Shiitake Mushroom Production Workshop

— Written By Jeremy DeLisle and last updated by Norma Chrisawn

Shiitake Mushroom Production Workshop


The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with NC A&T State University, will host a Shiitake Production Workshop from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Friday, March 14th.  The workshop will be held rain or shine at Ray-Cort Recreation Park, located at 314 Mitchell Branch Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Participants should bring 2 freshly cut hardwood logs.  One log will go home with partcipant, while NC A&T University will keep one for research purposes.  Oak is the preferred hardwood species, while other hardwoods including black cherry, maple and birch can be used.  Some species such as locust, pine, poplar, and hemlock are not sutable for shiitake production.  Logs should be freshly cut from live trees, 4-6 inches in diameter and 3-4 feet long. 

Note:  Please take special care when harvesting logs not to damage the bark.  Bark is essential to spawn growth, as it helps to retain moisture within the log and provides a protective area in which the spawn can grow.

There is a $5.00 registration fee for the workshop payable in advance or at the event.  Please bring correct change.  All tools and materials will be provided.  Just bring yourselves, your logs, and appropriate clothing for work and outdoor weather conditions.

Pre-registration for the workshop is required and should be done by Thursday, March 13th.  To register, please call the Yancey County Cooperative Extension office at 682-6186.

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Photo of Jeremy DeLisleJeremy DeLisleArea Agent, Agriculture (828) 688-4811 jeremy_delisle@ncsu.eduMitchell County, North Carolina
Updated on Mar 5, 2014
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