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Chromelosporium fulvum in the mushroom industry: a review

J. C. Coetzee
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 9, No 3 | a460 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v9i3.460 | © 1990 J. C. Coetzee | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 July 1990 | Published: 08 July 1990

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J. C. Coetzee,, South Africa

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Abstract

The peat mould, Chromelosporium fulvum (Link) McGinty, Hennebert and Korf is a cosmopolitan fungus commonly occur­ring in greenhouses and on mushroom beds. In South Africa, however, this fungus remains relatively poorly known. In this paper the sometimes conflicting literature concerning the role of the peat mould in the mushroom industry is reviewed. Vari­ous aspects, including the characteristics and detrimental effects of the fungus on mushroom beds, as well as control meas­ures, are discussed.

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