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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mushroom Consultant

Dear Sir
Nice to see your mail & thank you
Please check with this research Institute in India
Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research,
Hessaraghatta lake post, Bangalore-560 089.
web site :
Phone:  28466353/28466471
PABX :  28466420/21/22/23 Extn. 200
best wishes

From: Eric Toedter <EToedter@SOUTHMILL.COM>
Date: Friday, December 24, 2010 10:50 pm
Subject: Mushroom consultant

Dear Primary Information Services,
Kaolin Mushroom Farms is a large mushroom producer in the United
States,with Southmill Mushroom Sales being the trading entity for
 We are actively seeking a consultant that has experience with Pythium
 disease of mushrooms and Phase II tunnels (which are new in our
area) to  help us sort through a problem. 
Literature about Pythium disease in mushroom culture is limited but
 indicates that you may  have more experience with the disease than we
 have available in our area. We were in hopes that you might be
able to  recommend a consultant or someone who is sharp with both Pythium
diseaseand Phase II tunnels to help us sort through this problem.
 As a little history, we have been working with Phase II tunnel compost
 for 5 years. The initial two years of Phase II tunnel compost gave no
 problem on a year around basis. During the last 3 years, we have seen
 the problem every summer with houses filled between June 1 and October
 15th of each year. The problem is entirely absent during colder
months.The initial problem manifested itself during the spring of
2008 via an  occasional house with sporadic spots. The severity picked up strongly
 with houses filled after June 1, 2008 (a 15% drop in poundage in one
 week) and continued through October 2008. The seasonal pattern has
 continued each year thereafter. We fill houses simultaneously at four
 different locations. It is pretty typical to have the same tunnel of
 compost, or same fill day, give major problems at each location.
 Similarly, it is typical to have very good production (reduced
number of  spots) simultaneously at each location. We typically find nematodes
 associated with the spots but not always. Spots vary in size from
a few  inches across, to multiple sections of the bed.
 Any help, or suggestion, would be appreciated.
 You may reach me by phone at 610-444-4800, extension 206, or via e-
 Eric Toedter

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