Volume 19 Part 1 Article 147
Title: Characteristics of new cultivar ‘Pyogo(Lentinula edodes)’ growing on natural logs or in eco-friendly sawdust bags
Author: Rhim Ryoo, Kang-Hyeon Ka, Myung Kil Kim, Sung Suk Lee and Don-Ha Choi
Lentinula edodes called ‘Pyogo’ mushroom in Korea has been known as nutritious and healthy diet without ages, culture or region in the worldwide. Globally, ‘Pyogo’ mushroom industry has been grown rapidly. Korea government, politically, takes more interest of new cultivar nurturer for ‘Pyogo’. National Institute of Forest Science has performed ‘Golden Seed Project’ to breed the new cultivar of ‘Pyogo’ by the policy. Among 15 national new cultivars in Korea, ‘Cheon-Jang 3ho’ for natural logs and ‘San-Beak-Hyang’ for eco-friendly sawdust introduce in the study. ‘Cheon-Jang 3ho’ is grown up a lot of fruitbodies on low temperature(8-15℃) on logs of Oak tree(Quercus spp.). ‘San-Beak-Hyang’ is formed abundant fruitbodies through 100 days incubation. These mushroom products have managed according to Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) from Korean government and controlled into food safety and eco-friendly deity without food poisoning bacteria, chemical pesticides, heavy metals, viruses, mycotoxins, and parasites ect.