Understanding Mushroom Nutrition: project aimed at improving yield, substrate efficiency and utilisation and flavour
The current use of supplements in phase 3 compost in the UK and other mushroom industries will be established. The effects of supplementing different phase 3 composts with different types of commercial supplements on crop yield, flushing pattern and quality (including a taste panel evaluation) will be determined. This project will develop our understanding on mushroom nutrition using the mushroom to report on its own biology in response to different supplements by employing microarray technology. The project will provide knowledge of how supplements can stimulate higher yields and how further improvements can made.