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Completed project

Desktop review of pathway risks for the mushroom industry – Agaricus mushrooms and growth substrate imports (MU21002)

Key research provider: Applied Horticultural Research
Publication date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023

What was it all about?

This investment identified exotic mushroom pests and diseases and investigated the potential ways that they could enter Australia. Managing pests and diseases is a key priority for the Australian mushroom industry, as the entry of new pests and diseases could pose a serious threat.

The project team investigated all possible routes for these pests and diseases to enter Australia, such as through imported Agaricus or exotic mushroom varieties or other means, including substrates (e.g. logs) or inoculum.

The research team collaborated with the project Development of a biosecurity plan for Australian mushrooms (MU18006) and other industry risk-related projects and key industry organisations.

Related levy funds

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