College Dr., Alfred.

This hands-on workshop will culminate with each participant making their own inoculated log to take home.

Steve Jakobi, ASC Professor/mushroom grower and Cornell Cooperative Extension have teamed up to provide their first ever mushroom log workshop.

Jakobi will cover:

·         The biology of fungi and the basics of the shiitake mushroom

·         Choice of logs (bolts) for inoculation

·         Inoculation of bolts: spawn and tools needed

·         When to force fruiting

·         Harvest, storage, and economics of growing

·         Sources of spawn and additional resources

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to the first 25 paid registrants.

For more information or to register, contact Colleen Cavagna at or 585-268-7644, ext. 12.