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Ongoing project

Optimising nitrogen transformations in mushroom production (MU17004)

Key research provider: The University of Sydney

What’s it all about?

This project will ultimately help mushroom growers to optimise the rate and timing of nitrogen additions, to achieve maximum yield and nutritional value.

The project team are currently exploring the fate of nitrogen used in mushroom production and composting, including developing a better understanding the microorganisms that are involved in transforming the nitrogen that is added throughout the mushroom production process into other forms. They are also looking at ways and timings to maximise nitrogen use efficiency and promote nitrogen retention for composting, and more. A best practice guide for growers will be produced out of the project findings.

Related levy funds
Details

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Mushroom Fund