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Sprouting suppression and mushroom production after inoculation of Juglans x intermedia stumps with edible fungi speciesAuthor(s): Beatriz de la Parra; Sergio Armenteros; Javier Cuesta; Jaime Olaizola; Luis Santos; Vincente Monleón; Celia Herrero
Source: Annals of Silvicultural Research. 44(1): 30-40.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionRemoval of stumps and suppression of sprouts after harvesting by conventional methods, such as using heavy machinery or herbicides, alters the physico-chemical characteristics of soil, may cause environmental damage and can be very costly. In this study, the performance of inoculation with edible fungi as a biological alternative for stump degradation, has been examined in walnut plantations of five Spanish provinces. Stumps were inoculated with two species of edible fungi: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq. Ex Fr.) P. Kumm and Lentinula edodes (Berk) Pené. Compared with untreated controls, the two biological treatments resulted in a significant and evident reduction of the sprouting probability, which was stronger than the result obtained with chemical treatments. Inoculated stumps also produced edible sporocarps, averaging 15.58 g per stump during the first year. This article constitutes the basis for the development of a sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective product, which is a bioeconomy-based solution for stump degradation in intensive plantations.
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Citationde la Parra, Beatriz; Armenteros, Sergio; Cuesta, Javier; Olaizola, Jaime; Santos, Luis; Monleón, Vincente; Herrero, Celia. 2020. Sprouting suppression and mushroom production after inoculation of Juglans x intermedia stumps with edible fungi species. Annals of Silvicultural Research. 44(1): 30-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.12899/asr-1936.
KeywordsStump degradation, saproxylic species, logistic models, walnut, nature-based solutions.
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