Volume 19 Part 1 Article 93
Title: Diversity of Bacillus spp. strains during Agaricus bisporus substrate production and their antagonistic activity against four Trichoderma species
Author: Olja Stanojević, Svetlana Milijašević-Marčić, Ivana Potočnik, Miloš Stepanović, Ivica Dimkić, Slaviša Stanković and Tanja Berić
The commercial production of Agaricus bisporus, one of the most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms worldwide, has been seriously affected by green mould epidemics caused by Trichoderma species. The disease is characterized by the occurrence of dense white mycelia on casing soil or compost which changes colour into green after an extensive sporulation. Also, mushroom fruiting bodies might develop brown coloured necrotic lesions whereas during serious outbreaks of the disease, no fruiting bodies are formed. One of the most promising alternatives to synthetic fungicides is the biological control of pathogens, which includes the use of biopesticides based on antagonistic Bacillus spp.