Pathogens are one of the threats and cost factors in mushroom crops. The number of chemicals available to control insects, fungi and bacteria are decreasing worldwide, as are the number of researchers involved in studying mushroom pathogens. That necessitates the increase of international cooperation, something the ISMS encourages and facilitates. At the 2nd International Disease Detection Workshop held in Cape Town, 2008, it was agreed to establish a collection of all relevant pathogens occurring in mushroom crops. This collection should be located on two different places (as backup of each other) and made available globally to researchers working on mushrooms diseases and interested industry partners. These collections have now been established and are maintained in South Africa (University of Pretoria) and in the Netherlands (Plant Research International/Wageningen University and Research Centre). To continue reading download belowPlease login to download the PDF for this issue of Mushroom Business.
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