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April 18: Learn mushroom cultivation and grow your own
April 2, 2015

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

mushroomSULTAN, Wash. – Whether you have a tiny backyard or hundreds of acres, growing edible mushrooms can be a great small-scale crop with the right techniques and a little patience. A workshop about growing edible mushrooms indoors and outdoors will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Ed’s Apples, 13420 339th Ave. SE (Rice Road) in Sultan.

Can mushrooms save the honey bee?
February 17, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Steve-Sheppard-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Research by a Washington State University bee scientist and a mushroom farmer indicates that extracts from the fungus might help honey bees fight off disease and parasites. 

‘Mushroom queen’ hunts fungus among us
October 17, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – October marks the peak of wild mushroom picking in the Northwest, and a Washington State University plant pathologist nicknamed the “mushroom queen” is just the person you’d want in tow. She can keep you from getting lost in the woods and from eating a mushroom that tastes bad – or worse, one that will make you sick.